The other morning I was still in bed planning out our day and got to the point of our meals. I wanted to have baked potatoes, but didn't want to heat up the house with the oven for an hour and a half. I was planning on making BBQ ribs in the crock pot when it occurred to me, "Couldn't I bake potatoes in the crock pot?" I ran to the computer to google it, and sure enough it could be done.
I scrubbed the potatoes, poked them with a fork (could it really explode if I skipped this step?), sprayed them with canola oil, and wrapped them in foil. They were all on the medium/large side which is key - keep them all the same size or some will be overdone and others not quite done. I put them in on low heat for 5 hours and they turned out perfectly!
Many of you are probably a little more on the ball than I am and have done this already. I, however, am still marveling at this fantastic method of baking potatoes and can't wait to do it again!
Enjoy your weekend - possibly with baked potatoes added to your favorite summertime meal!