Making Your Afternoons Easier

December 12, 2012 by The Selling Sisters  
Filed under How To..., Working At Home

Everyone’s schedules are different and each day brings new challenges.  On days that I’m working all day, I like to find ways to make my afternoon easier so that I can get more listings done with fewer interruptions.

One thing that helps me be able to do this is to put dinner in the crock pot when I’m finishing up lunch and before I get settled in to work on my listings.

It takes me about 15  minutes to chop everything up and get it all going and I get to work an extra hour in the afternoon instead of stopping to make dinner.  All I have to do is stop when it’s dinner time and serve everyone up :)

One of my favorites to make in the crock pot is Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie.  It’s super easy, yummy and a great way to use up leftover chicken, turkey and veggies.

You’ll need:

1 large can of Cream of Chicken soup


Baked chicken or turkey chopped

3 medium sized potatoes chopped

2 stalks of celery

1/3 onion, finely chopped

Salt & Pepper

Misc Veggies (either fresh or frozen)  I like to use broccoli, chopped carrots, corn, peas, green beans, peas and cauliflower.  Sometimes I don’t have them all available so I use what’s on hand.  I look in the fridge first to find veggies left over from the week and put those in before I use fresh or frozen.

Empty the Cream of Chicken soup into your crock pot.  Pour milk into the empty can until it’s about 1/2 full and then pour the milk into the crock pot.  Chop up your potatoes, celery, onions, chicken or turkey, and carrots as chunky or as fine as you’d like them and add them to the crock pot.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add in any and all of your favorite combinations of vegetables and let your crock pot do the work while you’re busy cleaning, listing, shipping, shopping or taking a nap ;)

I also like to bake crescent rolls or fluffy biscuits bought from the store, and serve up a bowl of the pot pie with a couple of biscuits or rolls on top.

I don’t do crock pot meals every day for dinner, but it’s nice to have them a few times a month and take a little break from cooking on the stove.