|Not soup so not an contest entrant.|
Santa Fe Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker.
Shhhh. I didn’t let on to Mr Big Food but I messed up– it’s a complicated fancy slow cooker with a bunch of digital gadgets and lights and 0.7 timers and all. The cooker was prepared before he and Miss M ventured into the Real World today at about 7. All I had to do was to set the crockpot for 11 hours on low and turn the stupid thing on at 8.
It took me until 8:40 to figure out that I had been out smarted by a slow cooker.
At 8, I set it for 11 hours, but failed to turn the stupid thing on.
At the 11 hour mark– that would be 7pm– I was to increase the power level to “high” and insert some veggies.
I did some adjustments. I was 40 minutes late in turning the stupid thing on but the more I thought about it, the less important those 40 minutes were.
At 7:20 I powered it up to “high” and threw in the zucchini.
No one noticed. And that– Hey Aggie!- is the joy of slow cooking.