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9/15/13 8:13 P

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So many ways. I love the feeling of being out and coming home to a cooked meal.

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It frees up late afternoons and perfumes the house..

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5/9/13 10:37 A

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I love soups done in them. Split pea is a favorite with carrots, onions and celery. I freeze quite a bit of it --and the day I make it the house smells delicious when I come in!

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5/8/13 7:18 P

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Slow cooking meals don't heat up the house & provides tender, healthy meals.
I love my slow cooker! I had two-lol. Gave the other to my son so he could cook his pork roasts.


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4/23/13 9:04 A

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throw it in and forget it for 4 hrs.

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4/15/13 10:36 A

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I made hamburger steaks with carmalized onion gravy for my family yesterday. Sorry that I'm not a recipe person but what makes it so good is the carmalized onions made in the slow cooker.

I sprayed the inside of my cooker w/ pam and then filled it nearly 3/4 full with 3 large thinly sliced onions. I put the lid on and cooked on high for about 3 hours. Then, I cooked it the rest of the day with the lid off on low. I stired it every time I went by and by 5:00 p.m they were a lovely brown mass. The house smelled wonderful

The hamburger steak is my kids favorite. I take 1 # of gr. beed and add 1/2 c of italian bread crumbs and an egg. I make lots of little patties and brown them in a skilled. Drain off the fat and deglaze the pan with 1 c of beef broth and then add all this to the slow cooker with those onions for the last hour of cooking.

I wouldn't make this on day that I wasn't going to be home to keep an eye on it. But, this with some mashed potatoes is my family's favorite meal. I like the small patties as I'm happy with less. 1# of ground beef feed 4 of us (2 adults and girls 13/18) and there was one serving left over.

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SNUGGLEBUG2 Posts: 2,903
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I love my slow cooker and use it all the time. I keep meals warm for family members who eat at different times, and I love it for cooking soups and chili. I also use one at Thanksgiving to keep mashed potatoes warm, and another to heat spiced cider. Making the mashed potatoes ahead of time and reheating them is a great way to ease some of the last minute work. I also have a small slow cooker I use for hot dips and small items.

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3/20/13 2:37 P

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Slow cookers is a blessing to have... I am a working mom of two lovely boys but my life is always on the go.. so i rely on my slow cooker on the weekends to have it portion and ready to go for the week ahead.. I am known to have 2 to 4 slowcookers going on then I just freeze the portion meal already for me for when I need it.. I am new to this team hope to learn more about cooking for me and my family..

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3/19/13 7:40 P

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The slow cooker is a lifesaver for me. As a working mom of two children under the age of 8, the slower cooker ensures that I can have a healthy meal on the table for my family. I am new to this team and looking forward to learn more about cooking fast/healthy meals for me and my family.

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1/26/13 9:15 A

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I save so much time. I walk 2 miles after work, therefore, my dinner would take all night to prepare and cook. As other have stated, I get need to prepare for the meal more effectively. I love mines. I have recently become friends with all kinds of dry beans. emoticon

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1/21/13 7:41 P

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It is a time saver and everything is in the pot, just have to make a salad if you choose. Also the meat gets nice and tender for my husband as he has no bottom teeth.

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1/20/13 11:52 A

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It helps me provide fresh nutritious, delicious meals made from whole, clean ingredients. It also helps by batch cooking, so we have a variety of wholesome meals that I only have to unthaw and heat. This especially helps me with planning, and is a great timesaver. I normally use 2 crockpots at a time. I love it!

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12/16/12 9:28 A

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I have enjoyed using my slow cooker. I do use in more during colder weather.

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I love my crockpot, and use it all the time. For our Thanksgiving gathering I heated some spiced cider in one and kept my mashed potatoes warm in another. It really helped free up time during the last minute rush to get all the food to the table.

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7/10/12 2:59 P

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I feel the same way and i also need to learn to plan ahead and get it ready, once you do that and start the crockpot you are free to enjoy your day doing whatever you want or going to work and knowing the meal is waiting. i did use it for pork chops in the heat and bought another cookbook i haven't looked at. Getting myself moving is the hardest step but once i get it done i love it. emoticon

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7/10/12 1:50 P

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I love slow cooking, I just need to improve with the planning aspect of it. When I do plan ahead and use the slow cooker, I am overjoyed at the time saved and the freedom provided from the kitchen. Last week when we had 100 degree weather, the slow cooker was particularly useful. There was no way I was going to fire up the stove or oven and it was equally crazy to have my husband barbecue outdoors. We were able to cook a very tasty dinner while keeping the house cool.

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6/24/12 6:31 P

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i love mine too and my problem is to get used to planning ahead and getting it into the crockpot. I am retired but love to work in the gardens or whatever so it is still nice to have supper done when it is supper time. I have lots of recipes and get started and then go back to the old tried and true of cooking. emoticon need to try harder and remember to plan ahead. Georgine

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6/24/12 5:28 P

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I love my slow cooker, it saves me so much time. Usually the max prep time is 20 minutes and it's ready when I get home from work. I even take it with me on Spring Break when I travel with our softball team. I'm the athletic trainer, slash cook, for the team during Spring Break. I love cooking for them and they love the food be ready when we get back from playing all day. Betty Crocker has some really nice slow cooker recipes too. emoticon

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5/22/12 9:31 P

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I love making a huge pot of chili in my crockpot and putting it in 1cup plastic containers and freezing them, since I work nights, I just take one out of the freezer and put in my lunch bag, it's so easy and tasty. The thing is when I try to make stew in the crockpot the potatoes never come out soft, and I have tried two different crockpots. And I would love a homemade italian sauce I could make in my crockpot, but I have yet to find a recipe for that. Anyone have any ideas?

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Saves time and everything can go into one pot and have a balanced meal. emoticon

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It's a great way to make enough food for the week. And it's a wonderful way to try out some of Chef Meg's healthy recipes or create some of my own!

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1/6/12 11:40 A

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It is just nice to know the meal is cooking and all the prep etc. is done and I don't have to think about what to cook for supper so i have time to do something else. I used the liner for the first time the other day, was that ever nice not to have to scrub the pot! Georgine

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1/5/12 1:32 P

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It makes it so easy to cook delicious and healthy meals. I work 3 jobs (over 60 hours a week) and I go to school full time. My slow cooker helps so that we are not eating fast food or processed food as often! I LOVE my slowcooker!!

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the slow cooker has helped in many ways but one way is to soften things for hubby to chew as he has no bottom teeth. Other health concerns have had to come first and it is nice to have all the meat and veggies otgether. emoticon

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i agree, especially on days where there are appointments and shopping, i can leave the house knowing supper is on its way. emoticon

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10/16/11 2:29 P

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You can set it and forget it! I love the ease of knowing that dinner is handled so I have more time for a workout or to fit in the many tasks that come with being a mom, teacher, and student.

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8/11/11 10:54 A

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I agree as used it a lot during the hot weeks and it is easier to get all the meat and vegies cooked together in one place and frees us up to do other things. I did buy the liners but always forget about them till I have the crockpot going. emoticon

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Makes my life easier & a whole lot less hot during this heat wave!!

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Love the crockpot in this very hot humid weather!

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Last night after work I stuck some pork chops in the crock pot on high for 3 hours with some onions, apples, potatoes and raisins. It was just long enough for me to go to the gym (unfortunately I live kinda far from a gym) and shower when I got back. quickly steam some broccoli and easy peasy, dinner is served!

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It's a wonderful appliance. I need to take mine out of hiatus. I have been loving the NuWave Oven
lately....Anyone have one of those?

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It has helped me to free up time in the afternoons when other engagements put a crunch on meal preparation time. On hot days it also lets me do my meal preparation before the house gets uncomfortably warm in the late afternoon.

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These are all great ideas. lol...Lilybelle...I hear ya I have a dual crockpot now and I love it. I would love to have a trio crockpot as well.

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I walked my 2nd 5k in 78 minutes!!!!!!

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3/27/11 8:27 P

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I like the crockpot. I put some pork chops in it, frozen, and by the end of the day they were ready to eat. I also love to make soups and stews.

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3/10/11 11:14 P

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As I was dashing through the local Wal-Mart tonight trying to get some last minute things for a meeting I was hosting, I noticed a 3-place Crock Pot cooker. Maybe I just don't get out much, but this is the first time I've seen such a thing - 3 separate crock pots lined up in the same appliance base !! My first thought was "cool" - and then thought how useful it would be if I still had children at home! In fact, even though I don't have children at home, I might still go buy one because I am so intrigued by the thing. Imagine - 3 pots going at the same time!!

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3/10/11 3:54 P

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I've used one or more crockpots for at least 20 years. It's the only way I know to come home from work and immediately feed healthy food to your children before dashing them off to various evening activities. Almost literally -- walk in the door, spoon chili, stew or soup into bowls, add bread rolls and eat.

Also useful for the following:

Chicken stock. Every carcass (including rotisserie chicken) spends the night simmering, with or without veggie peelings. I have never bought chicken stock. Why?

Pasta sauce. It can simmer all day (with as many vegs as I want, to make it chunky) and when I get home, the big pot is clean and ready to boil the spaghetti- I used to think I needed a second big pot or else cook it the day before.

Pot lucks. I commute to work in a different town. Now, I can cook it all day at work and take it with me at the end of the day. (Only problem is the delicious smell making me crazy.)

Creative using up of odd bits of stuff on the condiment shelves in the fridge (jam, salad dressing sauces)... A bit of sweet and a bit of salty/savoury added to meat and it's all good.

Ribs. No work, no mess. As above: add leftover soda, cranberry sauce, ketchup, obscure Asian sauces: they all work and tastes great.

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slow cooking keeps me on track and I don't feel so rushed when I come through the door in the afternoon. The delicious aroma makes me feel like somebody's home and they've cooked supper for me. emoticon

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3/3/11 11:48 A

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Slow cooking has been my best friend on busy workdays when I need to make sure that a meal is on the table when I come home, but the boys (my boyfriend and roommate) don't feel like cooking that night (which is most nights). I have some great healthy slow cooker cookbooks along with some awesome "frugal" slow cooker cookbooks and a few e-cookbooks that make sure I never get bored. I put up a lot of crockpot/slow cooker recipes on my blog that's in my signature, check it out if you have time. ^^

You know you can do it, because in the end, you are the one who determines your weight. That said, I'm here for support if you want it. ^^

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hot and ready....and it feels wonderful walking in, smelling the aroma of the food....ready and waiting!

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I walked my 2nd 5k in 78 minutes!!!!!!

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2/28/11 5:48 P

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Very much so! On really busy days it is nice to come home and meal is ready to go!

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Good meals for busy moms like me!!

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I am in my early 20's and have always been too intimidated to make healthy home cooked meals. All that changed once I purchased a slow cooker 2 days ago. I have only used it once so far but the results were fantastic! I made the BBQ pulled pork sandwich recipe in spark recipes and impressed my boyfriend and his friend! The slow cooker has reinvented the way I feel about cooking and has motivated me to cook more often! I felt so great and am entusiatic to try more slow cooker recipes!

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Less stress on work days as well as having control over what goes into the pot. I still have to make the oatmeal with apples that was on my Sparks calendar. I am SO bad about getting things organized the nite before, darn! Georgine emoticon

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I like it when I know every little spice that goes in my cooker..

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I love being able to have a home-cooked meal, with plenty of leftovers for the rest of the week. It makes me feel happy knowing I made something from scratch that wasn't time consuming and super hard.

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yes...it surely is...and the taste is wonderful!

A mind is a terrible thing to waste or try to control...

I walked my 2nd 5k in 78 minutes!!!!!!

If you have no sense of humor, you will never laugh!

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I love my slow cooker/crock pot because it allows me to put food in and go about my day. I used to fall asleep or forget food was in the oven, so now that I have a crock pot it's much safer.

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Yes...Crockpots are emoticon tools!

A mind is a terrible thing to waste or try to control...

I walked my 2nd 5k in 78 minutes!!!!!!

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my granddaughter used hers to cook meals when she left for work in the morning and dinner was ready when she returned home in the evening . we bought her a large one and with two she has a complete dinner ready . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi Fearless,

Yes...Seven years here...It's been Amazing...Time just flys when you are having fun!!!

Cheers,
BlueRose

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I like to use mine when my husband is putting in crops and in the fall during harvest time. I never know when he is coming in for a meal because he has to work around the weather. That way there is always something ready for him to eat.
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CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,914
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Wow BlueRose 7 years!!!!!!!! That's amazing. I'll bet YOU can tell some stories!

Slow cooking taught me how to cook at home, I learned to cook as an adult and was clueless, so the crock pot was the first step in weaning me away from takeout and fast food. I was definitely intimidated in the kitchen and am still kind of clutzy, but quickly learned that it's almost impossible to burn the soup (or anything else) in the crockpot.

FlyLady calls crock pots "indentured servants" that you can make work for you.

Today as a single, I use the largest crockpot I can find, for batchcooking purposes. I'll put the largest "family sized" roast I can get in it, have great pot roast the first day, every other day after that reinvent it as something else with planned-overs (philly cheese steak sands, fajitas, BBQ beef, quesadillas, beef over noodles, beef & broccoli, French dip sands, beef veggie soup, stir-fry, stew, etc.) and freeze the rest in three batches: strips, slices, and cubes. It is sooooooo much easier to cook from scratch when part of it is already done!!! If you are running behind and need a fast dinner, it is so easy to whip out some strips, add broccoli, and make broccoli beef in 10 mins! Or whip out strips, add fajita seasoning and veggies, and have fajita tacos or fajita salad.

Here is my BBQ beef recipe:
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One day a week (minimum) I make something in it meal-related, like soup or pot roast.

One day a week (minimum) I'm batchcooking something in it that I will use for later meals such as:

*cooking dried beans to make into other recipes (for black bean soup, baked beans, split pea soup with ham, beans to add to salads, cabbage kidney bean soup, ham & white beans, cajun red beans & rice, homemade hummus, tex-mex beans, pintos for un-fried beans, pintos for taco & burrito filling, Guatamalean & El Salvadorian small red beans)

*cooking a large batch of homemade Italian sauce, to use as a base for pasta sauce, in pizza sauce, for chicken cacciatore, for chicken parmagiana, etc. I use Mimi Wilson's Once a Month Cooking's Italian sauce recipe. I make it meatless so I can use it for everything; can always add meat later.

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9/2/10 7:29 P

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It has helped me for all these reasons and more.

I too love just to throw something in there that
doesn't need much tending to free me up for other
tasks, like exercising. I love it when I come home
and can smell the food cooking and know even if you
have a full day dinner's done.

Also, great for those days when you don't really feel
like cooking but know you have to eat.

I usually just make up my own recipes. Throw some meat and veggies and seasoning, water or tomato sauce....An Viola.....Magic from a Crock!
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8/3/09 6:51 P

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just knowing that when I walk in the door it's done - no thinking about "what's for dinner" and whether or not I have the stuff or that's been thawed or chopped or....

If I splurge on the liners it's just that much better with hardly any dishes to wash

Sometimes I just get tired of trying to decide "What's for dinner"

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i still have not organized things and used the crockpot so today will get the books out for the following days. I KNOW it would help me a lot if i would use it. good idea to start it at nite. will remember that also. Have a great day everybody!

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Does not heat the kitchen on hot summer day and meal is ready when arriving home from work!

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CAPTAINMORGAN2-I read your comment and Have A hard time also finding time to get things going, so what I do now is put the Crockpot on at night when I'm sleeping. Then heat the food as I want it the next day in the micorwave


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In the summer, it doesn't heat up the kitchen!!

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Hey, let's hear it for the freezer!!!!

I don't know why it took me so long to realize how economical it is (in terms of effort, time and cost), to cook larger meals and freeze some.

I'm a single working person also, so I can relate.

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I joined here because there are so many days when i m not at home to cook the evening meal which is our big meal as we both work and i try to see my mom for her evening meal as she is in a memory unit and has lost most of her sight. I would end up cooking after i got home and be in the kitchen tail 8:30 or 9 cleaning up as don't want to see dirty dishes at 5 am on the mornings that i work. I have cookbooks but just can't seem to get organized and start. Seems there is always some place to go or something to do. I will "try" today to pick a recipe as work Mon. Tues. and Wed. mostly in the morning but sometimes til 3. I know it would relieve a lot of stress from the day. Will try harder.

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I have similar thoughts - it allows me to have a heathly supper even if the late afternoon or early evening has lots of a meeting

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AUNTRENEE's Photo AUNTRENEE Posts: 2,034
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I agree with all of you. When you're tired and don't feel like going out to eat or fixing something at home, it's already done and the leftovers are the best.

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I agree with the previous posts and also find that the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that dinner is going to be ready for me is a great motivator to accomplish other healthy things throughout the day.
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I know that I serve healthier meals that are less expensive. It is nice coming home from work to the smell of "dinner's ready."

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KATTYKATHY Posts: 4,324
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As a single working person, if it wasn't for my crockpot I would be a junk food jenny. I can cook a couple pot meals and package individual portions for the freezer for eating later. I get variety that is healthier for me and my pocket book. Real food isn't bad if you don't have to slave for it, and it is sooo hard to get enthusiasm to cook for one person. Crockpots rule!!!!

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When I have to work late, preparing a one pot meal makes my day.

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How has slow cooking helped you in your busy life? I can think of a ton of reasons why it has helped us in getting things done. Espeically when I have to make something for a picnic or a potluck.

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