Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cooking for Seniors: Slowcooking

The challenge was to provide more home cooked meals to my parents. I wanted something where they could prepare something such that the meals would not result in huge leftovers. 

My parents can not use an oven because of bending and they do not want to wait at home for something to finish cooking. 

I came up with the Slow Cooker idea. Here are the reasons

1. No bending.  :)
2. Recipes very easy. Just dump everything in and cook :).
3. Safer then a stove and oven and you don't need to wait at home for it to finish.
4. We got a 4 quart Slow Cooker perfect for 2 people 

It has been a success so far. I pre-cut everything and get my mom (my dad refuses :)) to make the food.  I am hoping she will be able to do this without me being there.

Here are some successful Recipes

1. Veal Brisket: Veal Recipe

2. Chicken Cacciatore : From Crockpot recipe

For 4 small crock pot
 1 Onion thinly slice
1 pound chicken
1 28 once plum tomato
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup broth
1tbs caper
10 kalamata olives, chopped
1 tbs parsley stemed coarsely chopped
cooked pasta

1. Placed sliced onion in slow cooker and cover with chicken
2. in a bowl stir tomatoes slat peeper garlic and broth together. Pour over chicken
3. cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours until chicken is tender.
4. stir in capers olives and herbs just before serving .
server over cooked pasta

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