This is what the asparagus looked like after being tossed.
And this is what it looked like after cooking.
Now, I started off this post explaining why I hadn't made many side dishes in my crock pot (the same could be said about desserts actually), but my problems have recently been solved. I received a great surprise Christmas gift in the mail this week from my friend Roopsi.
dual crock pot that I've been coveting!!! I actually told Roopsi that I was going to make a whole post about receiving this gift, but it ended up fitting in to this post about making side dishes in the crock pot. Now I don't have to worry anymore about using up the crock pot to make a side dish because I can make a main dish on one side and either a side dish or a dessert on the other. The only drawback here is that each pot is smaller, so I might not be able to make a whole recipe of a main dish, but I'm still excited about it! Stay tuned for some exciting new dual-dish posts in the future!