I never grew up with a slow cooker and until Sunday, I had never used one. We received our slow cooker earlier in the week, I can't remember what sparked my desire for one, but out of nowhere, I started researching them like crazy. It's big, I have to mention that. It's heavy, I need to say that too. But by god, all that is worth it when after five and a half hours, a piece of meat that you covered in nothing more than some spices, wine, onions and beef broth is so tender it falls apart by merely touching it.
I am a fan - and now, so it the hubs (who by the way was VERY skeptical of the big, heavy, thing - he's singing a different tune now). I can't wait to explore and try other things... If anyone has a slow cooker recipe they absolutely love, send it my way please!
I would have included a picture of last night's dinner, but while it tasted amazing, a great picture it did not make. So instead, this is a picture of the cooker I got. It's not the most expensive one out there by far, but from the tons of reviews I read, it was one of the better choices. And from my one turn at using it, it was perfect.
More to come on some slow cooking experiments...