Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
LORD Jesus, we thank You for today — the day that You have made. Keep us close to Yourself and in the Word. We ask for Your grace, O God, that we are able to shine as lights in this world. Help us to reach out to the ones who are in need and be our Guide and Strength to lead them to You and into Your Word. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.
Today I’ll bring this mini-series about slow cookers to a conclusion. That way we can jump right into another topic next week. If you are new to preparing meals with a slow cooker the following are two important points I would like you to consider.
Beware of Beans
It’s very important to know that there is a natural toxin in uncooked beans. This toxin is even supposed to increase if beans remain undercooked. Therefore be sure to boil dried beans for at least ten minutes before transferring them to the slow cooker.
Bowl of the Slow Cooker Might Break
The basic slow cooker comes with a ceramic bowl. This is great because the food will stay hot for a longer time even after the cooker has been turned off.
Using ceramic pots for cooking it is important to remember to avoid sudden changes in temperature. If the bowl is still cold only gradually pour hot liquid into it. Let the hot bowl cool down before rinsing it in cold water.
Which Slow Cooker?
They come in different shapes (mainly round or oval) and sizes. If you have never been cooking with one of these, then I would suggest for you to start off with a 3.5L (3 quarts) one. It will be big enough to cook meals for 2-3 people. If you are a 4-5 person household, however, then you might want to get a 6.5L (5 quart) slow cooker. You will be able to cook a whole small size chicken in the larger slow cooker. On the other side, if you are only using the appliance now and then you are probably better off buying the smaller version. The advice is to have the ceramic bowl filled 2/3 with food for it to function best.
Trust in the LORD.