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August 20, 2013 at 1:10 PM

So DH and I both work full time.  We have a high schooler in swimming, younger daughter in gymnastics, and son in swimming.  Needless to say when school starts we cant find our breaks. I need some quick..but yummy dinner ideas.  I love using my crock pot.  Can you please share your fav crockpot meals or quick but delish meals for the school year? 


  • supercarp
    August 20, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Throw a pork loin in the crockpot on low with a little water until it's easy to pull apart. Drain (if you have to) and add BBQ sauce and mix well. Serve on buns.

  • sunpeaches1
    August 20, 2013 at 1:17 PM
    Pinterest! Search freezer crockpot meals! This is awesome!
  • RADmomma
    August 20, 2013 at 1:21 PM
    Check the family meal solutions group here on CM!!! There are tons of ideas.

    I make chicken Alfredo, creamy potato soup, chili, Venice de millo soup, sweet & sour chicken, salsa chicken, meatballs, kielbasa, jambalaya

    even chicken with pasta sauce in the crock pot.... Let it cook all day on low & then shred & serve over pasta.

    I love my crock pot!!!

  • Katt709
    by Katt709
    August 20, 2013 at 1:21 PM
    I made this.

    The other night.

    I served the sayce over buttered egg noodles and a side of mixed veggies.

    I loved it. My 4 year old cleaned his plate and my 21 month old ate almost all of his. I didn't give them the say e though. Dh wouldn't have liked it (he was out if town) bc you can really taste the wine. But I really liked it.

    There weren't any leftovers, so I'd double at least for your family if you try it.

    Eta: you'll need a programmable crockpot or you'll have to go home at lunch to start it. It only takes 4 hours. Could take 3 probably and be just as good.
  • terpmama
    August 20, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Stew... Soo yummy and reheats even better!!

    3 cans beef stock

    28ounces tomato sauce

    veggies of choice (I usually use potatoes, corn, carrots, onion, mushrooms, broccoli, peas) 

    stew meat

    2 bay leaves 

    5T flour

    throw it all in and cook 5 hours on low/med

  • mommyof3-2008
    August 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM


  • border7305
    August 20, 2013 at 4:04 PM
    Home made veggie soup... Kim :)
  • snowmommy0406
    August 20, 2013 at 4:15 PM
    I line to throw on a beef roast with potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery, with salt, pepper and covert in water and cook all day, it's a family favorite here.
  • MommyTo2Boyz
    August 20, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    1 big can and one little can of cream of mushroom

    1 small can of cream of celery

    1 can of beef broth

    1/2 pack of onion soup mix

    Some stew meat

    I cook it on low for 6-8 hours and then add a bag of cooked extra wide egg noodles. My kids love it. I guess it's like a stroganoff type thing.

  • MommyTo2Boyz
    August 20, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Another one I do is put italian sausage in it with a jar of marinara and some chopped up onions and peppers. Then I make a box of mac and cheese on the stove to go with it.

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