1 turkey carcass, broken up
8 cups water
3 chicken bouillon cubes
1 can tomatoes, 10 oz chopped
1 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup carrots, diced
1 medium turnip, peel and dice
1 cup onions, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 bay leaf
Put all ingredients, except for dumplings, in removable liner. Place liner in base. Cover and cook on low 7 to 9 hours. Remove turkey carcass pieces; separate meat from bones and return to soup. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, rosemary and parsley. Chop in shortening until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
Add enough milk to make a thick batter that can be mounded up in a spoon. Drop a tablespoon at a time on surface of soup. Space evenly. Cover and cook on high for 20 minutes without lifting lid. Place dumplings in bowl and spoon on soup.
1 ham bone that has meat still on it OR 2 cups thickly diced boneless ham
2½ cups (1 regular bag) green split peas
1 small onion, chopped
2 carrots, sliced thickly
5 cups water
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
5 whole peppercorns
⅛ tsp dehydrated dill, or a sprig of fresh
1 clove garlic, crushed
Add all ingredients to a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Set on low and cook for 6-8 hrs. Soup may have to be thinned with more water, depending on how your individual slow cooker cooks–5 cups of water was about right for my cooker and produced a thick, hearty soup.
Sprinkle roast with seasonings. Place onions, carrots and celery in slow cooker/Crock Pot. Top with meat. Add bay leaf, vinegar and water. (Remove the bay leaf before serving.) Cover pot and cook on low 5 to 7 hours or meat is tender. Remove meat and turn on high. Add cabbage wedges; cover and cook on high 15 to 20 minutes or until cabbage is done. Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan. Stir in instant onion and flour. Drain 1 1/2 cups of broth out of cooking pot. Pour broth, horseradish and salt into saucepan. Cook over low heat, stiring constantly, until thickened and smooth. Serve sauce over roast, with vegtables.
8 cloves garlic, 4 peeled and smashed, 4 grated or minced
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups flavored breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated Pecorino-Romano
5 large globe artichokes
Add 1/2 cup water and the 4 peeled and smashed cloves garlic, bay leaves and peppercorns to the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker.
Heat the butter and grated garlic in a medium skillet over medium heat until the butter is melted and the garlic starts to sizzle and become aromatic, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the breadcrumbs and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook until golden and toasted, about 4 minutes more. Transfer to a bowl, and let cool. Stir in the Pecorino-Romano and 1/4 teaspoon salt until well combined. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the breadcrumb mixture for garnish.
Pull off the small, tough petals near the stems of the artichokes. Cut the stems close to the base so the artichokes will stand upright. Cut off the top inch of each artichoke. Snip off any thorny tips on the remaining petals with kitchen shears. Fan out the larger leaves with your fingers.
Working over the bowl with the breadcrumb mixture, spoon the crumbs into the gaps of each artichoke until they’re filled all the way around. Stand the artichokes up in the slow cooker. Cover, and cook on low until the stems are tender and the leaves come loose easily when pulled, about 7 hours. Being careful of the steam, transfer the artichokes to a serving platter, and sprinkle with the reserved breadcrumbs.