So, here is a thing that exists in our life: The Sloth Pot. What is the Sloth Pot? It is when I plan a crockpot dinner, and then ask Mom if she wants me to assemble it in advance and have, say, her or Marcus get it started OR if she would be able to just assemble it and get it started on her own. So far, she has picked option B, which has now made the crockpot literally the laziest method of cooking because all I have to do is find the recipe. I call it Sloth Potting.
Friday – Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken, Steamed Rice, Naan
This was great, and I will say that I appreciated that the spice list included really basic stuff like curry powder. (1) All of our Indian spices are in storage, (2) a short spice list makes the recipe easier to assemble.
Sunday – Crab, Broccoli Orzo Salad, Garlic Bread
When Billy is home, we eat crab and it is a delightful family time. Also, I ate more crab than what is pictured.
Tuesday – Mexican Lasagna, Salad
Mom made this. I wasn’t originally going to be home but a girl date got cancelled.
Wednesday – Hot Sausage and Cabbage Stir-Fry with Chives, Steamed Broccoli
Honestly, I didn’t eat the broccoli, but Marcus did. The wraps had mushrooms and cabbage in them so I felt like there were more than enough vegetables there. I would say this would be a great fast weeknight dinner (if you needed to eat something easy, not sure about the prep).
Thursday – Chicken with Buttery Orzo, Roasted Romaine Salad with Crisped Proscuitto and Blue Cheese
This recipe actually calls for skin-on chicken thighs but I wasn’t sure if both of my parents were on board with those, so we used chicken breasts instead. The orzo was delicious but more time intensive than the recipe suggested (like, it didn’t take 10-15 minutes).
Mom made the salad. It was fantastic.