Friday, March 14, 2008

The Tortoise and the Hare-Crockpot vs. Microwave

Here is a tip I would like to share with you regarding cooking for the busy modern family.

I have an ongoing debate with some of my family and acquaintances regarding the best cooking method for working and multi-tasked chefs.

THE HARE: A lot of people prefer the speed of a microwave for preparing quick dishes. I guess this is a great way to go if you have had a busy day and just want something right away. However, in most instances, you compromise quickness for taste.

THE TORTOISE: I prefer a crockpot. Why? You can just load it full of your favorite ingredients at night or before you leave for work and return to a delicious savory meal that tastes like Grandma cooked it. In addition, in the end, it is faster than waiting for seemingly quicker microwave. How? It cooks your food all day but when you get home, it is done, hot and waiting for you because most crockpots have a warming mechanism. Hence, the "Tortoise" analogy because you do not have to even zap your food in a microwave, because it is already hot and ready.

Try it and you be the judge and see what works best for your family.

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