Saturday, December 20, 2008

When the chef is ready...

the crockpot will appear!

Eric and I have been married for 12.5 years and have had our crockpot for that same length of time. In all of those years, I think I used it twice before last year.

This year, I've used it repeatedly for all kinds of yummy things from peach jam, pumpkin butter, and cranberry-apple compote to chili and beef stew. Right now, I've got braised short ribs cooking in it and filling the house with its mouthwatering scent.

Out of all the kitchen gadgets we have and use, I still can't get over the fact that I ignored this one for so long! Forgive me, Slow Cooker of Yumminess!

4 comments:

Red Flashlight said...

Do you have a wok? I linked a cooking video on Red Flashlight. I want you to see it. It's awesome!

Mindee said...

Hi. I've been lurking for a while, but the crock pot is one of my favorite subjects so this is a good time to come out of hiding.

I swear, that machine has saved my sanity this year. I love it so. If you'd like, stop by my site. Under the "In The Fridge" section I have quite a few recipes for the slow cooker.

phd in yogurtry said...

jam in a crock pot? gotta look into that.

I just noticed, you're a mom of twins. me too. mine are frat girls, 10 yrs old. halleluliah. it does get mucho easier.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Red: I watched the video. That is one straaaange man! Funny, tho.

Mindee: I will drop by and peek. The crock pot is an awesome device. Clearly I need to use it far more than I do.

PhD: the jam was AWESOME. My nephews went nuts for it (as did everyone else that came in contact with it!). I still need to publish the recipe on the blog. Also, I'm very glad to hear the twinnage gets easier. They're pretty darned cool right now, but messy! Messy! MESSY!

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