Football season started in my house today. That’s little league times three for me! I have three boys playing little league football this year and a daughter who swims on a swim team. That means every weekday night we are at four different practices at four different places but the times all overlap. I decided that I need to find a good answer to making dinner even though I won’t be home. Otherwise we will end up eating lots of fast food, sandwiches, cereal and hot dogs! Yuck! The need for good healthy but quick dinners made me think I need to start using my crock pot, or slow cooker, again.
Even when it isn’t football season I hate feeling frantic and last minute about making dinner. With all of the activities we run to, some days dinner prep is left to the last minute. We are caught way past dinner time standing in front of the refrigerator and wondering what to make for dinner. I have decided enough is enough and I better get the crock pot off the shelf, dust it off and start thinking about recipes I can make. I have decided to start with chicken recipes. Chicken crock pot recipes always seem easy to find plus they usually seem to be easy to make and very tasty.
Another reason I started with chicken crock pot recipes, is the fact that I always have chicken in the freezer. I love getting chicken in bulk from Zaycon Foods and freezing it in portions that work in my recipes. (If you haven’t tried the chicken from Zaycon Foods, get ready. They are have chicken ordering open now. It is a great way to get chicken breasts that are healthy and tasty. There is even a coupon code ending today – see that blog HERE.)
I went back through a lot of my old recipes and found some favorites. These are a few that are super easy recipes with ingredients that are not hard or expensive to find. My kids love these recipes and ask to have it again which is always a big stamp of approval. Slow cooker recipes need to be fast and easy to prep, in my opinion. This week I’ll be featuring many of my favorite crock pot recipes in an attempt to motivate myself and maybe help some of you too. Do you want to see one of your favorite crock pot recipes featured on PYP? Share your favorite with us and we will feature a few on the blog. We’ll also talk about crock pot tips and tricks. If you have any, share them with us too. We’ll include them this week also.
Now go find your crock pot, dust if off and get ready to make some good healthy but quick dinners with us!