As far as I am concerned, it is alchemy. I put ingredients within, leave the house, and the next thing I know--AMAZING smells and what's that? Dinner is mostly ready?
Even better--sometimes I load it before I go to bed. Most delicious dreams ever. And such a feeling of accomplishment when supper is ready before anyone else in the house is even awake!
And best of all? Quicker recipes (4-6 hours) for busy Sundays--load the crockpot, go do the heavy lifting of my Sunday morning, and open the door to a lovely and hearty meal? It's like being invited into someone else's home... but I can do this in pajamas, and fall immediately into SundayAfternoonNap.
With my trusty smart phone I can stand in the grocery store in front of sale items, looking for the
This part of the week I have a bunch of meetings and will not be home for dinners. So I made the guys something I knew they'd find a special treat--I grabbed a picnic roast and made carnitas (Mexican shredded pork), with a pound of pinto beans at the bottom of the slow cooker-- presto- bonus bean soup. I walked in the door late this evening and saw three beaming faces. They're not at all sad that there are plenty of leftovers. (By the way- an 8-lb bone-in roast yields eight cups of finished carnitas. That's plenty, even when there are teenagers in the house.)
So, what should my next slow cooker adventure be?