Sometimes you need a hands-free dinner. Like when the kids have activities after school that keep you running. Like when you know you’ll be home just in time to sit down to eat. Like when you want to be spontaneous and don’t want to have to cook when you get back.
Whether you love to cook or tolerate it, sometimes you just need dinner to make itself.
Slow cookers are great for that. When the kids and I recently took advantage of an unseasonably warm day to picnic at the beach and take a bike ride, having a meal in the slow cooker was a godsend. It meant that we could take our time, enjoy ourselves and when we arrived home, dinner was waiting.
Are you a slow cooker fan? I didn’t use one for years, but I’ve become a convert — it’s just so easy, convenient and handy to make a good dinner without a good deal of time in the kitchen. Mine makes an appearance two to three times a month. How about you?
If you aren’t using one, I urge you to give it another try. Coming home to a fresh dinner bubbling away in a slow cooker is such a treat.
Also, I wanted to invite you to a fun slow cooker event that I am co-hosting on Thursday with nine other bloggers. It’s virtual cooking class on The Motherhood hosted by Chef George Duran. The topic is Game Day and Slow Cooker Recipes. With the Super Bowl this Sunday, there couldn’t be a better time for it.
What to come? Here are the details:
What: A virtual cooking school class called Game Day and Slow Cooker Recipes. The class is part of the Cooking Connections series on The Motherhood.
When: Thursday, February 2, at 1 p.m. ET. It will last 30 minutes.
Where: TheMotherhood – here is the link to the page where the class will be held: http://www.themotherhood.com/talk/show?id=62363
About the class: Get ready – and hungry – for Game Day! Cold weather and football puts us in the mood for some tasty slow cooker recipes. Join us to share your favorites and be inspired by suggestions from others! We will watch a live video demonstration of a slow cooker recipe from website Ready Set Eat while chatting via text.
The class is sponsored by ReadySetEat.com and ConAgra Foods, and it is hosted by TheMotherhood. You can get and share suggestions for crowd-pleasing halftime recipes during this class and turn to recipe website ReadySetEat.com for more quick and easy meal ideas.
The other nine co-hosts are …
Johanna, Momma Cuisine
John, Stay at Stove Dad
Liz, Thoughts of a Mommy
Melanie, The Coupon Goddess
Migdalia, Latina on a Mission
Robyn, Robyn’s Online World
Shari, Earth Mother Just Means I’m Dusty
Silvia, Mama Latina Tips
Disclosure: I am being compensated for my participation in this virtual cooking class. All opinions expressed are my own.