Today I am thankful for crock-pots. I love that I can prep something for dinner, throw it in a crock-pot, and then not think about it for 8 hours. With my new busy work schedule, plus taking care of Joe and Howard, and the house, dinner is usually the last thing on my mind, until we're all starving and ready to eat that is. So, I am now in the process of devising a 14-day menu plan which will include quite a few crock-pot meals that I can set and forget. It should help streamline my shopping as well. Whoever invented the crock-pot is a genius, and I am so thankful to own 3!