>Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 13:05:52 -0500
>From: "Sue in NJ" <susang@xxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Re: Crockpot question
>> I think I put too much water in the crockpot because the seasonings were a
>> bit diluted plus it was too watery. I filled the crockpot with water to
>> cover all the potatoes, squash, and carrots.
>To be honest, I *never* add water to a crockpot stew, mainly because I
>usually have something really wet, like tomatoes, or maybe a shake or 2 of
>low salt soy sauce or a little tomato sauce, and as things cook the foods
>release enough water on their own.
>Also, I usually double up on the spices, too, because after 8-10 hours of
>heat they do get kind of used up.
For crockpot cooking, I add the spices (except bay leaves)
in the last half hour of cooking. Bay leaves I add in the
beginning. This seems to work well.