Monday, October 17, 2005

Something a little different

On Sunday afternoon it's nice to come home from church to a waiting meal, but that often doesn't happen, because I don't plan on it. Or if I do plan on it, I get rushed for time, and don't end up getting the meal in the slow cooker.

I recently subscribed to Large Family Logistics, which is a schedule reminder similar to Fly Lady. I'm still "tweaking" it to fit my schedule and cleaning needs. One of the reminders she sends out every week is to get ready for Sunday. One of the things she suggests is to put a meal in the crock pot, and stick it in the refrigerator. In the morning, you just pop it in the cooker, and when you come home from church--a nice hot meal is ready and waiting!

So I did that Saturday evening. One of my favorite cookbooks is Fix it and Forget it, a crock pot cookbook. I've tried lots of different recipes from this cookbook, and most of them have turned out delicious! (I say "most" because there have been a few that went over like a lead balloon! :) )

It worked great, and I know that I will be using this part of the schedule most Sundays.

On another subject, I'm so happy! My fingers are healed to the point that I can now do my needle crafts. :) Yay!!! My ring finger is still quite sensitive, but I am able to use it a little bit now. For instance, just within the last few days, I started typing with it again. I've been using my pinky finger for all the ring finger letters. Not very easy to do, but my pinky finger adjusted quite nicely. :)

(And if you don't know what I'm talking about, read this post.)


Anonymous said...

hmmm...I hadn't thought about fixing it up and putting it in the fridge. does that work for all recipes you think? I need to start doing some of those crockpot dinners now that it is cool enough again. =)

Tammy said...

I think it would work with most recipes, but I don't think it would work with potatoes. I think they would get all black and gross looking.