I also used a pot - to boil water for noodles. Seriously. I lived on buttered noodles for way too many years of my life.
After we were married, I decided to become all domestic-like. After reading some blogs, I got one of these:
My inspiration was the Crockpot Lady. She made something different in her crockpot every day for a year. Such dedication. I cannot bring myself to cook once a week regularly. However, she did get me to purchase a crockpot and start making some meals. I have about 5 in rotation (more on that later).
In December we had a party so I needed more crockpots. My brother gave me his small basketball one (yes, it is really shaped as a basketball and prompted a guest to say "You have a BASKETBALL on your counter). Too bad it sucked as a crockpot. An hour and a half later and nothing was warm, let alone hot, and my brother was trying to salvage my dip on the stove (more on that later).
So out I went and purchased this one, the perfect size for dips. We all know I like dips:
Then Christmas came and one of my Santas bought me this magnificent thing:
Two crockpots in one = heaven. I also got this little gem for even smaller dips (or fondue!):