Readers of the recipes on my blog know that I love my slow cooker. Today, I have another love to tell you about – A crock pot timer.
Have you ever found a great crock pot recipe for breakfast but thought “I’d have to get up in the middle of the night to get it ready.”
Or have you found a neat dinner recipe that only requires 4 hours on low but you will be gone all day long?
With a crock pot timer, those issues are a thing of the past.
Use a crock pot timer for an easy breakfast
Mornings are such a busy time in our house. There is a lot going on, and spending time planning and delivering a big home cooked breakfast is not on the cards during the weekdays.
But I love a warm breakfast as much as the next person, and I particularly love the smell of a warm breakfast cooking.
A crock pot timer allows me to do most of my preparation in the evening and I get to wake up to the smell of a warm breakfast that is almost done cooking.
That is what sweet dreams are made of! One of my favorites is oatmeal.
With a timer, I can cook this hearty breakfast while I am sleeping!
The main problem with slow cookers is having to be around to turn them down when the cooking is done.
These nifty timers allow you to have the crock pot set to turn on (or off) at any time of the day when you won’t be around to do this manually.
Many crock pots have built in timers now. Be sure to check to make sure yours has this setting if you will be cooking overnight.
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