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Another Family Events party under my belt and I just have to share with you an idea that came to me as I was planning the logistics - how to keep a particular dish warm without it drying out, etc.
I have a 4qt. oval crock pot. I also happen to have a glass casserole dish with cover that just fits into the top of the crock pot, the side "handles" keeping it from dropping inside the crock pot. I put water in the bottom of the crock pot, turned the heat to low, and put the meatballs that I wanted to keep warm in the casserole dish, put the casserole on top of the crock pot, put the top on the casserole dish, and an hour later, the water was hot enough to keep the meatballs warm throughout the party. The meatballs had a sauce that stayed saucy and warm, no evaportion, no drying out, the end result was delicious, moist, saucy, spicy meatballs. A big hit.
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Beema: I know this is not with your comment, but just made me think- I have an oval 7 qt. crock pot and a glass dish with a lid/handles- I've made many cheesecakes in there, like that. Works wonderful. I don't use the lid for the glass dish, but just the lid for the crock pot. It bakes in a water bath, without even touching the water, so it never cracks and comes out delicious! Just a comment.
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Mary, GMTA ~ the concept is the same, and I certainly cannot claim to be the first to figure it out... I know you love your crock pots, having read many of your posts about them and the various things you have made in them. I don't know what I'd do without mine. You may have just given me the incentive to try making a cheesecake... thanks !!
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