One of the continued challenges of having multiples is finding time in the day to do everything that needs to get done. Many of the moms of HDYDI have talked about the endless piles of laundry, the never-ending errands (how often do I have to go to BJ’s, really?), the dishes and all the other things that go into taking care of kids. Really, for such small people, there’s a lot of work involved! One of the things in our house that continually gets pushed to the side is dinner for adults. I feed the kids at 5:30m, do a quick bath, story and bed and then my husband and I look at each other around 7pm, as if maybe miraculously, the other has conjured up dinner for adults in the past 20 minutes. In between, of course, putting babies to bed, sweeping the floor, washing trays and putting away toys. Occasionally, this does happen, but more often we go scrounging in our fridge or freezer looking for inspiration. And let me tell you, inspiration does not come easily when you’ve spent the last 12 hours taking care of babies, working, or both. Here is one of our favorite solutions to the dinner-dilemma. And, it involves my new favorite appliance, the slow-cooker. Love it.
So here is the easiest recipe ever. And, as a bonus, it’s both tasty and reasonably good for you.
Slow cooker chicken tacos
4 frozen chicken breasts
16-24 oz jar of salsa
1 packet of taco seasoning
2 15 oz cans of beans, any type
1 Tablespoon sour cream (optional)
Put first four ingredients in the crock-pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Before serving shred the chicken inside the crockpot, the chicken is so tender it just falls apart. Stir in 1 tablespoon of sour cream and voila… it’s done! Put in a bit of shredded cheese, some chopped tomato and lettuce and you have the tastiest meal ever.
Do others have favorite (quick) recipes? Share them with us!