Monday, February 14, 2011

A Mommy Menu Monday

Ok, so ya know how I was worried, in the beginning, about bonding with the babes? How I wondered if I'd ever really feel like a mommy to them? Yeah, now worries now :) This weekend I truly felt like a mommy and I don't ever want them to leave, ever. We all had the best time this weekend, even with the little acting out episodes that are, of course, normal. All in all, things are going GREAT.

Now, for the menu portion of this blog. With P being deployed I have gotten into the habit of not cooking as much-that is about to change. Today while I am work Crockpot Chicken Salsa is cooking and we will be eating that every night for dinner. The great thing about this dish is that you can serve it so many ways-over tortilla chips, over rice, in taco shells, in a soft tortilla, all by itself-so to me I don't feel like I'm eating the same thing every night. If this experiment works-if the babes don't revolt and throw dinner on me by night 3-I will trying this approach with other crockpot dishes. I seriously heart my crockpot and need to use it more.

I also made Baked Oatmeal this morning for me to eat for lunch everyday this week (and for breakfast on the weekend). It is so easy and freaking yummy! The kids love it too so if they get tired of the CCS, then they can have this for dinner (breakfast for dinner FTW) a couple of nights.

And now for the recipes :)

Crockpot Chicken Salsa
Frozen chicken Breasts (I try to use one per person)
1 can black beans - drained and rinsed
1 bag frozen corn
1 jar salsa (your choice - I like to use a chunky style)
1 block cream cheese (I use the 1/3 less fat version)

Put everything in crockpot. Cook on high 6-8 hours. When there are about 30 minutes remaining, drop in cream cheese. Stir before serving to shred the chicken. I like to top mine with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese :)

Baked Oatmeal
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
3tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1.5 cup milk
4 cups old fashioned oats
Whisk everything except the oats until mixed and then stir in the oats. You can add 1 cup raisins or craisins if want to-I always add craisins to mine. Pour in 9×13 greased baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. I serve it in a bowl with a little bit of extra milk mixed in :)
*Changes I've made to the recipe-I use apple sauce instead of oil and increased it to 3/4 cup. I also increased the milk due to living in a higher elevation now.


  1. I LOVE crockpot chicken! I think I might make that this week! I am going to try the oatmeal too.

  2. Thanks for sharing those recipes! I am very excited to try them both!! :)

  3. I made the crockpot chicken and it was delicious. And, so easy. Thanks!


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