With school back in full swing, we are super busy everyday it seems. We stay busy getting up early then having to drive them to school. We then have to pick them up, after school activities and then dinner time. When dinner time comes around, everyone asks the same question “whats for dinner?”
Regardless of what is for dinner, meal planning for a family of 5 can be a challenge. We have to make sure everyone is OK with the meal and is balanced and includes vegetables. Depending on time also will determine what we are eating. If time is short, then we have to think of meals that have less prep and cook time or plan ahead so we have something easy to make. When 5 o clock rolls around it is not always fun trying to meal plan.
With the help of McCormick’s NEW Organics Recipe Mixes making a whole dinner is easier. Flavor is the highlight of any meal and with the right seasoning, some meals are just that much better. Finding ways make family meals easier, flavorful, and filling is super important for us. It makes sure we want to eat at home and also saves us a lot of money.
We are always looking for easy and wholesome back-to-school weeknight dinner recipes. An easy one we like is to cook a whole meal in the slow cooker. One easy recipe we created with the McCormick Organics Fajita Recipe Mix to cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker. This simple meal cooked throughout the day and when done had everything we needed.
Simple Ingredients needed:
- McCormicks Organics Fajita Seasoning Mix
- 5 lb Whole Chicken
- 4 Whole Diced Carrots into Coins
- 6 Potatoes Cut Into Quarters
- 4 Celery ribs cut into pieces
Seriously, there is not more succulent than a juicy flavorful chicken with whole vegetables.
- Start by rubbing the chicken with the McCormick seasoning.
2. Next place the whole chicken in the pot, and cover with all the veggies. No liquids are needed.
3. Just cover the meal, and set on High for 4-5 hours. Start it during the morning and let it cook all day. By dinnertime we have a full meal with protein and all the vegetables we need.
Being into the full back-to-school swing is such a busy time of the year. So finding something that is easy to make and full of flavor is a winner in our home. We prefer to make meals from scratch, avoiding ready-made meals and costly takeout.
New McCormick Organics Recipe Mixes are packaged for easy use and made with certified organic and non-GMO seasonings. The new recipe mixes are available in four popular flavors that include Taco Seasoning Mix, Chili Seasoning Mix, Fajita Seasoning Mix and Brown Gravy Mix.
Plus with the left overs, I can make simple chicken tacos tomorrow for lunch.
Do not stress about dinner. Look for ways to make larger meals with less work and worry. Taste is super important and with McCormicks Organic Seasoning Mixes, I don’t have to worry about rummaging through my spices and come up with something my family doesn’t agree with. It’s always nice to stay prepared especially as we get busy with back to school.
You can learn more about McCormick’s NEW Organics Recipe Mixes on their website.
What Are Your Simple Family Meal Plans?
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