One weird thing... it wasn't getting hot. Patrick called to let me know he was on his way home and I mentioned this to him. He told me to turn it up from low to high. As I did so, I noticed my fatal mistake. I never plugged in the darn thing!
I was worried Patrick would be mad since he was SO looking forward to having chili for dinner. So I waited until he got home, and when I realized that it would be several hours, even on high, for the chili to even get warm... I had to tell him. He walked in the door, and I asked him how much he loved me. And I couldn't keep a straight face. I broke the news. He looked at me like "are you serious?" which is probably because I was laughing so hard I started crying. But alas, it was the truth.
Carly told me that it was the best newlywed story she's heard. So I decided it had to be shared. Anywho... it's been simmering all day today, so it WILL be enjoyed tonight! Can't wait!
PS: are you in love with our red kitchen accessories as much as I am?!