So Much for Being a Vegetarian. It Was All a Crock Anyway.
Breaking News: the only woman left on earth not to own a crockpot, I caved last week after watching Cook’s Country and they reviewed slow cookers in the same episode they made a drool-worthy brisket. I’d link you to the review and their recipe too, but darn, Cook’s Country is one of those awful websites that makes you register to access recipes and reviews. Even though it’s free, I just can’t be bothered; plus I figured it’s their way of getting my information to send me stuff I don’t want. I’ll pass.
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Anyway, I researched slow cookers above and beyond Cook’s Country, checked Amazon reviews, Williams-Sonoma too, even called a friend or two for their suggestions (all of whom were amazed I have made it through life without one) and decided the Crockpot brand was good enough for me. Priced right at $79.99, with free shipping thanks to my Amazon Prime account.
To correct the story a bit, there actually IS a slow cooker in the kitchen in Rhode Island, but never used by me. Mr. EOS makes his famous “green glop” in it a few times and his sister makes gray mystery meat from it, which doubled my stance that using a crockpot to cook meat was lunacy. The meat wouldn’t get browned. Blech.
Yet, in a moment of winter weakness, I clicked “Send Two Day Free Delivery.”
I’ve probably made ONE brisket my entire life (even though I have recipes for it, and a good Jewish friend shared her family recipe for one, it’s never been how I cook or how we eat). I’m old fashioned and make one fish/chicken/steak, prepare a fresh veggie, maybe a starch, maybe not, always a salad. Done.
So now what? I’ve got this crockpot that I need to cook something good in. I don’t think I’ll start with a brisket. Maybe a stew or a chicken something? Got any ideas?