Five Kids in Six Years, No Multiples. Our House is Always Crazy, Rarely Quiet, and Full of Love.

Five Kids in Six Years, No Multiples. Our House is Always Crazy, Rarely Quiet, and Full of love.

my sanity is a bunch of crock…

…pot dinners. {Yes, that’s my attempt at being clever}

Dinner time is one of the most stressful times for me. Recently, I have implemented meal planning and Once a Month Cooking [OAMC] to help with that stress load. However, I find that most of the meals I have prepared and frozen just won’t work for our gym nights or Sunday afternoons after Church.

On Monday, after preparing a list of recipes, ingredients & planning a cooking day for Once a Month Cooking [OAMC], I decided it was time to invest in a crock-pot {the stoneware in our old one didn’t survive the winter – it cracked & the paint started chipping}. I figured crock-pot dinners might be the perfect solution to gym night {when we don’t get home until 7 or 8} and lunch after Church {when we get home around 1}. Of course, the stores were out of the crock-pot I wanted {that was on sale}, so I splurged a little bit & the end result was this:

My first time using our new, contemporary crock-pot, was also my first time roasting a whole chicken & it was delicious!!

This is one of the best investments I’ve made for our family & my business {no, I won’t be deducting it}. As I started the OAMC preparations, I realized that this significantly cuts down on the work I have to do in cooking & preparing 30 meals. It does require a modified OAMC plan, but in doing so, it simplifies my cooking day(s) {more on that later}, and creates more peace of mind for me and more time for my family & work.

I highly recommend investing in a crock-pot {if you don’t have one}, or using yours more often {if you already have one}.

Thank you crock-pot for saving my sanity!

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