Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Why Crockpots are God's gift to New Moms
If you have a new baby you know that the hardest part of the day is what many call the witching hour. For us, its from 6pm to 7pm. This wouldn't be an issue except that 6pm-7pm is kind of a big hour for most people. My husband is arriving home, I'm trying to get dinner ready, needing to bathe and feed the baby and I'm tired from the day. This is why crockpots are a godsend. I've started trying to do a crockpot meal at least once a week. More often would be better. I can prep it all in the morning, during Meredith's first nap or even while she's awake & happy. Then, when the witching hour hits, instead of trying to make dinner while my baby screams her lungs out in her swing, I can simply play with my baby or take her on a walk. Dinner is already warm and waiting on the counter. Last week, I made pumpkin chili. Today, I made split pea soup. I've never had pea soup before so I'm excited to try it!