Back to the Basics- Meal Planning and an Easy Crockpot Pork

Hey all! The new school year is almost upon us. Back to those busy nights filled with homework and after school activities. Back to those nights where we all get home and everyone wants to know that dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?” Well, look no further. I have got you covered.

I am back to work…school for me starts tomorrow. Teacher pre-planning; the bane of my existence. Becca has nightly cheer camp this week; Katie has gymnastics; Lizzie is in the midst of her treatments soon…we have a lot going on here. We all still have to eat though, and our health and wallets cannot afford to go out too much, so home cooked meals are necessary. So what is a busy and slightly frantic mom to do? Start back my weekly meal planning and pull out my crock pot and freezer meal ideas…

Here is what I plan to do for this CRAZY week.

Sun- I realize that this is Monday, but what I made last night is another meal for this week. In case you missed it yesterday, here is what we had…

Monday- Easy Crockpot Pork- I took a boneless pork butt seasoned with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, fennel seeds, and dried Italian seasoning. I added rough chopped onion, 2 cloves smashed and chopped garlic, 3 tablespoons Worcestershire, and 1 container of beef broth. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. The pork turned out moist and full of flavor. You could drain the juices, but I would keep them. This oniony meaty broth would be a great base for a soup. Heck, you could even add some of this pork to it in a bowl and voila, pork soup!


I had this pork and a side of the onions with a side of BBQ sauce.

Tuesday- Leftover pasta

Wednesday- Leftover pork

Thursday- Homemade Sub sandwiches at the pool

Friday- Pizza delivered to the pool

Well, those last 2 days are my plan anyway. It is still only August, so there are lots of hot pool night ahead, right?

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