This article, entitled Prepare Italian Meals Easier! Let your Slow Cooker Work for You comes from Dawn Wells at partner site slopswap.com.
If you read about typical Italian meals, it might seem like it would take forever to prepare. Well, you might be right, in some instances. Like many cuisines, you can take as long or as short a time to prepare a meal as you like. But, you’ll need a few tricks and recipes to speed things up if you want your house to resemble an Italian restaurant in no time. The slow cooker is an excellent way to take the work out of the meal and have more time for the important things like spending time with your family.
For example, lasagna is a popular dish that many cooks avoid because of the time it takes to prepare. However, even lasagna can be turned into a slow cooker sensation with a few simple steps.
1. Set out your ingredients as you would if you were cooking it in the oven.
2. Use a large ladle and put your sauce in the slow cooker, and layer with uncooked noodles and other ingredients until you are satisfied that you have enough, about 3/4 of the way full.
3. Now you can ‘set it and forget it’ as they say. Set the slow cooker to low and cook it covered for about 4 hours.
Italian cuisine is loved not just in Italy, but throughout the world. It is simple enough to learn how to create authentic Italian dishes through practice and maybe even a cooking class or two. Remember, the secret to creating an authentic Italian meal is to focus on using the right ingredients, including plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, and to treat your pasta properly! Have fun and experiment until you put your own spin on a classic meal right from the heart of Italy.
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