Sunday, May 17, 2009

Crock and Roll

Winter has arrived - well some days anyway -so I have begun revelling in the joy of my crockpot.

Not only is there the seasonal novelty of hearty stews, big flavors and general comfort cooking but there is the joy of being able to throw everything in and come back 5 - 8 hours later to find it all fall-apart moist and delicious (well it is almost that simple).

Add to that the fluffy sheets and electric blanket are on the bed(although I have only had to turn it onto level 1 so far) and my feet are permanently covered by socks now and you just gotta know I have a smile on my face :-)

6 comments:

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

yours is the second crockpot blog post I read in a row ...have you got any tasty recipes to share?
I haven't had it out yet for colder nights but I must dig it out.
I am loving my electric blanket too.

Mountaingirl said...

I have a pile Trish - I will get them to to in the next few days :-)

pita-woman said...

Eek! Crockpots a winter appliance? Nay!!! Oh my goodness, I use mine (all 9 of them) year round!!
I love throwing in a whole chicken to cook, then one I remove the meat from the bone, divinding the meat into ziploc bags to use in recipes later on, whether it's a casserole, chicken salad or chicken bbq (my version of sloppy joes)... & don't forget the broth it makes for use at a later time as well.
BBQ ribs in the crockpot, hashbrown casserole in the crockpot, etc. etc. It's most definitely an everyday appliance!!

kyles said...

gee i'm feeling like the odd one out here...lol! Best get me a slow cooker I'm thinking, but will I use it often enough and can I justify the expense right now...what do you think MG?

kyles said...

i bought a slow cooker last night MG, and I cooked pea and ham soup in it...yay! Now I'm thinking of doing a pumpkin one tomorrow as rob has a plethora of pumpkin here in the fridge...hhmmm...

Abbey said...

I must be the only who has a slow cooker that cooks fast...

Gees thats a great tip Pita.. must try it.. would 1/2 your cooking time when your flat out..

Me I love lamb shanks or Osso bucco in the crockpot.

Mum would put chicken (or rabbit she told us was chicken), a can of tomatos a can of mushrooms.. that was it... bloody awful it was