Back to School
Fall time means that children are back to schooling. And long gone are the lazy hazy days of summer.
Your mornings probably are rushed as you pack lunches, make beds, and send the children to school.
Or maybe you homeschool, but your mornings are still rushed and hectic. So when dinnertime hits, the last thing you want to think of is “what’s for dinner?” when the family is together again.
Gotta Feed the Family
Regardless of your schedule, as mom’s we all want to have less stress when it comes to feeding our families.
Most of us would prefer not to order out pizza or fast food every night because we do not feel like cooking.
Our own budgets and health cannot afford for us to do that, so that leaves option of preparing food ahead of time. One way to do that is to utilize a crock pot.
Benefits of Using a Crock Pot
If used properly a crock pot can be a beneficial tool in the kitchen that saves you time and money, and allows you to feed your family frugally as well.
*Cooks a wide variety of foods (soups, meats, stews, casseroles)
*Dinner ready without the fuss
*Fewer dishes to wash
*Enhances and intensifies the flavors of many foods
*Allows inexpensive cuts of meat to tenderize nearly to perfection
*Saves energy compared to using the oven
Crock Pot Recipes from My Readers
A few weeks ago I shared on social media how much I love my crock pot because it saves me time and money when I feed my family. I asked a few readers to share their favorite uses for their crocks pots and I choose a few to share with you.
These are unedited because I did not want to change a thing with their recipes.
*Please feel free to copy and paste, share, or use these recipes. And if you get a chance to use them please drop me a comment below.
CROCK POT RECIPES
Amy L Barnes
Meal 1 – Roast Chicken (save bones and scraps);
Meal 2 – put all bones into crock pot, fill with water and put on High until bones separate from each other.
Let cool and strain out the bones (you want to keep the broth!).
Sort out the meat from the bones and pop back into the broth with onions, carrots, celery, garlic, a little salt. Chicken soup.
Meal 3 – Add dumplings to boiling broth/soup. (dumplings – 1 beaten egg, tiny pinch salt, enough flour to make a stiff dough – can make noodles or spoon up dumplings. When dumplings float – they’re done).
CROCK POT RECIPES
Taco soup recipe is easy using 1lb cooked ground beef and 1 can each of black beans white beans kidney beans chili beans stewed tomatoes poured into croc with liquids and add 1 package of taco seasoning and 1 package of hidden valley ranch dressing stir all cook on low 2-3 HRs
CROCK POT RECIPE
Click for recipe >>>> Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma
CROCK POT HARVEST CHILI
As keepers of our homes when we can find ways to save time and money, that is a good thing. Using a crock pot will help eliminate the stress of feeding your family. Keep up the good work ladies.
Stephanie Malcolm, Training Keepers of the Home