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Crockpots – God’s greatest creation

Posted on: May 8, 2009

Some might say that man is God’s greatest creation. Not true. It’s the crockpot.

I tried something new this week – cooking one main meal on Monday/Tuesday and then using the leftovers throughout the week for other meals. Tuesday we had a Mexican spread: fajitas, beans, rice, Mexican salad. Wednesday we had salad using the leftover fajita meat. Thursday was bean and cheese tacos with leftover beans and rice (I made up another batch of tortillas because the last batch didn’t make it that long 😉 ).

Tonight is crockpot night. And can I just say, thank God! It’s been one of those days where I’m struggling to keep my own attitude in check while helping Julia do the same. It’s all nice and dandy to discipline your child when you, yourself, feel calm and collected. But throw in some raging pregnancy hormones (seriously, like how many times have I cried today for no reason?!), extreme fatigue mixed with insomnia, pressure to start cleaning in prep for our big house remodeling and you’ve got yourself one frazzled mama, who’d give anything to not deal with tantrums.

Anywho, I put a roast in the crockpot this morning late morning early afternoon and I am thrilled that my dinner duty is over. Nothing like knowing that while your to-do list is still a mile long, dinner is at least not on it.

So, even if the crockpot isn’t God’s greatest creation, it’s at least one of His greatest blessings to mamas!

6 Responses to "Crockpots – God’s greatest creation"

I agree crockpots are great. You are pretty awesome too for all you do as a mom Sarah!

Totally agree, the crock pot is awesome! Funny, I just put in a roast last night. 🙂

Have you been to the “365 Days of Crockpotting” Blog? It is so awesome — the writer used her crockpot(s) every day for a year in 2008: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2007/12/alphabetical-listing-of-recipes.html

I did a roast in my crockpot last night and used the “layering” technique from that blog – the meat goes on the bottom, and baking potatoes wrapped in foil go on top…you can add foil-wrapped sweet corn also, but I didn’t happen to have any on hand, so I just added chopped carrots in the bottom of the crock with the meat instead.

I definitely recommend the crockpot365 blog. I made an Indian dish from it last night and have made several other good things from it!

I am a huge crockpot fan! The thing that’s great about a crockpot is how it creates massive amounts of leftovers to use again and again. Like I mentioned in response to your recent post about saving moolah at the grocery, when I cook a roast for the two of us, it equated into at least two or three meals. Night One = Roast. Night two = Enchiladas. Night three = Beef Stew. The variations could go on and on depending on the meat and veggies you cook together. My mom says a crockpot is a modern day maid like what is mentioned in Proverbs 31:15 from the Amplified Bible, “She rises while it is yet night and gets [spiritual] food for her household and assigns her maids their tasks.”

Very clever. If only they had crockpots bigger than my shoe here. At least there’s something, tho.

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