Planning ahead so dinner isn't stressful is key for me! I try to cram as much in as I can before 8 am because if I don't it's just not going to happen! I've been freezer cleaning and found a ham bone from the holidays. Bean soup it is!
Soak a regular sized bag of pinto beans in warm water while your getting ready in the morning
Drain and throw into crock pot along with a ham bone (or 1 lb smoked ham from the store, chopped)
1 chopped onion
4 garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
Cover beans with water almost to the top of the slow cooker
Turn it on high and let it cook for 6-7 hrs!