Thoughtful Thankful Thursdays – A Crock Pot Life

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 by from Mom, Myself, & I

Yeah, so you know by now that I don’t cook. (Or should I say, don’t LIKE to cook, because I do cook every stinking day.)

But now that cooler weather is upon us, I have to admit that I haven’t minded preparing some cozy meals for my family. And, one of my all time favorite ways to cook is to use one of life’s special little reminders from the Universe that there is a God. A crock pot. (And, yes, I did just compare a crock-pot to God.)   

I swear that those things were invented for moms just like me,  who spend more time cruising around town picking up kids from school and going to softball practice - than they do hanging out at home. Even though I am by no means a food connoisseur, I am somehow able to create very good meals by mixing together inexpensive ingredients and allowing them to simmer all day long.  (Go ME!)

Plus, I don’t have the nightly rush of answering the “What’s for dinner,” chorus sung by my herd of hungry children, and I don’t feel like I have to spend hours preparing a nice home cooked meal. Even better, it’s one flipping dish – which means my cracked and dried hands get a break from washing dishes. (Hallelujah) 

So why is the Momspirational "anti-cooking mom" writing about crock-pots? 

In short, because I feel it is important to maximize YOUR time and to be both thoughtful and thankful for the little things – THAT YOU HAVE CONTROL OVER, which can make your life easier. 

If you are anything like me, which I imagine you are – "me time" is some proverbial pile of doo-doo that has been concocted by people who don’t have children. Because for me, it literally doesn’t exist. But the crock-pot, like a tiny savior, helps me to maximize the time I do have to do the best I can to provide for my family what I feel is important. Like good food. And I find that on the nights I use the crock pot (which is quite often now), I am more relaxed and enjoy chilling with my kiddos rather than scurrying around the kitchen like a starving mouse hunting for cheese. 

Making your own life easier, by using things like crock-pots, really is an important goal!

(Oh, and I’m also writing this because I have run out of wholesome, inexpensive recipes to prepare in my crock pot and figured that plenty of you would have some yummy recipes!) 

So share with me…I mean us!  What little things make YOUR life easier and, more importantly, what do you have cooking in your crock pot tonight?

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Stef DanielAuthor

Stef Daniel is the 40ish year old, experienced (meaning crazy already) mother of count ‘em…4 daughters (yes, she takes prayers) who have taught her nearly E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G she needs to know about raising kids and staying sane. She hails from a small town in Georgia where she lives with her family in a red tin roofed house (w ... More

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