(side note, figuring out that I've spent 35 weeks of this year dealing with cancer- yeah - eye opening and sucky!)
Shortly after starting my new job and enduring an hour commute each way instead of 20 minutes, I discovered I would have to learn how to do a better job at preparing meals that were 1. quicker, 2. easier, and 3. could be made ahead of time.
I started breaking out the crock pot more and more and relying on using a roasted chicken for the whole week for meals, or meatloaf, or a roast.
One of our favorite things we made during that 35 weeks had to be the Crock Pot Picadillo from Skinnytaste. First off, we love Gina's blog - everything we've made from there is delicious and this is no different! And the Picadillo is the perfect blend of flavors that we just love.
And a plus - this makes a TON of food and gave us two dinners worth and frozen leftovers for lunches later in the month.
I think it's time to put this on the menu again soon!
How we made this in the Realistic Eats kitchen
Here's where I strayed - I didn't brown the meat first - I tossed EVERYTHING in the crock pot and let it go! It was fabulous! And Easy - did I mention EASY!!!