When I was growing up, the only time I ever recall anyone using a slow cooker was during fall and winter. There weren’t a zillion slow-cooker recipes floating around and the only “web” anyone knew of was that of a spider. Or that rather famous saying from Marmion by Walter Scott. My mother used to quote it often. “[Oh,] what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” Remember that? She added the “oh”, I suppose, for dramatic effect.
Anyway, when spring rolled around, the slow cooker went away like holiday decorations, to somewhere out of the way, until it was needed again. Continue Reading