Guest Post by Tiffany at Don’t Waste the Crumbs
You know the saying, “You can’t believe everything you hear?” Well, the same is true for what you read on the Internet.
Last month, I shared with you what a typical day was like for my family. It was a glimpse into how we do homeschool, how we’re teaching the kids responsibility and independence, and how a real food family eats healthy without spending hours in the kitchen or breaking their budget. I didn’t plan it to happen this way, but the day I posted about was one of those good, average days.
But let me assure you – not every day goes as smoothly. There are many days when we’re scrambling for time… pushing to finish a science page so we can FINALLY make it to library before story-time starts, followed by quickly swinging by the market for chicken, so we can get home to make a dinner only to get back in the car to deliver it to a new mom at church who lives more than 20 minutes away… and so, you know as well as I do, how one of these busy days goes.
That’s why I’ve dusted off my slow-cooker and opted to put it to good use during this busy season. It’s just another way we’re keeping it simple! I’m a big fan of the slow-cooker and why not? You can put in raw, frozen food and at the end of the day, you magically have a hot, delicious meal. Meanwhile, you don’t have to stand at the stove and stir, monitor the temperature or timer, or even be at home at all! And yet you still take all the credit for a home-cooked meal? Goodness, what’s not to love?
So I thought it would be helpful to share our favorite slow-cooker salsa chicken recipe, so other busy families can benefit from this great go-to recipe. I stumbled across a similar recipe years ago, but have adapted and changed it to increase the nutrition and flavor while reducing the cost.
- Beans are a nutrition powerhouse and a frugal source of protein.
- Even though the recipe only calls for just one pound of chicken, this meal can easily serve 4-6.
- Most ingredients are pantry staples, making it easy to put this together.
- A simple dinner salad and a bed of rice make this dinner easy, even on the busiest of nights. Take it one step further by working smarter: Make a double salad and double batch of rice from a meal earlier in the week and set it aside for this meal so everything’s ready to go.
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Tiffany is a frugal foodie – passionate about feeding her family healthy food, while being a good steward of her family’s finances. She’s a homeschooling mother of two, loving wife to one and a child of God blessed in more ways than she can count. She shares her enthusiasm for affording real food without going broke, and documents her baby-sized strides at Don’t Waste the Crumbs. Join Tiffany and the Crumbs Community on Facebook or Google+ for encouragement and small, simple steps to healthier living.