Four Easy Meals for the Overnight Babysitter

Prior to our visit to Chicago, I was scrambling around trying to find a babysitter. The girl I normally use for overnights was going to be out of town… but her boyfriend wasn’t! The boys already knew him… he’s a biology major, and KNOWS WHERE TO FIND FROGS… even when we’re not at the lake!!! What a score!!!

I was rest assured that the boys would be throughly entertained… no problem there… but what would they eat? Frozen pizzas and Two BOX TOPS can only get you so far…

So, I decided to package up some of the boys favorite meals, precooked, as slowcooker meals. This plan worked like a charm:

Here are my notes to the babysitter:

Your crockpot will be your friend this week. It helps to rub the bottom and sides with a bit of olive oil before you start to keep things from sticking. To clean the tough stains, let is soak with a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. (Both are under the sink.)  FYI: The garbage disposal switch is under the sink.

Meal 1: Lettuce Wraps


Pour contents in crockpot. Chicken is pre-cooked. Cook on high 3-4 hours.
There are two heads of lettuce in fridge. Use peanuts to throw on top.
Serve with baby carrots, and fruit in fridge.
Keep leftovers in a ziplock bag in the freezer.

Meal 2: Turkey Sandwiches.


Place contents of ziplock bag in crockpot. (Turkey is pre-cooked)
Cook on low 3- 4 hours.

Cook frozen vegetables in microwave for 2-3 minutes in bowl with a green glass plate as a lid.

Meal 3: Sweet potatoes.


Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork.
Place sweet potatoes in crockpot and cook on high 3-4 hours.

Meal 4: Pork Burritos.


Pour contents into crockpot (pork is precooked) and cook on low 3-4 hours.
The kids can grate the cheese for you.
They can build their own burritos.
Serve with baby carrots, pears and broccoli cooked in microwave.


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3 comments to “Four Easy Meals for the Overnight Babysitter”
  1. Mike and I are going to Chicago the end of the month only for one night. The boys are staying with grandma but I am still having slight panic attacks about leaving….

  2. What is in the lettuce wraps besides chicken? Sounds & looks good, I love the crockpot, especially on days I spend “playing with glass”! Never thought of using baking soda and peroxide for stubborn dishes! Good idea!

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