Easy-Peasy Chicken in the Crock'
When I know that I'm going to have a pretty busy day (and will be too tired to think about cooking dinner), I devote 15 minutes in the morning to preparing something in the crockpot. That way I won't have to worry about dinner, I won't have to eat Taco Smell (our crutch when it comes to we have nothing for dinner tonight), AND the house smells so good the whole day. What's not to love?!
Whole Chicken (minus the giblets -- yuck!)
Fresh Sprig of Rosemary
1. Make sure your children have something to do for 15 minutes while you prep. You'll have yucky raw chicken hands for a little bit and you don't have to chase them. In my case, I prepared my daughter her breakfast first, then went to preparing the meal while she was trapped in her highchair.