Does anyone else lack the patience, time, or energy to put together a meal after work? Or feel inspired by all the #mealprep pictures you see on social media but can’t find the motivation to throw it together? I see you and am glad I’m not alone! This shredded chicken is made with minimal effort in a slow cooker and can be stored up to five days in the refrigerator. It’s lightly seasoned and can be eaten alone or used in recipes, making it oh-so-versatile. You only need 4 ingredients which also makes it super easy! I started making this every Sunday at the end of last year, and it has made all the difference for me on lunch breaks and at dinner time!
I think my favorite part of the weekend is having the time to make eat a big, filling breakfast. That being said, I rarely have the energy on a Saturday morning to make a multi-dish meal. Enter the breakfast casserole. It cooks all in one dish, layer over layer of yummy breakfast. I made this ham and Swiss version several months ago and don’t know why I waited until now to make it again. This breakfast casserole combination is a little different from the routine bacon or sausage with cheddar, and that’s the main reason I love it.
Anyone else have foods that remind you of a specific time of year? I don’t mean just a season. Chili, specifically this easy chili recipe made with Carroll Shelby’s kit, always reminds me of the weekend between Christmas and New Year’s. For the past few years I’ve found myself too tired from holiday cooking to make a big meal but yearning something hearty and home-cooked. Three dozen decorated cut-out cookies, four pies, and a (also my first) maple honey ham within a few days really takes it out of a girl! This chili always fits what I’m looking for this week of the year—ease, little time investment, and pre-portioned. You’ll love this easy chili recipe when you need to warm up, fill up, and relax between holiday activities.