Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coldest day of the year and I smell meatballs in the crockpot

And if I wasn't such an idiot I would know how to use a crock pot.  Perhaps that is why my crock pot chicken didn't turn out that great the other day.  Did you know that the markings on the front 0 - l - ll meant .. off - low - high?  Not  me.  Why the hell don't they just say Off - Low and High?  I was so crazy... I was comparing it to the stove... the burners go from high to low...yet the bake oven goes for low to high. So I didn't know which one to pick.  Obviously I needed a clearer picture.  Those poor meatballs have been sitting in there for 5 hours not knowing which way to go.  Then I got on face book for some help and finally got my answer from some friends.  I got them on low right now... I hope.  By the time we eat them they will taste like a rubber band roll you save when the mailman delivers your mail... with some mushrooms clinging on them.

Crock pots always scare me.  I'm going to make an effort to be friends with them. 


Poolie said...

Stop! I am wheezing to death!

Brenda said...

I bet they were good.

Katie May (or may not) said...

Surely it is not possible to go wrong with meatballs.

Donna said...

Low cooks things for 8 hours.
High cooks things for 4 hours.
OR...you can cook a Big Hunk 'a meat for 8 hours on High...or a Small hunk'a meat on Low for 4 hours.....OR...Go out to eat...
I don't Crock much...Hahaaa
But I bet Yours tasted great!
Heard it was 40below there again???

Sally said...

Well, now ain't that a crock?

Love ya!! :)

judemiller1 said...

Love the crock pot--really. My first one had one choice--low for 8-10 hours. My new one has off, low and high, but at least they are written on the dial, not some heiroglyfics (you know those words from Egypt) thingies like yours. Must be a Canadian thing? HAH

Joan said...

The whole thing was a crock...they tasted good. You can't hurt meatballs unless they get dry. I just needed clarification on the settings.