Firstly, thanks to you all for the words of encouragement and support on my foray into grad school. And those of you whom are educators, your advice is much sought and appreciated! Now, I'm calling on all of you for help again - this time, in the kitchen.
Lest my boy turn into one giant microwaveable chicken nugget dinner full of fat and calories, I'm collecting slow cooker/crock pot recipes that are healthful, nutritious and packed with flavor, but are easy to throw together. I used to buy a lot of those pre-packaged Crock Pot meals at the grocery, but they never have any in stock, and those meals usually have too much sodium, anyway. So, I'm trying to make them from scratch. I will usually wind up prepping the stuff while I'm home on my lunch break during the day. I do, however, have plans in the near future to see about getting either one or two more slow cookers or the three-in-one slow cooker jobby I saw at that club that belongs to Sam the other day (depending on cost) and cooking up big batches of different dishes to freeze and or refrigerate for us to eat on during the week. Last night, I made a scrumptious beef stew, and - I have to say - it was 500 times better than all those microwave meals I have in the freezer right now!
So, please, if you are a listed contributor on our recipe blog, please go there soon and leave me some slow cooker recipes! If you aren't, please leave me a slow cooker recipe either in the comments on this blog or the recipe blog. My sanity depends on it!