Know the feeling?
Well I do have to clean out that slow cooker from yesterday's semi-disaster. I mentioned yesterday that I was making a mac and cheese recipe in it. About halfway through the cooking I decided to stir it. EGADS! The pasta-cheese mix seemed to be turning very brown on its edges and sticking/burning to the sides of the cooker. At that point I realized with dismay that I had overlooked the first step in the recipe: "Coat inside of slow-cooker bowl with nonstick cooking spray."
Oh, man. I confirmed with SWMBO that there was nothing I could do at that point but she sweetly pointed out that I was going to have a helluva time getting the bowl clean.
Well the mac and cheese was wonderful and my bride did give me a tip: pour in a half-cup of baking soda, fill the bowl with hot water and let it sit overnight. Most of the "crud" has come loose and off and I'm now going to tackle it to remove the rest.
So if you try a new recipe, don't overlook any of the instructions.
BTW, it's not really that chilly here. The thermometer just hit 65 degrees and the sun appears to be shining.