I love my crock pot. There I've said it.
Ignore the daggy brown exterior (which I personally think creates a bit of 70's charm) and focus on the fact this little wonder creates meal time magic any day of the week. Where else can you throw in a bunch of food, leave it for hours at time and then return to find a beautiful home cooked meal? Well lately I've been seduced by the charms of the crock pot and find myself selling it's benefits to complete strangers. 'It can feed a family of 4 on pennies a day!' I said to the woman behind me at the check out counter. Embarrassing? Yes, but oh so true.
Yesterday, as I was too distraught over my weekend hair disaster to cook, I discovered another recipe that works well - beef bourguignon. Yup, I chopped up some ingredients, let them simmer away for a few hours and the end result was something that even Julia Child would have been proud of - bon appetit!