Father Time is relentless. He keeps churning out the seconds at a steady pace. Days quickly pass no matter how much you ask him for a break. You search for a way to get more in each day. Hurry! Hurry! Scurry! Scurry! The speed can become tiresome and soon there is a necessity to slow it down. The slowness of crockpot cooking combines and softens ingredients for enhanced flavor. The same goes for slowing down as it enhances your day by combining relaxing comfort with cherished moments. Relishing a wonderful slower-paced day can be done while enjoying a bowl of slow cooker turkey stew.
A crockpot is a handy appliance to own. The majority of the time all you need to do is put ingredients in it, turn it on, and go. You come back hours later to find a finished dish ready to serve. Do you want fall apart tender beef or pork? Cook it in a crockpot (a.k.a. slow cooker). Soups and stews are a breeze to make in one. I slowly brought in the New Year with a turkey stew using mine. It’s a light stew with a thin broth and packed with vegetables. Carrots, onions, potatoes, rutabagas, and green beans simmer all day with turkey, garlic, and fresh herbs.
I’m not the only one slowly bringing in the New Year. My fellow Sunday Supper contributors are doing the same. We are sharing slow cooker recipes for you to make throughout the year. Our event is being hosted by Cindy of Cindy’s Recipes and Writings. Scroll down to see the lineup and links to each of them.
Do you battle with Father Time? Or accept the passing moments and try to make the best of them? I realized long ago that battling time is a complete waste of effort. Now I focus my efforts on cherishing time with my family and friends, cooking good meals, and enjoying both at the family table. I brought in the New Year with slow cooker turkey stew and made Crockpot Barbeque Pork Sandwiches soon after. What’s next? Stay tuned…
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 4 carrots peeled and chopped
- 1 pound turkey tenderloins cut into 1-inch chunks*
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- 5 petit red potatoes cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 rutabagas peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 8 ounces green beans trimmed and chopped
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
*Remove silver skin and tendon from the turkey tenderloins before cutting into chunks.
Are you looking for slow cooker recipes? Here are ones by Sunday Supper contributors for the “Slowly Bringing in the New Year” event:
Whet Your Appetite
Simmering Soups, Stews, and Side Dishes
- Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Low-Carb Chunky Beefy Vegetable Soup from Yours And Mine Are Ours
- Beef, Wine and Mushroom Soup from Noshing With The Nolands
- Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup from Foxes Love Lemons
- Beef Stew from The Foodie Army Wife
- Pot Roast and Portabello Stew from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
- Slow Cooker Black Bean and Polenta Stew from Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Turkey Stew from Magnolia Days
- San Antonio Chunky Chicken Stew from The Weekend Gourmet
- Pumpkin, Chickpea & Lentil Stew from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Slow Cooker Chickpeas from Shockingly Delicious
- Football Sunday Teriyaki Pulled Pork from Family Foodie
- Slow Cooker Apricot Jalapeno Pork Chops from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Vegan Slow Cooker Hoppin’ John from Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Slow Cooker Coffee Glazed Brisket from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chipotle Honey BBQ Ribs from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Crockpot Country Style Pork Ribs from Cooking On The Ranch
- Slow Cooker Jerk Pork from Curious Cuisiniere
- Slow Cooker Beef Daube Provencal from Momma’s Meals
- Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore from The Dinner-Mom
- Chicken and Broccoli from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Tacos de Lengua from The Texan New Yorker
- Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken & Black Beans for Tacos from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Chinese Chicken from The Ninja Baker
- Slow Cooker Beef Brisket French Dip Sandwiches from Neighborfood
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