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{What's for Dinner Mama}


Happy Tuesday (that feels like Monday) + first day of November my loves!

I was chatting with a mama friend and going over the direction I want to take CBM, mainly it being a balanced resource of all things I love in my life and most importantly posting consistently.... Oh so hard when life gets in the way! And I will admit recipe testing, creating pretty and delicious, semi-healthy, and sometimes completely indulgent meals, for my family and friends is an absolute favorite.

But I've also spoken a lot about balance lately. The truth is that the days that I rock it as a mama, are the days that I sometimes neglect the house, and the days I rock it as a "house wife" I suck at being a mama (read wayyyy too much screen time) etc etc. And with baby number 2 on it's way, this mama on modified bed-rest and a to-do list that gets longer and longer, I've realized I need all the help I can get.

Even just pulling out my trusty slow cooker/crock pot once a week makes me feel like a complete ROCKSTAR. So, first up is a list of easy peasy, delicious slow cooker meals that I have been rotating and loving. Because there is NOTHING like knowing dinner is taken care of as you are walking into the house after a crazy day knowing that dinner is pretty much set.



Freshie pants eating the frozen corn!!! ^^^







1. Single Hand Grab & Go 2. Cook & Carry (I've had this one for 6 years!) 3. WiFi Enabled (I want this one!)

Perfect dinners:

Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa (Just made this last night!)

Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef (absolutely amazing. I serve with the Trader Joes frozen brown rice)

SC Lo Mein

Thai Chicken Soup

Chicken Tikka Masala (a family favorite!!)

Broccoli Beef (I sometimes sub out the broccoli for green beans)

Chicken Marsala

Looking for a healthier option (that everyone will like)? Try these:

Clean Eating Turkey Chili

Skinny Lemon Chicken

Tomato, Kale & Quinoa Soup (I make a big batch for lunches, add the kale when I am reheating)

SC Coconut Quinoa Curry

Game Day Apps

SC Buffalo Chicken Dip

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Buffalo Wings (a reader swears by these!)

SC Chex Mix

Desert

Slow Cooked Cinnamon Apples

Pumpkin Butter

SC Brownie Pudding

SC Cinnamon Rolls

SC Banana Bread Steel Cut Oats

We are off to toddler yoga and to run a couple errands and since I made my fav soup in the crock pot last night I don't have to worry about dinner, other than maybe some bread for grilled cheeses... mmmm oh yeah and maybe a salad.

Caring is sharing so make sure and share your favorites in the comments below!

xo

Natalie

#dishes

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