I have said before I wont be setting resolutions this year.
However, I do want to start a new hobby.
Okay, really I've been wanting to start a new hobby but Thanksgiving came, then the flu, then Christmas so my search for a new hobby was put on the back burner.
Until now. Call it whatever but the first of the year brought an increased desire to do something out of my box. I typically have a problem with wanting to do everything and getting tired out quickly with all the ideas swarming in my head.
This year was not much different. I wanted to paint the boys bunk bed bright green, or perhaps bright blue... I wanted to make their room flow better as well. (Which I still totally plan on doing soon)
But my main desire is to cook.
Because we are an egg free, milk protein free, peanut free, mustard free home I have always felt somewhat limited on our meals. We have stuck to the same meal plan for the past 6-7 years. No one seems to mind the boring same ol' same ol'.
But this was before pinterest.
Now it seems as though I don't have to search all over the world wide web to find different recipes that are safe for us.
Yes, I realize I'm behind on the pinterest fab. But I've been swamped people. I've pinned a few things here and there but never followed through with most of them.
But that was before I saw a simple recipe for crock pot chili and crock pot chicken & dumplings.
Did I mention crock pot parmasen chicken?
Picture and recipe provided by crock pot chicken and dumpling
I should have noted I am in love with my crock pot. With 4 kids (plus my daycare babies) a crock pot is like the needle to a heroin addict.
And so my new found hobby begins. I woke up at 5am to start my crock pot chicken and dumplings. I started cooking sausage and biscuits for the boys first day back at school after Christmas break.
And by 6am had started a load of laundry.
This whole cooking thing has made me feel like a bona fide home maker.
And so far... I'm enjoying it. :)