Fewer Recipes Posted
Hi y’all. I want to talk about recipes and my temporary need to post fewer of them. You see, it’s baseball season, and many of my nights have been co-opted by games and practices. It’s not that we’re not eating at home, it’s just that with limited time to cook anything, my recipes have shifted from “let’s try something new!” to tossing tried and true favorites into the slow cooker so dinner will be waiting when we get home.
Most dinners have been beans or lentils and rice. Both beans and lentils can be cooked in volume, freeze well, and can be easily reheated in a Crock Pot for the evening. And of course, the rice cooker is almost always working in parallel with the slow cooker.
Recent meals include:
- Anasazi beans made with a ham hock instead of the smoked pork chop
- Hearty veggie soup with leftover pasta tossed into it
- The world’s easiest enchilada soup
- Indian lentils
- Chicken lentil stew
I’ve also been making vegetable broth every two weeks to make use of expiring vegetables, and that flavor gets added to everything from soups to rice.
So please bear with me through the end of the school year as I rely on old standards to keep us fed.
Also: if you have any slow cooker recipes, please help a busy mom out and share them in the comments. Thanks!