I love three day weekends! It would be amazing to have one every weekend. Three days is just enough time to fully recharge one's battery, check off items from the to-do list, and, for teachers, have time to grade without having to compromise on time with a loved one. I had such a good weekend of all of this. And, of course the time spent with friends and David was the best. How did we tie together this delightful winter treat? By cooking up a delicious crockpot dinner by Real Simple.