Friday, March 9, 2012

"Food" Friday ... 7 Slow Cooker Meals!

"What's for Dinner?!"
If we had a dollar for every time 
we've heard that phrase, we'd be able to hire a personal chef!
But, as long as there's little mouths to feed,
I think it's pretty safe to say, we're going to keep on hearing it!

How cool would it be to have an answer ready for them 
every time those three little words were muttered?
If you haven't jumped on the "menu train" yet,
you're in for a pleasant surprise!
To help you get started, we've come up with 
a week's worth of super simple Dinner ideas!

And the best part?

While you're out running around all day,
That good 'ol Crock Pot that's been feeling a little neglected lately, 
will have dinner ready and waiting for you!
After the daily carpool is completed, 
rush hour traffic has eased up a little, 
dance lessons, soccer practice, know the drill....
you can walk through the door at the end of the day,
knowing that a hot, healthy meal is just minutes away!
That alone will let you breathe a sigh of relief
...especially when you hear those three little words, yet again...

Yep, life will suddenly seem a whole lot simpler....
all because you took a couple of minutes in the morning 
to throw a few ingredients into the Crock Pot!

We've put together 7 Dinners 
that all have FIVE ingredients or LESS.
(Can't get much easier than that!)
So....get comfy, grab a calendar 
and write down what you'll be having for dinner 
each night this week.

Here's what's on the menu:

Saturday - "Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue"

This yummy dinner can be made a couple of ways. 
 You can shred the chicken and serve it on a bun,
or if you're looking for something a little more formal, 
leave the chicken breast whole 
and serve with baked potatoes and vegetables.

The 5 ingredients you'll need are:

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Italian Dressing
  • Brown Sugar
  • Worcestershire Sauce
Ready to make it?  Click here.

Sunday:  "Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast"

Our favorite Sunday Dinner has always been Pot Roast. 
 We love coming home from church, 
knowing that a delicious feast is waiting for us! 
 I like to slice up some potatoes, carrots and onions 
and throw them into the Crock Pot, too. 
 My husband prefers to make them separately. 
 It's really just a matter of preference....either way works great!

The four ingredients you'll need are:

  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Dry, Onion Soup Mix
  • Water
  • Pot Roast
Ready to make it?  Click here.

Monday:  "Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork Sandwiches"

For a quick and easy dinner, 
serve this on buns with french fries or potato chips!

The three ingredients you'll need are:

  • Beef Broth
  • Boneless Pork Ribs
  • Barbecue Sauce
Ready to make it?  Click here.

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Ham

Can't get any easier than this! 
 Serve the ham with your favorite vegetables.

The two ingredients you'll need are:

  • Brown Sugar
  • Cured, Bone-In Ham
Ready to make it?  Click here.

Wednesday:  "Slow Cooker Sausage with Sauce"

Serve on Hoagie Rolls, over Rice or with Pasta.

The four ingredients you'll need are:

  • Fresh, Italian Sausage Links
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Onion
Ready to make it?  Click here.

Thursday:  "Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken"

Use the chicken as a filling for delicious tacos! 
 Serve on flour tortillas with 
shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, 
olives, sour cream and guacamole....yummy!

The five ingredients you'll need are:

  • Salsa
  • Dry Taco Seasoning Mix
  • Lime
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Ready to make it?  Click here.

Friday:  "Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom 
and Soy Sauce Pork Chops"

Serve the pork chops over rice with vegetables.

The four ingredients you'll need are:
  • Brown Sugar
  • Pork Chops
  • Soy Sauce
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup

Ready to make it?  Click here.

Enjoy all of that extra time you'll suddenly have 
in the late afternoon....
instead of slaving over a hot stove!

What's your favorite Slow Cooker Meal?
(Share a link with the recipe in the comments below.)

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