Joke Title: crock pot beef
My sister was flying through my town the other day with her new fiance. I hadn't seen her in a year or so and she asked me to make "italian beef" in the crockpot. She loves the stuff and it was her fiance's favorite. I put all the ingredients in before work and wouldn't see it again until i picked up my sis at the airport. i have been cooking for a long time, so i made sure that the lid was on snuggly and that the pot was plugged in. i made sure i didn't forget anything. before i went to work i even double checked to see if the crock pot was warm...everything was fine. i was so excited when i saw my sis and her soon to be husband...i couldn't wait to get home to the aromas of slow cooked beef and spices..plus they were starving to death and couldn't wait. when i opened the door to the house...immediately i new i had failed. no smell. no lovely aroma of fresh basil and oregano. i ran to the kitchen and the crockpot was hot, the light was on, but the removeable dish insert was sitting nice as you please on the counter next to the crock heating element...lid was secure...all ingredients waiting to be cooked. we had cheeseburgers instead.