The One with the Crock-Pot


Friday, October 9, 2009

Confession: we received a Crock-Pot as a wedding gift 2.5 years ago and I have NEVER USED IT. There. I said it. I feel much better already.

The Crock-Pot sat in a cupboard for 29 months. Neglected. Alone. All that potential ignored because I was intimidated. Until today! After hearing so many testimonials of how easy a Crock-Pot is to use, I busted it out, dusted it off, and tested it out.
I bought this lovely roast. This was the first time I've ever bought red meat. Not that I'm a vegetarian (although I love animals so much one would think I would be), I just DON'T COOK. However, I feel like a new leaf is being turned in my wifely duties department.
We diced potatoes, chopped an onion (man those things BURN the eyes!), threw in some baby carrots, plopped in the meat, doused it in beef broth, and turned it on to low to let it cook all day long.
The apartment smelled sooooooo good!
I got home from work took the lid off to take a finished picture, but the steam fogged my lens.
I don't want to toot my own horn, but this was the absolute best tasting meal we've ever had in our entire marriage, and that includes eating out. It was so easy too! I am now a believer in the Crock-Pot. The end. Or is it just the beginning? :)
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN