Of coarse I say that now. Just wait until I go into labor and there's 5 feet of snow on the ground and I can't get to the birth center.
One of my favorite ways to simplify our crazy week is using the Crockpot!
Growing up I was not at all into cooking. I didn't know how to cook anything, nor was I in any way, interested in learning. I survived my college years eating salads from a bag, pasta and whatever my friends were cooking when I casually invited myself over, during dinner time.
I actually remember numerous family members trying to buy me a Crockpot when I went away to college. I put up such resistance! I just couldn't understand why everyone and their mother was trying to give me this thing!
Now I bow down to my Crockpot! We use it 2 -3 times per week through the fall and winter. Especially now that things are so busy during the day. It takes a ton of stress off of dinner time and even free's up time for me during the evening, that I would normally be prepping dinner. It's also another fun way for Aria to help cook, which she loves to do.
Our favorite Fall Crockpot Recipes:
Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken - No 2 Pencil
The day we started making this chicken, we never bought another rotisserie chicken again. It's so easy and the family loves it! It also yields a ton of leftovers for lunches and other meals. Aria loves when we make quesadillas with the leftovers! Also, instead of foil under the chicken, we use carrots!
Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs - All Day I Dream About Food
I used to shy away from cooking spaghetti squash because it felt so tedious to do in the oven. Cooking it in the crockpot is so easy and sooooo delicious!
Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork - Host the Toast
If you want to lighten up the spice, you can go easy on the jalapeno or skip it all together. Either way, you'll have a bangin sandwich!
Easy White Chicken Chili - Gimme Some Oven
Our house is full of chili lovers. When we veer off the traditional path, this is most definitely a favorite. I always get compliments on the avocados! They add a new touch and a different texture.
It's a perfect dish for a cold day!
Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala - Creme de la Crumb
Chicken Marsala in the crockpot is completely different than any time I've ever cooked it in a pan. It's so juicy and just perfectly seasoned.
Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Peppers - Pinch of Yum
I am in love with these peppers! And the fact that they are meatless doesn't phase anyone in the house!
Crockpot Beef Carnitas - Eat Live Run
This is PJ's favorite dish on this list. He says he could eat them every day. The flank steak can be a bit pricey, but in all honestly, it's TOTALLY worth it! The warm corn tortillas are are the bomb too!
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies - Damn Delicious
We love this meal because it's a complete meal in one pot. Chicken, veggies and potatoes. No need to dirty any other dishes (which I love) and everything is right there ready for you. Also, the way everything cooks in the juices adds a lot of flavor!
Have you always loved your crockpot?
What are your favorite crockpot recipes?