Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Smokin' Pot

I have a confession to make.

There's something you need to know about me.

I can tend to be lazy, and like to take the easy way out.

I love all good things, but never have enough time to enjoy all the good things out there so I'm always looking for ways to make my life easier...more enjoyable...less stressful.

Smokin' pot was the answer.

WHAT, You say?

Now before you start hatin' on me... remember,it's legal.

And it's my pet name for my crock pot!

My best friend.

It is SMOKIN'!!!

I call it my Smokin' Pot to remind myself to turn it on.

I made a delicious Italian beef recipe once for my cousin's family that had just moved to town. They knew I was cooking lunch for them so they could focus on their move. I turned it on the night before, so it could slow cook all night long, and I could go to church in the morning and come home to a fabulous dinner to take to my cousin's home.

If you've ever cooked in your SMOKIN' POT through the night, you'll know that you are awakened by a wonderful aroma the next morning.

If you plug it in, that is.

Yeah, I had to throw away a very large cut of beef (the neighbor's dog loved it!)

The starving town newbies didn't.

I threw together some mostaciolli and called it a day.


Candace Jean July 16 said...

AHEM... you had to throw away the beef, Sherri. That wasn't a typo, it was a faux pax. Now you go postin' that Italian beef recipe, ya hear?

For the record, I love my smokin' pot too. Sometimes I have two going at once!

Helen said...

My crockpot and my dishwasher are two of my best friends. My problem is that sometimes the circuit breaker at the plug I plug my crockpot into goes out, so I need to check to make sure the crockpot gets hot. I have been lucky enough not to need to throw anything away.

♥ Kathy said...

awwww lol I've done that too :) don't feel bad

sherri said...

Candace, you may now click in the post for the recipe. AND I fixed the "fow pa" (tehe)
You are one powerful woman. A couple of suggestions and BAM! I'm busily trying to hurry and meet your demands/suggestions!

Helen-That was one expensive dinner for my neighbor's dog Hershey.

He loved it!

Kathy-Glad to know I'm not alone.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Thanks, Sherri!

@Helen - make sure your crockpot and your dishwasher don't become friends with each other. That cold indeed be a smokin' pot and could smell, er...spell disaster. (got a little sherried away there)

Helen said...

Gee, I never thought of that. I wash the inside liner in the dishwasher.....hmmm

sherri said...

A see a new phrase coming to blogdom, "getting "Sherried away".

My name will be synonymous with typos around the world!
Thank you Candy.

Nick the Geek said...

not to be too picky but "getting "Sherried away" doesn't need the extra quote ... :)

Beth said...

Sherri! I still can't find my crock pot lid! Help! I lost it when I moved over a year ago, I think. I keep thinking it will turn up...but I think I'm finally conceding to defeat and that it's lost forever.

Helen said...

Beth, for you. Beth has flipped her lid.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I have found parts to random appliances on eBay, too.

@Nick - you need to go here for some entertainment.

katdish said...

Hey ya'll!

I've been a busy bee today! I've seen everyone's comments, but have been unable to sit down at the computer for any amount of time. I'll try to get some time tomorrow at Catalyst to catch up! Atlanta is chock fulla trees, and Steph's voice is not very southern, but she said she can work it, which will make me giddy!

P. S. - I'm disappointed this post is about crock pots. I thought somebody's dh was busting into the blogosphere with a trip down memory lane!

Send me some stupid questions for tomorrow night!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Just throw skittles. Giant skittles. Hug Pete Wilson. Remind him my maiden name is the same as his (he has no idea who I am). Anybody who's ANYBODY is at Catalyst tomorrow. I'm chopped liver. Just stick me in Helen's crockpot and call me dinner.

And make sure Sherri doesn't get on Jon's book editing committee or it will be replete with typos and inappropriately placed punctuation.

Marni said...

I've done that. Sigh.

It gets worse though. I defrosted a big family size pack of chicken in the microwave for dinner one night. The hubs decides I need a break and takes us OUT to dinner. I forgot about the chicken. Three days later, my house is filled with a smelly funk there are no words for. I ran the disposal a million times, I emptied all the trash, I cleaned the litter box, I looked for food stashes in the kids bedrooms...all to no avail as to the funk. I just started lighting extra candles and turning up the dial on all the Glade air freshners. Then I found it...while. company. was. there. for. dinner. Oh my dear Lord. I needed a hazmat team. We were gagging and strangley enough, no one wanted to stick around for dinner, so we went out for pizza. Yeah. I'm never living that one down...

sherri said...

Nick- Don't be a rude geek-It's very rude to point out other's blaring mistakes! I'm a very sensitive soul. I'm typing this through my tears.

Beth- You can use foil for a lid. I've done it before, and it works so long as it is tightly covered.

katdish- Big AL would never allow me to elaborate online.Sorry.

Marni- good to know I'm not the only one who makes this crazy mistakes! I'm laughing with you- not at you!

katdish said...

Marni - Well, I'm laughing at you! As my Japanese mother (who mispronounceds everything) would say, "I bet that was THE STUNKS!"

sherri said...


Don't get "Sherried away"!

katdish said...

Nah, that's actually how she says "mispronounces". I'm totally serious (maybe).

Besides, I had to put on some pre-painted Lee press on nails to mask my ugly man-hands for the conference. So I'm having a hard time typing.

Helen said...

Okay, Sherri, because you asked..

Oh Crock pot of mine
Your contents taste so divine
You work all day long...

Dishwasher of mine
My life is easier now
because of what you do

Microwave so true
You heat up our left overs
Very quickly, too