Thursday, January 21, 2010

What a Crock

First there was The Julie/Julia Project. In the book (which I am currently reading), Julie Powell gives herself a year to make every recipe in Julia Child's cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking".

365 days. 536 recipes. Did she succeed? I might just have to finish the book to know for sure, but I do know this. She succeeded in turning her cooking blog into a best-selling book, and that best-seller into a movie. Julie (and Julia's) style of cooking? Very odd French recipes. Extremely labor intensive. Not. For. Me.

Ahhh...but here's a cooking blog I find so much more appealing! In A Year of Slow Cooking Stephanie O'Dea resolves to use her crockpot EVERY... SINGLE... DAY in 2008 and shares both her recipes and her family's verdict. Dump everything in a pot and cook it all day. THAT'S my kind of cooking.

My cooking resolution: to expand my crock pot repertoire.

In 6 hours we're having beef stew.

Can't wait!


Nancy Thomas said...

Thanks for the link Madeline! I added it to my google reader.

scrapper al said...

Good luck! I use my crockpot a couple times a month, which is pretty often considering there's only two of us and I use a 6 qt crockpot.

Madeline said...

The stew was great! I'd like to try a chicken recipe next...

Petunia said...

So funny--I just looked at that blog last week for the first time! I love the crockpot--my kind of cooking, too!!!