Friday, September 24, 2010

My Cooking Salvation

I am in love with my crock pot. Seriously. I use it all the dang time, and it makes my life so much easier. I have always used it fairly frequently, but during this last pregnancy, I pretty much depended on it, and these two websites to get me through.

http://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/
http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

They are both great sites run by stay-at-home-moms who like to make healthy meals for their families, but also have better things to do with their day than slave away in the kitchen. Both sites have easy recipes that are yummy, use ingredients you would normally have on hand, and are different from the normal repertoire. The second link even tells you how to convert each recipe to gluten-free if that is a need for you and yours.

In the past year I have used my crockpot at least twice a week, and have made everything from the expected things like soups and roasts, to more exotic (for a slow cooker at least) like pasta, casseroles, and even desserts.

Just thought I would spread the word about one of my favorite mommy secrets.

3 comments:

Heidi Ferguson said...

Oh THANK YOU! I don't know why the thought never occurred to me to look for crockpot recipe sites. I love the crockpot but I get tired of soups, gravys, and roasts. I will have to start utilizing this stat.

Austin said...

The crockpot is a magical entity where you put in a bunch of (healthy) crap you dislike and abra cadabra turns it into your favorite meal! Thanks for the links, we'll be using them soon!

mostlyprobably said...

Both sites bookmarked. The end.