KISS – Crock Timer
Crockpots were made for working moms. We use ours a lot in the winter for stews, soup, chili, etc. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I love dumping everything in there and coming home to a warm meal. But, I was short-sighted when I bought our crockpot. I just got a plain one with a ceramic bowl that lifts out. I didn’t invest in one with a timer. At the time, I didn’t realize what a mistake that would be. I found several recipes I wanted to try in the crock but couldn’t because the recipe only need 4 hours to cook and I work an 8-hour day. What’s a girl to do?
Dig out the Christmas decorations, of course.
My beloved light timer that I use for holidays (I love having the tree all lit when I come home from work) and on vacations (to discourage unsavories from raiding my abode) could do the trick. I simply set the time of a morning, tell it to turn on X hours before I will be home, plug the crockpot into it and voila – timing crisis averted.
Do you have any simple tricks you use to get dinner on the table in a timely fashion?