1. Sharing a meal with a family with a new baby
We’ve got lots of young families in our church, which means lots of new babies being born. This week I took a meal to a family with a new baby boy. I made Baked Chicken and Vegetables in the Slow Cooker, with a few alterations. There was enough to share and still feed my family too.
Our church uses a cool website called, Take Them a Meal to organize meal sharing signups. This makes the process so simple. People can add what dish they are bringing so there aren’t so many repeats.
2. When you run out of diced tomatoes…
…Try using stewed tomatoes instead. I have a drawer in my pantry dedicated to tomato products.
It’s usually stocked full like in the photo above. A few weeks ago, it was so full I vowed not to buy anymore tomato items for a while.
So when I was making the Baked Chicken and Vegetables, I pulled open the drawer for a can of diced tomatoes and found that I’d used them all. I substituted a can of stewed tomatoes and made a mental note to start buying diced tomatoes again.
3. Crockpot liners and foil pans
I don’t use these often, but they are great when you cook on vacation. We like “eating at home” on vacation. And I don’t mind cooking on vacation. But I do like making the cleanup easy.
Crockpot liners and foil pans do the trick. They worked great for our trip to Asheville, NC last week.
What’s working for you in the kitchen this week?