And BECAUSE we work for THE MAN, it means we aren't at home for lunch, which means we don't have a lot of flexibility to eat what we want for lunch, cuz we don't have time to COOK IT ALL UP without killing half a day of productivity. So that means we often eat OUT for lunch. But as the CHEAP-ASS wife in this relationship, I try and do stuff to PREVENT us from eating out for lunch, cuz personally, I enjoy life much much more when my paycheque actually lasts the full two weeks.
But lately, I've gotten to the point where I HATE prepping lunches. I hate FIGURING OUT what the hell to buy for lunches, I hate shopping for the groceries NEEDED to prep lunches, and I hate the fact that when I DO shop, I know it means I have yet MORE work ahead of me when I get home, cuz I still have to PREP the damn lunches.
So I bought meself one of these things, thinking it'd save my life, and save our lunches. Everyone I know HAS one. Everyone I know LOVES theirs. And everyone I know tells me how I can just "throw everything in and go".
Yet, even after purchasing the one EVERYONE recommended, it HASN'T saved me. It HASN'T saved our lunches. And it HASN'T been used much cuz I haven't figured out how the hell to just "throw everything in and go".
The thing is, the crockpot itself is a good size, it has what SEEMS like are good cooking settings, and it comes apart SUPER easy for simple washing. The problem however, is the recipes it came with SUCKED - they're either extremely high fat and full of empty calories, or they're just not that interesting.
And that's probably where I'm struggling most - not with the CROCKPOT itself, but with the RECIPES, and making real USE of this thing. The crockpot itself, is probably good, but no matter how many crockpot books I buy, HALF the recipes I find require me to do a LOT of chopping, they require me to do a LOT of frying, or they require me to do a LOT of baking... FIRST. And honestly, I bought this thing, so I could just "throw everything in and go". I bought this thing so I could make easy soups, chilis, and fun meat for sandwiches and tacos. I bought this thing to SAVE me time - NOT to make me do even more prep.
So overall, this is a one thumb UP and one thumb DOWN kinda review.
PS. If you have a healthy and easy recipe to save me, I'll be FOREVER in your debt!!!
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