Wednesday - What's for Dinner?

If you are like me, I often struggle with what to fix for dinner. I know that on the nights when a nutritious dinner everyone likes is ready (preferably by 6:30), then the whole evening runs smoother. Once homeschooling began in our house dinner really went by the wayside. We ate a lot of pizza, grabbed a lot of Mexican take out, and in general probably wasted money and gained weight. So, I'm vowing to get more organized (I used to be - once upon a time!) and have more good dinners.

I'm a huge fan of the crockpot, and many of the recipes I share here will probably be for the crockpot, simply because I can get it all ready in the early afternoon and have a full meal by dinnertime. If by chance my husband is working late, he can have some when he gets home, so no one is left out.

Here is today's crockpot recipe - Corn Chowder

2 1/2 cups milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 10 oz. package frozen corn
1 cup cream-style corn
1 cup frozen hash brown potatoes
1 cup diced cooked ham
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
black pepper
chopped parsley

Combine milk, soup, corn, potatoes, ham, onion and margarine in crock-pot. Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley. Serves 8.

There you go! It's quick and simple and very good. Tonight we'll have it with some toasted hamburger buns (which would go to waste if we don't eat them soon) done under the broiler with a little butter and garlic salt and a fresh fruit salad.

Check again next Wednesday to see what's for dinner in our house!

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