Crockpot Boiled Peanuts

No tailgating table is complete down south without boiled peanuts. Take the mystery out of how they’re prepared with this recipe.

It’s happened.

My oldest son has reached the age of asking to be “dropped off at the football game.”

And here I sit. The mom who can remember when his little hands held my favorite tailgating snack for the picture you see above.

Can I tell you the truth? I wasn’t the best mom back when that picture was taken.

Not that I’m the best mom now, but… back then, I was stressed, tired, anxious and slightly unable to grasp how fast those little hands would grow and how important it was to slow down for it.

I’ve had moments of second-guessing the mom I was when my kids were really little. But I’ve let that go this year, in particular. I can’t change the past. What I can do now is be the mom I want to be.

I mentioned in one of the episodes of Season 2 that I was trying to take up the practice of journaling. It’s going “okay”… not perfectly. But what I have found helpful is writing out the “Who I Want To Be” in my day-to-day journaling, rather than focusing on the What Do I Want To Do with my life.

This last part is a subtle difference and mind shift I’ve been working on (with some help) over these last few months. The idea being that most of my life I’ve focused on what I want to DO, rather than who I want to BE.

I want to BE a mom that’s thoughtful and slow to anger, not a mom that’s triggered for a harsh response.

I wasn’t that mom a few years ago. And I’m working on being her now.

I also want to be the mom who teaches her kids that when football season rolls around, it’s time to make boiled peanuts.

(You knew the food was coming in somewhere, right?)

I’ve only got 6 more football seasons where those little hands above will be home to enjoy boiled peanuts with me. I plan to fill it with good food, great games and even better memories. ~Regan

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Crockpot Boiled Peanuts

Crockpot Boiled Peanuts

No tailgating table is complete down south without boiled peanuts. Take the mystery out of how they’re prepared with this recipe.

  • Author: Regan Jones, RDN
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Ingredients

  • 1 (24-ounce) bag in-shell RAW peanuts
  • 5 tablespoonKosher salt
  • Water to cover

Instructions

  1. Rinse peanuts in a colander; place in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and cover completely with water. Cook on HIGH 8 to 12 hours or until desired degree of doneness.

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