So many of us are feeding big families, while trying to stick to a budget, and healthy food, and while exhausted and nauseous. Maybe if we share our tried and true "go to" recipes, we can help each other.
I'm not putting anyone in a box, but the recipes might be the most helpful if they only took a few ingredients, and a few minutes to throw together. Oh, and didn't require much clean up. And, if you love me, you'll take it easy on the bean dishes. I've always had a huge aversion to the texture of beans, except green ones. ;)
Tonight's stew was good and easy. I used two crockpots because there are 7 of us. We wound up eating it 3 times, though, so it made more than I expected.
In each crockpot, I put:
1 roast (a pound or two)
then filled it up with chopped potatoes and carrots
sprinkle with oregano, and garlic powder, and add 2 bay leaves
add about 2 cups of water, and a drizzle of olive oil
Turn to low and cook all day. Just before serving, throw in a stick of butter (ack! I know! But, SO yummy!) We salt to our own taste on the plates. Mom used to always put mushrooms in the crockpot, too, and a touch of pepper, but I don't care for either, so I leave them out.
It took me less than 20 minutes to load both crockpots, and, if I'd been thinking, I could have had dd and ds peel the potatoes and carrots instead of bouncing all over the house.
Your turn! Inspire us!