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Many have asked what I am making during the Crocktober Slow Cooking Challenge, so I wanted to share my meal plans with everyone! I typically serve a spinach or mixed green salad when I make a main dish or soup/stew in my slow cooker and that is plenty! Also, if I have a lot of leftovers (like when I make a big batch of chili or soup) I will freeze half of it right away since we can never finish it. That way I know I always have a second meal in the freezer whenever we’re ready for it!

MONDAY: Slow Cooker Ground Beef Lasagna Soup
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–I’m demonstrating this recipe on the midday news on ABC 15 in Phoenix on 10/06! Look for a video link soon! :)

TUESDAY: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Cheesy Sandwiches – I usually eat this without the bun to save on carbs, but my family likes it just as the recipe states, bun and all! Corn makes a nice side dish to this recipe.

WEDNESDAY: Slow Cooker Sundried Tomato Risotto – This can be a main dish, or serve a smaller portion as a side with leftover chicken from Tuesday!

THURSDAY: Slow Cooker Tomatillo Lime Chicken – I love this with a simple side of rice and a light salad! If there are any leftovers, I will put them over a green salad for lunch on Friday.

FRIDAY: Slow Cooker Apricot Pork Tenderloin – This can be made with pork chops, too! That is actually what I am planning for this week since I already have pork chops in my freezer.  I’m on a quinoa kick, so I’ll serve that as a side dish along with a salad.

SATURDAY: Slow Cooker Garden Frittata – I have an early flight on Saturday morning so I will enjoy waking up to a healthy breakfast!  This definitely beats eating at the airport and with a slow cooker liner, clean up will be a breeze!

What are you Crocking this week?  Whether you are participating in the Crocktober Slow Cooker Challenge (31 days of slow cooking) or not, I hope this helps you plan out meals for the week!

If you slow cook anything this week, I’d love to see your photos too! Upload pics to Instagram with the hashtag #CrocktoberChallenge to be added to the gallery.

Happy Crocking & have a wonderful week!

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Jenn

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