I have a love/hate relationship with my crock pot. It is a good crock pot. I can brown meat in it on the stove. It cooks a mean pot of beans. The crock is removable so cleaning is relatively easy. So what is my problem?
Everything coming out of it tastes the same. I recently made a recipe of orange chicken. It was dreadful -- and I couldn't tell the chicken from the roast I cooked last.
I prefer the oven but......what if I leave the house.
My mother would have never left the oven on and left the house so, as a result, it never occurred to me. I do remember one time that I programmed the oven to come on and heat a lasagne while I was at church but that was walking on the wild side for me.
So, I want to cook a roast. I don't want to put it in the crock pot. I want to slow cook it in the oven. I am going to be brave and put in on low (300) and then go get the g-daughter from school. I am going to leave the oven on.
This is ridiculous -- I am sure it will be fine.
I think I am too old a dog to learn new tricks!