Using a crockpot to cook your dinner all day while you’re busy or at work is a great time saver! However, what if you don’t have time to cut up the food, add the ingredients to the crockpot and otherwise put together the meal in the morning? Do it the night before!
Kitchen Tip: Make a Crockpot Dinner the Night Before
A great way to take advantage of your crockpot is to make your meal the evening before. Add all ingredients to the crockpot and make sure it is ready to cook. Then take the insert (this is the part of the crockpot that the food goes into; usually they have small handles to lift them out of the crockpot), put the lid on it and put it in the refrigerator. In the morning, remove it from the fridge, set it back into the crockpot, and turn on to cook all day.
Presto! A wonderful low-maintenance meal that took zero minutes out of your already busy morning to prepare. Happy crockpot cooking!
We originally published Kitchen Tip: Make a Crockpot Dinner the Night Before on Home Ever After on June 17, 2008.