The Parakeet may have mentioned that the family has been enjoying their Costco membership. Well, that is still very true. She has been planning their dinners for three weeks at a time and shopping once a month. They are saving money, eating out very little, and she doesn’t spend any time worrying about what to make for dinner – the schedule is on the fridge. So far – so good.
A real helper in this whole plan has been Ole’ Faithful – the crock pot. Laugh at the Crock Pot if you like, but when the temp is below freezing and your little one’s naps aren’t exactly reliable – the Crock Pot is a sweet sweet friend. The Parakeet “borrowed” a cookbook from her mother-in-law three years ago. Oops. But she has made good use of it lately.
They throw together a super easy Taco Chili about every other week – and a more recent hit was bean and rice stuffed peppers. Little O sits in his bumbo while the bird throws everything together. He likes watching the goings-on. So – a big yahoo for the slow cooker. It’s not just for Stew. Which, by the way – Stew is gross. peppers about to cook….
Little O is growing out of his socks, and yes that is the cookbook