i just finished putting together a chicken and rice meal in the crockpot (using NO cream-of-soup from a can), and i have to run some errands this morning.
when i was putting the meal together, and it was too late to change my dinner plans, i suddenly realized that there will be a time this morning that i will not be in the house as my crockpot is PLUGGED IN and COOKING away.
so i sent an email to my mom (who lives across the street from me):
“mom, i’m headed out to the shops. i have dinner in the crockpot so will you, from time to time, look out your window to make sure the house isn’t on fire? thanks! ~liz”
and yes, i’m serious.