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Sacrifice a Little Sleep in the Name of Dinner
The last thing anyone wants to do after playing catch-up on the first day back is cook a time-consuming, nutritious dinner. Enter the most wonderful of kitchen gadgets: the Crock-Pot. Do as Crandall does and set your alarm 20 minutes earlier than usual on your first full day back, throw the ingredients in and head out the door. Here's a recipe that fits the bill.