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There's a blizzard! Also, I have a question...

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I woke up this morning and looked outside to discover that the 5cm of snow we were supposed to get turned into a blizzard, it's still snowing. I admit I am being lazy today, so far I have done nothing more ambitious than google crockpot chicken recipes and throw all the ingredients in the crock pot.

In a bit I am going to clean the kitchen, tackle the mess in the kids bedroom, and then go outside with the family and shovel... Maybe. I still have frostbite on my hands so if it actually does reach -45 with the windchill I can't go outside and risk freezing my hands again.

My food choices yesterday were better than normal but still not as good as they should be. I have come to the conclusion that I need to plan my meals better, and do more prep work so that there is always fruit or containers of cut vegetables in the fridge that I can just grab on the go if needed. On that note, I need to buy some more Tupperware too, I don't know how I have so many containers but no lids.

I also want to say thank you to everyone who commented on my last post, the encouragement means a lot to me.

Now, I need to stop procrastinating because the temptation to curl up under a fuzzy blanket with a cup of tea and a book is starting to win out over the actual need to clean the house.

But before I go a question for everyone, I got the crockpot for Christmas, have never used one before, does anyone have any recipe or cook book recommendations? It seems like the majority of crock pot recipes have canned soups, cream, lots of butter or creak cheese in them, all things I want to avoid.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BARB4HEALTH 12/29/2013 9:19AM

    Spark People has lots of crockpot recipes. Have fun!
Be healthy and happy!

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DJ4HEALTH 12/29/2013 12:18AM

    You can use what ever you want to put in it. It is just like cooking with the stove but all the ingredients go into the crock pot. So it is what ever you want in it. You can go on line by putting in Crock-pot recipes and you will find there are allot of healthy recipes out there and you don't have to spend money on a book. You can cook a whole chicken in it too. Stews are great and you can add what thickening agent in that is more healthy than flour. No you don't have to use canned soups. As for the lids I think that you may need to buy more of the containers and then throw out the others unless you can use it for something else that does not need lids.

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MOONGLOWSNANA 12/28/2013 8:51PM

  Look on Sparkpeople recipes!

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TATTER3 12/28/2013 8:45PM

    I don't cook and we never leave a crockpot on all day...for us, in a house over 140 years old, we think of it as a fire hazard. But the internet is the perfect place to look. Another Sparker said she throws a roasting chicken in with water and adds veggies when she gets home. I would do that with a pot roast. Good luck and keep Sparkin'!!

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RUBYTUESDAY84 12/28/2013 7:56PM

    I didn't know that you can just buy the lids for Tupperware, I'm going to have to look into that more. Thank you.

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MTNMOM5 12/28/2013 1:30PM

    If you have Tupperware you can just buy the lids if you like and not have to buy the whole thing. Look on the bottom of the bowl and it will give you the size.
I use my crock pot for soups & chicken mostly.

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