Crock Pot

>Today, I made my first dinner in a crock pot. I was very excited about the prospect of coming home to dinner hot and ready. I decided to make beef stroganoff and prepped it this morning. While I was prepping it this morning I had quite a few difficulties that probably should have hinted to the fact that the dinner wasn’t going to be good but I ignored them!

I spilled the dry onion soup mix all over my counter and the cork in the wine cracked so I couldn’t get it out. It took me an extra 20 minutes to prep this morning but I was still excited about the meal. At lunch I came home and stirred it and is smelled salty. I decided to add some water to dilute the salt and I went back to class.

When I got home I could smell it in the hallway! But it was a disappointment. It turned out to be a salty, runny beef stew. I am a little annoyed with the crock pot recipe book that came with my crock pot but I will really want try making something it it again. The idea of a crock pot is a great idea but my first recipe was terrible…I am thinking about making a chicken chili next…the recipe is from a different cook book so hopefully it will be better! To make up for the bad stroganoff I had some Starbucks vanilla bean ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and some sprinkles! That’s the way to end a bad dinner!

Published by hmcclung

University of Wisconsin Alum. Badger for Life. Lover of social media and all things involving food. Coffee addict. If you don't like the truth don't ask my opinion. I'm just a Wisconsin girl exploring the state!

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  1. >oh no! sounds like a rough time. have you tried again? I have a mini little crockpot but i've been too afraid to use it/cook in it. I have a fear that if I leave things plugged into outlets in the kitchen when I am gone, the apartment complex will burn down. SO, if i ever use a crockpot, it will be a major step in conquering my non-existant OCD-ness.BTW Hannah, love the blog!

  2. >I have tried again, twice. I will be blogging about the third and fourth times this week sometime!You should use your crock pot! The outside of the crock pot doesn't even get hot…here's a little trick. Put it on a wooden cutting board so that the counter doesn't even get warm. That's what my mom told me to do and when I come home after it being on high for 8 hours the only thing that is hot is the food!

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