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Complete Dinner In A Crock Pot

Updated on March 10, 2016

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1950 Food Pyramids - Good Housekeeping Cook Book

(10) Sugar - As needed for flavor
(5) Bread/Cereals/Macaroni/Flour Products - 3 or more daily
(9) Butter/Margine - 2 to 3 tablesoons daily
(4) Green/Yellow Vegetables - 1 or more daily
(8) Fruits/Vegetables - 2 or more servings a day
(3) Citrus Fruit/Tomato - 1 serving daily
(7) Potatoes - 1 to 2 servining daily
(2) Milk/Cheese - Adult (3 to3 1/2 8oz)/Children (1 qt.) - both daily
(6) Beans/Nuts - 3 to 4 serving weekly
(1) Meat/Poutry/Fish - 1 serving daily - Eggs 4 every week
This Pyramids Shows What to Eat (1950)

1950 Good Housekeeping Cookbook - Show Why From The Above Table

(10) Energry
(5)Protien, Vitamin B & A, Iron
(9)Vitamin A & Engery
(4) Vitamins A & C, Minerals
(8) Vitamins A & C, Minerals
(3) Vitamins A & C, Minerals
(7) Vitamin C, Minerals
(2) Calium, Protien, Riboflavin, Vitamin A
(6) Protien, Engery
(1) Vitamins A & B, Protiens, Irons
This is the second part of the 1950's Food Pyramids, which shows why.

Naxon Beanery All Purpose Cooker Retro Rare Collection

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The First All Purpose Cooker - Irving Naxon - Developed by Naxon Utilities Corporation in Chicago, IL.
The First All Purpose Cooker - Irving Naxon - Developed by Naxon Utilities Corporation in Chicago, IL.
The First All Purpose Cooker - Irving Naxon - Developed by Naxon Utilities Corporation in Chicago, IL. | Source

History Of The First Naxon Beanery All Purpose Cooker History

Irving Naxon was borne in 1902 and passed away in September 1989 at the age of 87. The first Naxon Beanery All Purpose Cooker was invented in the early 1950's in Chicago, IL., by Irving Naxon, which was intended to cook soups and chili, was mostly sold to coffee shops and luncheons. In the Naxon household the Naxon Beanery All Purpose Cooker was used a lot more in the summer months to help prevent the house from heating up from the use of the stove or oven. What give Irving Naxon the idea was that his mother, Tamera, used to tell a story of when she was growing up in Germany.

Tamera living in Shtet (small town with large Jewish community) in Lithuania, would be sent to the bakery with a crock full of fixing for the Cholent ( traditional Jewish Stew) that she would leave on Friday afternoons so it could heat and cook until the Shatbat ( Sabbath), then brought back to eat for lunch that day. Main ingredients of the Cholent were meat, potatoes, beans and barley. Reason for the slow cooking was to allowed the flavors to permeate overnight, that brought out the flavors of the Cholent.. At the time when he sold the Naxon Beanery All Purpose Cooker he had already retired in 1970.

The Debate of The Crockpot

While researching information about the crock pot, I found on Yahoo Answers, where two people disagreed about who invented the first crock pot but amazing the one person didn't have the correct date for the Naxon Beanery All Purpose Cooker. However for the debate neither person could I locate information that would verify their statements.

Person 1: Claims the Naxon Crock Pot was invented in 1960. (Repeated facts I located stated the All Purpose Cookery was invented in the early 1950's).

Person 2: Claimed it was invented in 1960, by accident from three men who lived in Sedalia, Missouri, who in their spare time built stock cars for racing. They further claim that it was invented by using a cooking crock and thermal conduct wire, then shackled the wire to the crock, and then attached a switch and power. ( I couldn't locate any information that this ever took place, so I leave it up to the reader to decide.)

Pup In A Crock Pot

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Lets get cooking, I'm ready to help!
Lets get cooking, I'm ready to help!
Lets get cooking, I'm ready to help!

Ice Cream Easy Desert Delight

This dessert is easy to prepare and goes nicely with Complete Dinner In A Crock Pot.


  • 1 quart of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 quart of strawberry ice cream
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 1 quart of sliced strawberries
  • 1 can of pineapples (drained)
  • 1 (16 ounce) cool whip
  • 1 cup of nuts (walnut or pecans) chopped / pieces
  • Hersey Syrup

To Prepare:

  1. Put cool whip over top of fruit.
  2. Sprinkle with nuts
  3. Drizzle with Hersey Syrup

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Complete Dinner In A Crock Pot

Simple recipe that you can mix up in the crock pot and then let it work its magic while you tend to other things. Meal has your meat, vegetables, and potatoes, all in one dish.


  1. 4 to 5 pounds of corn beef
  2. 4 quarts plus 1 cup of water (4 quarts is equal to 1 gallon)
  3. 6 bullion cubes
  4. 1 teaspoon salt -- 1/2 teaspoon pepper -- 1 teaspoon sugar
  5. 2 cans of diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  6. 1 cup catchup
  7. 3 Tablespoons parsley flakes -- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  8. 2 cans each drained - green beans -- lima beans -- peas-- whole kernel corn
  9. 8 ounce bag of shredded cabbage
  10. 1 onion diced -- 1/2 diced green pepper
  11. 3 carrots sliced -- 3 to 4 potatoes diced or quartered -- 2 celery stalks diced

May use these in place of::

  • 2 cans of sliced carrots drained
  • 2 to 3 cans of sliced potatoes
  • Use a half of a whole cabbage head
  • May use 1 bag of frozen vegetable for each vegetable

Preparing the meal:

  1. Mix the ingredients 2 through 7 together.
  2. Stir in green beans, lima beans, peas, mix in.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients mix well, add the meat last.


  • Can prepare the night before, marinates well over night.
  • Can mix all in the crock pot
  • Left overs are good for lunch the next day.
  • Easy to prepare when your planning on company.
  • Serve with rolls / bread / garlic bread


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    • Annie Wright profile imageAUTHOR

      Anna Haun 

      4 years ago from USA

      Hello Kevin,

      Thank you very much. The temperate should start on high for an 1/2 hour to 45 minutes, then turn down to low heat. I cook it for about seven hours to eight hours. Stir it once in a while. Thanks, I will go back in and edited it later.

    • The Examiner-1 profile image

      The Examiner-1 

      4 years ago

      I liked the article, information and recipe Annie but you forgot to say at what temp. and how long to cook them. Otherwise it was good and I voted it up, shared and pinned it.


    • Annie Wright profile imageAUTHOR

      Anna Haun 

      5 years ago from USA

      Hi Vicky,

      Thanks for checking out my article. I found the puppy in a crock pot on photo bucket, I also thought it was cute. Did you ever try the banana recipe I post on care2 in our group? The Naxon Beanery All Purpose Cooker was a little hard to find the information on but I got the information from his daughter. The man was actually super smart and he could figure anything out when it came to solving problems.


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      Vicky Farmer 

      5 years ago

      Very interesting information about Naxon Beanery All Purpose Cooker vs. Crockpot. Great recipes and the doggy in the crockpot is adorable! I liked the poll, too. Thank you, Annie for your wonderful articles.


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