About the Recipe
Do you have a go-to meal for those days when time is at a premium? (Isn’t that every day? Haha!)
I’m all about planning ahead, and being prepared, but sometimes I too find myself staring at an over-scheduled day in my calendar and knowing I’ll still NEED to eat by the end of it.
A couple of weeks ago my husband and I were supposed to head to a Kitchener Rangers hockey game after work, but we had to prepare food for ourselves for a holiday gathering the next afternoon, and I had to work in the morning!
While my frozen chilli thawed on the stove (hooray for batch cooking!) I got to work on the fast forward version of this recipe (originally from our Real Food Reset)!
I threw a chicken in the crock pot, drizzled it with lemon juice and spices, dug about in the refrigerator for some root veggies and aromatics, peeled, roughly chopped them and scattered them over the chicken, popped the lid on, turned it to low, ate my now hot chilli and left for the game. By the time we got home everything was cooked. I could pop it in the fridge then heat it all back up in the same crock pot the next day.
Some days I’ll have a bit more time to finesse my prep. I’ll wait until closer to dinner to add the veggies, I’ll prepare a salad, or I’ll make a batch of this stuffing to go with it. But some days good enough is good enough!
I’d love to hear about what you make on days like this? What is your go to meal? Let us know in the comments below!