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Foods Our Forefathers Ate

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Put away the grilled cheese and get out your festive fixins - this Presidents' Day, opt for more traditional cuisine that our founding fathers would have enjoyed if they had access to your favorite kitchen tool, the slow cooker.

They may have been leaders of the free nation, but that doesn't mean they skimped on their meals. Try channeling your forefathers with one of these 21st-century takes on old-timey meals.

George Washington's Favorite Cream of Peanut Soup
You know Washington had a knack for cherries, but did you know his favorite soup was cream of peanut butter? Opt for this slow cooker version to share with your friends.

You'll need:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Line the slow cooker with nonstick spray, then add ingredients to the pot. Stir until well-blended, then cover the stoneware. Allow your soup to cook for about 2 to 3 hours on high, or 4 to 5 hours on low. 

Fan of bacon? So was Lincoln.Fan of bacon? So was Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln and His Love of Bacon
Turns out Abraham Lincoln was a true American with a penchant for one of the country's finest foods - bacon. Channel your inner Lincoln and try this meaty meal.

You'll need:

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 beef chuck roast
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 large apples, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Whisk together barbecue sauce and honey in a small bowl. Place the chuck roast in the slow cooker, then coat it with the liquid mixture and top with salt and pepper. Cover the roast with slices of apples, then start placing individual pieces of bacon on top of the roast. Allow the roast to cook for 4 to 5 hours on high, or 6 to 7 hours on low. Serve with your favorite roasted potato recipe.

Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.
 
 

 

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