Lazy Cooking Tip #1


I may not be a recipe maker, but I AM a lazy cook. So I figured if I'm not going to share lazy recipes with you, I can at least share some lazy cooking tips that I've discovered along the way. Also, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the support from last week's post!


No matter the season, using a slow cooker or crock pot is the ULTIMATE lazy cook's secret weapon. You simple put your food in it and walk away! Come home after a long day to meal waiting for you feast upon!

But in all seriousness, I love my crockpot. I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to recipes to make in it. If I know it is going to be a busy week, I get ingredients for crockpot meals. If we are going to need chicken for salads, crockpot. If it's 100+°F outside for three months, CROCKPOT. It is my favorite kitchen tool. Now if I only had a rice cooker...

If you want to take the lazy up a notch, get crock pot liners. I was hesitant at first because it is basically a plastic bag you put in your crock pot–but I've long since given up the fear of it poisoning me in exchange for having a crockpot with nothing caked to its sides. It's a true game changer.

I even have a couple of crock pot recipe posts on the blog if you want to give them a try:

What do you think of this new series? I'm thinking about doing it once a month, but maybe it could be more frequent. Let me know in the comments below!

Salad Jars /// Lazy Cooking


No recipe this week, because the possibilities for this are endless. Mr. LL and I are trying, most of the time, to eat a little healthier, and we've been taking salads for our lunches. I like making these salad jars on Sunday night, that way we can just grab our lunch out the fridge and be on our way in the mornings.

If you do a search on Pinterest you will find a MILLION different combos to make, but my favorite is Spicy Ranch dressing, shredded chicken, corn, Romain or spinach and some little crunchy, tortilla strips. And some cheese, of course. I will share the most important trick to putting together salads jars, though:

Build them upside-down.

What I mean is, start with your dressing, then your heartier toppings, like the meat or beans. Then layer the toppings and top the jar off with the lettuce. This will keep your salad from getting too soggy and allow you to prep them all at the start of the week. I also keep my tortilla strips out in a ziploc so they don't get stale or soggy and then top my salad with them when I am ready to eat it. 

What kind of healthy lunches do you like to eat? Do you have a favorite salad combo? Let me know in the comments!

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken /// Lazy Cooking


I don’t remember where I saw this recipe and I’ve made it so many times over the years that it is now just done by memory. It is a great crock-pot dish that can be used in a myriad of ways (which is helpful to keep meal boredom at bay). I’ve eaten it wrapped in tortillas, on top of baked potatoes and last we made it, we ate it with rice (but you could even do gnocchi!).

Crockpot Salsa Chicken