May 24, 2010

Slow and Easy Wins the Race

Time to dust off your slow cookers and crock pots my friends!

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...

Set 'n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker


  1. yaaay now I cant wait for you to make a ham so I can have a great lunch LOL!

  2. HOORAY!! I got a big heavy one recently too and I LOVE it! Can't wait to see what other lovelies you churn out. :-)

  3. Ooh yeah! I love my crockpot. With minimal effort put forth by me, I can come home after work to a dinner that's already cooked itself. Wonderful!!