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[Aug. 29th, 2010|12:55 pm]
Verminius Rex
 It just occurred to me that with the cold brew iced tea I'm working on, my usual method of adding the sugar to the hot tea won't work. So I'll have to dissolve the sugar in hot water that gets cooled and added to the cold brewed tea. I have a feeling that my usual desire for a streamline method of producing food and drink won't stand up to the cold brew tea method, but I'll give it a try.

In other news, Marz took out the crockpot last night and did a roast overnight. Overall not bad, but now I'm looking up crockpot recipes to play with. Most seem to involve combining meat, veggies and spices, turning on and leaving for the day. I can do that.

Tomorrow I begin tearing up downstairs carpet and cleaning the floor so we can start gluing down the new stuff as early as Tuesday. Which means hauling more trash from the basement, which is best done before Tuesday trash pickup. The tv room is so close to completion. 

[User Picture]From: affreca
2010-08-29 06:05 pm (UTC)
See if I can keep my streak of suggestions being helpful:

My favorite unusual crock recipe: Butter Chicken

Also, there's a pretty good LJ community about cooking in crockpots, what_a_crock. Latest suggestion on there I want to try is a roast flavored with Japanese curry pouch.
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[User Picture]From: sherwood21
2010-08-29 10:04 pm (UTC)
Dillon's has got roasts on sale right now for buy one get one free. Very handy for crockpotting.
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[User Picture]From: kukla_tko42
2010-08-29 10:54 pm (UTC)

Just curious...

Why do you have to dissolve the sugar in hot water?

Sugar does, in fact, dissolve in cold water, unless you're trying to supersaturate.

To make Kool-Aide, for example, one adds a cup of sugar to two quarts of COLD water and a packet of color/flavor.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2010-08-29 11:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Just curious...

Probably because the last time I tried sugar in cold water was when I used much more sugar in my tea, and it doesn't dissolve well with that much sugar. My current method dissolves the sugar instantly so there is no wait.
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