- You throw your food in and forget about it for a few hours.
- It allows you to leave the house while dinner is still cooking.
- It tenderizes tougher cuts of meat.
- They make the house smell really good.
- Mine is red.
I start off with this:
After several unwatched hours, I get this:
I also like to make split pea soups in my crock-pot. One of my girlfriends stuffs uncooked manicotti shells with a spinach-ricotta mixture, places them in her crock-pot with a bunch of marinara sauce and then has a magically delicious meal hours later. I recently made hot apple cider for a large group of trick-or-treating kids by pouring a whole bottle of apple cider into the crock-pot and adding a few cinnamon sticks. Several hours later, our thirsty and cold group came back to the house and there was hot cider all ready to go.
Who else uses a crock-pot? Let's hear about it.