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Crock Pot Question

I’ve noticed that because of the holidays, many of those triple crock pots are on sale. Like, for the same price as a single crock pot (they’re usually around $100 or more. I’ve seen them for as low as $50). I’ve often thought they would be convenient to have, for parties.

And then the thought hit me . . . what if I used one for each meal of each day? Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and sometimes Dessert? Would I save money? Would we eat out less? Would I find time to do other things that I really want to do (i.e. home school, train for a half marathon, keep up with the house, feed Hubs a warm meal for once)? Will I get burnt out? Can I do it? Will I finally find some food that my kids will eat BESIDES macaroni and cheese?

I think that the answer to all these questions is a big resounding YES!

While the use of a crock pot for a year isn’t a new one: A Year of Slow Cooking,

The use of a crock pot three times a day for a whole year might be. The internet is a vast arena for crock pot recipes. I have a few cook books and magazines. I think I can do it.

And I can write about it.

Would you read it? Would it give you ideas to feed your family better and more easily? What do you think? What parameters should I set for myself?

What do you think dear readers? Sound off.

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7 responses to “Crock Pot Question

  1. Melissa Matheson November 17, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I think this is a great idea! I’ve been looking at the tripple crock pots too. I have a large crock pot now and I use it often! I will make a lot more than I need and freeze and label the left overs so Caleb and I can have warm lunches. I have found that crock pot cooking has many benefits! Number 1 I am inexpierenced in cooking so putting everything in a pot and letting it cook slowly all day makes it easy for me. (It also makes the house smell great no matter what is cooking!) Number 2 it gives me a lot more time to do other things around the house and I get to spend a lot more enjoyable time with my boys! (I love this reason!) Number 4 it is easy to sneak in healthy, nutricious vegetables without nagging them to eat it! I’m sure I could go on and on about it, because I’m that boring. Lol Overall I love crock pot cooking its easy and keeps the warm meals comming!

  2. Melanie B. November 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Great fun. I love my crock pot, except for last night when we came home to rotting chicken in broth because I plugged the toaster in instead of the crock pot šŸ™‚ Anyhow, I would love crock pot ideas. That baby got us through last year w/the baby. If it weren’t for the handiness of dumping it in a pot in the am and coming home to food, our takeout bill would have been awful!! Bring on the recipes. I actually made one you posted a few weeks ago w/chicken curry, sweet potatoes and coconut rice. Mmmmmmmm. It was really yummy!!

  3. Stephanie November 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I LOVE this idea – you should totally do it! I’d read it and it might inspire me to use my crock pot more!

  4. laura hedden November 17, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I would read it. I just bought myself a 3 crock pot thing for the party idea… I would love to have more recipes that people have actually tried out on their kids before I do. I’m lazy that way!

  5. Hillary November 18, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Hi! New to your blog (found you through Mama Kat) and I would have to say that cooking with three crockpots would be so interesting! I use mine almost every day because of how hectic it is with a two year old and a two month old. I’d be interested to see what kind of meals could come out of it for breakfast and lunch. I think most of us mamas are all about cheap, quick, and also healthy, so I say go for it!

    • Mama Bear Ping November 18, 2010 at 11:04 am

      My husband was SO on board with the idea (I think he just likes the idea of home cooked breakfast, because I don’t get up to make him breakfast and he’s tired of cereal). But, there are some awesome breakfast slow cook meals that are so good!

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