First of all, I was trying to think of something that teachers REALLY need right now, at the beginning of January.... Most of us have just headed back to school after what I hope was a nice, relaxing winter break. (Never long enough, I'm sure!) One thing that I'm sure you need are some fast-paced lesson ideas to get your students engaged when they head back, groggy and tired.... but another thing you need is MORE TIME and more ENERGY!
I thought and thought and decided that I'd share something a little different today! I'm going to share a quick and easy slow cooker meal for HOME! Don't you need more time at home and more energy too? We all know that helps teachers all around... one less thing to worry about, am I right?
Here is a quick and easy CHICKEN TACO CHILI. Here's how I save myself some time, after a dinner that I've used the oven (or not), I leave the oven on, throw 2-3 FROZEN chicken breasts in to bake for about 45 minutes. Take them out, let them cool a little, and shred them in my stand up mixer. Then I put them in a sealed bowl in the fridge until the next morning.
In the morning, I put everything together, as you'll see below! (You could put it all together the night before if you want and put the crock into the fridge until morning too!) Put everything together, then set on high for 6 hours or low for 8-10 hours. You can't really mess this up! Here's another way to save time: Don't print this or even write it all down. Take a screenshot with your phone of either the picture of ingredients (don't forget chicken since it's not in the pic!) or take a screenshot of the ingredients slide at the bottom. I take screenshots of recipes ALL THE TIME, then you have it with you at the store and when you are ready to make it! Save time, paper, and ENERGY!