One of the great things about crockin’ is the chance to be creative! It’s fun to just open up the pantry, start throwin’ things together, and discover a new recipe or two! To do this though, it’s important to keep some essentials in the pantry. Here’s a list of key ingredients we find helpful when it comes to making a variety of recipes. Keep these on hand and you’ll find crockin’ just became even easier!
- Diced Tomatoes
- Canned Beans (pinto, black, ranch-style)
- Cream of Chicken
- Cream of Mushroom
- Cheese Soup
- Canned Corn
- Tomato Sauce
- Jar of Salsa
- Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
- BBQ Sauce
- Variety of Tortillas
- Garlic (fresh cloves or refrigerated jar)
- Taco Seasonings
- Italian Dressing Mix
- Onion Soup Mix
- Ranch Dressing Mix
- Gravy Mix
- Variety of Spices and Herbs
Here are FIVE Recipes that are made easier with a well-stocked pantry:
We LOVE Valentine’s Day but hate the crowds and waiting forever at a restaurant. This day should be about spending time with those you love not waiting an hour to be seated! We’ve come up with a list of some of our favorites that will help you have a relaxing and romantic evening with your special someone. XOXO
Mushroom and Onion Steak Dinner
Tilapia with Garlic Cream Sauce and Asparagus
Lemon Pepper Tilapia with Asparagus
Gold Medal Ribs
Jaci’s Caribbean Chicken
Blue Cheese Flank Steak
We’ve each come up with our own meal plans this week to get us through a hectic week of School Valentine’s Day Parties and travel plans!
Nicole’s Meal Plan for the Week
Monday – Nicole’s Crockin’ Breakfast
Have makeovers with the leftovers and roll into burritos (These are great to freeze individually and re-heat for a quick breakfast)
Tuesday – Chicken Spaghetti
This makes a ton of food. It is a great meal to freeze the leftovers for another day
Wednesday – Tilapia with Asparagus
Believe it or not, my kids eat this UP!
Thursday – VALENTINE’S DAY!!
Friday - Headed out for a fun family filled weekend!
Jenna’s Meal Plan For the Week:
Monday – Meatball Subs
It doesn’t get any easier or tastier than this!
Tuesday – Broccoli Rice Casserole with Chicken
I’m adding chicken to make this an all-in-one meal
Wednesday – Chicken & Dumplings
Comfort food to the max!
Thursday – VALENTINE’S DAY!!
Friday – Leftovers
Saturday – Taco Feast
I’m making my taco meat on the stove top.
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Lots of different resolutions are made at the beginning of the year, many concentrating on our HEALTH! We have a Crockin’ cLean book in the works, and we have healthy on our minds! What are YOU doing to stay healthy this year? Enter our Resolution Pic contest on Twitter or Instagram by posting a picture of how you are keeping your resolution!