Okay you guys. I know what I’m about to say isn’t going to be earth shattering or even particularly mind-blowing to most (any) of you, but give me a break. I’m 26 and I’ve pretty much avoided any and all adulting up to this point in my life. At least all of the adulting that could be avoided.
Mostly the smart, forward-thinking kind. Like the “I’m going to plan my meals for the week so I know what groceries to buy and can budget for them” kind.
Well. I’m getting better at this. A little.
This is really not my fault, either. It’s my boyfriend’s fault. Sort of. His work schedule has been such that he has had zero time to make dinners or lunches, which would usually mean that he gets home and makes either a. crap for dinner or b. worse crap for dinner.
It’s bad. I’m talking “eats an entire box of Kraft Mac and cheese” bad, you guys.
So, in an effort to save the bf’s healthy physique and a little money along the way, I decided to start doing legitimate meal prep and make sure he had good food to eat for lunch and dinner all week.
I thought to myself “self, what is the easiest way to make a lot of food without a lot of work? Or ingredients?” And in my brilliance I remembered my crockpot – and hence my revelation.
The crockpot is perhaps the greatest kitchen tool ever invented.
I mean, really. I can throw four chicken breasts, an onion, some lime juice, some broth and cilantro in there, turn it on, and LEAVE IT ALONE FOR SIX HOURS. And when I come back? Magically, my entire apartment smells like dinner and I have enough food for a week. The hardest thing I have to do is shred the chicken? I’m in.
Thus far, I’ve made cilantro lime chicken, chicken fajitas, buffalo chicken and hawaiian pork. Okay, that’s a lot of chicken. Whatever, it’s good.
But I need more recipes and I can only stare at Pinterest for so long. So, this is my plea, friends. Send me your favorite crockpottery. Suggest all the things. We want to try them. Between my marathon training and his weightlifting, we need all the foodz.
We like healthy and delicious. Hit us with your best shot. Fire awayyyyyyyy.