I love this meal. It’s cheap, easy, tasty, and nutritious. All wins.
As long as your family likes beans. Mine does.
I essentially make it as written by Lucinda Scala Quinn: Tuscan Beans and Greens. Sometimes I add some carrots and celery just for the veggies, but they really aren’t necessary. And I put it in, you guessed it, my crockpot.
I do wilt the greens when we get home, but I have them cleaned, spun and ready to go before we leave.
The survival method here is to find meals that you and your family love that are packed with nutrition and don’t try to make everything up on your own. Also, try to find cooks you trust. Some of my favorites are Lucinda Scala Quinn, Nigella Lawson, and Ina Garten. I generally find their recipes easily adaptable to my cooking style. But, I don’t find them during a sports season! Be inspired by others off season and add to your repertoire when you’re sure of it. This is the time for the familiar, favorite meals.
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