Kitchen renovations are awesome and really crappy all at the same time. Kitchen renovations are awesome because you get a brand-spanking new kitchen, the kitchen you always wanted or the best kitchen you could afford. Whatever your situation, the new kitchen is significantly better than the one you had. Now, kitchen renovations are pretty darn crappy because you are without a kitchen for a while. Life sure is hard without a kitchen! We LOVE to eat, folks!
Ryan and I did a little work in the kitchen in our last house: replace the back splash, new floors, and painted the cabinetry.There were a few days when we were without a fully functioning kitchen. It was just too dirty to safely prep food. Do you really want drywall debris and paint fumes in your food? Um, yuck, not thanks.
While we were without a kitchen (and all the nights we work late at the house, which has NO kitchen), I turned to my trusty friend The Crockpot.
Dinner is important to me. I enjoy sitting down at the end of the day with my sweetie, preferably without take out or fast food. In the Saffell house, there is ONE cook, which is totally ok because only ONE person does the dishes, and it isn’t me! 🙂 Before we did any work in the kitchen, I would always put together a few freezer-friendly crock pot meals. My waste line and wallet were appreciative.
Kitchen renovations are expensive enough without the cost of eating out every night. Do yourself a favor and crank up your slow cooker.
I shared my Chicken and Dumplin’s Recipe with you a while back. It is a favorite of mine!
Here are a few of my favorite websites for crockpot recipes.
Do you have a favorite crock pot recipe? Do you have any other tips for surviving a kitchen reno?
This post is the eighteenth of a series called 31 Days of Surviving a Renovation.
You can see a list of the entire series here.