If you would have asked what my least favorite chore was five or so years ago, I would have confidently replied, "cooking".
But through my journey of the last 5 years, which included adopting our youngest, who had severe stomach issues, I have come to realize this a vital part of being a wise woman and mommy. So God has graciously increased my love to cooking. I have also learned to love the crockpot, since my day is full of many other tasks.
I had to search high and low for my favorite dinner recipe since cheesecake doesn't qualify.
Alas, I have found one that is always a hit. It is so easy and full of goodness for the soul and body. It is one of those lovely comfort foods.
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 lbs. ground chuck, browned and drained
6 medium potatoes, sliced
2 cups of red beans (I have used pinto; try to use dry beans. Soak over night and cook prior to using.)
1 can tomatoes mixed with 2 tbsp. of flour
salt, pepper and garlic to taste
Put chopped onion in bottom of crockpot; layer with browned meat, sliced potatoes, and beans. Spread tomatoes over all. Sprinkle with seasonings as desired. Cover and cook on low 7-9 hours.
Note: You can add many more ingredients if you want. I have added fresh green beans or any other vegetable you want. I have also doubled the recipe.
Oh, dear. My mouth is watering....I guess I know what's for dinner!