Crock pot noob! I just bought a crock pot and have a few questions about some things I'd like to make, and would like recommendations for good sources for recipes.
I just got a crock pot for the first time and haven't used it yet, and I could use some help with my cluelessness. I have checked some of the other crock pot threads on askme so far, and I think this one
has some good ideas I'd like to try.
One of the things I'd like to make is some sort of chicken broth / soup using the leftover carcass of a rotisserie chicken from the store. I love the rotisserie chickens and eat the breasts right away, but I want to make use of the rest of it. Do you know the best way to do this? I am not sure how much water to use, or if I have to take the chicken apart into pieces (it may just fit into my crock pot whole, I haven't tried it yet - crock pot is 4 quart size I think).
I'd also like to do some sort of big beef roast or something, but have never done this before. I think this recipe looks good
, but I want to know if there's anything important I should ask / tell the butcher when I get the meat, or something more I need to know? I don't want to make any big expensive mistakes and I'm a bit nervous about the whole crock pot thing.
What are some good crock pot recipe books or sites for a beginner like me? There are so many out there I just find it a bit bewildering and would like to know your favorites. I'd also be grateful for any tips you have for someone who has never used a crock pot before, things to watch out for, etc.
Thanks for any help you can provide.