How To Create An Evening Routine That Will Save You Time

How To Create An Evening Routine That Will Save You Time

Setting up a daily routine in the evening can be quite rewarding allowing you to get evening chores done in a short amount of time.

By creating an evening routine you can get more done in less time allowing you to spend more time with your family.  Life is great when we are not stressing about the housework or the next thing on our list.

In this post, I’m going to walk you through how I created my own evening routine and how I was able to save about 2 hours a day.  I was able to spend more time with my family, my house became cleaner, and I felt accomplished before I went to bed.

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How To Save Time In The Kitchen With Your Crockpot

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If you are in need of ways to save time in the kitchen then it's time to look at your crockpot for help.  In this post, I'm going to share how you can save time in the kitchen with your crockpot.  

It's important to me and most moms to provide healthy, home-cooked meals for their family.  I typically don't share recipes on my blog because our family is quite different than most with all of our eating limitations it can be hard to find recipes that everyday people will eat.

However, with winter in full swing, it's a great time to pull out the crockpot and save some time in the kitchen.  During the winter months in our area, the temperature doesn't usually get above 45 degrees so having a nice warm hearty meal is exactly what my family enjoys this time of the year.

The crockpot is really a set it and forget it type of cooking.  It's cooking that I have to say is my favorite.  In the morning when I'm making breakfast for everyone, I'll pull down the crockpot, chop some veggies, add the meat or bean/legumes I'll be using, and add the herbs and spices.  

Then I turn on the crockpot, set it for the desired amount of time and I've got dinner cooking at 7 am.  

It couldn't be easier.

Now the problem that you might be facing is, what are you going to cook.  Below I'm going to be sharing some of my family favorites with you!  These are meals that I make all of the time and the great thing is, there's enough for leftovers so I'm cooking two dinners in one!

For the vegetarian options our go-to crockpot meals are:

  • Split pea soup
  • Lentil soup
  • Many bean soup
  • Red beans and rice
  • Potato corn chowder
  • Minestrone soup

For the chicken options our go-to crockpot meals are:

  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Chicken cacciatore
  • Chicken enchiladas
  • Whole chicken and veggies
  • Chicken and wild rice soup
  • Chicken stew

So if you are looking for a way to save time and to provide a hearty home-cooked meal for your family it's time to pull out the crockpot.  

You'll be surprised by how much time you'll save, how much your family will love dinner, and how much money you'll be saving by eating in and eating leftovers.

I would love to know in the comments below, what are some of your go-to crockpot meals you prepare for your family?

I want to thank you so much for stopping by.  Below I've provided you with a few other posts that I thought you might enjoy!

Have an amazing day,


14 Ways For All Busy Moms To Save Time

 Busy moms have too much on their plate.  In this post, Jenn shares 14 tips with you that save her and her family time each and every day.  It includes a free checklist so you can start implementing these tips today. #busymom #savetime #organizing #moms #stayathomemom #homemaking

Finding time to get everything done can seem like an impossible task.  In this post, I'm going to be sharing 14 ways any busy mom can save time.  I've also included a checklist for you to take with you so you can start saving time today.

You can quickly download the checklist by clicking the button below.

Well if you're ready, let's begin with my tips!

1 - Set up a morning routine

Making the most out of your mornings will save loads of time.  Start your morning off by doing a few chores like starting a load of laundry, unloading the dishwasher, or even checking email. 

When you get a good productive start to your day you're able to keep the momentum going through the entire day.

If you'd like more info on how to put a morning routine together you can check out this blog post I wrote on this very topic.  

2 - Set up an evening routine

Just like a morning routine and evening routine can save you tons of time.  When I created an evening routine my main goal was to get myself moving a little bit and being less of a couch potato.

What I didn't know was I was able to triple the number of things I did each evening just by creating a plan, sticking to it, and following through.

If you'd like more information about how to put an evening routine together, you can check out this blog post sharing exactly how I put mine together.

3 - Create a monthly plan

By planning out your entire month gives you an idea of what needs to be done when.  If you're new to planning or this is something that you've been wanting to do my advice to you is just start.

Grab a monthly calendar and start jotting down sports practices, days off of school, doctor appointments, and other commitments you might have for the month.

Once your monthly plan is complete it's time to go to my next tip...