Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wasn't the Crock Pot Supposed to Make My Life Easier??

Every Friday I plan out our meals for the entire next week so we can go shopping for ingredients. I have been in the habit of trying new recipes so last Thursday we were going to try this shredded pork thing that was cooked in root A&W root beer. Hey...Matt chose it...not me.

Anyway, this would force me to prepare the meal in the morning to put it in the crock pot, which I SO do not have time to do. Matt did all the work. He browned the meat, chopped the veggies, everything! It was really sweet. He even set up the timer so it would start a little later in the morning so it would be ready for us to eat around 7. Well, when I got home, the house smelled a little funny. I took a look at the crock pot and the meat looked a little black. I decided to open up the lid and whoa! All this steam came out. It was SO burnt!

I guess Matt accidentally put it on high instead of low :( He was so upset! I tried to shred the meat and it was just so dry. Here is what I ended up with:

The black is the onions :( Needless to say, it was frozen food for us!

FYI: the polka dot cake turned out FABULOUS!!! Stay tuned for pics tomorrow!!!


Brittany Ann said...

Tell him not to worry! I, too, have made my own share of mistakes with the what's supposed to be the world's easiest cooking tool! We should start a club.

jlc said...

Oh no!!! This is the story of my life!! Keep tryin on!!

LillySue said...

Good on him for giving it a go!! So sorry it came out bad. I LOVE my crockpot. I really need to use it more since I am always gung-ho about what we are having for dinner early in the day, but usually so tired by the time I am supposed to make it, I wimp out and do left-overs. There is nothing better than smelling a yummy dinner cooking all afternoon when you don't have to do anything but take off the lid and eat!!
Blessings- LillySue