Busy Mom’s Cooking Hacks: Buy Yourself A Damn Crock Pot And Stop Eating Sad Food

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The crux of #momlife all falls on #familydinner. Family dinners are so important to ensure that your kid won’t turn into a serial killer, but they can also be so annoying when you get home from work late and haven’t gone on a proper grocery run in weeks. I know you feel me.

This is precisely why I am the laziest cook alive. I am a Pinterest user, but mostly so I can scrape lazy ass crock pot recipes on to my desired boards. I have very strict criteria too. My crock pot recipes must be three ingredients or less. Yes, chicken counts as an ingredient.

If you don’t have a crock pot, you need to buy one. Crock pots are the perfect cooking tool for the lazy mom. I’m so lazy that I don’t even use my crock pot right. You’re supposed to take your crock pot all seriously and time exactly how long you are going to cook your lazy food on low, medium, or high. I’m so lazy that I forget all about that and throw my three ingredients into the crock pot last minute and then turn that bitch up to high in the hopes that the chicken will thaw. I’m very lazy.

Your family dinner will be terrible without a crock pot. I know this because you’ll get all stressed, and you’ll try to marinate chicken, and it will never be done in time, and your kids will look at you with sad, hungry eyes and grow to resent you. Or, you will order a pizza, and your kids will become obese. Way to go.

Never fear, as a fellow lazy crock pot cook, I am here to help. Here are five amazingtown 3-ingredient crock pot recipes that will get you through to the weekend. You can even make them again next week, and none of your ravenous kids will be the wiser.

If you’re lazy like me, tell me all of your crock pot secrets. Feel free to post your own lazy recipes in the comments section! I won’t judge.

1. Slow Cooker Sweet Glazed Pork Chops Recipe


Boneless pork chops + chili sauce + grape jelly = YUM.

2. Crock Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken


Chicken breasts + BBQ sauce + canned pineapple = Tasty Hawaiian feast.

3. 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Beef Tacos


Ground beef + taco seasoning + green chilies = Fuck yeah, taco night.

4. Crock Pot Ravioli

Frozen ravioli + spaghetti sauce + shredded mozzarella = Fancy Italian dinner.

5. 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

slow cooker peach cobbler

Fresh peaches + white cake mix + stick of butter = Delicious dessert, kiddies!

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