Reading Your Way To Slow Cooker Success
Many of us grew up watching TV shows, movies and documentaries on homes of the future. People of the present have always enjoyed speculating on how people of the future would live their lives. Now that we've grown up, however, it's easy to wonder just where that futuristic home actually is. What might surprise a lot of people is that it's actually right there for anyone to take hold of. In particular, what we often thought of as a kitchen of the future is easily available to any of us today. One simply needs to take advantage of it by integrating different pieces of modern technology into a greater whole.
One of the more surprising of these combinations to some people is the e-book and slow cooker. For those unfamiliar with slow cookers, they refer to a device also known as a crock pot. The basic idea behind the device is that it automates one of the more lengthy, messy and time consuming aspects of cooking a meal. Basically, it will do the majority of cooking for a number of food items that would otherwise require someone to stand over a stove all day. The crock pot is able to do this by maintaining a steady temperature throughout the day within a cooking chamber with a low pressure seal. In essence, this means that the lengthy cooking of many food items will instead only need the preparation phase. The actual cooking is as simple as putting the items into the pot, turning it on, and then coming back later in the day to take out the prepared food.
The preparation aspect is also where the e-book portion of a modern kitchen comes in. One of the great things about e-books is that they're readable on any number of low cost devices these days, along with almost any smart-phone. That means that one can carry around Crock Pot Recipes in an e-book everywhere they go. It's a trivial process to share an e-book among several devices as well. One of the best strategies is to get a low cost tablet for kitchen use. At that point, one literally has hundreds of recipes available at one's fingertips. However, even without a dedicated device one can simply load the e-book of recipes up on one's phone and bring it right into the kitchen. The average recipe is short enough that any phone screen will be up to displaying it in an easily readable way.
One of the best aspects of cooking this way is that it's easy to plan a meal as the whim strikes you. For example, imagine that you suddenly get a craving for chicken after smelling some on the way to work. It's easy enough to simply load up your e-book, look for chicken recipes, decide on which you want, and stop by the store on the way home. The alternative with a traditional cook book would mean needing to stop home first, do all the planning there, head back out again to the store, and only then be able to really get started on the meal. Basically, it's all the convenience of the kitchens of the future but right in the phone, computer or tablet of today.