What a crock.

@postaday 226; #postaday2011.

I’ve been a fan of the Rival Crockpot for as long as I can remember, but the last one I got at Costco was big and hard to clean in our double sink. And I was also finding that chicken tended to dry out in it. I would get a meh reaction from John and the kids.

Chicken Provençal in the crock. Man-made by John. Delicious!

We decided to get a smaller four-quart one. This week John has made chili and chicken Provençal in the crock with much success. Each day we Benderettes have come home to amazing smells that extend into our driveway, and we follow our noses into the house. Imagine coming home to a kitchen that’s all cleaned up and food cooking in the crock? I’m in heaven!

Last night we had to go to Niu Valley Middle School for open house, and I thought we’d be cramming dollar burgers into our faces to get there by 6 p.m. That was not the case! We had our chicken dinner with tomatoes, kalamata olives, peppers and onions with soft Italian rolls. All that was missing was my moment of wine!

Mahalo, John! So far you’re batting a thousand! No pressure, though. I have some ideas about what to make tonight if you want to be off the hook. But coming home to a clean kitchen is the cool, too!