I have been on a slow cooker kick as of late. For just a few minutes of prep time I can have a filling, hot meal for my family. If you don't consider yourself a cook, you should still try this slow cooker chicken recipe. It is that easy to make and the raves you receive from your family will have you feeling like a professional chef! I can't say where this recipe originated. It was passed on to me from an old friend and has become a staple in our dinner rotation. Easy Crockpot Chicken is one of the many family friendly recipes I share here on Mess for Less. If you are looking for more chicken ideas (maybe you just bought a boatload of chicken at Costco) try our Verde Chicken Enchilada Cups or One Pan Chicken and Rice Dinner.
I'll let you in on a little secret about those of us whole blog about kids activities. We often buy things having no idea what we will use them for, but knowing that they can be used somehow in a craft or activity down the line. Such was the case with a package of fall colored pipe cleaners I recently purchased. When I saw them, they caught my eye immediately and I knew I would use them for some Thanksgiving crafts for kids. I thought they would work well as colorful turkey feathers but I wasn't sure how I would construct this pipe cleaner turkey until I found some inspiration in some old party supplies. This is a simple craft that would be perfect for kids to make on Thanksgiving day when the food is being prepared. I think they would also make adorable place cards at a Thanksgiving table. If you are still looking for turkey crafts, then you'll enjoy this Scrapbook Paper Turkey Craft and Paper Roll Turkey. Gobble, gobble!
I am sitting at my desk in a sweater drinking a hot cup of coffee as I write this, trying to warm up. As the weather gets cooler and we head into winter, I am looking for some good, old fashioned comfort food recipes. To me, nothing says comfort more than a steaming bowl of soup on a cold day. Because I am pressed for time, I try and use my crock pot whenever I can. I love to fact that I can have a hearty soup cooking while I go about my day. There are some great family friendly recipes here, along with familiar favorites made easy. Hope you enjoy these 25 Slow Cooker Soup Recipes!