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What I Cooked This Week & Our Thoughts On the Recipes (Eat at Home Challenge — Day 5)

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This week I’ve been doing an Eat at Home Challenge here. This has been a one-week challenge designed to encourage and inspire you to make more meals at home in order to save money and eat more healthfully! I followed the Eat at Home Slow Cooker Menu Plan for it and just love it so much!

In case you missed some of the posts, I wanted to give you a run down of all the recipes I made this week and what we thought of each of them:

Day #1: Easy Shredded Taco Beef

I rarely ever buy roast, so this is going to be a big treat. And it was so simple to make — just 3 ingredients!

The verdict: We liked this, but we would prefer it on sandwiches or eaten plain. It was very flavorful and tender, but it just didn’t feel right to serve it on tacos. I guess we just prefer ground beef for tacos! 🙂

Click to watch the video above for all of the details on the Easy Shredded Taco Beef recipe and to see me make it LIVE!

Day #2: Chicken & Broccoli “Stir Fry” in the Slow Cooker

This recipe was another crazy easy recipe and I wasn’t sure what my family would think of it. I made some Brown Rice in the Instant Pot to go along with it.

The verdict: This recipe was one of the biggest hits of the week! Only my picky child wasn’t too fond of it. But the rest of the family really liked it.

Click to watch the video above for all of the details on the recipe and to see me make it LIVE!

Day #3: Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches in my Slow Cooker

The recipe for Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches was another incredibly simple recipe! Only 2 ingredients + the fixings when you serve it!

The verdict: Very yummy! Everyone enjoyed these!

Click to watch the video above for all of the details on the recipe and to see me make it LIVE!

Day #4: Beef & Bean Topped Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

This recipe was a little more complicated and took about 30 minutes to make — including the time it took to brown the meat and brown the onions and bacon. Yes, I said BACON! Which basically means that you know this recipe was going to be good! 🙂

The verdict: Very yummy! This would also be good on noodles or just eaten plain! 🙂

Click to watch the video above for all of the details on the recipe and to see me make it LIVE!

Day #5: Herb Roasted Chicken in the Slow Cooker

This recipe was so simple to make and I think is going to taste amazing! We’re looking forward to having it for dinner tonight!

Click to watch the video above for all of the details on the recipe and to see me make it LIVE!

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The recipes can all be fixed quickly, with only a few minutes of hands-on prep. Because the recipes use common pantry ingredients, it’s likely that you have everything you need to make many of the recipes.

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