I actually managed to get our meals planned this week. It’s amazing how much easier it makes life for all of us when I put just a little bit of effort into organizing and planning our meals for the week ahead. On Sunday morning I had a look in our cupboards and in the freezer to see what we had on hand to eat for dinner. Now that I’m working outside of the house again, that hour between four and five o’clock can be especially stressful if I have no idea what to make the three of us for supper. And before the semester got started, our freezer was pretty well stocked with frozen leftovers and other meals that we’d put aside to make life easier later on. Here we are, though, only seven weeks into the fall semester and our fall stock of freezer leftovers is almost depleted (with the exception, of course, of all those brown bananas I’m saving to make loaves of banana bread). I guess it’s time to start cooking double-batches of slow cooker or casserole dishes so we can start to refill the freezer.
Hunt’s has teamed up with UrbanMoms to create stock-your-freezer meals that are designed to help make the lives of busy families easier (and believe me, if they can eliminate that four o’clock panic session, then they’ve done just that). All of the recipes are super simple to put together and make the use of those grocery items you have on hand. Over at UrbanMoms, Gav and Katherine have been competing to come up with the best recipe using Hunt’s Tomato Sauce in the Hunt’s Tomato Cook-Off. Last week, for example, Gav’s recipe for Shakshuka, a tomatoey egg dish similar to Eggs in Purgatory, is right up our alley, and I can’t wait to try to make it for Graham and Nate, who normally avoids eating eggs but loves anything smothered in tomato sauce. If you think that sounds delicious, head on over to UrbanMoms to see for yourself what Kath and Gav have come up with this week, and vote for the recipe you like best for your chance to win a slow cooker prize package that includes a Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker and a variety of Hunt’s products.
Hunt’s will also make a donation of a can of one of their tomato products to the cook-off winner’s food bank of choice (up to a maximum of 100 cans) for every comment received at the cook-off. I like this part of the deal because at this time of year the food bank shelves can get rather bare.
Disclaimer: I am a member of the UrbanMoms Network and received compensation for writing this post about the UrbanMoms Hunt’s Tomato Cook-off. Opinions expressed belong to Hearts Into Home and are not influenced in any way.