Happy Monday everyone!
I am in need of your help. 2 nights a week the children and I do not get home until somewhere between 8:30 and 9:00 pm. While I have been cooking crock pot meals for those evenings, it is still a very late time to eat. By the time we get finished fixing that last pieces of dinner, eat and clean up, it is very late. The little are grumpy by then and we are all beyond ready for bed.
It is such a long time (7-8 hours+) between lunch and dinner that I have to pack plenty of snacks for myself and the kids. That got me to thinking that there has to be a better way. Instead of just taking snackes I would like to try preparing and taking a “picnic dinner” with us to the gym. This is where you come in. What are some ideas that you have that would make great “picnic dinners”? They have to be transportable, not just plain sandwiches, and the meals really need not take too long to prepare. You can see from my menu below that we make everything homemade so microwave dinners are a no-no. We try to have a very healthy diet. 🙂 Anyway, I sure would appreciate some ideas and suggestions from you. Thank you!
My menu this week:
Spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread
Roast beef stew
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas and fresh veggies. I use ground turkey meat instead of ground beef.
Breakfast including: scrambled eggs from our chickens, sweet potato pancakes and turkey sausage.
Hamburgers, coleslaw, pinapple and stuffed eggs
Chicken fajitas with refried beans
Grilled herb chicken with corn, asparagus and fresh veggies.
For the blogger who asked for my BBQ Chicken Stew (I am cutting everything in half for you so this will serve 4-6 people):
1 pound of diced chicken marinated in your favorite BBQ sauce
2 cups of diced potatoes
1 cup of corn
1 cup of green beans
1 cup of diced tomatoes
1/2 a diced onion
Add a dash or two of salt, pepper, garlic and a smidge of celery salt.
Put all of this in a pot or crock pot and cook together with half a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce. You can add any veggie you want. Some like leeks, carrots, cabbage or celery.
If there is anything on my menu that you would like a recipe on just leave me a comment, and I will be glad to share.
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Ya’ll have a blessed week!
Leaning on God,