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Best Way to a Quick Meal

Spring Slow Cooker Meals

Cookbook held open, with wisk

It is still chilly and wet here in the Midwest.  Once in a while I know I will be having a busy day so I turn to my Slow Cooker to put a meal together in the morning and be ready when I get home in the evening.

I do any cleaning and chopping of vegetables the night before and put any spices out on the counter for the morning.  If meat needs to be seared first, I also do that the night before.  Everything goes into the refrigerator until morning.

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How to Make Dinner in Minutes

Start With a Slow Cooker

Red slow cooker

We are all busy with jobs, running the kids to events and practices, volunteering and maintaining a home. Everyone needs a “go to” weeknight meal that is fast, easy and inexpensive.

Getting a meal on the table is always easy when I use my slow cooker. I just get the seasonings together, chop any vegetables and store in containers the night before. Then toss them into the slow cooker the next morning and I’m off to work.

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Spice Up Your Dinner

Make Dinner in Minutes

Plate of Enchiladas

On these chilly nights, it is nice to know you can have a nice dinner that is fun, inexpensive and can be prepared ahead!

My Slow Cooker Cheese-filled Steak Enchiladas are a good way to put a healthy dinner on the table for just a few dollars. It is easy to assemble it all the night before.

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Soups to Warm You

Nothing warms the body better than warm comfort food. The coldcream of broccoli cheese soup weather makes this the perfect time to cook up a pot of soup. Whether you enjoy winter outside sports or prefer to stay in and grab a magazine and sit by the fire, soup makes a great meal.

 

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Living the Life

What does that really mean? Does it mean you are financially independent? Does it mean you have good health? It actually is different for everyone.

Sure we all say we would like to win a lottery and have good health to enjoy it, but would that be “living the life”? Not for me. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to be totally poverty-stricken and in bad health, I just think there is more to life.

So here at Earth Mavin, I have been doing everything I can to keep my mind alert, my body healthy, my creature comforts minimal and my loved ones close. I have learned there are many ways we can take a piece out of our busy lives and enjoy people, places and things, before they are gone.

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