Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Less Time in the Kitchen...

Most of us hope for that, right? At least the women readers do. So here is my tip for the week. I have found a few recipes that I cook back to back and they get my "back" sides out of the kitchen faster.

The first night I make Salsa Chicken {tacos}. Now I would love to give credit to whomever I got this recipe from first, but I have seen it so many times I have no idea. So here goes.

Put 4-6 boneless chicken breasts into your crockpot
Dump a jar of your favorite salsa on top.
Heat on low for 6-8 hours.
30 minutes before you serve, dump a cup of sour cream into the crockpot and stir. I also add another cup of salsa to the mixture. Now put on your tortillas, top with lettuce, cheese and guacamole and your done.

The following night I use the leftovers and make a soup.
I add chicken stock, rice and a can of black beans to the leftover chicken. Yummy! (add whatever your family likes)
You can also use crushed up tortilla chips to sprinkle on top, kids love to do this.
If I feel extra domestic, I make homemade rolls with the help of my bread maker. Dinner, done!

The other back to back recipes go like this:

Just make your regular "meat" spaghetti sauce or use this easy recipe

Then the following night have

No don't order out, use this recipe. I promise it's EASY and good. The main benefit is you don't have to add any toppings other than cheese. Just use the spaghetti sauce from the night before for your pizza sauce. It already has meat in it. Very good and very easy.

So with a little bit of effort, you now have 4 meals done for the month.

Yeah. Your welcome! Now what are you going to do with all that free time????

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Nikki said...

Yummy recipes.
Thanks for sharing.


Christina said...

oh that pool looks WAY FUN!! your a good mom that actually goes IN the always a side liner..lame i know!

kristen thompson gave you the chicken salsa crock pot recipe-it is so grub-i'll have to frwd that recipe onto my friend who was JUST saying how she has no new meals!!

Tonja said...

I am so making the chicken salsa tacos tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!

Tonja said...

I just read the blog about "baby Audrey" WOW. That was awesome. I bawled through the whole letter. I really needed that perspective as I soon go to deliver a new baby. It's always so scarey for me, but I just need to have faith and trust that all will work out. And also realize how blessed I really am. Thanks Shawna

Sharla said...

We may salsa chicken burritos all the time. They are the best. Will have to move on to the next step with the soup. :)

Anonymous said...

Making back-to-back meals - just brilliant.

I'll be adding chicken tacos/chicken soupt to my repertoire!