So I decided I need to add some easier, throw-everything-in-a-crock-pot meals to my repertoire. The problem I have with cooking is that I really love to eat, and I love super flavorful, perfectly-prepared food, especially if I personally am the one who has gone to the trouble of doing all the cooking. Thus why I rarely want to repeat recipes; if it’s not perfect I don’t want to bother with it again. Quite the dilemma with two toddlers underfoot! All that to say…I tried one of those “dump” recipes (ew, just the name should have clued me into the quality of the results) from Pinterest. While the rest of the family really liked the shredded chicken we ended up with, it definitely left something for me to desire. Maybe because it used only boneless skinless chicken breasts, which aren’t known for their succulent flavor, and required me to season it quite a bit after cooking. Either way, it was VERY easy and hands off, and fed us for basically the whole week, so I may have to lower my own personal standards once again and add it into my rotation for convenience’s sake.
This week’s “plan” is slim because of all the leftovers we were eating and a few meals of grilled cheese sandwiches.
Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and Black Beans: served as burritos with cheese, sour cream, fresh homemade salsa, and avocado.
BBQ Ribs with baked white sweet potatoes and sauteed zucchini: my first time making ribs (got the recipe from a friend) and they turned out incredibly delicious. I cooked them in the crockpot for 5 hours and then brushed them with bbq sauce and finished them on the grill. Next time I may try them under the broiler so they get a bit more caramelized. The rub added amazing flavor.