A guy I met on a dating site, who I'm already on the fence about, just told me he considers himself an "overnight cook". When I asked what he meant, he responded with a fervent spiel about the wonders of running a slow cooker through the night while one sleeps. I can't imagine waking up to the smell of some awful sludge in a Crockpot. Do any DL'ers do this?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/17/2020|
He's homeless and needs a place to sleep.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/15/2020|
Considering how dumb and twatty the DL is, of course people digest meats and other ingredients in slow cookers that are no more than crockery-and-electronic versions of the gut of a hog with a fever.
Unless the "guy" is 18 (an excuse for age) and great-looking (an excuse for short-term desirability), dump him.
That slow-cooker smell is like the stink in a century-old nursing home hallway. And not just the kitchen stink.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/15/2020|
If you look at comment postings on online recipes, the slow cooker and instant poct often among the most annoying. The always ask if x can be cooked in their contraption, when it's obvious that it should possible and then they have to yammer about how little time or effort was needed the could prepare a mildly complicated dish. The only people who are worse are the regionalists (usually Southerners) who claim that something with obvious European roots was invented in their little hamlet.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/15/2020|
The things that rile DL often amuse me deeply.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/15/2020|
"I can't imagine waking up to the smell of some awful sludge in a Crockpot."
Like Queen Dido, you will die unloved and unfulfilled.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/15/2020|
You need that long if you're planning to cook cassoulet. I know people who leave a crockpot cooking all day while they're at work, but I'm not willing to take that risk.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/15/2020|
Steel cut oats overnight are ready yummy in the AM..low temp gurls
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/15/2020|
Cuppa cuppa cuppa!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/15/2020|
I’d only throw it in in the morning and let it go all day. I don’t like waking up to food smells. Sometimes when I make a beef stew, the smell is heavenly to come home to. But the next morning, if it’s still lingering, it’s unpleasant.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/15/2020|
I do slow cooked food for my old dogs sometimes.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/16/2020|
Agreed, OP. If I overhear someone talking about their crockpot/slow-cooking deliciousness, it always puts me off food for a bit.
I never much went in for that busy frau meets old dirty hippy way of thinking on cooking: just throw it all in a pot and cook it down until it's sludge.
"It's even better the next day after the bacteria having really made of mash of your already broken down glop."
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/16/2020|
I've had one sitting in a cabinet for years and years and years. I've never felt compelled to use it. If I have to move before I die, I imagine I will leave it here. I should put the also-never-used cookbook on the shelf on top of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/16/2020|
I love making stock in my slow cooker. 18-24 hours... mmmm. Good stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/16/2020|
When I used mine at my old house, I usually put it outside on my screened porch. No pesky cooking smells permeating my house.
Haven't used it at this house, but I'd probably wait for a clear day and use it on my patio where there's an outlet.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/16/2020|
I use mine for making bone meal, and meat jello for my dogs. I cook chicken quarters, pig, and cow trotters for 14 hours. Pick off all the meat, and fat and set it aside. I then mash the bones into a marrow/bone paste. I then add all the meat, bone meal, and broth back into a bowl and let it chill. I give them big scoops of it in their meals. I wont make it in the house because it stinks to high heaven, so I make it in the garage.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/16/2020|
I use it all the time. It works especially well with Cambodians.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/16/2020|
I thought you ate it raw, Jeffrey.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/16/2020|
I love making a good crock pot roast in the fall and winter. I've found it turns out best when it's cooked on the lower speed, for the longest time (8 hours).
If I want it ready for dinner time this means even if I have it ready to begin cooking at noon, it's still won't be ready until 8 or 9 (it needs to 'sit' for a while after done cooking). Too late. So begin earlier?
I find prepping, chopping, spicing and doing all the things that make cooking such an enjoyable experience just AREN'T happening for me in the morning. I'm not a morning person and never was, never will be.
For me, it's better to actually prep the whole thing the evening or afternoon before, when my mind and heart are really in it. I just enjoy it more. Then turn it on that night and let it cook through the night, and kept on "warm" through the first half of the next day to really settle and let the flavors kick in. The smell of the meat that one night is pleasant but I can see how someone might not like it first thing when they wake up. For me, this is the right way to do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/16/2020|
Possibly the nicest compliment one could hope for: "Your house doesn't smell like beef vegetable soup."
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/16/2020|
I bet this wouldn't be too bad to wake up to.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/16/2020|
Crockpot s are a certain sign that one has given up trying to extricate himself from the gutter and has embraced the middle class. I should not care, but it is always sad to see a man simply give up.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/16/2020|
Since there is a current thread on lasagna, I thought I’d share this. It only has to cook for 5 hours, and the prep work is EASY.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/16/2020|
Jeffrey Dahmer complained about this too.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/16/2020|
If you cook stock too long it begins to lose flavour.
Fish stock is only a half hour, chicken stock should take no more than four hours. Beef and pork stock can take a while though but definitely not 18 hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/16/2020|
[quote]—Depends on the size and thickness of the bones.
Oh, yes, it does!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/16/2020|
What would he make overnight other than oats or some kind of breakfast food? If he's making full dinners overnight, I'd ask why, just out of morbid curiosity.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/16/2020|
Burn it, BABY
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/16/2020|
[quote]If you cook stock too long it begins to lose flavour.
How does that work? Do the bones decide "enough!" and start leeching the flavor back in?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/16/2020|
I usually cook my chicken stock for 8 hours, when it turns a lovely dark tan color, it's done.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/16/2020|
R26, he doesn't make oats or breakfast foods overnight. That wouldn't be so bad, I guess. He makes chili and dump recipes. Making it worse, he lives in a studio. His entire apartment and its contents must reek of beef and onions.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/16/2020|
He sounds thoroughly unfuckable.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/16/2020|
Doing this occasionally? Fine. Doing it so often that one chooses to use a cutesy phrase like “overnight cook” to describe this practice? His place must reek.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/16/2020|
I set my breadmaker to finish in the morning and the smell is delicious as wake up to. I can't imagine waking up to meat, onions and garlic wafting all through the house that early. I would simply die!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/16/2020|
I wouldn't be able to sleep if the house smelled like a dump something-or-other and I can't stand leftovers (except soups or stews) so I wouldn't just walk away from this gentleman, I would run, as far and as fast as I could.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/16/2020|
[quote]I can't stand leftovers
Why not, r34?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/16/2020|
Why don’t you give him a surprise rim job to find out if you like what he’s cooking?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/16/2020|
I use my slow cooker all night sometimes if I need to cook something to take to an early thing. Wake up and the house smells great and the roast is perfect and juicy tender.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/16/2020|
Ah yes, those times when one needs an early-morning five-pound roast.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/16/2020|
I once met a Grindr trick at his house and he had a Cathy Mitchell "Dump Cake" going in the oven. While we had our liaison the whole house smelled like powdered cake mix, canned cherry pie filling, and Sprite. I mean, really.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/16/2020|
You persnickety people with these odor aversions are not getting laid.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/16/2020|
It's happened R38.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/16/2020|
R38 Did somebody call me?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/16/2020|
There is a thin line between fancy and fussy.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/16/2020|
I love my crockpot and I love making things over night. I work from home (even before the pandemic) and I like crockpot pea soup for lunch. It's really cheap and easy and during COVID I didn't have to leave the house. I make a lot of bean soups and the like. I haven't really loved it for meatloaf and lasagna, though. Best for soups and chili. Very convenient! Not sure what the outrage is about here.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/16/2020|
Pure fussiness R44. I'd love to wake up to the smell of your pea soup, it's one of my favorites.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/16/2020|
I have a crock pot but nothing ever takes longer than 4 hours in it. Overnight and I'd have either a fire in my kitchen, or a crock full of cement.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/16/2020|
Even on low R46?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/16/2020|
I often slow cook one of my lover's loads in my ass overnight. He's got a really long dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/16/2020|
R46 Certain things have a better taste and texture when cooked on low heat for really long (like 8 hours). Particularly meats.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/16/2020|
I think it's just a poorly made crock because even on low, everything I've cooked in it is done after 4 hours.
My mother had one of these (the big orange one) in the 1970s and I honestly don't remember how long it took for foods to cook in it. She made a lot of meatballs this way.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/16/2020|
I'm glad you can cybertaste mine, R24.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/16/2020|
I have the little one R50 and very occasionally make chicken and dumplings in it, using canned cream of chicken soup along with chicken, carrots, parsley, onions and canned biscuits.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/16/2020|
I love using a slow cooker, though I can cook well in traditional methods. The disdain so many hold them in is amusing to me. I have a vintage 70s cooker with a heavy glass lid. There's no overwhelming cooking smell emanating from it. My kitchen also has a door, which I keep closed when I'm not using it.
Some of you must he terrible cooks if your dishes smell so unpleasant! Crack a window, or put the fan to your furnace up and leave it running. I would be pleased and grateful the bloke cooks for himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/16/2020|
[quote]I think it's just a poorly made crock pot.
One thing you don't want in this world is a poorly made crock pot.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/16/2020|
[quote] How does that work? Do the bones decide "enough!" and start leeching the flavor back in?
I think the esters or molecules start to break down or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/16/2020|
I was thinking that same thing R54.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/16/2020|
Anyone got a recipe for slow cooker cak and graxy?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/16/2020|
R20 - I've made that breakfast/egg/casserole thing and it turned out pretty good. With all the things you put in it, you don't need a bunch of sides or other things to eat. All the fixins are already in it. Mother liked it also.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/16/2020|
Prisspots whining about crockpots, oh my.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/16/2020|
I would be afraid about starting a fire if I left something on either overnight or while I was out of the house. Not rational, I suppose, but it's a phobia of mine.
I live in a high rise and I once put a stew in a very slow oven for several hours, and went across the street to the movies. I couldn't concentrate on the movie because I was convinced I'd come home to the towering inferno.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/16/2020|
stealth dutch oven thread
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/16/2020|
[quote]My kitchen also has a door, which I keep closed when I'm not using it.
That's usually what doors are for.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/16/2020|
If u give “massages” (wink, wink) keep your Lyon warm in a crock pot..not high..I knew a “therapist” who left red marks on a guy’s back with that.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/16/2020|
^ lotion warm not lyon
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/16/2020|
I just made a delicious Sausage Ragu in my slow-cooker (not overnight!) Quite simple -- saute onions, fennel and garlic. Add some tomato paste and cook for a few minutes. Dump it all into the slow cooker. Add a two pounds of Italian sausage (recipe called for hot; I used half hot and half regular), a can of crushed tomatoes and a large can of tomato sauce. A little salt and pepper. 8-10 hours on low. Break up the meat with a potato masher, skim off the fat, and you're good to go. Freezes beautifully, too.
I was surprised how flavorful it was considering there were no traditional herbs like basil or oregano added, but I guess the sausage helps a lot in that department.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/16/2020|
[quote]I do slow cooked food for my old dogs sometimes.
I slow cook my old dogs sometimes.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/16/2020|
Just dump and slow cook!
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/16/2020|
R62 I see my little autistic troll is cunting again! Good job there, showing off you know what a door is, and how it works!
Obviously the non-autistic posters here bothered so very much by the smell of food cooking, either don't have doors to close, (a rare thing for MANY kitchens I've discovered since living in the US) or they're simply not as smart as you! Perhaps it never occurs to them to close the door. You do always focus on the important things love! Yes, always reading between the lines and thinking too hard. Go take a break from reading now, you deserve it!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/17/2020|
I really only make pot roast in my slow cooker. Great comfort food on cold winter days. I start it at about 10 am and it's ready by 6 pm. I've also made chicken wings in the slow cooker but I prefer to oven bake them most of the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/17/2020|
Yes R14, that makes perfect sense - slow cooking at a low temperature outside in the cold. Good gawd.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/17/2020|