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    Dinner and dessert in one pot?

    darthlaurie
    Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:47 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Okay, maybe my imagination is going wild today, but I was wondering if anyone has attempted to cook dinner as well as dessert in the same crockpot at the same time? I've got this wild and crazy delusion it might just work.
    When I bounced the idea off my cooking genius pal, he said it might be possible depending on what you cook. I offered the idea of possibly cooking baked apples wrapped in foil on top of a main dish, but he said that tin foil might break down and make the food taste bad, depending on what was in the main dish (bad chemical reaction). He said the same could happen with a clean soup can. A Pyrex type glass dish might work as long as it is on top of the food that is cooking.
    So...what do all you cooking geniuses think? Am I crazy for wanting to have my dinner and dessert all in one pot?
    ~Laurie
    -Sylvie-
    Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:53 pm
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    Okay, this isn't really answering your question as to whether it can be done in a crockpot, but somebody posted this link in the British forum the other day and I thought you might like it.... icon_lol.gif

    Bedfordshire Clangers
    darthlaurie
    Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:37 am
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Wow...that's a cool idea...I think I'd modify it a bit (I just can't bring myself to attempt eating animal innards), but it sounds very yummy! Thanks!
    ~Laurie
    JillAZ
    Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:11 pm
    Forum Host
    I have heard of people using those Reynolds oven cooking bags in the crockpot to cook two different things at once. You would have to have a large crockpot. Maybe this would work? Put the dinner in one bag and the dessert in another?
    darthlaurie
    Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:38 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Fascinating! I hadn't even thought of using those cooking bags in the crockpot. Thanks for the suggestion. I might actually have to try that idea...it does sound like it would work;)
    Amanda Beth
    Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:10 pm
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    I know they also make divided crockpots. If this is something you think you'd do often, you may want to look into one.
    CheapThrills
    Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:21 pm
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    A few weeks ago, I actually saw crock pot bags (Reynolds) on a special display. With coupon, still $1 per bag. Ouch.
    fairywishes wish
    Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:01 pm
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    Since really getting to grips with my crockpot, I now use it most weekdays, I have 3 kids, a husband who gets home late and different kids' activities that mean often people have to eat at different times. After getting bored witht the regular stews and 'meal in ones' in the crockpot I started to experiment with 'regular' recipes. I now look at my crock as a mini oven. I have cooked extremely successfully with the roast-in bags in the crock, I often put in potatoes with a bit of stock, to start with and then half way through the day when in and out of the house, add marinated fish, chicken or meat 'in a bag', and fruit 'in a bag'. The result? a whole meal at different times, that suits everyone. Crocks Rock! i have yet to find anything that was seriously a no-goer...
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