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Sep09

Why You Should Bring a Crock Pot to the Cottage

 Our cottages all have fully equipped kitchens but if you have a busy vacation planned or you don’t enjoy cooking, then a crock pot might just be your new best friend. Here are 5 reasons why you should bring one along with you on your next La Casa cottage stay.

A Time Saver 

On vacation, after an active day out, you might not want to spend every evening cooking. Using a crock pot will save you time as it cooks your food slowly whilst you are out for the day. You can explore as long as you want, and when you come back, you cottage will be full of delicious smells!

An Easy Cooking Experience

You can find plenty of crock pot recipes online. Simply combine all the ingredients for the dish you wish to cook, set the temperature, switch on the timer and that’s it! There’s nothing complicated about slow cooking…it just takes time.

Note: On your way to La Casa, make sure you pick up some groceries as there are no supermarkets near the property.  Online shopping is also an option via Save On Foods – details available in our FAQ.

You Can Create Healthy Meals

Slow cooker recipes don’t usually call for added oils or fats since they use water and time to cook the food. The food is not fried or prepared in unnecessary ways.  This means that the final result will be healthier than the same meal cooked in a frying pan or on the grill (where oil or butter is needed).

It’s Budget Friendly Cooking

Crock pots can save you money in several ways. Firstly, they can make a lot of food at once. Secondly, you can use a crock pot to mix and re-cook leftovers into a second family meal. Crock pots are so versatile that almost any food can be cooked in them. This means that there is no need to buy expensive grocery items. For example, a crock pot can turn cheaper cuts of meat into a tender and tasty meal.

Guaranteed Hassle-Free Clean-Up

The beauty of cooking with a crock pot is that you can cook an entire family meal in one pot. To guarantee easy cleanup, rub the inside of the stoneware with oil or spray it with nonstick cooking spray before using the crock pot. If you want an even easier clean up routine, use a slow cooker liner.  These are plastic bags that can be taken out once you’ve finished eating, and thrown away. Some crock pots also have a removable crock.

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Are you ready for your next cottage vacation? Contact our reservations team by calling 1-888-226-5566 or emailing rentals@lacasacottageresort.com and book your stay!

Written by Natsumi Matsumoto