Use the Crock Pot Method: Tip of the Week #16

Lisa Cherry —  January 31, 2011

I do not know how I would manage my busy household without my fleet of crock pots. I personally think they are the greatest modern household invention.  Put the food in at 8:00 a.m. Cover and ignore. Open and eat at 6:00 p.m.

Why, you may ask, am I mentioning my crock pot as a Frontline Moms tip? Because the crock pot answers for me dozens of parenting excuses:

We are just too busy to cook dinner at home.

We didn’t have time for family dinner. No one has time to cook.

We had to go through the drive thru. I forgot to get anything together for dinner.

Today’s family needs the family dinner table. In our modern hustle bustle pace we need the comfort and respite of fellowship around a dinner table with the people who love us most. I know this and believe it.

So a few years ago I simply put my foot down and conquered my excuses. We will have pleasant family meals together as often as possible. Yes, I am a woman with a plan…and a copy of 1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes.

Now we can regularly eat dinner together at home. The stew may not be very glamorous, but it’s seasoned with the enticing joy of connecting as a family.

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