This kitchen gadget came into my life as a wedding gift, but has made me feel like wife of the year [over and over again].
At least that is how I have felt every single time my husband comes home from work and praises me for the delicious smells coming from our kitchen of a hot cooked meal ready to eat.
I feel like a rock star, but the beauty of it is– that it only takes minutes of preparation. Oh sweet Crock Pot, how I love thee.
I honestly spend more time searching for new recipes and buying ingredients than I do actually cooking in my kitchen these days.
Here is a peek at this week’s meal plan.
So the method to my madness is to spread the Crock Pot love throughout the week. Because one of these meals will typically make leftovers, I don’t necessarily have to plan a meal for the following night.
When planning my dinners for the week, I also try to leave room for a random night out. So by having a few leftover or free nights, we don’t waste money or food. I will also try to buy in bulk, hence why we are having two chicken dinners in a row.
Please note that I’m still planning the veggie that goes with each meal. I wait until I’m at the store to see what vegetable jumps out at me.Also, I don’t always have so many Crock Pot meals in one particular week, but it’s so freaking easy I couldn’t resist!!
Here are link-ups to the three recipes I’m cooking up this week.
So wife of the year or not, I’m just happy to know that we have a menu of eats ready to go and no worry of what’s for dinner.
Do you use a Crock Pot? If yes, what are some of your favorite recipes? I’m always looking for easy and yummy ideas.