Category Archives: Slow Cooker

2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 12 (March 12 through 18)

In the interest of full disclosure, I’m actually on vacation this week.  So this is our meal plan for an upcoming week when we are back at home!  But hopefully it helps you with some ideas! LINK TO PDF Breakfasts: … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 11 (March 5 through 11)

Week 11 already.  This week’s plan will be light for 2 reasons.  1.  I am struggling to come up with some ideas.  So if you have any, send them my way!  2.  We leave for vacation on Friday so I’m … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 9 (February 19-25)

It’s going to be a busy week, we’ve got some serious dental work for one kid, football practices, baseball practices, t-ball practices…a full day training for me….so all the prep and planning are required! Breakfasts – I’m in a taco … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings (serves 4-6)

The chicken will cook in 4-6 hours on low for this one (usually within 4 with my slow cooker), but make sure you allow for around 60 minutes of prep time (mostly passive) right before eating for the vegetables to … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 8 (February 12-18)

Here we go again, another Monday.  Another shot at a week of well planned eating.  I feel the need to confess that although I come up with these plans weekly, I consider it a success if we have 80% compliance.  … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 7 (February 5-11)

I’m still having trouble with the fact that it’s already February – anyone else?  That cheesy saying about the days being long but the years being short….it is oddly true. New format for this week, in addition to the blog … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Italian Beef

This is so simple I almost wouldn’t call it a recipe, and it’s great, because if you use enough meat, you get dinner twice. Slow Cooker Italian Beef 1, 2-4 lb flank steak (or chuck roast, or whatever cut of … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 3 (January 15 through 21)

We are going to be slaves to the calendar to some extent this week, with something keeping us busy most evenings.  Makes the meal prep and planning even more important! Breakfasts: Skinny Taste, one of my favorites for healthy ideas, … Continue reading

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Chicken and Corn Chowder (CrockPot/Slow Cooker)

This recipe is adapted from the Farmhouse Chicken and Corn Chowder appearing in the America’s Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution (affiliate link) cookbook.  As a side note, all the recipes in this cookbook that I’ve tried are good.  You know … Continue reading

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Carnitas….revisited for 2018

Last year I wrote this blog post and recipe on Carnitas, which, along with Cowboy Caviar, is our traditional New Year’s Day meal (we also have greens – spinach or kale or both), as family tradition on my husband’s side … Continue reading

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