Menu Plan Your Butt Off: 7 Nights of Slow Cooker

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School starts this week round these parts. Not just my son in elementary, but the my youngest is starting preschool. I anticipate many hours in the car and not a lot of time at home.

Slow cooker to the rescue!

It’s the time of year that we dust off our slow cookers and thank God for them when we finally roll into the house around 6 and everyone is starving.

I ask you…is there anything better than opening the door and having the delicious smell of dinner waft out? I think not.

This week, I’m celebrating this most beloved small kitchen appliance and doing a menu entirely for the crock pot! AND not only do you get to save time in the kitchen, you’ll also save time in the market with a printable grocery list. I KNOW!

If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon and don’t yet have a slow cooker – we really love this pretty red one. It’s the one I have in my kitchen and I absolutely adore it – plus, you can’t beat the price!

Happy cooking and don’t forget to stop by next Sunday for our newest menu plan!


Monday: Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken over quinoa with a green salad.


Tuesday: Slow Cooker Gluten Free Minestrone.


Wednesday: Lightened Up Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff with light egg noodles and steamed green beans.


Thursday: Slow Cooker Sausage with Kraut and Potatoes with steamed brussels sprouts.


Friday: Honeyed Plum Garlic Chicken with brown rice and steamed broccoli.


Saturday: Spicy Slower Cooker Sweet Potato & Chicken Stew


Sunday: Slow Cooker Italian Turkey Meatballs with whole wheat spaghetti and a big salad.


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  • Kelly

    I made the Beef Stroganoff many, many times last winter for my family. We love it! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Heather

      Thank you so much for the feedback!

  • Diane Michelle

    Just got a 7-in-1 pressure cooker, it’s amazing and can be set to delay cook (with food safety precautions, of course). Takes “slow cooker” up another notch!! Love the recipes, thank you!