In my house, I am a huge fan of the crock pot. Even my kids will tell you. It’s out on the counter about once a week, making the house smell lovely all day long.
I didn’t grow up with a crock pot in the house. I wouldn’t even have known what to do with one. It was not until my bridal shower that I received one as a gift. It was a Toastmaster with two manual settings – low and high. Once I started using it I was in love! Eight years later my well loved appliance happens to be falling apart.
Another tidbit about my crock pot? I always end up making the same few things. Pot roast, BBQ pulled pork or a chicken dish with one of those cream of something or other soups. I admit it. And if we have a get together where we need to bring something, my home made mac and cheese or sauce and meatballs goes in it for travel purposes. I never really knew what else to make. While I was sure the possibilities were endless, I just stuck with the few things I knew.
A website that gets you out of the what should we make for dinner rut. Each Thursday morning, they publish a list of 15 meals you can choose from… kid-friendly, quick, simple-gourmet, vegetarian and more. Some are crock pot recipes, though not all. They even offer special brunch and lunch options. It takes the stress out of trying to plan meals for the week. And if there’s something you don’t like, or know your kids won’t eat? No problem! Choose another recipe in its place! Another bonus, you can even print out your custom grocery list while you are on the website. SO easy! And time saving!
What I really loved was that it opened my eyes to new things to make in the crock pot, as well as in the oven. My kids were big fans of the Slow Cooker Sour Cream and Bacon Chicken recipe. They cleaned their plates and that’s not something that always happens in our house. I was provided with my own 6 month subscription to the site to try it out, and given a brand new crock pot. A Cook & Carry Crock Pot! This is like the Cadillac of crock pots, let me tell you! Not only is it programmable, but it automatically shifts to warm when the cooking is done. And it has a lid mounted locking system so you can securely take it with you, wherever you go!
For just $7 a month, Relish is a great gift not only for a newlywed or new mom who could use some help with meal planning, but even that hard-to-buy for friend or relative. With the holidays approaching it would make a unique hostess gift too!
Relish is going to give one lucky winner their very own 6 month subscription, a slow cooker like the one above, and spatula!
To enter the giveaway, just answer the question–How can Relish help your dinnertime dilemma?
This giveaway is a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway 2011. Please follow the link for more information, as well as for a complete list of all giveaways as they post throughout the month of November. Entries for all giveaways will close Saturday, December 3rd at 7pm CST. Winners will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winners Monday, December 5th. We will email winners at the address accompanying the winning comments.
Disclosure: I was sent a slow cooker and given a 6 month subscription in order to write this review. All opinions are my own.
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