A couple nights in the last few weeks have been crazy. I don’t get home until 6-ish, give or take a few minutes. Bedtime for my kids happens ideally in that 7:15-7:30 pm range. My son gets on the bus everyday at 7:05 am. My daughter’s special ed pre-k starts at 7:45 am. We are an early household. Getting home at 6 pm does not allow for big drawn out meals or much time to get all the necessary things done with my kids before getting them to bed.
My daughter eats in the car on our commute home. My son eats after I pick him up from daycare. Depending on the night, I either eat in the car or with my son at about 6:15 pm. Then before 7:15 pm, we have to have my son do his reading homework, get both kids bathed, dressed, snacked, my daughter gets nightly meds, teeth brushed, books read, pottied, and then kissed goodnight. It’s a lot to accomplish in an hour.
I’ve been “trying” to meal prep a little more and have stuff ready in the crockpot for dinner to easy the process a bit. Last night I made my pork tacos. They are amazing. Try them! (Seriously, I like to serve them at group get togethers as EVERYONE always loves them!) Pork is probably the best meat to leave in the crockpot all day. It doesn’t dry out as quickly as a pot roast or chicken does.
To add to our normal nightly chaos, my son had his first night of wrestling last night. My hubby took him to his practice and didn’t eat before they left. I decided to wait and the hubby and I had a cute little picnic date-night-in on the floor watching Brooklyn 99 at 8:30 pm after both kids were in bed. It was a perfect little taco Tuesday date for us.
This is a meal that combines 2 recipes I already have posted. My pork taco meat and my taco rice from my Avocado Egg Buddha Bowl. As you can tell by the other posts, these two recipes are very versatile. The rice can be served in the Avocado Egg Buddha Bowl, with regular ground beef taco meat, chicken or steak fajitas, enchiladas, etc… really any Mexican meal the rice pairs well with. The pork can be served on a soft shell tortilla, a hard shell, or as a rice bowl like I had for lunch today. You could even use the pork in enchiladas (which now I’m going to have to try!)
1. Make pork tacos in crockpot, Low 3-4 hours or High 6-8 hours.
2. Make taco rice.
3. Assemble your Pork Taco Bowl. My bowl had: Taco Rice, Pork Taco meat, cheese, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice.
Notes: this would be scrumptious with my guacamole.
Hope everyone is having a splendid Wednesday! Let me know if you try any of these recipes and how they turn out for you!