I love to have guests visit me here with delicious recipes to share. Today please join me in welcoming Crystal of the blog Crystal and Co. Crystal is no stranger to this blog as she’s been a long time Menu Plan Monday participant and just recently became an Org Junkie sponsor as well! That’s her ad over there in the sidebar :)
Crystal shares so many easy recipes on her site so be sure to check them all out for some yummy menu planning inspiration!! Thanks Crystal!
As back to school is approaching are you growing worried about juggling the new routine, after school activities, homework duty and all the hustle and bustle this time of year can bring? And what about dinner? Does the clock strike six during the school year and you have no idea what you’ll be putting on the table?
I have been there!
As a mom of many, I am a huge believer in easy recipes. They are what make the world go round. Over on my mommy resource site I share with my readers an index of over 50 easy recipes. Meals that require little to no babysitting with short ingredient lists are the only kind I make. The majority of my recipes are crockpotable. (My new favorite made-up word.)
Love to make Chinese take-out at home? Here is a super simple Orange Chicken recipe that is perfect for back to school time and is made in the crockpot. Yum!
- 1 bag of frozen popcorn chicken (for a gluten-free version 8-10 frozen chicken tenders)
- 1 (12 oz.) bag frozen stirfry veggies
- 1 (20 oz.) bottle Orange Sauce (I used Panda Express brand)
Toss the frozen popcorn chicken and the bag of frozen veggies into your crockpot. I used my 6 qt oval crock.
Pour the entire bottle of Orange Sauce over the chicken and veggies and pop the lid on the crockpot.
How easy is that?
I cooked this on high for 4 hours and it was perfect. (My 6 qt, oval, crockpot is digital and has a built-in timer which I love.) You could also cook on low for about 8 hours.
I served this over steamed rice and dinner was done.
If you would like, you can add a delicious green dinner salad to the side and top with your favorite sesame dressing.
Finish off the meal with a fortune cookie if you would like. My kids love them and it makes it seem more like a fun take-out dinner at home.
I hope you’ll hop over and check out my site Crystal & Co., where I share mommy solutions and resources with my readers. You just might find something useful over there!