My husband bought a crock pot, five years ago. No, he hasn’t used it just yet. In fact, he hasn’t even taken it out of the box yet. Oh, I’ve tried to be encouraging about the whole thing. After the first year of no crock pot use, I got him a very cool cookbook “Crock Pot Cooking with Five Ingredients or Less”. I just knew this would be successful in coaxing the crock pot out of the box in the basement. Five ingredients, or LESS??? It makes it all sound so easy, so doable. What could go wrong with so few ingredients? Well, the Crock Pot stayed in the box.
A few years later, I thought another exposure to the Crock Pot could be just the answer to getting her into the rotation of kitchen tools and accessories, as I am sure she desires. So, I did what I thought would be best. Under the Christmas tree I put her, all wrapped up. Oh, the look of surprise when my husband opened that gift. He laughed heartily. She stayed out under the tree for a few days, with the other opened gifts that the children didn’t ravage. Then, sadly, she made her way back into the basement.
I have been thinking about the Crock Pot situation. I could just open the box and use her, but this was my husband’s idea for him to use. I want to support him in this endeavor, not take over. I rather liked the reappearing Crock Pot. I think a good plan would be to keep re-gifting it to him each Christmas. Maybe if that doesn’t work, I will re-gift it to me from me . (Hey, my 7 year old had a gift to and from himself under the tree this year – why not?). It sounds like a plan.