Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Works for Me Wednesday - Crock Pot Cooking

Happy Wednesday! Is it a lovely day where you are? It certainly is here! The air has just that lovely little nip of cold in it which tells me that Autumn is truly here and I love it! I love sweaters and cozy blankets! I love hearing the leaves crunch underfoot as I go for a walk. I love hot chocolate and cold cider and nummy donuts that you can only get this time of year. Know what else I love? My crockpot!

Every year, about this time, I seem to remember what an amazing piece of technology my crockpot is. It's probably (oh goodness, this is dating myself..) 13 years old now but it still works like it did on the day I pulled it out of the box. It doesn't have any bells or whistles. There's no timer or digital anything on it, but I love it! It's seriously probably my most favorite kitchen "gadget" that I own and I own more than a few!

So, what's so great about my crockpot? It does the work for me! Yesterday, I made an Irish stew. Now, the recipe originally called for me to spend all this time in front of my stove and oven. Did I want to do that? Nope! So, instead, I layered all of the ingredients, just like it said in the recipe, into my crockpot and turned it on low and I walked away. Eight hours later, I opened up that lid again and it smelled divine! It tasted pretty good too!

I love the fact that I can throw my ingredients into it in the morning and then walk away until dinnertime and not have to worry about it. In fact, I'm thinking that next week's menu week is going to be an all crockpot week. I have some incredibly delicious recipes for the crockpot and I can't wait to share with all of you and to enjoy them, myself!

Oooh...I can't believe it, but I almost forgot! I'm the guest poster over on Forever Daisies blog today! Go and check it out! She has some great giveaways and posts happening all week for Creative Week!

Until tomorrow,

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