This winter, I have come out of the crock pot box!
As part of my Slow Cooker Tuesday recipe series, I have used my slow cooker to make not only main dishes, but also a soup, a side dish, and desserts. It's been fun to try some different things.
But I had never considered using the slow cooker to make an appetizer! Until this week.
I am hosting a ladies' game night on Friday evening, so yesterday I put my slow cooker to work to get a jump start on the menu by making Slow Cooker Bacon Jam. (And it smelled sooo good while it was cooking!) Yes, that's out of the box, but it's a sweet, savory, barbeque-y kind of out of the box.
On Friday, I'll toast some baguette slices, warm the jam to room temperature, and serve this slow cooker appetizer along with other hors d'oeuvres. (I'll let you know how the ladies like it!)
1 1/2 pounds sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
Have you ever tried anything out of the crock pot box?
Looking for a recipe from another week?
Week 1: Cranberry Pork Roast
Week 2: Mexican Chicken
Week 3: Beef Ragu
Week 4: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Week 5: Cashew Chicken
Week 6: Chocolate Fondue
Week 7: Crock Pot Chili
Week 8: Crock Pot Rice Pudding
Week 9: Spiced Fruit Compote
Week 10: Italian Chicken Crock Pot Style