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    • Dump it & Run

      Recently our family experienced something that every family has to deal with at one time or another, the passing of a family member. While this causes much stress in the house, this is often a time where families are pulling together, having to prepare meals in advance for large numbers of grieving friends and family, even colleagues.

      With so much happening in the home, people coming and going, the last thing I wanted to do was spend my time in the kitchen. In addition, this unexpected passing wasn't exactly figured into our grocery budget. How do you deal with such an experience? I suggest having several dump and run recipes on file.

      What is a dump & run recipe? It's recipe that consists of just a few ingredients. You simply dump them all into the crock pot, turn it on med & in a couple hours, you have a perfect, ready to serve dish. In the meantime, you're budget is still intact, you've had a chance to spend time with other family members, and your kitchen isn't trashed.

      Apricot Chicken

      * 1 pkg. onion soup mix (MYO)
      * 1 Bottle Russian Dressing
      * 1 sm. Jar apricot preserves
      * 1-2lbs chicken (raw, cut into small chunks).

      Simply pour all the ingredients into a crock-pot, turn on low/med & simmer 1-2 hrs. Recipe can be double or tripled.

      Sweet-n-Sour Kielbasa

      * 1 bottle LaChoy Sweet-n-Sour Sauce
      * 1 can pineapple chunks, un-drained
      * 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
      * 1 kielbasa, cut into chunks

      Simply dump all the ingredients into a crock-pot, turn on low/med & simmer 1-2 hrs. Recipe can be double or tripled.

      Sweet-n-Sour Meatballs

      * 2 lbs Frozen Meatballs
      * 1 c. Grape Jelly
      * 2 c. Chili Sauce (or) Cocktail Sauce

      Simply dump all the ingredients into a crock-pot, turn on low/med & simmer 1-2 hrs. Recipe can be double or tripled.

      ©Liss Burnell – Creator & Designer of Budget101.com, “Digging yourself out of debt when all you have is a spoon”
      Comments 6 Comments
      1. michelle69's Avatar
        michelle69 -
        Sorry for your loss. It is great idea though.
      1. Recipequeen123's Avatar
        Recipequeen123 -
        Sorry for your loss. Thanks for the quick and simple recipes, even when you are short on time to get dinner on the table.
      1. DorofromKs's Avatar
        DorofromKs -
        Thank you Liss for thinking of others even in a time of loss. God be with you and yours.
      1. ladytundra's Avatar
        ladytundra -
        Sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for the idea. ((hugs))
      1. dawtra2's Avatar
        dawtra2 -
        I realize this is an old message, maybe someone can still help me... what do you serve with the meatballs to make it a meal?
      1. j005925's Avatar
        j005925 -
        Cool. This sounds like good food.


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