The First Week

We have been living in our camper for a week now.
So far we have done a lot of reorganizing and adjusting to having such a small space. The big boys M & C have been pretty good with the adjustment so far. R is struggling with night time sleep though. He has only slept all night once. The first night we got a total of 3 hours of sleep.

Here is what our evenings look like:
5pm-ish we eat dinner and then the littles play
7pm-ish- R is nursed and then patted/rocked to sleep. While I do this M & C have tablet time or watch a movie
8pm- bed time for M & C. We put on pjs, potty, brush teeth, and get tucked in. Once tucked in I tell a story (I used to read books, but now they want me to tell them about adventures that feature them!) Following the story I sing a few songs (the only people I sing for are my littles, I promise you don’t want to hear that) and then wait until they settle down and leave the bunk house.
9pm-ish: I do some quiet tidying up, shower, make bottles, and write. 11pm-ish: I try to go to bed if Reid isn’t awake

Camper living means limited cooking space. So I’ll be using the crock pot a lot! I LOVE my Hamilton Beach programmable one!

You can find it here

I don’t know about you, but I don’t particularly enjoy washing dishes – in comes crock pot liners! You just place the bag in the crock pot, put your food in & cook like normal! So easy!

You can get some here

A few nights ago we had ravioli, peas, carrots, and garlic knots.
The carrots were left over from a few days ago. The peas were from a can and I added some salt, pepper, & butter. The garlic knots were the marketside ones in an oven bag from Walmart (they are my FAVORITE).
And the ravioli was cooked in the crock pot.

This recipie is so yummy! It satisfied adults and the kids!
Here’s what you’ll need.

1lb ground beef
2 bags frozen cheese ravioli
1 can crushed tomatoes (28oz)
1 can tomato paste (6oz)
1/2 cup water
3 cloves garlic (crushed or pressed)
1/2 of an onion (diced)
1tsp oregano
1tsp thyme
1tsp basil
2 tbsp brown sugar (to cut the acidity)
Salt & pepper to taste

1- Brown the beef and drain
2- Saute the onion & garlic in the pot you used to cook the beef.
3- Add the cooked beef, crushed tomato, tomato paste, water, oregano, thyme, basil, brown sugar, salt, & pepper to the onion & garlic & stir
4- Put both bags of ravioli in the crock pot and pour your sauce mixture over it. 5- Stir to combine and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours.
With sides there was enough for 7 adults & 2 kids to eat


Let me know if you try this recipe!

xoxo, Amanda Jo