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Thursday, April 22, 2010

When A Slow Cooker Isn't The Answer...


Wednesday, I decided chicken would be a nice supper... Having an attack of the lazies, I decided to cook it in a crock pot, or slow cooker. I made a platform of Yukon Gold potatoes, seasoned a couple of large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and called it good..I would sauce it later in the cooking process. I went back to the kitchen, wondering why I didn't smell the aroma of cooking poultry- to find I had four settings on my fancy, new slow cooker- not three! Old one had off, low and high..new one has off, warm, low, and high... To make a long story shorter- It wasn't on at all! I put the sauce on, and jacked to high, and called my wife coming home from work to tell her she could take her time! We ate an hour later than planned, but it was pretty good!
None of us are perfect, me being one of them- but sometimes knowing what to do when you screw things up is part of learning to be a good cook!
My son is coming over for steak fajitas and a trip to Sam's Club- hope I get out of there for less than $100!!!

34 comments:

John McElveen said...

LOL-- I was waing for The WARM setting- which would be like laying it out in a sunny spot- only much drier!!

Not turned on at all- now that caught me off guard!
Well done my Brother--well done----errrrr, actually RAW!!!

Be well Buff,

see ya's Monday or so!

John

buffalodick said...

"Senior" moment..that's my story, and I'm stickin' with it!

blueviolet said...

You're forgiven if it tasted that good! ;)

Kate said...

I always turn my to high. I'm impatient, even with the slow cooker.

buffalodick said...

BlueV- As I get older, I do more bone-head things...
Kate- worked great! Will do this again, on purpose!

Jen said...

I screw something up every time I cook. That's half the fun, right?

Brian Miller said...

yeah, when i screw up its an eating out kinda night...

buffalodick said...

Jen- I spent my life being the best around... now I find, I too have feet of clay..
Brian- I eat out when lazy, I haven't pooched a meal so bad you couldn't eat it in years..

doggybloggy said...

I can hardly relate as I am nothing short of perfect.....buahahahahahahha

Chef E said...

Ha I never take my son to the store like that, he got his own Sam's card when I was there last time, but I said NO- only small market shopping on my nickle, well now and then...

The last screw up in my kitchen was when hubby told me he bought green beans fresh, but they turned out to be fava beans, so I should have made him do the work of shelling them, and he did not buy enough, lol!

buffalodick said...

DogB- I got your number, bucko!
ChefE- Hope you had a nice Chianti..

G-Man said...

Buff...
The mind is a terrible thing to waste...hehehehehe

The Good Cook said...

If you get out of Sam's Club for under $200 let me know your secret.

buffalodick said...

G-man- I used to think it was dandruff on my shoulders- turns out it was burned out brain cells...
GoodCook- $177...oh, well....

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Hey, I don't have a crockpot. Maybe that extra setting would be good for melting and tempering chocolate? Good luck on the $100.

Ruth said...

Bet it was well worth it in the end! sounds yummy!

buffalodick said...

Fingers- $177, which is better than normal for me! Buy a crock pot! New ways to screw up... :)

buffalodick said...

Ruth- It was good- potatoes were amazing, and I wasn't even planning on them tasting good!

Marjie said...

Reminds me of the night that I had a screaming headache, back in January. So I put a roast in the oven and went to bed for 2 hours. Great job! Now, if I had remembered to turn the damn oven ON, I wouldn't have had pizza that night and been madder than hell over it!

Chris said...

That sounds familiar. Nice recovery though.

We had a deep fryer that liked to drop the magnetic cord catch so it would loose power in the middle of a frying session. There was no indication other than the grease dropped temp rapidly. Mmmmmm soggy fries? Blech!

Barbara said...

I don't even own a crockpot. I did when the kids were still home, but just don't need something like that now. And if I screw up and realize something should have been in the oven an hour ago...it's usually pasta or an omelet for me that night!
Which reminds me.....

buffalodick said...

Marjie- We all got 'em- what do we do with them? Laugh or cry, I guess! :)
Chris- I'd be a liar if I said that never happened to me...
Barb- I've got more kitchen gizmos than is smart.. Some I still don't know how to use..

Robin said...

Bwhahaha..sounds like a great save..ive done similar with a crock pot...a few weeks ago I burned the cord..or I should say melted it on a flame...now I need a new ope..I would like a fancier one..I only had 2 settings on and off...And it was also small..my hubs fav in a crock pot is a pork roast with barbeque sauce and it becomes pulled pork and then added seasonings...so easy and a family fav on those good buns with cheddar cheese...or Jack cheese.....MmmMmmm

Robin said...

Bwhahaha..sounds like a great save..ive done similar with a crock pot...a few weeks ago I burned the cord..or I should say melted it on a flame...now I need a new ope..I would like a fancier one..I only had 2 settings on and off...And it was also small..my hubs fav in a crock pot is a pork roast with barbeque sauce and it becomes pulled pork and then added seasonings...so easy and a family fav on those good buns with cheddar cheese...or Jack cheese.....MmmMmmm

buffalodick said...

Robin- Get the one that locks on top- large and doesn't spill! Just remember to turn it on! There is one on the market that does all that- and deep frys!

Sook said...

I understand how that is. Modification is always a great way to make delicious food. :)

buffalodick said...

Sook- Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!

Vickie said...

Mistakes are the portals of discovery - my motto. :)
(and why I wouldn't take my kids to shop at Costco or Sam's)

buffalodick said...

Even when I played ball, I could make an easy catch look like I was incredible! Wait until you see my next post!

Chef E said...

You know fava beans and a Chianti are his favorite creepy things to say together! Makes me cringe every time too, LOL!

Good luck on the cook off!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

lord, I have done that same thing, except left for work to arrive home after 8 hours to no aromas. Which also means the meat has spoiled sitting around at room temp all day. Nice save.

buffalodick said...

ChefE- They are forever married in movie lore!
Highlander- Still OK, I finished it!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Hey! Guess what? I won a crockpot today! It was a blogger's contest.

buffalodick said...

Fingers- Read the part where you have to turn it on closely! :)