new food week: day 2
I’m happy to hear that we’re not the only family struggling to eat at home these days, and that it’s not an impossible task to mount. I’m proud to report that Day 2 went just swimmingly, as it was my debut of our lovely slow cooker (thank you Ethan & Jill for the lovely wedding present). And we’re keeping it nice and clean thanks to my purchase of some of those amazing slow cooker liners.
Last night was a simple meal of chili chicken tacos, and while it was nothing spectacular, it definitely beat the $20 meal at your local Qdoba/Baja Fresh/Chipotle. The preparation took a few short minutes before I headed out the door to work, and when I got home all I needed to do was pull it apart with a fork for serving.
We’re trying to cook more at home too! Your meals are right up our alley- we make crock pot pulled pork all the time, and I’m totally trying the chicken rollup recipe tonight – thanks for the tip! (PS – I still can’t really figure out if I’m spending less at the store or more… darn taquitos in the frozen food aisle get me every time!) Totally enjoying your blog :)
@Jenny Louwheeze – Aww thanks for commenting Jenny!!! I give all the credit to the AMAZING editors at Everyday Food. They are true goddesses in the busy person’s kitchen! And my indulgence in the store — pudding pops and cheese. Dang dairy!
I said totally twice. What an airhead. :)
@Jenny Louwheeze – Totally not! :)
I’m making this next week for sure. Tonight I am making garlic chicken pizza! Thanks for the recipes!!
@mdaggs – Garlic pizza?!?!? I really need to buy some TJ’s pizza dough in bulk and freeze it… I miss it so much!
If you need any suggestions for things to cook at home, by all means, let me know. As I commented yesterday, I’ve been bullied into cooking every single night, so I have a whole arsenal of recipes up my sleeve! It’s funny how this worked out, since my husband grew up with a mother who DID NOT COOK — takeout only. And then somehow, when we started dating, he started mooching off my cooking. Sneaky little leech!
@Julie – Oooh Julie! Thank you so much for the offer! I may seriously need to hit you up for some suggestions in my next go-around! :) I can’t imagine you have an insane amount of time to slave over the stove either!
Not to completely blog stalk you, but those chicken roll ups were bomb diggity. Diggity, I tell you!
@Jenny Louwheeze – Oh hooray!! I was really amazed at how easy and yummy they were! :) Oh… and p.s. your wedding photos are sickly gorgeous… well, mainly cause you’re sickly gorgeous. So stalk me all you want — I mean, I’ve seen your wedding photos for gosh sakes!
I am trying to do the same…and I cook with my crock pot at least 3 times a week. I might have to try these out! :) and I have a couple other tricks up my sleeve that I will be posting about soon!
@Julie – Oooh… I must run to your blog to see what these tricks are!
Oops, there are two Julie’s! I am Julie S.