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School has been back in session for over a month in my area, and my busy time of the year is RIGHT NOW. I feel frantic at most times, and when it came time to meal plan this week, I just didn’t think I could bring myself to do it.
Enter eMeals. I’m using a few of their recipes this coming week, and I had most ingredients on hand. (After selecting my meals from my backlog of weekly plans that I have been storing away, it took me about 15 minutes to come up with my shopping list – and 30 minutes later I was already home from the grocery store.)
eMeals recently introduced a new weekly plan – 30 minute meals. This is perfect for my family! I get home from work at 5:30 (sometimes 5:29) and I’m so excited to have dinner on the table around 6 p.m. instead of much later.
That photo? It’s one of the 30-minute meals. You can get the recipe for pork chops and apples on the eMeals blog.
This week’s plan also includes a slow cooker recipe for spinach and bacon loaded potatoes. Do you REALIZE how amazing those sound? And healthy? And kid-friendly? And fast? (Well, fast because you’re placing everything in the slow cooker.)
And because I’m super excited about this plan and the recipe, I’ll even share it with you. (In the meal plan, the potatoes are paired with a side salad.)
- 6 medium-size baking potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 (5-oz) bag baby spinach
- 1 (2.5-oz) package real bacon pieces
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- ½ cup chopped green onions
- Rub potatoes with oil; wrap individually in foil.
- Place potatoes in a 5- to 7-quart slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on Low 7 to 8 hours or until potatoes are tender. Split potatoes lengthwise;
- fluff with a fork. Divide butter, spinach, bacon and cheese among potatoes. Top with green onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
I am also giving away a 3-month dinner subscription to eMeals. We’re heading into a crazy time of year (holidays. No matter which holidays you celebrate or don’t celebrate, this is always such a busy time for people.) Just complete the Rafflecopter below – and I’ll select a winner on October 7. My birthday! We’ll celebrate with meals, ok?
Right now, you can also use the code SCHOOL for 20% off of a subscription.
What is the biggest dinner challenge your family faces each week/night?