Since I started this new job, I haven't really had much chance to cook--- AT ALL. Not sure I even really remember how. It doesn't really matter at this point. I need to learn a whole new way to cook. I need make-aheads and crock pot recipes. For some odd reason, I found myself equipped with crock pot liners today so I decided to give fajitas a try in the crockpot. We'll see how that goes! If it goes over well, maybe I can make 2 meals out of it, traditional fajitas and maybe fajita meat over rice? Who knows, but I know I miss cooking for my girls. I'm not if most things convert over to crock pot but I am going to be giving it a try. Most likely starting next month. I really can't stand having to pick up something all the time or just having sandwiches. Picking up something from the grocery deli for lunch is completely different. But for dinner, I want my girls to have a meal that includes a veggie and isn't between 2 pieces of bread. That's how we used to work it out. They'd have yogurt, oatmeal or cereal for breakfast, then for lunch it would be some kind of sandwich. And for dinner it would be a meat and 2 veggies. Now I don't even know what they get for dinner. I am long gone at work by then.
The hardest part to doing all make aheads and crock pot recipes and casseroles is the time needed to plan ahead. I really don't have that kind of time. Any recipes or ideas that anyone would like to put in comments or email please feel free to do so. I need 30 days worth of it! And hopefully a lot of leftovers can be made into another recipe. Here is one other problem we have--- Onions (onion powder, and green onions are acceptable), and mushrooms have not and will not find their way into our stomach. It seems to be this way across the board with us. All 4 of us refused to add these to our food. Which makes it really hard because most things call for cream of mushroom soup. Onion soup we will use but that's the extent of it. I guess we're all picky eaters. A lot of times, I am just too tired to bother with cooking, but we'll see. Crock pot stuff should not be too hard at all. As for make-aheads, well... I don't really know how that works. Advice would be helpful. :) I won't publish your comment if you don't want me to!