I hope The Husband will forgive me… I have a new love.
I love my crock pot.
I have never been a big fan of them as the usual crock pot fare… chilis, stews, etc… were not really to my taste. Thanks to a whole new generation of crock pot recipes, I am a convert. I have made risotto, whole ham, and carribean curried chicken.
The crock pot is giving me back time I thought was lost to harried dinner prep. With two kids in care and a teenager to chauffeur seemingly everywhere, the days I work used to mean a rushed and usually grumpy cook, and no time to spend with the kids, even though they’d been away from mommy all day. The crock pot means I have time to play a bit while dinner is simmering away. It takes a little advance planning but if I do a little meal prep while I’m making breakfast or lunch, it is amazing how relaxed dinner time can be – and the food on the table is still good!
I’m in love… and I may just start posting a few recipes.