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Crock Pot Update!

Over the summer, (2009) I bought myself my first crock-pot at Costco. I had been eyeing them for sometime after reading these articles my nice guest writer sent me, but always found some reason to put it off... (Like my credit card being refused because I was over the limit again... sigh.)

Then, last summer, as I was wandering deep in the ware-house-y goodness of Costco, I saw a Crock Pit for less than $30 and I pounced.

I am very glad I did, because they are very practical indeed, and you can produce very healthy, low cost meals without too much effort.

 

Crock-pot eLume Slow Cooker
Crock-pot eLume Slow Cooker

 




Crock-Pot 6 Quart Portable Slow Cooker
Crock-Pot 6 Quart Portable Slow Cooker

 

Get Creative, Save Time, Cook With Your Crock Pot!

Wouldn’t you love some ME time?

Many moms these days are just too busy.  Many work full or part-time, and even those that stay at home have a variety of responsibilities that take up much of their time.  Cooking, cleaning, chauffeuring, errands, a spouse, and children all vie for precious time, leaving little, if any, for personal enrichment.  Utilizing the advantages of crock pot cooking, however, can give you some of that precious time back.  
Crock-Pot Trio Cook and Serve
The NEW Crock-Pot Trio Cook and Serve. Under $100, this item is great for entertaining and a wonderful gift idea for the Holidays.

For those of you unfamiliar with crock pots, the time it can save you during the day is amazing.  You simply gather the ingredients together in the morning, do any chopping that’s needed, throw it in and set the time.  There is usually no need for more than half an hour of prep time, and 6-10 hours later you’ve got a hot, delicious meal waiting.

Think of the time this could save you during the day.  What could you do with all this extra time?

Perhaps you could learn to paint, or start reading again.  You could join a yoga class, visit with a friend, or volunteer.  Or, for the really ambitious, you could get caught up on your laundry or organize your bedroom closet!

Crock pots do more than offer a dinner solution- they can offer a life solution as well.  They can free up some of your time to focus on YOU, which many parents today are lacking.  While it’s important that your children be enriched on a daily basis, it’s just as important for you to be as well.   Using the wonderful benefits of a crock pot can help give you free time in order to do that.

Purchasing a crock pot recipe book can really help you add variety to your slow cooker meals.  There are literally thousands of different ways to cook meals in this appliance, and many are internationally flavored or heath conscious.  There’s no need to eat the same thing every night!  From Mexican to Chinese to Moroccan, there’s a crock pot meal out there for even the most picky eater.

About the Author
Char Gietz is a freelance writer and a crock pot fanatic. She loves cooking with her Rival crock pot and writing about creative ways to use slow cookers. Her numerous articles offer tips and valuable insight for any busy family.  
Something New

Hi All! I am trying something new here; Guest writers! These are short articles written by housewives, who also like to write short articles, and most likely have a website of their own. So enjoy, and maybe even give the author's website a visit!

RH

Crock-Pot Double Dipper Slow Cooker
Crock-Pot Double Dipper Slow Cooker

Crock-Pot Smart-Set Premium Slow Cooker
Crock-Pot Smart-Set Premium Slow Cooker

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