Tips for Busy Meal Makers (Page 9)

8. Plug In The Slow Cooker

8. Plug in the Slow Cooker

If you don’t have hours to be at home tending a braise on the stove, try a slow cooker. It will give you the same effect (i.e., it gets tough, inexpensive cuts of meat meltingly tender), but you can plug it in, leave for the day and come home to a delicious dinner. Look for used slow cookers at garage sales or make the investment in a new one that is programmable and will automatically switch to a "keep warm" setting when it’s done cooking.

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