Crockpot Roast

Looking for a moist, tender delicious roast? Well, here’s a recipe that’s easy and your family would love!

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Mama Minute: Taking Advantage of Your Crockpot on Busy Days (Video)

Today I’d like to share with you something I’ve been doing for a while that has made cooking for my family a breeze on busy days. That’s using my crockpot.

When it comes to making sure my family eats a good meal, I do whatever it takes to make that happen. In order to do that, sometimes I need help in the kitchen. One of those helpers is my crockpot. On days that I have multiple things going on, I put a meal on for dinner and carry on with my day.

It’s great when you have children involved in sports and you’ll be gone most of the day. Great for Sundays when you want to get out in the yard to play in dirt, but still need dinner done. Even better you can have one meal cooking in the crockpot and another on the stove to cook up meals for a couple days.

If you’re unsure of cooking in the crockpot, there’s multiple sources of help on line…Pinterest, blogs, Google….and the list goes on. Use those tools to help get a crockpot meal on the table for your family. You can also ask your family for ideas as well as be creative and make up your own.

Of course there are some dishes I refuse to cook in the crockpot, like a whole chicken. But those I do cook in it, I cook in it. Hope you begin to use your crockpot on those busy days when you need a meal on the table with no hassle. How often do you use your crockpot?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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The Cooking Channel: Crockpot Lasagna (Video)

Sunday evening we went to see Disney on Ice. The past few Sundays we’ve ordered out because I just didn’t feel like cooking. However, last week we ordered pizza and we weren’t too pleased. So, this Sunday I knew we had to have something delicious, but I also didn’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. To solve both dilemmas I made lasagna and made it in the crockpot.

Years, years, years ago I knew nothing about making lasagna. Not a thing! We ate store bought lasagna. Ewww 🙁 From the first time I made it, I vowed to never, ever, eva…eat store bought lasagna again. I have kept my vow to this day. Another thing I don’t fret about is having the same exact ingredients every time I cook a specific dish. I just don’t. I think oftentimes we spend unnecessary amounts of money on one dish. If I have the staple items I need to make a dish I make it with that and I’m good and the food is good too.

So, find below my video on how I made this delicious lasagna.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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3 tips to take it easy and feed your family before the holiday

This time of year can be very stressful if we’re not committed to keeping what matters most first.  I know that’s easier said than done.  However, if we have a large menu planned for Christmas and the week before we’re cooking nonstop, it can be overwhelming and not enjoyable.

Here’s 3 tips to help balance your cooking before the holiday

1. Break out that trusty crockpot!  You know the one you received as a wedding gift 30 years ago. Yeah, that one.  Make a generous hearty soup or stew that’ll last your family a couple days.

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2. Store bought meal or Simi – homemade.   Let me confess now, I’m a food snob! I’m not fond of fast food, don’t purchase store bought macaroni salad etc. So, it’s kind of hard to find good quality Simi – homemade meals when I refuse to try them.  But… One day I was at Costco and found some delicious potato soup. The only reason I knew it was good was because they had samples out.  Last week I went grocery shopping, there wasn’t potato soup, but there was some Chicken Tortilla.  Pair it with a delicious bread to use as a bread bowl or to the side and there’s another easy stress free meal. 

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3. Lastly, leftovers.  Leftovers are a mom’s best friend. Make a large Sunday dinner that will feed your family one extra day. Another option is a meal that can be revamped. Making enough taco meat can be turned it spaghetti the following day with a salad on the side.  How’s that for a stalling tactic?

Remember during this holiday season make your life easier by eliminating extra work.  Most of the time the bulk of cooking, cleaning, entertaining and preparing falls on us.  What do you do to help ease your load during the holiday?

Nicole

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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