The Kitchen Is My Palette. The Crock-pot Is My Art.

December 1, 2011


As much as I value my bounty of time spent in the kitchen creating glamorous meals, I enjoy not cooking or creating once in a while. Like on Thanksgiving, when I let my family cook for me. Or when there are enough leftovers not to worry about making something new. Or when I pull out the ‘ole crock-pot.

I have to say, the convenience factor of the crock-pot wins me over each time I use it. Someone really was on to something when they came up with “Set it, and forget it!” And that’s exactly why I love the crock-pot.

And then there is always the versatility of what can be made in this cooker. I am now a believer that you can make anything your little heart desires in a slow cooker (even desserts! My oh my!). Everything, from BBQ Cola Pulled Pork, chilis, stews, and even tried Crock-pot Mulled Wine! If you have never had mulled wine before, I highly suggest you make this. You will not be sorry, especially since it makes the entire house smell like a sweetlyspiceddeliciousamazingwonderfulness of Christmas-come-early.

Anyway, the point I’m getting at is that if you’re a lover of easy, delicious, maybe even scrumptious meals and you’re lacking time, energy, or artistic ability (yes, the kitchen is my palate…), then pull out your underutilized crock-pot and load it up.


Although the finished product is not necessarily as pretty as the starting spices, mustard, and onions, it’s still art, nonetheless. And easy art at that. Easy as pie.

Hmmm… I wonder if crock-pot pie is out there…

Next up: Why I love California (and its glorious sun at the end of November).

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Alisa December 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Ah, wish I was in sunny CA with you my friend – enjoying some easy crockpot meals and walking in the sun!


Chuck December 1, 2011 at 9:47 PM

I love my crockpot! Although, I leave for work at like 8 and don’t get home till like 9 from the gym, so my food would ruined… and ideas?


Christin@purplebirdblog December 1, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Mmmmmmm that tri-tip looks amazing! Seriously… meat and the crockpot were made to be BFFs!!

Reply December 1, 2011 at 2:50 PM

i am OBSESSED with my crock pot lately…its prob the best kitchen invention ever..that and the food processor. great recipe!!


Chef Katelyn December 1, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Decided. I’m getting a freakin crock pot for christmas!


lindsay December 1, 2011 at 9:52 AM

gosh i love tri tip! its even better in crock pot, eh? so tender!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 1, 2011 at 7:19 AM

I really want a crockpot – everyone is making such fun stuff in them! I’m going to need a bigger kitchen. Or at the very least more cabinets.


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