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I’m Enjoying Crockpot Cooking Again

The further along I get on this pregnancy, the better a friendship I’m developing with my old friend, the crockpot. I really love that thing.

It uses less energy than the stove or oven, doesn’t heat the house on warm days (it’s southern California, we are still getting warm days here), and I can fit pretty much all of dinner in it, except anything we want raw.

When baby is big enough, anything made in the crock pot is likely soft enough for the food mill, so she’ll be able to join in.

Then there’s being able to start dinner at whatever time works for me that day. In the morning when I have the energy, up to early afternoon when I realize my energy levels are sagging. I just have to pick a high or low cooking temperature.

As I drag through this last month of pregnancy, retaining far, far more water than I ever had before, this really helps. Lucky for me, far, far more water still isn’t an actual medical problem. I just didn’t retain much water at all in past pregnancies. Now my sandals barely go on.

2 replies on “I’m Enjoying Crockpot Cooking Again”

  1. If you have any recommendations on recipes or cookbooks for the crockpot, please share them! I just recently learned how energy efficient they are, and it is so true that stewed veggies are just perfect for toddler sharing, as we’re learning with our Little D. now 13 months! I haven’t really gotten the hang of crock pot cooking but I’m really into the idea!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I’ve always enjoyed using htp://www.allrecipes.com/ when I want a recipe. I print out the ones I enjoy and make my own cookbook.

    I like them because the most popular recipes have comments on them, so you can find out what others thought, and sometimes get some great tips for making the recipes better.

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