Friday, July 3, 2009

Crock pot on the deck?

I wanted to cook off some of the fat on our ribs today, but I didn't want to heat up the house. Aha! The crock pot! I set it up on the table out on the deck, plugged it in and with the rack in the bottom added the marinated ribs. Even though I should've started cooking them a few hours sooner, it worked well.
It's been so long since I've done baby back ribs in the summer, that it didn't occur to me N would have liked to grill them with a rub only and then add the sauce during the smoking portion. Doh! Guess I'll have to go buy more and try it again! :>D Or leave N in charge of all things rib-like.
Now, what else could I cook in a crock pot during hot weather? Maybe corn bread? Or a cobbler? The rack should work for baking, right? Or I could talk N into opening up the tent trailer and pulling out the dutch oven. Now where did I put that recipe for Raspberry Buttermilk Cake??


Rebekah said...

Hey! Great Idea! I might have to try that this summer if I want to cook anything. Mostly, I'm grilling so I don't heat up the house.

KandN said...

We do a lot of grilling, too. Thank goodness for grills! But then there are the things that are tough to do on a grill. Now after my thoughts on using a crock pot, I have an urge to make a batch of calico/cowboy beans. Mmmmm!