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10 Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Families

Now that I am juggling homeschooling, outreach activities, freelance writing, and being a mom, wife and friend, I feel overwhelmed and spent, a feeling that peaks pretty much everyday at around 4 p.m. I love cooking it’s an artistic outlet for me since I don’t have time to paint but as of lately, I have no energy for it.

If your crock pot is sitting in the corner of the kitchen closet (and you’re feeling stressed out, too), it’s time to bust it out because these recipes are amazingly easy and good!

I once had a slow cooker collecting dust because it was such a foreign concept to me. I never used it because I thought I needed to plan days ahead for a crock pot meal (I don’t plan my meals — remember, it’s an artistic outlet). Well, once I realized that wasn’t true, I now use it at least once a week. I used to think that I had to thaw out my meat a day ahead so I could have it ready to stick in the crock pot in the morning, but then someone told me you can stick a frozen chicken in the crock pot and it worked.

You will want to pin this post! And for more fabulous meal ideas, visit my Simple Meals Pinterest Board

  • 10 Crock Pot Recipes Your Family Will Love 1 of 11
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  • Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Chicken 2 of 11
    slow cooker bacon wrapped apple chicken

    This combination of sweet and salty looks amazing.

    via Chef in Training

  • Baked Potato Soup 3 of 11
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    A favorite for the fall season in our home!

    via Mama Loves Food

  • Easy Rotisserie Chicken 4 of 11
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    This is the easiest rotisserie chicken recipe ever!

    via Inspired by Familia

  • Pepsi Pot Roast 5 of 11
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    Here's a beef recipe for ya — Pepsi pot roast!

    via Elise's Kitchen

  • Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki 6 of 11
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    I love to make Asian food, but sometimes it involves so many steps. Don't worry, this one does not!

    via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

  • Slow Cooker Spinach Lasagna 7 of 11
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    Lasagna in the crock pot — who would've thought? This baby is on my list of meals to try.

    via Making Life Better

  • Slow Cooker Black Bean Enchiladas 8 of 11
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    Another one on my list of meals to try: slow cooker black bean enchiladas.

    via The Kitchn

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos 9 of 11
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    You need just a couple of ingredients to make these yummy tacos.

    via Faithful Provisions

  • Slow Cooker Pork and Green Chile Stew 10 of 11
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    Doesn't this look amazing?

    via Skinny Taste

  • Beef & Broccoli 11 of 11
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    Wow, this makes me hungry!

    via Table for Two

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