I've mentioned I'm a bit of a cookbook junkie. I just love looking at pretty pictures of food and getting new ideas to feed my family. This weeks' recipes rely heavily on Fix-It and Forget-It 5-ingredient favorites: Comforting Slow-Cooker Recipes by Phyllis Pellman Good, which I've borrowed from the library. This is the perfect cookbook from which to cook this week. After the busy-ness of the past several weeks, I don't have the energy, patience, or brain-power to prepare complicated dishes.
OK, let's face it, I don't have the energy, patience, or brain-power to prepare complicated dishes even when it's not the first week of a new year. Each recipe is simple, having 5 ingredients or less, with minimal prep. I can just load my crock pot in the morning and forget about supper until it's time to eat. Love it.
Here's what's coming up on our menu this week.
--Sweet and spicy kielbasa, mashed potatoes, green beans
--Chicken and rice casserole, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots
--Beef ravioli casserole, salad
--Cheesy chicken chili, rice, mixed vegetables
--Slow cooker pizza, leftover veggies, salad
--Grilled pork chops, au gratin potatoes, corn
--Pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit