If you have never used a slow cooker before, you’re in for a sweet surprise. Cooking with a slow cooker is easy, cheap and incredibly convenient. There are whole websites dedicated to slow cooking, and you can easily cook breakfast, lunch or dinner in your slow cooker. You can even make things you would probably never think of, like chai tea or pineapple upside down cake.
One of the greatest benefits of using a slow cooker is that you can put all the ingredients in and leave for work or go about your day. Nothing beats walking in the front door and smelling chicken cooked to perfection or a savory stew ready to be ladled into bowls. Using a self-contained crock also means that you don’t have to worry about fire or something bubbling over and making a mess in your oven. The removable crock makes cleanup quick and easy.
The best-known slow cooker brand is Crock-Pot. They’ve been around for over 40 years and offer many different slow cooker options, including sports-themed crocks and high-tech crocks with digital touchscreens and automatic stirring. You can also purchase slow cookers from other well-known small appliance brands, such as Hamilton Beach, Cuisinart and Kitchen Aid.
Looking for great recipes to make in your slow cooker? Check out 365 Days Of Slow Cooking and salivate over the gorgeous foodie pictures of bacon mac-n-cheese and Thai peanut chicken. Your family will thank you when there is no rush at dinnertime and you all get to sit down to a home-cooked meal.
Another nice thing about slow cooking is that you can save a lot of money while still making great meals. This blogger cooked and froze slow cooker meals for her family of eight for the entire month and still only spent an average of $10.55 per meal for the whole family. That’s crazy cheap. You could easily save money on your food budget if you switch from grabbing fast food on busy nights to pulling a slow cooked meal out of the freezer.
What are you waiting for? Create something delicious today!