Slow cooking heaven with Crock-Pot®

We go back a long way, slow cookers and me. Back to my student days, in fact, and the digs Eric Joyce and I once shared and which he – at my request – broke into.

Anyway, being the well organised but poverty-striken student that I was, and having the healthy appetite I’ve always had I used to get up early (well, ten minutes before I absolutely needed to) fry up some cheap meat and throw some veg into a pot and leave the whole thing simmering away while I attended lectures or taught practice lessons somewhere.

There was something deeply satisfying about knowing – in the midst of whatever chaos I was causing in the capital’s schools – that my supper was cooking. It had its drawbacks, of course. The rest of the student household, suitably aroused by the aroma, often appeared on the scrounge just as I began serving out my supper. But, you know what? It didn’t matter. There was always enough for everyone. And that habit has stood me in good stead, years later, for feeding a hungry family.

Of course, not being a student any more my equipment has improved immeasurably. And now I’ve reached the pinnacle of slow cooking technology with the arrival in our household of a Crock-Pot® – The Original Slow Cooker. Here’s a little something I rustled up the other day…

And if you’d like to join me (not literally, there’s none left) in Crock-Pot® heaven I’ve got one to giveaway. For a chance to win a Crock-Pot® Cook-and-Carry like the one in the film (rrp £49.99) all you have to do is one (or all) of the following:

The competition closes midnight this coming Saturday, so get those entries in quick. Good luck.

And if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to do some more (slow) cooking.

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15 thoughts on “Slow cooking heaven with Crock-Pot®

  1. Like the sound of this. Have never had a slow cooker yet have heard everybody rave over them so fingers crossed.Have liked your FB page. I thought I had done that some time ago but apparently not. Apologies my friend.

  2. Bob says:

    I love them. Mine decided to stop working when I tried to make rice pudding though. Luke warm milk with crunchy bits just isn't the same :S

  3. Tara says:

    I love slow cooking. I only have a very cheap one, so would love something more high-tech.

  4. Tim Atkinson says:

    You've never had a slow cooker Trish? You've never lived! This could be the start of something big…

  5. Tim Atkinson says:

    I shall take that as a warning, Bob, and avoid making rice pudding. Mind you, they're great for steaming Christmas puds!

  6. Tim Atkinson says:

    The Crock-Pot is certainly that Tara.

  7. Dumdad says:

    Chilli con carne – a favourite of mine and easy to prepare, especially with that lovely contraption of yours.

  8. isemann says:

    Me me me.. am I sounding like a crock pot wanting crackpot? Probably. Ho hum, I got crackpot in there. Twice!;)

  9. I had a crockpot years ago when they first came out, but it cracked and I got rid of it. I hear they are much improved since then

  10. Tim Atkinson says:

    A cracked crock, Kathleen? Sign of repeated use, I'd guess!

  11. Tim Atkinson says:

    Absolutely DD… I'm all for making things even easier.

  12. Tim Atkinson says:

    So you did, Isemann – very creative!

  13. D.J. Kirkby says:

    Slow cookers are simply the best. I could use one to sort supper for us while we are hard at work on our allotment!

  14. Whitestep says:

    Do you know I've gone all these years and NEVER used a slow cooker? Where have I been! I've often been tempted, but just been too suspicious that something will go horribly wrong while I'm out of the hosue!

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