Working in television means you’re at the office at odd times. Morning crews come in anywhere from 12am-3am and work till around noon. Dayside crews arrive around 9-10am and work through the evening newscast, which means they’re usually off the clock after 6pm. If you’re working nightside, forget about having a “normal family dinner”. You work from 3pm until after the 11 o’clock news (Heaven forbid there’s a football game. You’ll be lucky to be out of there before midnight.)
All these odd shifts can make it hard to have a “normal family meal”. After our little guys was born and I went back to work, my husband and I got really good at making big meals on the weekends and leaving plenty of left overs for lunches & dinners during the week. Don’t want to spend the entire weekend slaving away over a store? Enter the crock pot. We have 3 at our house. Yes 3! Crock pots are God’s gift to the working woman. It’s right up there with coffee and wine.
To help make your next meal a little easier here is one of my favorite crock pot recipes.
Easy German Potato Soup
1lb smoked kielbasa (chopped)
1 bag frozen diced potatoes (with peppers)
1 jar sauerkraut (rinsed & drained)
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
3 tablespoons mustard
Mix ingredients in crock pot and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.