Sunday, November 28, 2010
Hubby and I will both be working two jobs for the next couple of weeks. We're doing a project at the college to make some money for the holidays and pay for yet more repairs to the Jeep. (He says that our '97 Grande Cherokee is going to live forever now because its all brand new. There goes my dream of a new car.) The kids will have to fend for themselves until we get home at bedtime, Monday to Thursday. I'm scrambling to come up with healthy supper ideas that will keep them from having to turn the stove on. (Teenagers are dumb, just in case you didn't know, and can't be trusted not to burn down the house because they are too busy thinking about video games, music, clothes and the opposite sex instead of their safety.) I've come up with the following recipes for the crock pot that should serve us well. Feel free to add your own ideas.
French dip sandwiches (crock pot) (with tossed salad)
Pork chops to live for (with whole wheat pasta and mixed steamed veggies) - I'll use loins, plus olive oil in place of shortening
Mexican style shredded pork - I'll use brown rice
Spaghetti (with tossed salad) -- I'll brown the ground turkey and toss it into the slow cooker with the remaining incredients. Pasta will be boiled in advance, tossed with olive oil and left in the fridge