Now that it’s starting to get cold, it’s time to get the crockpot out.
I love my crockpot. I went without one for more than a few years, because the French just don’t seem to get the concept of slowcooked electronic goodness, and thus don’t sell crockpots just anywhere. You have to know where to look, as with the procurring of so many other things here in France.
The first crockpot I had in France came to me via the friend of a friend of mine via the US Army.
My friend lives in the same region as me, but her friend, also American, lived in Holland and was married to a man who was half American, half Dutch. He had a brother serving in the American Army, living on an Army base in Germany. The friend based in Holland was coming to visit the friend living in Grenoble (still with me so far?) and passing through Germany on the way (Europe’s a small place). So we both placed orders for crockpots, and Dr Pepper and Cheetos and all sorts of yummy things.
When that crockpot died a year or so later, I had to go without. Until I found a catalog that, believe it or not, actually believes that there are enough people in France who want to buy one, to sell them.*
I am once again with a crockpot, and, as I started out saying at the beginning of this post, it’s crockpot weather.
My favorite thing to make is roast chicken. I also like to make beef stew, and of course, pot roast. (There’s what claims to be a mouthwatering recipe for pot roast on You’ve Got Supper which I’m going to try next week.) One of the best crock-pot recipes is for chili and I’m going to try spaghetti sauce next.
What’s your favorite crockpot recipe?
*Les Trois Suisses, in case anyone’s interested.
**If you haven’t already heard of it, A Year of Slow Cooking is the best source of crockpot recipes.