Lesson Learned (a new series)
Thus, a new series is born!!
In an attempt to make dinner a bit easier, I decided to pull out the Crock-Pot for last night’s dinner. Fortunately, I had allocated a solid amount of prep time as one does not just toss ingrediants into the slow cooker. There was quite a bit of chopping and slicing AND sauteing before anything went into the cooking insert.
Humans are visually-oriented. We have been conditioned that browned meat means that it has been thoroughly cooked. Sitting in a Crock-Pot for eight hours will do many things to meat…but browning isn’t one of them. Additionally, sauteing the meat and veggies ahead of time brings out certain desirable flavours.