Wednesday is for Crockpots

I find now that two of my three are in school, fitting in outside activities and clubs is difficult. We’ve agreed to Beavers and Brownies as well as swimming lessons. In my mind there are three things all kids should learn: swimming, skating and riding a bike. If I look back on my younger days (way, way back) I can remember much of my free time or time with my friends rotating around these three things. My husband never learned how to skate and feels he missed out. He’s actually thinking of taking lessons now.

So that said, you would think swimming registration would have been on the top of my mind, since that’s the only activity the kids are doing this fall. Ha, nope. Turns out I only remembered two days after swimming registration, which of course meant I couldn’t get into the pool I wanted. I like to book all three kids for their lessons Saturday morning. It may take a chunk out of our Saturday, but it’s easier than trying to squeeze it in around other things.

So now I was left with booking what was available. My oldest I was able to get in on Saturday but my son I had to book lessons after school. Wednesday was the first lesson. I realized at the time I would have to drive to school and pick all the kids up and then drive them to the pool for my son’s lesson. If I wanted to try and keep us on our night time routine, I knew I had to look into alternative dinner arrangements. So online I went looking for quick and easy crockpot recipes. 

I don’t use my crockpot that often, but when I have I usually find it so convenient. So on Wednesday I planned on making a new and untried recipe I found online for Italian Sausage and Peppers. I actually had sasauges and peppers so that’s where my search started and I was fortunate enough to have everything else needed in the recipe, including the red wine.

Crockpot Italian Sausage and Peppers

Cockpot Italian Sausage and Peppers

Even though my kids loved this I don’t think I could convince them to eat it every Wednesday. I guess I’ll have to build my recipe box. Any suggestions?

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One response to this post.

  1. Have you found this fantastic blog? (Author used her crockpot every day for a year and documented it all): http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/. She includes her children’s reaction to each meal. It would help you find a kid-friendly one. I’ve only tried a few of her recipes so far, but my favorite was orange chicken: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/09/slow-cooker-orange-chicken-recipe.html

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