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? :)


  1. If you have any left over meat, put it on a hoagie, top with swiss or provolone cheese and throw under the broiler....dip it in the au jus from the crock pot and enjoy a TRUE french dip sandwich!!!

    I never buy french dips when I go out to eat anymore, because they are just so good when you make them at home!

  2. First of all I love your header! You are extremely creative.

    Second you know I don't cook, but I always use the crock pot. You know what is REALLY good. Chicken breasts, a big jar of salsa...all day. Chop it up and put it in a tortilla. have chicken burritos. Top with whatev!

  3. I cut onions in snowboard googles and rubber gloves. It looks crazy but no tears and no smelly onion fingers.

  4. Its only the beginning... need more recipes? I have a couple...

  5. Oh, Paige!!!! I'm SO SO SO proud of you!!! HA! Pot roast is my MOST favorite meal too because it's SO easy, and SO delicious. :D I make mine in the oven, go to work, then come home and eat. YUMMY! I don't own a CrockPot, but I hear that I can use my rice cooker as one. Hmm... perhaps one day, I'll give that a try.

    Congrats on your fabulous roast! Now you'll have to look up some other CrockPot recipes! And share them with me! ;-)

  6. I'm still full from that roast! Mm mm mm!

  7. yum! we had that last week! i love our crock pot-you must use it more often! you will be so amazed at how easy & delicious meals can be! :) now, you have me wanting it again! thanks, paige! haha!

  8. Paige, that really was quite a delicious meal!! I made a roast today because I was excited and I have to wasn't near as good! :)

  9. haha um sorry i guess i'm behind on commenting. that looks SO yummy. i'm scared of my crockpot too, but this looks pretty easy. i'll have to try it.

  10. I have been married for over 8 years and I am just starting to really cook. I am the same way about red meat. I know nothing about it, but I am learning. I am thinking I may need a crockpot now after seeing what you made!


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