Saturday, August 14, 2010

It's the small things in life

I bought this pretty white Crockpot a few years ago for myself. It was a 5 qt oval one that I got for $19.99. I was so proud of that Crockpot. I used it several times a week whether I was home all day or not. Over time, the poor thing has deteriorated. First, it got very rusty inside. Then I had a hard time keeping it clean (DUH, because the inside was WHITE for goodness sakes - what was I thinking?) - plus I have this awesome recipe for black bean burritos. Black beans and white Crockpot don't mix. Then the handle fell off the lid. It sat around and waited to be fixed for a few months. Finally, one day Wes fixed it. Then, I used it and used it again. Then we had the great oven fiasco of 2010 and it was nearly used every day. The screw he put on the handle eventually rusted away and I was left with a gimpy lid again. What is a girl to do? ♥ Buy a brand new one for herself. ♥

PS:Sorry for the crooked picture - I am having issues.
PSS : My, you are so very quiet. Please comment! I love hearing from you!


  1. I have yet to master the art of the Crock Pot. One of these days, I'll get it! Maybe it's something you learn after 25, lol.

    For now, I'm trying to teach myself how to cook fish and not make it taste so... fishy.

  2. Holly, it is so super easy. Find a basic recipe online and try it some time. It is just like an oven but slower and with more juices.

    Oh, and the fish...just add lemon.

    Slow cooker Beef Tips and Rice:
    package of stew meat
    2 cans golden mushroom soup
    1 tablespoon of worchestershire
    1/2 cup mushrooms (optional)
    3 cups cooked rice
    Place everything in the crockpot except rice. Cook on high for 4 hours. Serve over cooked rice.


  3. very nice! I'm about to have to spring for a new one too. Ours has a crack all the way down one side :( Also have you seen those crock-pot liner bags? Awesome I tell ya. cook in one of those and clean up is just throwing the bag in the trash and putting the crock-pot up!

  4. I have used those Crockpot liners. I bought a box one time and was shocked at how few there were for how much I paid. I don't think I will buy them again. It was very nice to just throw it away though...

  5. Crock pots are great! Hot, home cooked meals without having to stay in the kitchen all day! I am glad you got a new deserve it! oh and BTW, you can change up the beef dish with chicken breast. Enjoy your new kitchen helper! Just Me

  6. So, I can make it chicken tips and rice? Hmm, not sure about that one. :-)

  7. I got mine for like $1.50 at wal-mart for 4 of them. cheap enough for me