I've had my eye on the ones that have the locking lid because I love the idea of being able to take my crockpot places without having things spill everywhere! Buying a new one was not on the agenda anytime soon.
Last Friday my family and I were at a friends house who had recently gotten married. I was admiring her new crockpot...one with the locking lid..and we discussed the perks of this cool feature as well as other fun things, like where they went on their honeymoon. She was sharing that they had gotten 3 crockpots for their wedding.We talked crockpots a bit more, ate brunch, visited more and then we all went on our way.
A few hours later she sent me a text asking if I was home. A little while later, she and her sweet hubby showed up on my doorstep with a box containing a crockpot. They had decided to give me one of theirs instead of exchanging it for something else. They said I could exchange it for one with a locking lid if I wanted.
Yesterday I headed into town and found one exactly like the one they gave me, but with...you guessed it...a locking lid. So excited!! I only had to pay $10 more. I love the features on it. I manually programmed it to cook 5 1/2 hours. After that time was up it switches itself into "warm" mode. How awesome is that. How many times have you made something in the crockpot and panicked when you were over due getting home to turn it off. You can also just set it to high or low if you're going to be home all day. LoVe It!
The funny thing is, on Thursday I went to the store and bought a whole chicken to roast. I had planned to do it in the oven on Friday but when I discovered no one would really be home for dinner I scrapped that idea and decided to save it for Sunday. The only problem was cooking it while I was at church. I didn't trust my crockpot and really didn't want to put it in the oven (I don't have a roaster for the oven). Well, thanks to my friends....I have it cooking in my new crockpot!
(Pre-cooked & Post-cooked meal....turned out amazing!)Thank you Jesus for knowing my need and my desire and bringing great friends to fulfill it. He's a good Daddy and He KNOWS us, and He LOVES to surprise us with gifts.
With Joy UNquenchable,