Minimal prep. Few dishes to clean up. Lovely aroma to enjoy all day. Dinner prepared in the morning, when I've got the energy, and ready in the evening, when that energy is dwindling. What's not to love about a slow cooker?
This started as a gamble--one of those "throw in whatever you've got" situations--and it turned into one of Chris's favorite meals. Pip liked the veggies, and I enjoyed it all. But really, I'm hard pressed to think of something that doesn't taste good when it's been roasting slowly all day.
Sausage and Veggie Gamble
2 lbs ground pork, frozen
1 large baking potato, whole
1 vidalia onion, peeled and sliced
1 green apple, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
3 springs of fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
I put everything into the cooker in that order. I turned it on high for 7 hours (longer than probably necessary, but starting with frozen meat I wasn't sure). At dinnertime, I plated everything but the meat, tossed it into a skillet for a few minutes to crisp it a bit, and then scooped it on top of the veggies. I added a little salt and served with green beans.