Dinner in 20 minutes... October 01 2014, 0 Comments

 

Erica and I are pretty busy right now(who isn't, right?) however we cook most of our meals at home rather then order out a bunch which is quite common living in NYC. We both want meals the kids and our husbands are going to eat but we don't get home until the late side of the day so we have been cooking up some quick eats. Here are two of our kids favorites and the plus side? They are both easy on the food budget.

We’ve mentioned the pulled pork in the crock-pot recently but let us mention it again; it is very easy especially if you and your family eat pork. Here is how to make it.

 Donna’s cooking while working dinner

  • Buy pork shoulder, I buy about 3-5 lbs. (can replace with tempeh with half the cook time in the crock)
  • 1 bottle of barbeque sauce
  • 1 medium to large yellow onion cut into fours.
  • After rinsing off the meat and patting dry the shoulder, season with garlic salt and pepper.
  • Place meat into crock-pot.
  • Pour entire bottle onto he pork.
  • Add to dry bay leaves and chopped onion
  • Place lid on crock-pot and cook for 6/8 hours depending how fast your crock post cooks.
  • After meat has started to pull off and is fully cooked add meat to hamburger buns.

I will add chop red onion and French fries or a green salad. For leftovers we make bar be que tacos. This entire meal usually takes no more then 20 minutes, 30 if you add a side dish!

Erica’s un-stuffed peppers with rice

  • Brown one pound of ground beef
  • Add 1 chopped onion
  • Couple of splashes of Worcestershire
  • -Salt, pepper, and garlic
  • Small can of tomato sauce
  • Add 2-3 peppers chopped up - any color - sometimes I do a mix to make it festive, or, if green is on sale, I go all green...

Simmer on medium heat for about 15-20 minutes.  Serve on top of rice. Delish.

 

Photo: Last night's pulled pork, peppered by a 5 year old.