This week will be all about multitasking as we come flying into the holiday season. With an increased party schedule, extra curricular activities and parent teacher interviews, the recipes this week will do double duty – all are easy to double and freeze, providing dinner on another night when there’s little time to cook.
This meal requires little prep work – everything simply gets tossed into the slow cooker. There’s no pre-cooking any vegetables and minimal chopping. If you can buy groceries and mince garlic through a press, you’re proficient at this dish. It all happens in one pot! Perfect, simple comfort food when there are kids around.
Chicken Chili Tacos
Photo credit: Laura Keogh for Sweet Potato Chronicles
This is one of those fall-back-on dinners everyone has in their back pocket; the thing you know how to pull together no matter what you have in the house. It might not seem like a recipe at all, but it totally counts. It makes enough for dinner for four, and then another dinner for four – freeze the leftovers or just stash them in the fridge for a day or three.
Photo credit: Maya Visnyei, Sweet Potato Chronicles
Soup and salad fits the bill – with only four ingredients (not counting salt and pepper) this pot of soup is simple to make and warms the house; pick up a bagged salad and loaf of crusty bread and dinner’s taken care of.
Photo credit: Aimee of Simple Bites
Pork ribs are perfect comfort food, easy to prepare in the oven or slow cooker and a welcome meal after a long day out in the cold. Serve them with brown rice and a tossed salad, and freeze leftovers to spread over pizza or stir into baked beans.
Photo credit: Cookin’ Canuck
Go retro comfort food on Friday night with an old-school tuna noodle casserole – it’s simple to make from scratch, and simple to leave in the oven for the sitter to retrieve and feed the kids if you’re heading out to a Christmas party.