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Summer is officially in full swing for most of us, so I know you guys probably have a ton of fun Summer activities on your to-do list. To be honest, I love my crock pot all year long, but even more so in the Summer. It’s easy to slack off, but I feel like meal planning and being prepared can make all the difference during the Summer months, too.
Here are 10 Reasons to Love Your Crock Pot This Summer!
1. It keeps your home cool when it’s warm outside
This is a big one for me. It’s already hot enough out and our AC is running constantly, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven or the stove top and make it worse!
2. Slow cookers are more forgiving when it comes to cooking times
With kids at home and a million things happening, it’s easy to get distracted. Your slow cooker knows, it understands. With a programmable crock pot, no more worries! Once the cook time is done, it will switch over to warm and keep your dinner ready for whenever you get ready to eat it.
3. Slow cookers help you save money
I don’t know about you guys but I feel like when I make anything in my crock pot, most recipes make a ton of food. This means lunch leftovers and even more savings.
4. Cooking is hands off
The crock pot is perfect if you are busy, and who isn’t? During the Summer, this can definitely be worse. So, set it and forget it with dinner in the crock pot.
5. Minimal cleanup required
This might be my favorite reason, I love when we grill out or use the crock pot during the Summer, because there aren’t a ton of dirty pots and pans when we’re done. Add in paper plates to make it even better.
6. It makes your whole house smell amazing
Depending on what you are cooking, haha! But normally, my crock pot puts that delicious home cooked food smell in our house all day.
7. You can create your own unique recipes
Don’t be afraid to experiment with your crock pot. Play around with recipes and create something your family really loves.
8. You don’t have to be home to cook your meal
This goes back to being hands off, but you actually don’t even need to be home to get dinner done, so spend an afternoon at the zoo, or the park and come home to a cooked meal!
9. Perfect for parties and easily transportable
I love how my crock pot has latches that seal the lid on. This makes it perfect for Summer get togethers and transporting yummy food.
10. It will help you avoid the drive thru
This is a struggle for us all year long, but we are always doing our best to avoid the drive thru and save money and avoid eating bad for us foods as much as we can. Our crock pot has been a huge help with this.
So, what are you waiting for? Revolutionize Summer eating with the help of a crock pot. Then, you can follow my Crock Pot board on Pinterest, here, to find tons of delicious recipes to try.
P.S… need some Summer meal planning help? Be sure to grab one of my printable Meal Planning kits!