When your schedule gets busy, as it inevitably does in the fall, how do you stay on top of having dinner each night?
Now, for those of you that have been following along, we moved from Dallas to Colorado at the end of September, then spent the first half of October living in a hotel while we waited for our house to be done. Quick, easy meals were imperative, especially since I didn't have access to a full kitchen.
Perfect for fall days, I'm still in love with my crockpot! I actually have 3--a mini one, a taller round one and a wider oval one, for different uses. On MomTrends, I shared two of my favorite crockpot recipes already (crockpot roast chicken and crockpot lasagna). I also love to default to stews and soups in the crockpot. Beef stew is extra easy--cook the beef quickly in a pan to brown it, drain, add it plus water, bouillon, potatoes and mixed veggies to a crockpot, then cook on low all day long.
The next two nights are crockpot nights for us too! Tonight, I have a Hormel Always Tender Pork Loin in the crockpot. It's been simmering all day with garlic and parmesan (which you can smell the minute you walk through our front door). We'll serve it with steamed rice and steamed veggies, so little extra work on my part and it's pretty much ready to eat by 6pm!
Tomorrow, for Halloween, we're having friends over for chili in the crockpot, then out trick or treating with our kids! Another meal I don't have to watch carefully all day long, since I need to be at F&B's school in the mid afternoon.
What are your favorite fall meals? Or crock pot meals? Leave me a comment with your favorite, and one random winner will receive a pumpkin trick or treat basket, filled with Hormel goodies!
Disclosure: I have received product and information from Hormel Foods in exchange for being a Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger. All opinions expressed within the post are my own.