Culinary crockpot

I’m kind of into food. And really into cooking. I have a problem following recipes that I’m sure is an indicator of an underlying rebellious nature or something. And therefore I rarely bake because those experiments are usually impossible to salvage when gone awry.
As a self professed chef wannabe I’ve long turned my nose at the crockpot for use other than certain soups, stews or roast. Sorry crockpotters, I get it now. The beauty of the crockpot is that all is not lost if you can’t eat at the exact time you expected (which is great as there’s a clear correlation between babies waking unexpectedly and how hungry you are). And most crockpot recipes employ what my sister calls the “witches brew” method of cooking – throwing everything in one pot.
And so I present Crockpot Recipe #1 – meatloaf
1 1/2 lb ground beef
1/3 cup dry grits
1/2 cup ketchup
2 egg whites
1 tbs garlic powder
2 tbs sugar
1/2 tbs onion powder
2 tsp each rosemary, basil, sage
3 tsp oregano
Dash of olive oil
2 14 inch foil strips

Fold foil strips into two to three inches wide and place in crockpot to provide a way to pull out the meatloaf when done.
Combine ingredients and form loaf
Cook on high four to six hours

Btw, all recipes are gluten, lactose and soy free


About Amanda Jean Elliott

I am a joyful believer in Jesus Christ, a mother, a sister, a writer, a maker of gluten free roux and a style editor. I love my son Wilder and the wild life that comes with a 4-year-old who has the energy of a pack of wolves. I also love naps (a lot). I love to cook and create my favorite dishes without gluten not because I'm trendy and anti-gluten so much as it makes me feel like I've been run over by a pack of wolves. I teach 5th and 6th grade girls Sunday School and have a classroom of the greatest girls I could imagine. Girls who often teach me more than I teach them. I believe these girls and many others are the spark to start a fire for The Lord the likes of which this world has never seen. I see more and more girls learning about more than just who God is ... but, learning about who God says THEY are. It is my prayer for every woman to know without doubt that we have a good good Father in heaven and whatever is not right on this earth, He will make right in this life or the next.
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