Ladies, if you are like me you may think your days of entertaining at home are over. You may think you’ll never be able to properly make home cooked meals for your family again. A few weeks ago I got myself a slow cooker and my life has changed. While Max is napping or after he’s going to sleep I just chop up the veggies and then when I’m ready I quickly sear whatever meat I’m using toss everything into the cooker and depending on the recipe and the settings I choose in a couple of hours dinner is ready! I make huge batches so I can freeze portions for future meals and now, I feel like I can feel stress free when inviting friends over for dinner. Sure, it may not be gourmet, but winter is coming and who doesn’t want a hearty stew?!?! This thing is amazing and if you don’t have one and you miss proper home cooked meals I highly recommend it. This week I will be using my slow cooker to make beef stew: beef cubes seared, tossed is the cooker with beef stock, a can of pureed tomatoes, chopped up onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, 2 bayleafs, salt, pepper, paprika, oregano and then just leave it to cook baby! I make a batch of rice and my husband and toddler can not get enough!