Rounding out a week of kitchen-related posts comes today’s post. This appliance is, by far, my favorite appliance in use in my kitchen, or while cooking. I put this particular appliance to use almost weekly (if not several times in one week).
The word for today is:
My crockpot has been an absolute time saver as a mom of littles. It is so easy to plug the appliance in, throw in the cooking liner (its own modern-miracle invention), toss in the ingredients, turn on the crockpot, cover it, and walk away. 4-8 hours later, 95% of our meal is ready.
I also enjoy finding new recipes to try in our crockpot. We have made spaghetti squash ‘n meatballs, chicken Marsala and other chicken dishes, chili, and most recently, steel-cut oatmeal for breakfast.
Not too long ago, I was telling my husband that I think we need more than one crockpot, for various size dishes. We both had a good chuckle about how much time that would save. A couple days later, while speaking with an older woman, she sized me up and said, “I bet you only have one crockpot, don’t you?” When I affirmed her guess, she smiled and said, “I have three!” So, apparently, my desire for more crockpots is not completely absurd!
I can’t say enough about my crockpot. It has allowed us to have healthy, home cooked meals more often than not, while still allowing me to honor obligations outside the home. Even now that I am committing to less time outside the home, I find my crockpot usage is still strong.
With those words, and the strong recommendation for all newly engaged couples to put a crockpot on their wedding registry, I am rounding out my week of words about the kitchen, or cooking, or food-related items that make my life, as a mom, much simpler, easier, or simply more enjoyable!
How frequently do you use your crockpot?
How many crockpots does your family own?
What is your kitchen appliance you could not cook/bake without?