Lately we’ve been making a lot of our meals in the crock pot. This one is the little one called “Crockette.” We’ve put a small pot roast in it with an onion, some carrots, a bay leaf or two and cabbage if we have it. We fill it up to the top, put the lid on and walk away. It does a nice job in about 8 hours, but sometimes we want to speed up the process. Do you know how to do that?
You put a little cozy on it!! This one was made from a 1927 cutter quilt, I cut a strip the circumference of the crock pot plus 1/2″ and draw a circle 1/4″ larger than the body of the crock pot all the way around. Sew the long strip, ease in the circle and hem the bottom. Voila! I think Laura Pinney (whose name is embroidered on the quilt) would be happy to help out in the kitchen. The little cozy raises the temperature in the crock pot a few degrees and cooks the food faster. The other day I put a roast in at 10:00 and it was perfectly done by noon. The juice makes wonderful soup. Give it a try and free up some kitchen time for quilting!