Saturday, November 3, 2007

Costco Find

For Mike and my wedding we received three crock pots as gifts. We kept all three, used one and gave the other two away as wedding gifts. Because we were poor college students with lots of friends getting married. It worked. I still have that original crock pot and use it for small things. But it does not feed my big family.
When we moved to Seattle, someone gave us a large crock pot because it was too big for their family. They had used it quite a bit, but decided they needed a smaller one. I have used that crock pot a ton.
A couple of weeks ago when we had a cold snap, I made corn chowder in my crock pot. But after eight hours my potatoes were still hard. then I made something else and the food was just not hot. My crock pot had bit the dust.
I thought I could just go back to the small one and make do, but then I found a recipe for roast. A roast for my family will not fit in the small crock pot!
So last night while doing the weekly/bi-monthly Costco shopping trip I found this!

I don't know what we'll use the "Little Dipper" for...maybe chocolate for an after kids go to bed snack. Or to keep the buffalo sauce hot for wings. It's very cute, though!

The big one is programmable though. It has four time settings (4,6,8,or 10 hours) along with the traditional high and low. It will also change to warm when your time is up. The pot is removable to go in the dishwasher (although that takes up a lot of dishwasher space) and the pot has a spoon notch so you can leave the spoon in the pot and still put the lid on.

It's kind of fancy, but for $39.99 I am happy. This next week, more corn chowder, BBQ beef sandwiches, and chicken noodle soup! Yummo!


Deanne said...

Very cool!!! One more reason to love Costco, yes? :)

Carrie said...

Where did the word "Yummo" come from? You never say it, only it shows up all over your blog!

Chris said...

Looks great! I love my little dipper. I haven't used it often, but my favorite thing to put in it is homemade carmel sauce (carmels melted and mixed with a little milk) for dipping apple slices.

Trish D said...

Very nice! I've actually wished that we had a little dipper (for stuff like Spinach Artichoke dip at parties) but now use our electric fondue pot.

I love my ginormous crock pot, although it's not this fancy. Howzabout sharing some of your favorite recipes - always on the lookout for fresh inspiration!

shan said...

I need a new one too! Mine came from my step-grandma who passed away when I wasn't even married! (So it's just a bit old!!) I just happened to be the only grandkid living away from home! I just broke the side of it and the lid!

jenn@myderbe said...

Wow! I have two great crock-pots (which I use often) that I was perfectly content with until I saw that one. The spoon thing and the different times are what got me. Thanks for making me covet! :)