January 31, 2011

Reunited with the slow cooker and it feels so good :)

I still remember 8 years ago registering for a slow cooker at the Bay with my then fiance Saj. I wasn't quite sure why we were registering for this item, but I've seen it on so many other friends registries that I followed suit, plus I felt like it was something we should register for. Growing up my family had one, but we didn't use it all too often (at least I can't remember it being used all that much). Looking back now, I'm really happy that we did register for it and that we did get it as a shower gift from Mr & Mrs Lalla (yes I still remember who got us that gift :)

This past week I had the joy of using it once again. I made a chili and then a soup - boy was it good. What I love about the slow cooker is that you literally fix it and then forget about it. I've been realizing that as a new mom the slow cooker becomes your best friend. You get so busy with your little one during the day that cooking can be something you just don't have the energy to do in the evening. I usually try and prep some things the night before so that first thing in the morning all I have to do is simply put the items in the slow cooker and then I can go about the rest of my day without having to stress out about dinner.

If your a soon to be mom I strongly encourage you to get reunited with your slow cooker. If you don't have one, its definitely a worth while purchase :)

1 comment:

Dauna said...

I hate lugging it out all the time now that I keep it under the counter (I used to keep mine ON the counter). So I have crock pot weeks where I just take it out and use it everyday for a week, freeze the leftovers and then pull those out for random lunches.

Yes, I too have a love on for my crockpot.

Btw, my new favs is crockpot lasagna (I should mention lasagna is close to my fav food...I also like the skillet version too!)!