Most of the time I'm missing an ingredient for what I want to make and other times I'm just plain lacking the will.
I made my French Onion Soup, Baked Potato Soup and Cincinnati style Chili . Every work night this week I can throw together a salad or sandwich and my boys can pick a different soup to have.
One bigger cooking day really does payoff for an easier dinner week. And is possible when your little guy plays quietly in the playroom/craft room next to you.
Now instead of rushing home after picking up the boys to make dinner before the hubby gets home, I can head to the library instead with them for a an hour or so of fun before coming home to warm up dinner!
I love it! Next week I think I'll do taco bar with different kinds of meats and fixings. The possibilities really are endless.
This often hot-mess Mama is a little less a hot-mess this week.
My Fabulous French Onion Soup recipe is here. I use this Baked Potato Soup recipe.
And here is my Cincinnati Chili recipe that never disappoints:
Brown ground beef with the onion and then drain grease. Return to heat. Crush 3 cloves garlic into ground beef. Add tomato juice, cans of beans and tomatoes. Let simmer on med-high for a 10 minutes. Add packet of chili seasoning and cinnamon and let simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes. Ladle into bowls and garnish with shredded cheese and sour cream.
I serve my chili with corn casserole from Haus of Girls that I learned about from one of my favorite blogs Joy's Hope. We eat it on the side or spooned into the chili which is the way I prefer it.