Are you looking for gifts for a mom who doesn’t like to cook? I’ve created a list of more than 10 items at every price point. Hand-curated by me.
One of my biggest challenges is getting dinner on the table every night. I just don’t enjoy cooking. It takes so long to prepare some dishes and so little time to eat them!
Since I have to cook to feed my family, this is a way for me to take something I hate and grow it into something I learn to love. While making it faster and easier at the same time…
Best Gifts for the Mom who doesn’t like to cook
Here’s a list (and maybe new-to-you) that she will love.
1. Instant pot – This 6- or 8- in one device is Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer in one. It can make mashed potatoes in 15 minutes and steel cut oats in under 10 minutes. Most meals are ready in about 30 minutes.
2. Slow cooker – Being out of the house for 9-10 hours each day leaves me tired, hungry, and uninspired to prepare an elaborate meal for my family. Enter the crockpot. Simply choose your favorite recipe, load all of the ingredients, then put on the lid and set the dial. You’ll come home to a delicious, home-cooked meal for you and your family.
3. Slow cooker liner – If you don’t like to cook, you probably don’t want to clean the kitchen either. These make cleaning up a crockpot so much easier. I do not use my slow cooker without one now. It’s basically a bag that sits in the cooker – place all the food inside it and then use your cooker like normal. Clean-up is storing your food, dumping the bag and wiping out the slow cooker.
4. Sheet pan – Another easy meal solution are sheet pan dinners – pick a meat, vegetables, and sauce. Cook everything together on the pan – no babysitting food, one dish to clean, and you’re good.
5. Parchment paper – These make sheet pan dinners, baking cooking, and using your stove in general much cleaner.
6. Silicone baking mats – If you think you’d use a lot of parchment paper, get these instead. Makes baking easy and convenient. No need for oil, cooking sprays, or parchment paper. Easy to clean.
7. Casserole dishes – A casserole (French) is a large, deep dish used both in the oven and as a serving vessel. The word is also used for the food cooked and served in such a vessel, with the cookware itself called a casserole dish or casserole pan. They usually consist of pieces of meat or fish, various chopped vegetables, a starchy binder such as flour, rice, potato or pasta, and often a crunchy or cheesy topping.
8. Taco stands – My family loves tacos. These stands make it easy to serve multiple options buffet style at the dinner table.
9. Stockpot – I love to make a double batch of chili beans. With a large stockpot, I can cook on the weekend and have enough for several dinners and leftovers to take for lunch.
10. Echo (with Alexa technology) – I’m often googling chili seasoning recipes when I make chili beans. I also like to listen to music in the kitchen. Alexa can take care of both.
11. Herb scissors – One of the reasons I used to rarely use fresh herbs is the cutting process. With these scissors, you can cut what you need right over the dish or into the pan.
12. Muffin tins – These are an easy solution for families with picky eaters (another reason I don’t like to cook). Each person can have exactly what he wants without having to sacrifice anything.
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