Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Recipes for Busy Moms Recipes for Busy Moms

Stuck in a meal funk.

Posted by on Jul. 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM
  • 56 Replies

Anyone else ever go through these phases?

I need some easy, quick dinners or a bunch of new crock pot meals. Its starting to warm up again and the house gets way too hot to have the oven or stove on for long. 

What are some of your go-to summer meals?

by on Jul. 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 10:16 PM
I love grilled chicken with a side of wild rice and veggie

how about lentils or quinoa you can make quinoa salad, pilaf make it with chicken broth just google recipes
ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 10:16 PM
crockpot ribs
ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 10:17 PM
pork chops in a pan with oil and garlic
splatz
by Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 10:21 PM

I don't think I have ever had quinoa!

Quoting ablackdolphin: I love grilled chicken with a side of wild rice and veggie how about lentils or quinoa you can make quinoa salad, pilaf make it with chicken broth just google recipes


othermom
by Bronze Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 10:30 PM

I get that way too. We make burritos, terriakhi chicken, breakfast for dinner and things like that

ashthecat
by Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Crock pot buffalo chicken. 

1 family size pack of boneless chicken breasts. (All nice, and trimmed)


1 bottle of franks red hot buffalo sauce

1 packet of hidden valley ranch mix


1 tbsp of butter


Throw everything except butter in your crock pot. 

Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred the chicken, and add the butter. Leave in crock pot on low for an additional 1/2 hour. 


This chicken is spicy, delicious, and incredibly versatile. It makes great sandwiches, buffalo chicken pizza, and really anything you like spicy chicken in. 

rmp
by Member on Jul. 21, 2014 at 11:37 PM
1 mom liked this

crock pot italian chicken

boneless chicken breasts or thighs

zesty italian dressing

potatoes , quartered

put all in crock pot and cook for 3 hours on high or 6 on low


Crock pot chicken

boneless chicken breasts or thighs

1 cup of sweet and sour sauce

1 cup of any bbq sauce

cook on high 3 hours or low 6 hours in crock pot


Big Baked Potatoes

Wash real good and wrap in aluminum foil

put in crock pot and cook all day or high 4 hours or low 7 hours

poke with a fork and if soft they are done

Big baked potato bar---add sour cream , guacamole, ranch dressing, shredded cheese, butter, chives, olives, can of chili , melted cheddar cheese, steamed broccoli, cubed ham , salsa, or ground meat . the possibilites are endless.

 

ravioli and spinach

frozen cheese ravioli bag

frozen creamed spinach

grated parmesan cheese

boil creamed spinach in plastic bag, then boil ravioli in same water, when done remove water and cut spinach bag open and add to ravioli and mix . Serve with grated parmesan cheese on top. 



taKENheart
by on Jul. 21, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Quinoa is not bad but it took me some time to get used to.
I suggest doing research before trying it.  I always rinse mine very well and then toasting them before using them in any recipe.  I did use an organic prewashed one tonight that I did nothing to before cooking.  It was pretty good as is but the recipe called for cooking it in broth. ;)  Give it a try!  You might like it ;) 

Quoting splatz:

I don't think I have ever had quinoa!

Quoting ablackdolphin: I love grilled chicken with a side of wild rice and veggie how about lentils or quinoa you can make quinoa salad, pilaf make it with chicken broth just google recipes


Alexsi1
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 6:11 AM
Crockpot hawaiian chicken
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
Alexsi1
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 6:11 AM
Lasagna in a crockpot
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN