Easy recipes for a busy week!

Monday, September 10, 2012

My husband and I both work full time. I am blessed with a husband that can and will cook during the week. Normally, since he gets off work earlier than I do, he'll dinner before I get home (Yes, I'm lucky, and I love him, and he's all MINE!).  Once in a while, I try to put something in the Crockpot or put something together the night before... but I have to admit, that's a rare occasion. Grilling, slow-cooker, casseroles, and stir-fries are our go-to dinner options weekly. 

Easy Peasy Dinners = Easy Peasy Leftover Lunches

Salsa chicken, greek yogurt and carrots

Crockpot Salsa Chicken
4 frozen chicken boneless breasts
1 jar of salsa 
1 pint of sour cream 
1 can of black beans
Place chicken in the crockpot, pour the salsa, sour cream, and beans. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Shred chicken. Serve as chicken tacos with tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, and other preferred toppings.

Grilled chicken sausages, steamed edamame, 
baked sweet potato fries, and watermelon

Stir-fried beef & cabbage, steamed broccoli and greek yogurt

Simple Ground Beef & Cabbage Stirfry
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 med. onion, sliced
1 med tomato, sliced
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 head of cabbage, coarsely shredded
soy sauce/salt/pepper

Brown ground beef and drain. Set aside. Saute garlic and onion and tomatoes in 1T of oil. Add ground beef and cabbage. Add soy sauce (3T+ depending on preferred taste), salt and pepper. Stir frequently until cabbage is cooked.  Serve with rice.

This is a simple way, to stirfry vegetables. Change it up by using chicken, pork, or shrimp. Add sliced carrots, green beans, snow peas, or whatever vegetables you have on hand.


Crystal Shook said...

I make my salsa chicken very similar except I put cream cheese!

Myra of Mommy+Me Lunchbox said...

I bet that would be creamier! Yum!

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