So, today was Tuesday after an eventful week, which I knew meant I could put dinner in the morning, or the kids would be having PB&J for dinner.
So, I took stock of A) what I had on hand and B) what they have been liking lately. If you have kids, you are familiar with the idea that their taste in food morphs on a daily, or even hourly, basis.
Shockingly, everyone loved it. So, here is the recipe for tonight's win.
Spanish Slow Cooker "Skillet" (adapted from "Spanish Noodle Skillet" in the "More with Less Cook Book")
Throw in the slow cooker:
1 # cooked ground beef (I buy and cook in bulk and freeze in one pound portions)
2 cans diced tomatoes (You could probably substitute six cups fresh)
Corn from three cooked ears (could substitute one can corn)
1 can kidney beans (or two cups cooked)
1 cup brown rice
2 cups water
1 T salt
1/2 t pepper
1 t oregano
Let cook all day.
If desired, sprinkle cheese on top ten minutes before serving.
Voila! Kid approved.