Slow Cook and Her Slow Cooker

9 Jan

Over the winter break from school I had some time to think about things that I wanted to change in 2013. I had been feeling incredibly guilty about the eating patterns of my family. It looked like I had myself all figured out. But what about THEM?

I have managed to lose all my baby weight and then some. I watch what I eat constantly, making low fat, low calorie, low sodium, and often low taste choices at almost every turn. I exercise and have long term goals for my body and my overall health that I still haven’t reached. I want to run a Marathon and I want to rock a leopard bikini. No, I have not put a time limit on these goals, yes, I realize it might take a while. It hasn’t been easy and I’m not discounting how long it took to figure out how to pull my physical self together. I am proud of what I’ve done so far and actually excited for the Beach this Summer.

Meanwhile-Back at the Ranch- The kids have been feasting on a diet consisting of frozen chicken nuggets, pasta, hot dogs, frozen steam in the bag veggies, and Chipotle. I have managed to keep my house clear of candy, chips and cookies. I seem to have also completely skipped over the whole concept of a home cooked nutritious meal. I got away with it this long because my husband usually isn’t home for dinner and the twins were young enough that I could throw an array of finger foods at them and that would be good enough.

The time has come for me to step up to the plate. Literally.

I dug out my slow cooker yesterday, which I hadn’t seen since it was selected off my bridal registry 8 years ago. I googled kid-friendly healthy slow cooker recipes and I was off and running! I made sweet and sour chicken with bell peppers and brown rice. It came out perfectly.

The response from the children? I’ll be back later to give all the glorious details on that. Let’s just say, it wasn’t all Norman Rockwell up in here…

xoxo

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3 Responses to “Slow Cook and Her Slow Cooker”

  1. Adrian Gluck January 9, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Very good writing, Leslie J

    Love,

    Dad

  2. Evan Pinchuk January 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    The sweet and sour chicken rocked!

    Love,
    Evan

  3. jp January 9, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    What great news. After you see what they like you can cook in a larger quantity so you have left overs. The leftovers will do for another meal and you then get two for one from your effort. Good that the children and Evan will have healthier home cooked meals and hope they start to like vegetables. Restaurant and take out food has too much salt and high fructose corn syrup. Also the sugar and fructose is addictive. If sugar was just discovered it would be government controlled. Too late for that now…we have to do our own controlling.

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