I'm was nervous starting my job and what it will do to our already lack of family routine! I've tried a few things- cooking ahead for the days I work, planning a menu for the hubbie to follow, etc. and nothing has turned out to be "magical" at this point.
This past months I made a calendar of meals (in pencil of course!) and planned shopping, etc. There was some rearranging, but that's what the pencil was for, and things worked out really well. I even left blanks for left over days and I need a break days!
So to start things off I am collecting some other blogs that have freezer and slow cooker recipes that I can use as resources for my adventure! Boy has pinterest been my best friend.
So far my favorite had been Once a Month Mom where I also found a link for the "skinny" chefs called Skinny Mom (that's another post about my weight loss endeavor!).
Here's a few of the recipes I have tried that are keepers!! These were links found on Once a Month Mom.
Root Beer Pulled Pork
I'm a sucker for pork sandwiches- and my family loves them too. These turned out juicy and sweet!
- 2 pound pork roast
- 0.5 teaspoon garlic salt
- 0.5 teaspoon black pepper
- 1.25 cups onion, sliced
- 0.75 cups root beer
- 0.25 cups ketchup
- 2 Tablespoon tomato paste
- 0.5 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 Tablespoon flour
Directions:Sprinkle roast with garlic salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker. Mix all other ingredients together and pour over roast in crock pot. Cook on low for 8-9 hours. Remove roast and onions. Shred pork and discard onions. Add roast back to sauce in crock pot. Serve with buns and slaw if desired.
Freezing Directions:Place all ingredients into freezer bag(s). Label and freeze. To serve: thaw in fridge. Place in crockpot and cook on low for 8-9 hours.
Author/Source: Heather @ Onceamonthmom.com, adapted from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Mexican Dorito Casserole
•2 c. shredded cooked chicken
•1 c. shredded cheese (or more if you are a cheese
•1 can cream of chicken soup
•1/2 cup milk
•1/2 cup sour cream
•1 can Ro-tel tomatoes (canned tomatoes with
•1/2 packet taco seasoning (or more- to taste)
•Bag of doritos
1. Pre-heat oven to 350-f degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except doritos.
3. In a greased 2 qt baking dish, put a layer of crushed doritos (about 2 cups), then a layer of the chicken mixture. Repeat once more, ending with a layer of chicken mixture. Top with more shredded cheese, cover, and bake for 30-35 minutes, till bubbling hot.
Source: Domestic Chicky