Do you have those tried and true recipes you always go to when you can’t figure out anything new and exciting for dinners? I certainly do – they are super easy and even better, they are both from moms =) My two favorite moms, actually…My mom and my wonderful MIL.
When I say these dinners are easy, I mean they are easy…But, don’t we all need some simple dinners in our back pocket when life just gets crazy and you don’t have time to pull off a gourmet meal? I know these last couple of weeks have been like that for us, so out came my old recipe cards!
This is my favorite BBQ chicken recipe in the world. It’s my mom’s, and I’ve been eating it for years. It is sweet and tangy all at the same time and better yet, it’s a slow cooker recipe. I LOVE using my slow cooker! Ok, here goes:
32 oz. bottle of barbeque sauce
4 oz. Coke
4 bay leaves
1 large onion, chopped
4-6 chicken breasts
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.That’s it! I served this up with a baked potato and sautéed asparagus. Perfection!
On a sidenote, as I’ve mentioned, I’m mildly allergic to beef, so here’s the original recipe and I’ll make notes where I modified it slightly to fit my diet.
Easy Vegetable Soup
2 (15 oz.) cans stewed tomatoes
10-12 oz. mixed frozen vegetables (I use the vegetable soup mix)
1 can beef broth (I use vegetable broth)
½ lb. ground beef (I use ground turkey)
1 small onion, chopped
(I usually chop up the stewed tomatoes a little so they’re not so big.)
Brown meat with the onion. Add tomatoes, vegetables, and broth. Simmer for as long or as little as you’d like. Of course, the longer the better =)
I served alongside some yummy pita chips. This soup is really so flavorful and hearty. Definitely a great dinner for these cold nights!