Since having baby number 4, there is one thing I do not look forward to doing every day and that is making Dinner. I actually used to enjoy cooking dinner, but since having another baby I just feel overwhelmed and limited for time. The days are so busy and full of chaos that when dinner rolls around, I realise I now have to cook for 6 people. It’s either be prepared or have screaming kids. Afternoons are witching hour right? Well, in our house if I walk into the kitchen my kids start attacking me, nagging for food. We have dinner at 5pm so if they eat between 3.30pm and 5pm then there is no hope of them eating dinner. So it’s a bit tricky, I need to cook but if I go into the kitchen I get nagged and nagged and nagged. By the time 5pm rolls around, the kids are bouncing off the walls and I’m feeling overwhelmed.
This is why I was super interested to trial the new Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker’ when they offered. I needed something to help me with the whole “cooking healthy dinner” thing. It’s a 12 in 1 multi-cooker that can Pressure Cook, Slow Cook, Steam, Sauté and more so you can easily prepare any recipe, using one convenient appliance.
The best part??? You fill it up and walk away and it cooks all by itself!!! Set and forget. This means less time in the kitchen for me, less winging kids and less psycho mummy!
At first all the buttons and features looked a little overwhelming but once I started cooking, it was so so simple. It has an easy control panel, simplifying the cooking process.
I have literally been using it almost every day for the past 2 weeks; I’ve slow cooked pork, beef brisket, made curries, bone broth, stock and more. It can slow cook past 24 hours which is amazing. In winter, I really love slow cooking, it just feels so nourishing and warm but sometimes I run out the door in the morning for school drop off and forget to put the food on so the Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker has introduced me more to pressure cooking. I made the most amazing stew the other day in 35 minutes!!!! The meat was so tender, it was incredible.
I have been finding cooking dinner such a drag so having this handy machine over the past couple of weeks has inspired me by allowing me to spend less time in the kitchen and more time together with my family. That witching hour has become so much easier and now if I don’t have my ‘one-pot’ meal cooking I feel a little uneasy as it’s all so simple.
The Crock-Pot is really a modern cooking ‘go-to’ for simple entertainment and convenience cooking and I am 100% sold. It has genuinely made my mummy cooking life so much easier! It’s solved my daily mid-week meal dilemma. I love it!
I love that the Crock-Pot’s ‘Express Crock Multi-Cooker’ can Pressure Cook, Slow Cook, Steam, Sauté and more, so you can easily prepare any recipe without having to use a few different appliances or pots because washing up isn’t that fun either. It has the ability to cook meals up to 70 per cent faster and is time efficient, therefore bringing the family together for a delicious meal with ease. We have really been trying to focus on our family dinners; creating a conversation about our day and learning more from the kids about what they’re doing at school or anything going on they want to chat about. It’s been really lovely.
I’ve used some of my own recipes along with the recipes included with the product which are super yummy and gives some great ideas of how to use the Crock-Pot’s ‘Express Crock Multi-Cooker’. I can highly recommend this product for all the Mum’s and people out there that want to put amazing food on the table without spending time slaving over the stove. 😉
The RRP for this product is $149.00 which I believe is very reasonable and more information can be found http://www.crockpot.com.au/product/cpe200-express-crock/