Parker County Today January 2018 - Page 102

our taste: COOKING TIPS Brought to you by C reate a delicious O ne -P ot M eal for a crowd W arm, hearty meals, including stews, casse- roles, soups, and chilis, make for great comfort foods when temperatures drop. Another advantage to these types of meals is they can easily be expanded to serve extended family. Also, when prepared using a slow cooker, these meals can be easily transported to a friends’ pot- luck or relative’s home. Beloved for their turn-it- on-and-forget-it convenience, slow cookers allow cooks to start meals in the morning and then return home at night and have dinner ready and waiting.