This weekend after a quick workout at the gym, I headed to the grocery store to pick up a few ingredients for dinner and staples for the next few days. In my younger/single days I would go to the store without a list as I could remember everything I needed and wasn’t planning meals for a family. These days we plan a few meals out for the week that can also yield some leftovers. Our crockpot has been getting tons of mileage as well as our Le Creuset dutch oven. I am now realizing these were some of our best wedding presents. The one pot meals have become the way to go in our family.
I decided to go shopping list free which was not the smartest idea. Working on a few hours of sleep and hungry post workout..I was wandering the aisles up and down without purpose. I must have looked like a lost puppy dog or a mom of three children age two and under! Without a plan of attack or menu in mind, I randomly picked up sweet potatoes, an onion, boneless chicken thighs, some broccoli, yogurt, milk, bread, ect.
I got home and started to google recipes for the crockpot which included ingredients such as chicken, sweet potatoes, and apples which I already had. I came across this one…http://www.stockpilingmoms.com/2013/09/crockpot-chicken-with-apple-and-sweet-potato/
The only ingredient I was missing was ground ginger and I used sweetened applesauce because that was all I had in the pantry. Also, we have been hooked on boneless chicken thighs lately rather than chicken breast. Needless to say about 6 hours later it was a hit! My picky toddler ate his whole bowl and exclaimed “more food!”
Maybe I’m on to something here…being listless wasn’t such a bad thing!