Making a few recipes on Saturday or Sunday to store in the fridge or freezer means a lot less cooking to do during the week when life gets overwhelming. This recipe is quick and easy, and uses your best friend—the Crock Pot. Make it a family affair: Younger kids can help wash the veggies, an older child can help you chop, sauté the meat, and then everyone can help toss the ingredients into the pot. At the end of your day, dinner is all ready, with plenty left over for the week ahead. Double the recipe and freeze what you don’t eat in dated single or multiple-serving containers. On busy school nights, simply remove a container, defrost, reheat, and your homemade meal is ready in minutes.
When my daughter does not want to try a specific food, her daddy tells her that the food she refuses to eat is his and that she better not eat it all up. She laughs and starts eating the food so that her daddy can’t get it.