Guide :Crock Pots & Slow Cookers : 38601 Smart Pot 6-Quart
Everything overcooks except beans
I am usually an exceptional cook. Recently, my daughter convinced me to get a crockpot because she said all I have to do on busy days is just place ingredients in the pot and leave it alone all day. That sounded like a great idea on busy days.
I have cooked several meats (chickens and roasts) in my crockpot using various recipes. I ususally need, however, to leave the pot on all day while I'm at work. When I return (8-12 hours later), it never fails, the meat dishes I am cooking are too dry, shriveled, and overcooked. What am I doing wrong? Should I select the shorter time and expect the