Tuesday, September 24, 2013

30 Before 30 Progress

18. Make something in a crock pot.

In my 29 years of life, I had never made something in a crock pot. I had never even owned one. When I added this to my list of 30 things, I knew this one would be a two part challenge. First I would need to buy a crock pot and second I would need to make something in it. I hadn't planned on completing this till later on in the year but when I saw that Khols had this Hamilton Beach crock pot that's normally $49.99 on sale for $19.99 it had to happen!
What made it even better was the fact that I had received a card in the mail from that was good for $10.00 off any purchase. Once tax was applied, I only paid $10.79 for the crock pot! Then the hard part began... I had to figure out what to make. I settled on a pork roast and got all the ingredients together.

I've got the pork roast, the potatoes, carrots, celery and even a little onion. I added the instructed amount of water and then the 8 hour wait began.
 
Then of course some of the results...
Granted I should have taken a photo as soon as it was done but instead, I dug right in and then remembered to get a photo. Either way the crockpot was a total success and really easy! Now I have to get a cookbook with some recipes so I can keep on using it. Here's to another thing being crossed off my 30 Before 30 list!

9 comments:

ChickPool said...

can i just tell you how much i love your new crock pot. mine is probably older than my daughter and i want a new one. that one is beautiful and you can't beat that price either!

Deidre said...

I've never used a crock pot, as a vegetarian I always think they probably aren't that useful for me...but chances are they are a few good vegetarian crock pot recipes.

lil desiqua said...

I LOVE my crockpot! I'm still learning how to cook, and this has been a big help! I've been pinning lots of recipes to try this fall.

This looks delicious! I'm glad you found it easy to use too! And what a bargain!

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

I can't believe you've never used a crock pot! Looks really yummy!

Stephanie said...

The crockpot will change the way you think about dinner!! Once you find a couple of recipes you like, it really does make your life easier! Love this list!

Allison @ I heart Change said...

Hey! That's great. I need to get my 'outcome' post together since I have hit the 30 mark. I last used my crockpot a couple nights ago to make some chicken to shred for fajitas, chicken salad, and chicken ceasar salad. It's a handy tool. Here is a recipe for you that we really like with the crockpot: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2011/08/01/recipe-pork-carnitas-tacos-with-tomatillo-salsa/

Aubrey Henderson said...

Ooh... I did a 30 before 30 list too! So much fun. Good luck with yours. I finished mine, just in the knick of time. :)

Erin Marie said...

This is one of our favorite crockpot meals

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/a4/c0/49/a4c049768802d471d5a98aa551206a32.jpg

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

This looks amazing! My favorite thing to make in the crock pot: chicken burritos - just add a couple of chicken breasts, some onions and bell peppers and pour an entire container of salsa (enough to cover it all) and let it cook! It is seriously amazing! And what you can also try: before putting the meat in the crock pot, sear it on both sides for a couple of minutes and the add it, it locks in some extra delicious flavor!