I did not always feel this disorganized. I am not sure of the exact moment when it happened but somehow I believe that the word ‘kids’ was definitely involved. It has become a never-ending struggle to balance all of the things I should be doing with all of the things I want to be doing. Lucky for me, I live in the Age of Pinterest. It is here, in the digital age that I can pin ideas to boards for inspiration of all kinds, from caring for apples trees to zebra photography. It is here, in My Pinterest World that I keep seeing pins for Crockpot recipes. I had actually pinned a few to my food board. Last week I decided that passively pinning crock pot meals was simply not good enough. I endeavored to take action on one of my pins and do what the pin suggested. I read over this post and printed off the grocery list. I had many of the items already residing in my pantry which made me feel fortunate and as if I might actually have some things together at the Anderson household. This was only a fleeting thought as I navigated through a mine field of Legos and My Little Ponies to safely reach my pantry. (In case you were wondering, I made it!)
The tag line that caught my eye on the pin?
“Spend 1 hour in the kitchen preparing 5 meals for the Crockpot and you only have to clean up 1 mess!! Recipes for: Garlic Honey Chicken, Beef Burritos, Chicken Fajitas, Hawaiian Chicken, and Teriyaki Pork Chops.”
So, I got the goods, made the meals and it was all as easy as the pin suggested. (Yee-haw!)
To have five meals resting in my freezer was a bit like winning free dinner for five nights. Okay, it wasn’t exactly free but it gave me freedom from trying to figure out what to make for dinner five times. Five times!
The tip for placing the Ziploc bag inside the blender to mix the marinade was exactly what a girl like me needed. Genius.
Because our tater tots are three and five, they don’t consume a whole lot of dinner which gives us the added benefit of leftovers.
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Special thanks and promotional consideration to Janell at Saving You Dinero.