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The slow cooker and the working mother

If you are a working mother, you dread coming home after a long day and preparing dinner for your family. Quite often, you end up making the same things over and over simply because meals have to be prepared quickly to feed your tired and hungry family. More often than none, that quick meal is either prepared days ahead of time, comes out of a box, can, or the freezer, or whatever you picked up on the way home.

Investing in a slow cooker a.k.a. a Crockpot is a good investment. Crockpots are reasonably priced, between $20 to $60 - depending on your family’s needs in terms of size and price - and you can find them at any store that sells small appliances. The Crockpot can easily become your best friend. You can easily prepare meals the previous evening and start the Crockpot before you leave for work the next day. You will arrive home to the aroma of a hot delicious meal every evening.

There are many different versions of Crockpots and all you have to do is pick the right size for your family. Crockpots will have low to high settings, and some even have automatic shut offs once the meal is fully cooked and then a warmer turns on to keep the meal warm. Crockpots have a removable insert that is dishwasher safe and easy to clean. You can also purchase Crockpot bags to minimize clean up.

Go ahead and surprise your family with a home cooked meal. (You can even lie and say you slaved all day in the kitchen.) Most slow cooker recipes are quick and easy to make and they can save you time and money. As a working mother, your life is busy enough, but don’t sacrifice your family not eating healthy because of it.



  • Becky, Cleveland Family Examiner 4 years ago

    I agree that the Crockpot is a great time saver. I can't imagine living without it.