In 1974 I started at the major truck manufacturer as a secretary. That first Christmas, Bob my boss asked Hubby what he could get me for Christmas. His question surprised Hubby (I’d never received a gift from a boss before, but it was common at my new company) and Hubby said the first thing that came to mind, “Well, she’s said she would like to have one of those new slow cookers.”
So, I got a kind of unusual gift from a boss that year:
But even if it wasn’t a typical gift from a boss, he couldn’t have given me one that I would enjoy more over the years. This slow cooker has been one of the most valuable tools in my kitchen and is still going strong.
A few years ago I did buy one of the new big, oval slow cookers, but this is still my faithful back-up.
When I was going to make a big batch of chili a couple days ago as well a the frankies I talked about in my last post, I served the chili in the new cooker and the frankies in this one.
Granted the brown plaid design on this cooker kind of dates it but, “Pretty is as pretty does,” so this old girl is still pretty to me.