Is your life busy and hectic? Do you dread the time when dinner time comes and you still don’t know what you’re making? Here is one of my go to weeks when I’m feeling like I’m in a time crunch and I don’t have a ton of money or time to spend on food. I’ve got a cutie little 3 month old baby who really prefers to be held 24/7. Since he’s been here, we’ve been known to eat at off the wall times (like 9:00 p.m.!) because I couldn’t figure out when to make dinner between nursing and nursing and nursing….oh and did I mention, I nurse him? :) I figured that I HAD to figure out a way to get dinner on the table before that….and I knew it would involve some help from my children when necessary, so it needed to be relatively quick and easy!
If you’d like to give it a try, here’s Week one of Chaos Cooking via the Crockpot. If you’d like to purchase a printable copy, so you can have everything together on one page, you can for $2.99. The printable menu comes with the recipes (and pictures), assembly instructions, shopping list AND freezer labels. Click the “Add to Cart” button below:
If you want to quickly prepare it all in one day, here’s the steps you’ll follow:
Brown 5 pounds of ground beef
Chop 3.5 onions
Chop 1 Green Pepper
Chop Mushrooms for Beef Stroganoff (if using)
Cook 1.5 cups of rice according to pkg directions (to yield 3 cups of cooked)
Begin assembling each recipe above.
Hint 2 cups of browned ground beef = 1 pound of ground beef
That doesn’t sound so hard does it?
8 oz tomato sauce
2 cans chili beans
2 pkgs taco shells