6:30 -- Wake up the kids
7:30 -- Leave for the bus stop
7:40 -- Kaylee gets on the bus
8:20 -- Mo gets on the bus
8:30 -- Drop Sunny off at school
8:45 -- Get to the gym
9:45 -- Leave the gym
10:00 -- Wake up Ken
10:30 -- Leave for Class
11-5 -- Class
12:30 -- Ken picks up Sunny
4:30 -- Ken picks up kids at the bus stop
4:45 -- Ken drops Kaylee off at swim
5:00 -- Ken picks up Katie
5:15 -- back to Kaylee's swim
6:30 -- Finally home.
6:45 -- Start dinner
Crazy, right??!?? And originally Mo had gymnastics from 6:30 to 7:30. We wouldn't have gotten home until close to 8. But, I changed her practice from Wednesday to Thursday.
These are the types of days that warrent breaking out the crockpot. I love my crockpot. It is a very under loved appliance in my kitchen.
I'm always looking for newand unique recipes. Kaylee is a baked bean freak. She could eat a whole BJ's can by herself. So, when I found this baked bean recipe on 100 Days of Real Food, I knew that I had to try it. Plus, I had all the ingredients in my pantry. I substituted black eyed peas for the navy beans that the recipe calls for because I didn't have any.
Slow Cooker Baked Beans
adapted from 100 Days of Real Food: Slow Cooker Baked Beans
1 lb dried black eyed peas (soak in water overnight)
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
15 oz can tomato sauce
.75 cup sugar free maple syrup
3 T mustard
3 T apple cider vinegar
3.5 c water
- Whisk together tomato sauce, syrup, mustard and vinegar. (I did this the nite before so I could dump it in the crockpot in the morning)
- In the bowl of your crockpoot put beans, bell peppers, onions, and water.
- Dump in tomato sauce mixture and stir.
- Turn crockpot on High for 10-12 hours.
I really wish that I had gotten a picture. These will definitely be a reoccurring dish in our house. What crockpot dishes do you like?
**Warning: If you are here from Vegan Mofo then you need to realize that I am not normally a vegan. I have some vegan recipes posted on my blog but, many contain meat or dairy. **