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?
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