I've been thinking about replacing my slow cooker. Mine cost $15 at the Christmas Tree Shop in 2007 and is still in fine working order. I didn't really use it for anything other than a wonderful chocolate cake recipe until I had Toby. Then the 10 hr cook cycle while I was at work became a godsend. It is hard, however, to find decent 10 hour recipes, and as my machine is not programmable that is really my only option. So I've been thinking about getting a new one. As I cannot cook rice to save my life I've also been thinking that a programmable combo slow/rice cooker might be a good investment for me. My rice cooker was also $15 at the Christmas Tree Shop in 2007, but it has not aged as well and now drys out the rice within 20 minutes of being cooked.
So I set out in search of a programmable rice/slow cooker. While reviewing a Cuisinart I came across a comment that has forever changed the way I view my slow cooker!
"a feature that encourages you to leave raw food at room temperature for a prolonged period did not sound that desirable to me"
Wow! I hadn't even thought about that. With a four hour recipe I would be leaving raw food on the counter for six hours!
I love my 2007 $15 slow cooker!
And here you go, have that chocolate cake recipe!
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 small box chocolate, instant pudding mix
1 cup water
3/4 cup of oil
1 cup sour cream
1 cup chocolate chips.
Mix all ingredients together in the slow cooker. Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours.
It will blow your mind!