Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Crock Pot Saves the Day

For those of you who religiously read our blog here, you know that I'm a foodie, through and through, and adore cooking. But, when I'm on deadline for a new book (25 days to be exact!) and lock myself into the writing cave, how do people get fed?

In fact, a friend on Facebook asked me, "how in the world do you write and cook?"

The answer is simple: Crock Pot.

(My carnitas that was muy excellente!)

Okay, I'll admit that I was slow to jump on the crock pot wagon. My ex never wanted me to get one because 1) he didn't want something plugged in and on all day while we were away, and, 2) he didn't believe it actually cooked the meat to a proper temperature. While I agree mostly with the first point, the second point couldn't be more incorrect. Crock pots totally cook the meat to a proper temperature. It just takes...time.

And when I'm in the blood fever of writing my book, time isn't necessarily on my side. I'm the world's biggest procrastinator, so I'm always working my tailfeathers off to get the book done...always on time. Writing RADIATE is no different.

With the crock pot, I can toss something together in the late morning or early afternoon and then when us night owls are ready to eat around 9-10-ish, voila...a complete meal. LIke last night's beef stew!

So...if you're working hard on a book and don't think you can get a decent, nutritional, hot meal on the table for your family? Think again. Try a crock's no...crock. LOL!

Leaves me more time to write...with the help of my two new muses, Madi and Boo.

Would love any recipes anyone would like to share! This is a whole new world for me.

Marley = )

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TinaFerraro said...

Marley, one of the crock pot recipes that I rely on is chicken pieces and BBQ sauce cooked on low all day. We serve it in rolls--barbecued chicken sandwiches!

Heather Davis said...

Marley, I'm with you. I adore cooking in a Crock Pot. I also do a lot of chicken on the bone in the CP, also it's great for Boston Beans or a bean soup. My sister gave me a cookbook last year - "Not Your Mother's Crockpot Cookbook" had some good ideas...


nymfaux said...

oooo--I used to do hot dogs in bbq sauce--haven't done that in a while, but it sounds pretty good right now!!!

the only thing I hate is having to do the dishes when I'm done!!! (not that I like regular dishes any better)

You're beef stew and carnitas look amazing!!! what do you use???