Vacations, traveling, playing outside, trips to the beach, play dates at the park. These are all what I think of when I think of summer. What is your favorite thing to do in the summer? I am betting that hanging out in the kitchen getting dinner ready isn’t one of them.
You know me, I truly love to cook but in the summer I want to be outside as much as possible! One of my favorite ways to get around the dinner prep is to have dinner cooking when I am out and ready to eat when I get home. How do I do it? With my crockpot!
Your crockpot will save you money!
It’s true. Let’s not try to pretend that in the summer we are going to have all this extra time now that the kids are out of school. While the homework might not be as intense, and the extracurriculars may be down, we are still filling our days with fun activities.
The point being we are still going to be tempted to make that quick stop at the drive thru to feed our family. I know I talk about avoiding the drive through a lot but I only do it because I want to help you save money! I am not saying that I never do it because occasionally I do. But pick out any drive thru meal and I will show you how you can easily make the same thing but only taste way better and cost you way less! The crockpot is one way to do this!
Slow cooker in the summer?
Yep! Wintertime seams like there is an endless amount of hearty and comforting recipes ready for your slow cooker. But don’t forget about the summer! Your crockpot works just as well in the middle of the year. But a big hot bowl of soup in the middle of July just doesn’t seam as appetizing.
This is why I have pulled together some summer slow cooker recipes for your and I. These recipes are just a little bit lighter, a little bit more fresh, and perfect for a warm summer day when you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen.
5 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes
So get your menu planner ready and start your list of ingredients to make these delicious recipes ready to serve your family. After a fun day outside you will be so happy to come home to a ready to eat home cooked meal!
Crockpot Sloppy Joes from The Gracious Wife
Slow Cooker Turkey Meatloaf from Mama of 3 Munchkins
Crockpot Paleo Chinese Pork from Just Us Four
Crockpot Pork in Blackberry BBQ Sauce from The Dinner Mom
Crockpot Fruit Crisp from A Mom’s Take