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      My husband and I work opposite shifts so that one of us can always be with the kids.  I work nights, when he is home for dinner.  My husband does not cook anything he can’t microwave.  I want to make sure my kids are getting nutritional meals while I am away.  I have a crockpot, a rice cooker, and a bread maker.  Does anyone have any good recipes that I can start in the morning or afternoon before I leave for work so that my family can eat?  Thanks! :-/


        Blessings to whomever invented crockpots!!  ;D
        For lots of great ideas to please your individual family try……… will find LOTS of inspiration there!!

        Good luck…….ET


          That site is great!  Thanks so much!  I already have great ideas!   :D


            Split pea soup is the easiest thing in a crockpot.  Rinse a bag of dried split green peas in a colander, throw them in the crockpot and fill it 3/4 full of water, then cook on low all day.  If you want to jazz it up, throw in a bay leaf or some sage with the peas at the beginning, or dice up an onion and/or carrot and turn up the temperature to high for about an hour.  You can also add some onion salt, bacon bits and/or a dash of liquid smoke but only towards the end of cooking–if you add early on, salt toughens the peas and the long cooking time boils out any flavor that was added.


              One of our favorite FAST FOOD meals.

              I put in my rice cooker

              1 recipe of rice, however many servings.

              To which I add any of the following:
              taco seasoning(I make my own),
              or a 12oz can tomato with onions and peppers, or add those seperately
              (pour liquids into measuring cup so its not too juicy)
              spices I like cumin, add several kinds. 

              Put in rice cooker, I have a steamer basket too I put refried beans(fat free) on a plate or bowl in the steamer basket. It can sit for hours.

              When ready spread beans on tortillias top with fried onions. rice, cheese, salsa, sour cream.

              You can add small amounts of chopped meat to rice, or serve left over meat(warmed) with tortillias.


              Spread chips over (lightly spayed with cooking oil) cookie sheet
              with two spoons one to scoop up refried beans one to srape off other spoon. Drop small
              peanut to almond size mounds of refried beans on top of chips.
              sprinkle salsa over chips
              generously sprinkle cheese over all
              cook at 350 for 15 minutes

              Serve salad or steamed veges.

              Rice and beans make complete proteins.

              This meal is very cheap to make
              Tortillias 1.00
              Chips 1.00
              tomatoes with onions and peppers    .69
              refried beans  .59
              Cheese  2.00

              I also like to make scalloped potatoes with ham which works really well in the crockpot. To make it less watery use part dry milk, as the potatoes will give off their mosture.
              If you add too little water just add more as it cooks. Also put the moisture mostly in the lower half of the crock.

              I hope this helps,  mom4boys


                I'm useless with the microwave and the crockpot, nothing turns out for me, but when I travel for work I make sure there's something easy to heat up and that stretches the budget.  Our favorite at the moment – hamburger soup…and you may be able to use the crock pot for this one.  Oh – my husband has said for years he “hates” cabbage, but he LOVES this soup.

                Hamburger Vegetable Soup

                1 lb lean ground meat
                1 cup chopped onion
                1 cup diced potatoes
                1 cup sliced carrots
                2 cups chopped cabbage
                1 cup diced celery
                ½ cup barley or rice
                1 parsnip, diced
                1 quart chicken stock
                1 quart water
                1 bay leaf
                ¼ tsp each basil & thyme
                1 can condensed tomato soup
                1 can stewed or diced tomatoes
                Salt & pepper

                In large pot, brown the meat and sauté onion until soft.  Drain excess fat.  Add remaining ingredients except tomato soup and tomatoes; simmer until vegetables are tender.  Add tomatoes and tomato soup, salt to taste.

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