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Planning With Kids - 2 parents, 5 kids, organised chaos

The Planning With Kids book will be making its way into Australian book shops at the end of April.   Planning With Kids is a parenting book with a difference.  Its emphasis is not on telling you how to parent, but to show ways you can become organised to leave more time for parenting.

The philosophy is to streamline the known repetitive tasks of family life (eating, cleaning, getting ready for school etc), so you can then better manage the unpredictable but the inevitable (sick kids, fighting, tantrums etc). 
 
The book is written so you don't need to read it in its entirety to derive any benefit, you can read one chapter, then work on the list of actions to take at the end and make a difference to the way your daily family life runs.

Planning With Kids will be retailing for $29.95 but if you pre-order your copy now you can purchase it for:
  • Australia $25.00
  • North America $40.00
  • UK $40.00
  • New Zealand $35.00
  • Asia $35.00
  • South Africa $40.00
This price includes postage and I will sign each copy. If you are in a country/region that I haven't listed please email me nicole@planningwithkids.com and I can let you know the price.

You can place your order by clicking here - Planning With Kids Book.

Easy and Tasty Slow Cooker Recipes

We are well into Autumn in the southern hemisphere and the evenings have started to get darker earlier and colder.  Perfect time to pull out the slow cooker!  Slow cooker meals are not only suitable for colder months though.  As they don't heat up the house, they can be an easy and convenient way to cook a meal in the house during summer.

All these recipes have now been added to the Planning With Kids Menu Planner.  Under each image below you will find a link, which if you click on will take you to separate post on the blog with full details of the recipe.

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

I have started with this recipe as it is my kid's absolute favourite.  There is never anything left in the pot on the night I cook this.  Chicken Noodle Recipe Post.
 

Slow Cooker Roast Lamb 

Slow cooker roast lamb

I find using a slow cooker the easiest way to cook a roast.  It is also particularly helpful when you won't have as much time in the afternoon.  Put it on in the morning and just get the veggies ready in the afternoon.  Slow Cooker Roast Lamb Post.
 

Slow Cooker Beef Curry

Slow Cooker Beef Curry

This is a very mild curry.  You could spice it up a lot more by increasing the chilli.  Beef Curry Slow Cooker Post.
 

Slow Cooker Tomato Soup

Slow Cooker Tomato Soup

A very lovely light soup, that is easy and quick to make.  Slow Cooker Tomato Soup Post.  


Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Cooking the roast in the slow cooker as well as being easy also keeps the meet super tender.  Slow Cooker Roast Beef Post


Slow Cooker Rogan Josh

Slow Cooker Rogan Josh

You can use a variety of meats with this receipe.  We used beef, but you could use chicken or lamb.  Slow Cooker Rogan Josh Post


Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

No photo, sorry.  But this is a super easy recipe, minimal ingredients and a meal that kids love.  Beef stroganoff recipe post.


Slow Cooker Satay

Slow Cooker Satay

Out of all the Indian style slow cooker dishes, this is my personal favourite. It has a great peanut flavour.  Slow Cooker Satay Post.


Each Monday I post new recipes on the blog.  You can receive email updates of all new posts including recipes from the blog by signing up to the Planning With Kids email subscription (this is different to this monthly newsletter).

Happy Cooking!
Planning Queen
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