oooh I do like the new crockpots with removable pot and unbreakable lid, and they are so much easier to clean outside. chili meat turned out great–did 3lbs of ground lean beef, 1 lb is with beans and seasoning as chili, 1 lb for taco filling, and 1 lb will be for spaghetti sauce. it is frozen in 8 oz portions, and we are noshing on the chili all weekend.
I will be doing a small boneless turkey breast today (no I did not cook Thursday, dinner at church with the St. Vincent group serving the poor). I am going to make fish and clam chowder tomorrow.
my wedding present Rival 3 qt lasted 30 years of almost daily use, but it has taken me this long to buy a new one.
DD’s big one (looks like 6 qts, it is huge enough for a big beef roast) is a Rival as well and she loves it. She had another brand as a gift which did not heat and cook evenly, sunbeam I think. she thinks the secret is the crock itself being properly made.