Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mashed Potatoes in the Crockpot

I've been trying to use my slow cooker more, especially since I started working part time.  Last Sunday, I tried a new potato recipe.  Essentially, I made mashed potatoes on Saturday, put them in the crock, stashed them in the fridge, and then heated them up in the crockpot on low while we were at church.  They tasted just fine.

But golly, it made a lot of mashed potatoes.

I had a casserole idea tickling away at the back of my brain.  I read recipes all the time for my job and although I can't pinpoint it, I'm sure that's where I got this idea.  I've got lots of sauerkraut in my freezer, so I'm playing around with it and seeing what else I can do besides cook it with pork.

This time, I mixed white sauce with mushrooms with a jar of sauerkraut and spread the mashed potatoes on top to make a shepherd's-pie-like casserole. 

We ate it with peas on the side for a recent supper.  It was good, but not transcendent.  Can I expect transcendent in January?  This part of winter seems to go on forever - or maybe that's just my chest cold talking.


Lisa said...

Margo, you have so many sensible ideas - I never think to use the crock pot for warming things! Duh! :)

Beth said...

Good for you for putting the 'taters to use!

And yes, this part of winter goes on forever (and we've got it really mild down here).

Anonymous said...

My grandma always tops her stuffed cabbage with sauerkraut instead of tomatoes. When I was little, she'd add a little brown sugar to the top so I'd eat the sauerkraut too, and I still prefer it that way, only with a little less now.