Getting Creative with the Crock-Pot
Crock Pots have been around for years, following on the heels of our moms' electric skillets and saucepans.
I know exactly how long they have been around since I received a stylin' orange one for a wedding present more than 38 years ago.
Today's crocks offer more options for the chef. Mine has a timer on it so that the pot will turn off at a certain time and then stay warm, eliminating the main complaint of overdone food. These new ones also can cook side dishes (I have used it to cook potatoes for mashing) and desserts so you could have a combination of Crock-Pots to take care of the entire meal!
There are probably a million recipes for Crock-Pot or
"slow cooker" meals on the Internet, so I don't need to point you in
their direction here. As the days cool off and snow is on the horizon, (and with Trick or Treaters stopping by tonight
for a couple of hours), there really is no more convenient way to have a
warm meal ready.