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    This Week’s Eats: Crockpots are a godsend.


    I’m starting a new feature on the blog called This Week’s Eats in attempt to keep myself organized and accountable when it comes to dinner. Not only will this give me a place to track what we’re eating each week, it will give me a chance to highlight our favorites. And since I love a good project, you’re in for a treat. I plan on creating a download with the recipes plus a shopping list to help make getting food in the house and dinner on the table a snap for us both.


    Thank goodness for menu planning, is all I have to say. Because otherwise, we would be eating cereal for every meal. I have zero energy when 5 o’clock rolls around and zero motivation to think about food, other than whether I’ll be able to eat it warm.

    Life with a newborn is no joke.

    Crock pot meals and sheet pan dinners have become my go-to’s because of a.) how easy they are to pull together, and b.) how hands off they are. With crock pot meals, I can prep everything while the babe is napping and then magically present dinner when the husband gets home. (I definitely feel like I’m winning at life on those days.)

    The sheet pan dinners are just as easy since most take minimal time to prep and throw it in the oven. I can get it all done while the babe plays and wrap it up when she starts whining for attention, which is about 10 minutes tops. Bonus with the sheet pan dinners: they are a breeze to clean up afterwards. Which is mostly a bonus for the husband since my hands are occupied with baby.

    Having said that, this week’s menu features two different crockpot meals (huzzah!) and a sheet pan meal thrown in for good measure. A stove-top dish and an oven-based meal round out the week to give us a variety of flavors to choose from. It’s going to be a good week, my friends.

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