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Easy and Comforting Crock Pot Meals

Sometimes it feels like I have to move mountains to carve out 20-30 minutes of my day just to get a meal on the table for that night.  My crock pot is my best friend because it assures that I need not spend a moment more than necessary in the kitchen.  So having these one pot meals, like Mexican Tortilla Lasagna is perfect for my schedule.

Layered with tortillas instead of lasagna noodles and packed with tons of veggies, salsa and cheese, this is a delicious meal that’s great when you want utter convenience and a dinner that is unique and special. Just toss in all of your ingredients, turn your crock pot on and come home a few hours later to a finished meal that will make the hardest job in the world look easy!

This Meaty Pasta Sauce is a perfect way to get the kids involved in the kitchen and make cooking a time for bonding! Chloe helps me wash the veggies, Kenya and I chop them, I sauté the meat and we all toss everything in the pot together. That’s it. When we come home from our adventures at the end of the day, dinner is all ready….with plenty leftover for the week ahead. Don’t forget to double, especially for recipes like this one. Store what you don’t eat in dated single or multiple-serving containers in the freezer and all you have to do on school nights is defrost and reheat and your homemade meal is done within minutes.

This time-saving meal takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, refrigerates well and tastes as good on day three as it does on day one. Right before I go to pick up the kids at school, I just toss all of the ingredients into my treasured crock pot and by 5:30pm the lid is off and the heavenly aroma of tender chicken in a mild chile verde sauce is in the air, a hearty and delicious fall dish bound for hungry tummies!

 

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