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KatieM
07-14-2008, 11:29 PM
My boyfriend is getting ready to move into his own place and start a new full time job come September. I'm afraid that with the newness of having to make his own meals plus the long hours he'll be putting in at work, his nutritional upkeep will take a backseat. Currently, I'm trying to brainstorm ideas to make his transition into adult life (i.e. own place, new job, meal planning, etc.) a smooth one. I haven't asked if he'd be interested, but I'm thinking of investing in a crock pot for him so that he could prepare meals that would be waiting for him at the end of a long day. I've been browsing the recipes in the forum for ideas, but I haven't seen anything hi-cal for crock pots. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or any recipes that work well for them that haven't been posted. I must point out, the easier the recipe the better (since he's a newbie to cooking) and the more chicken the better!!

Thanks so much! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

KatieM
07-14-2008, 11:29 PM
My boyfriend is getting ready to move into his own place and start a new full time job come September. I'm afraid that with the newness of having to make his own meals plus the long hours he'll be putting in at work, his nutritional upkeep will take a backseat. Currently, I'm trying to brainstorm ideas to make his transition into adult life (i.e. own place, new job, meal planning, etc.) a smooth one. I haven't asked if he'd be interested, but I'm thinking of investing in a crock pot for him so that he could prepare meals that would be waiting for him at the end of a long day. I've been browsing the recipes in the forum for ideas, but I haven't seen anything hi-cal for crock pots. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or any recipes that work well for them that haven't been posted. I must point out, the easier the recipe the better (since he's a newbie to cooking) and the more chicken the better!!

Thanks so much! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

KatieM
07-14-2008, 11:29 PM
My boyfriend is getting ready to move into his own place and start a new full time job come September. I'm afraid that with the newness of having to make his own meals plus the long hours he'll be putting in at work, his nutritional upkeep will take a backseat. Currently, I'm trying to brainstorm ideas to make his transition into adult life (i.e. own place, new job, meal planning, etc.) a smooth one. I haven't asked if he'd be interested, but I'm thinking of investing in a crock pot for him so that he could prepare meals that would be waiting for him at the end of a long day. I've been browsing the recipes in the forum for ideas, but I haven't seen anything hi-cal for crock pots. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or any recipes that work well for them that haven't been posted. I must point out, the easier the recipe the better (since he's a newbie to cooking) and the more chicken the better!!

Thanks so much! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

KatieM
07-14-2008, 11:29 PM
My boyfriend is getting ready to move into his own place and start a new full time job come September. I'm afraid that with the newness of having to make his own meals plus the long hours he'll be putting in at work, his nutritional upkeep will take a backseat. Currently, I'm trying to brainstorm ideas to make his transition into adult life (i.e. own place, new job, meal planning, etc.) a smooth one. I haven't asked if he'd be interested, but I'm thinking of investing in a crock pot for him so that he could prepare meals that would be waiting for him at the end of a long day. I've been browsing the recipes in the forum for ideas, but I haven't seen anything hi-cal for crock pots. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or any recipes that work well for them that haven't been posted. I must point out, the easier the recipe the better (since he's a newbie to cooking) and the more chicken the better!!

Thanks so much! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

KatieM
07-14-2008, 11:29 PM
My boyfriend is getting ready to move into his own place and start a new full time job come September. I'm afraid that with the newness of having to make his own meals plus the long hours he'll be putting in at work, his nutritional upkeep will take a backseat. Currently, I'm trying to brainstorm ideas to make his transition into adult life (i.e. own place, new job, meal planning, etc.) a smooth one. I haven't asked if he'd be interested, but I'm thinking of investing in a crock pot for him so that he could prepare meals that would be waiting for him at the end of a long day. I've been browsing the recipes in the forum for ideas, but I haven't seen anything hi-cal for crock pots. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or any recipes that work well for them that haven't been posted. I must point out, the easier the recipe the better (since he's a newbie to cooking) and the more chicken the better!!
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<br />Thanks so much! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

nichi874
07-17-2008, 05:02 AM
Hi Katie,

Trent calls me the Queen of the Crock Pot. Since he works days and I work nights he always has a crock pot dinner. After a while he gets tired of it, but that's another story.
Some of his favorites:
Sweet and Sour Chicken- chicken, jar of sweet and sour sauce, some veggies and pinepple. I get a bag of Uncle Ben's 90 second rice and he's all set.
Chicken Spaghetti- jar of sauce and chicken
Creamy Chicken- cream of mushroom soup and chicken, he usualy eats this with rice too

I also keep all kinds of frozen "meals in a bag" like Chicken Viola', Bertolli meals, easy stuff that he doesn't have to mess with.
If you need more suggestions just PM me.

Nicole

nichi874
07-17-2008, 05:02 AM
Hi Katie,

Trent calls me the Queen of the Crock Pot. Since he works days and I work nights he always has a crock pot dinner. After a while he gets tired of it, but that's another story.
Some of his favorites:
Sweet and Sour Chicken- chicken, jar of sweet and sour sauce, some veggies and pinepple. I get a bag of Uncle Ben's 90 second rice and he's all set.
Chicken Spaghetti- jar of sauce and chicken
Creamy Chicken- cream of mushroom soup and chicken, he usualy eats this with rice too

I also keep all kinds of frozen "meals in a bag" like Chicken Viola', Bertolli meals, easy stuff that he doesn't have to mess with.
If you need more suggestions just PM me.

Nicole

nichi874
07-17-2008, 05:02 AM
Hi Katie,

Trent calls me the Queen of the Crock Pot. Since he works days and I work nights he always has a crock pot dinner. After a while he gets tired of it, but that's another story.
Some of his favorites:
Sweet and Sour Chicken- chicken, jar of sweet and sour sauce, some veggies and pinepple. I get a bag of Uncle Ben's 90 second rice and he's all set.
Chicken Spaghetti- jar of sauce and chicken
Creamy Chicken- cream of mushroom soup and chicken, he usualy eats this with rice too

I also keep all kinds of frozen "meals in a bag" like Chicken Viola', Bertolli meals, easy stuff that he doesn't have to mess with.
If you need more suggestions just PM me.

Nicole

nichi874
07-17-2008, 05:02 AM
Hi Katie,

Trent calls me the Queen of the Crock Pot. Since he works days and I work nights he always has a crock pot dinner. After a while he gets tired of it, but that's another story.
Some of his favorites:
Sweet and Sour Chicken- chicken, jar of sweet and sour sauce, some veggies and pinepple. I get a bag of Uncle Ben's 90 second rice and he's all set.
Chicken Spaghetti- jar of sauce and chicken
Creamy Chicken- cream of mushroom soup and chicken, he usualy eats this with rice too

I also keep all kinds of frozen "meals in a bag" like Chicken Viola', Bertolli meals, easy stuff that he doesn't have to mess with.
If you need more suggestions just PM me.

Nicole

nichi874
07-17-2008, 05:02 AM
Hi Katie,
<br />
<br />Trent calls me the Queen of the Crock Pot. Since he works days and I work nights he always has a crock pot dinner. After a while he gets tired of it, but that's another story.
<br />Some of his favorites:
<br />Sweet and Sour Chicken- chicken, jar of sweet and sour sauce, some veggies and pinepple. I get a bag of Uncle Ben's 90 second rice and he's all set.
<br />Chicken Spaghetti- jar of sauce and chicken
<br />Creamy Chicken- cream of mushroom soup and chicken, he usualy eats this with rice too
<br />
<br />I also keep all kinds of frozen "meals in a bag" like Chicken Viola', Bertolli meals, easy stuff that he doesn't have to mess with.
<br />If you need more suggestions just PM me.
<br />
<br />Nicole

kbsonner
07-30-2008, 06:41 PM
Here is a site with a bunch of recipies that might help.

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm">http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm</a>

http://www.crock-pot.com/recipescat.aspx?catid=6

kbsonner
07-30-2008, 06:41 PM
Here is a site with a bunch of recipies that might help.

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm">http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm</a>

http://www.crock-pot.com/recipescat.aspx?catid=6

kbsonner
07-30-2008, 06:41 PM
Here is a site with a bunch of recipies that might help.

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm">http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm</a>

http://www.crock-pot.com/recipescat.aspx?catid=6

kbsonner
07-30-2008, 06:41 PM
Here is a site with a bunch of recipies that might help.

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm">http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm</a>

http://www.crock-pot.com/recipescat.aspx?catid=6

kbsonner
07-30-2008, 06:41 PM
Here is a site with a bunch of recipies that might help.
<br />
<br /><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm">http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm</a>
<br />
<br />http://www.crock-pot.com/recipescat.aspx?catid=6