Monday, May 17, 2010

My crock pot is my new best friend

And so are all those ingredients at the market that are already in some state of being prepared for me.
Sure, some of these pre-prepped ingredients might cost a little more. But sometimes the cost is minimal compared to the time saved.

Crock-pot braised short ribs with mushrooms and carrots get an easy assist from pre-sliced mushrooms and canned tomatoes.

After a little experimenting, I got this simple dish down perfectly. There is minimal prep for the main course. Chop an onion and smash some garlic. The rest is just a matter of dropping stuff into a crock pot and turning it on.

I get everything assembled and in the fridge the night before, then before I head out for work I start the slow cooker.

My day is much better when I know that such a fabulous dinner will be waiting for me when I get home.

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