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The crockpot has gotten a bad rap for being this strange cooking tool that is only put in place by mothers and housewives. This is funny to me because the “housewife” is disappearing yet the crockpot is still putting out incredible meals.
Employing the crockpot for slow and low cooking can change the way you prepare food! It can literally alter your entire menus of dinners at home. Suddenly, being pressed to get a meal done in minutes goes away and the crockpot meal can be allowed to simmer for hours at a time.
The crockpot is also tremendously safe. There are no other means of slow cooking that you would feel comfortable leaving on in your home. Many people put meat and vegetables in the crockpot all day while they are at work.
That is not to say there cannot be a disaster but its very rare.
Using a crockpot will allow you to get processed foods out of your diet. You will get used to dumping some great hardy vegetables into the crockpot and allowing them to become something delicious.
The types of meats you eat will change, too! It’s such a great way to change from the quick-fix foods to eating real food again.
Tender cuts of meat are more expensive. There is a reason for that. The opposite is true about tougher cuts of meat. Tough cuts of meat require more time and slow cooking to become something delicious. Still, they can be just as delicious if not more delicious.
So many American do not understand the fundamentals of cooking and that is why we need inventions like the crockpot. If you go buy a couple of good steaks it’s gonna run you over $30 in the supermarket. You can buy something like a lamb shank or a pork roast and save tons of money while still eating something delicious.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.