Hi everyone and happy hump day – we’re are living through such crazy times right now. I’m sure each of you have been affected by the pandemic in some way, shape, or form. My current situation is that both Steve and I are working from home and we’re quite lucky. I want to share some resources with you all if you live near me in Michigan and are in need.
All Shores Wesleyan Church – food pantry and food donation drop-off location. Allshores.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-842-9022
Meals on Wheels – meals for those who are unable to leave the house. agewellservices.org/services-for-seniors/meals-on-wheels/
Kid’s Food Basket – Meals for kids whoa re now not receiving lunch from school. kidsfoodbasket.org/locations/muskegon
There are tons of other resources and amazingly creative things I see our community and nation starting. From the zoo’s hosting live educational videos, to celebrities sharing home concerts…it’s incredible. As a dietitian in this space, I will continue to share content that will help you most right now. If there’s something you need, I’m an email or comment away (Brewition@gmail.com).
For today’s post, here is a round up of my slow-cooker recipes if you need something to cook while you’re working from home and you need less fuss!
If you don’t have gnocchi on hand, throw in a cup of your favorite pasta or rice. Add 1 additional cup of liquid to the recipe.
Instead of a pork tenderloin, you can also just stick a pork butt (rub some salt and pepper on it) in the crock pot with the bag of slaw and let it cook on low for 8-10 hours. Little less ingredients but still lots of flavor!
This was originally a stove top recipe – but just throw everything into the crock pot and let it cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 2-4. If you don’t have barley, sub in any grain like pasta, rice, or quinoa.
Brown your meat ahead of time to turn this into a crock pot chili. Add all ingredients in and cook on low 6-8 hours. If you want to go without the meat or are using pantry staples, try 1/2 cup of dried lentils or add an additional can of beans to the mix.
SUPER delicious whether you make it for dinner, breakfast, or just to have as a snack. Oatmeal is extremely easy to throw into the crockpot and have on hand all week.
That’s my round up for now – I know it’s only a couple but I hope it gives you some ideas! Next, I’ll be working on a post about meal ideas from our pantry and the foods we all stocked up on last week. Again, if there’s something specific you’re needing right now…reach out! Perhaps I can help or know someone who can.