I am also trying to utilize my crockpot more on the days I know I won't have time to actually cook a meal. I teach class 2 nights a week, so I know those nights I can't cook a meal. Having a plan seems to be making a big difference for me. It also takes away some of the anxiety I have with cooking a meal for a family.
This morning I made strawberry scones. They aren't the prettiest scones I've seen, but they aren't half bad. The nice thing, is you can do most of the prep the night before. If your stove is anything like mine, you will have plenty of time to throw these together while your oven preheats.
Jennifer's Strawberry Scones
1 1/3 c. Flour
3 T. Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 c. Heavy Cream
1/2 c. chopped Strawberries
Coarse Sugar for Sprinkling
1. Preheat oven to 400*.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add strawberries and cream. Stir until dough comes together.
3. Drop by large spoonful onto a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or golden.