In my first three years of marriage I didn’t need to cook that often… not to mention I didn’t really know how We were traveling missionaries, living with our families, living with other families and shown hospitality almost everywhere we visited. On occasion when we were left to fend for ourselves, my husband would step in and whip up a delicious meal… but me, well I was hopeless. I had no clue what it took to cook!
In fact, within the first few weeks of enjoying marriage I remember wanting to surprise my husband before he got home from work with a hot plate of spaghetti… a simple dish that should be in every wife’s arsenal:) To make sure I produced the perfect pot of spaghetti I called home to get a few tips from my mom. Apparently “spaghetti making” is a common sense sort of art, my phone call home became a wide spread joke in my family, leaving me feeling a little less than inadequate. However, my spaghetti came out wonderful and my husband loved it!
When we moved into our apartment this past January, my mother-in-law gifted us a Crockpot! I was excited to use it, as memories of some of my mom’s best meals came flooding in. She always used a Crockpot and it always came out so good! However, my lack of experience in the kitchen left a dreading fear of actually having to learn how to use the Crockpot. It sat on the counter for about three and half, maybe four months… shhhh don’t tell my mother-in-law:)
I finally got the nerve one day to try out our still “new” gift. Of course I couldn’t even begin without another phone call home! That night I made a pot roast with potatoes, onions and carrots! It was so flavorful and my husband was in heaven! Since then I have made a Crockpot once a week. The daunting fears I once had have dissipated and I have made dishes from pork roast to tikka masala! The Crockpot is a wonderful kitchen aid that I never really understood until recently and it has rocked our little world!
Do you use a Crockpot in your kitchen?
What is your favorite Crockpot dish?
Please share recipes! I love to experiment now:)