Wipe the dust off that slow-cooker!

November 8, 2010

I will tell you about my new love affair! If there’s one awesome thing about the weather turning colder, its that it’s the time of year to cook up some delicious roasts. If done in an oven, this can be tough as you have to set aside time to ensure that your house doesn’t get engulfed by flames. This doesn’t work for most people – myself included – especially mid-week! Sooooooooooooo………..

Enter the slow-cooker!!

A cure for your meal prep woes

This thing has been awesome! In the last week I’ve made both an Angus beef roast and a pork shoulder roast (pulled pork anyone?) I usually throw in the basics: celery, carrots, and onion. Add some spice to the meat, and then throw in a carb – be it potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc. (Nothing fancy for now, the experimentation will come later.) Set for around 8 hours, come home from work, and viola! lunch/dinner for the next 2-3 days.

Just be forewarned, carrying around a huge Tupperware gets comments (and not always the “you’re a bad-ass” comments), but get solace from the fact that you have your meal prep covered while others reach for powerbars or other less satisfying and nutritious fare.

Last note, clean-up can be even easier with these bad-boys:

That’s right, throw all your grub into the liner and after it’s all cooked, remove said grub to the Tupperware. Step 3: Just throw the liner in the trash with some authority! A quick wipe of the slow-cooker if you’re channeling your inner Mr. Clean, and clean up is done – ‘cuz no one wants to scrub at 10 at night nor 6 the next morning. Just callin’ it like it is.



4 Responses to “Wipe the dust off that slow-cooker!”

  1. Alison Faith Says:

    I love my slow-cooker! I will often make a large pot of soup on the weekend, that will then last me throughout the week! That way I can have healthy meals on weekdays when my schedule is really busy, because I don’t have to prepare anything!

  2. Great post, I love my slow cooker.

    I find people struggle getting enough protein in their diet because the food is not readily available. This solves that problem.

  3. Steve Says:

    I love my slow cooker, but be careful where you buy your meat. If it’s at the supermarket you can’t ask how the beef was raised and it was likely then fed GMO-feed (corn) and given antibiotics. You can get great naturally raised meat from Pilgrim’s Butchers in St. Catharines close to Montebello Park. Meat is brought in from the Menonites.

  4. David Haas Says:

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could email me?

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