Photo: Crockpot with Corned Beef & Cabbage, cooked, and a pan of cornbread out of the oven

Corned Beef & Cabbage - cooked in the Crockpot

Manic Monday: The Crockpot gets Grandma cooking again

Cooking was always an important part of my grandma’s life.

Now, my grandma is forgetful. She has burnt a few things on the stove while she was there by herself, so I have asked her not to use the stove if she is alone.We invested in a Crockpot last year so we could start making meals ahead of time, instead of me rushing to prepare things when I get there in the evenings. At first, my mom would come over on Mondays and get the meal going in the Crockpot and I would finish it when I got there, but recently, I began prepping the food to be cooked and writing out instructions for her, and now it’s ready to eat when I get there.I have found that it not only gives her something to do during the day, so she is not glued to the TV screen, but it has also helped her gain a little of her independence and dignity back.

Crockpot meals we have cooked:

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