Everyday Mom's Meals: Rice Loving 8th Grader

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Rice Loving 8th Grader

Actually, that title leaves out a very important detail. It's not just Alex who loves rice, but his dad, and little brother too. Seriously, they will eat the stuff any way they can get it. We even tease Adam he must have been Asian in another lifetime, because it is hands down his favorite cuisine, and it revolves around rice.

But the title came to be because Tuesday is the first day of school. (Insert very sad mommy tears here.) You all know how much I adore having my boy home with us all summer long, and apparently June and July were only scheduled to last 10 minutes this year. I swear it was just Memorial Day and we were gearing up for the last day and awards, and here we are loading up the backpack and pencil pouch again.

With back to school comes even busier schedules. Pick up is at 3:15, and without a doubt he is going to come to the car starving every single day. We'll come home, start homework, get a small snack, I will blink and it will be time for supper. And that will be our lives for the next 9 months...except when basketball starts, and it is even more hectic.

So it is vital I have some hearty, filling, delicious meals in my back pocket to make sure the growing boys are fed and happy. My trusty friend Mr. Slow Cooker can help me with that. A comforting, stick to the ribs meal can cook all day while I'm busy with Max, and come 6:30 I look like a rock star! In this case, make some rice and dinner is done!

I can't believe my first baby boy is an 8th grader this year (and by the way, turns 14 next month, which is a whole other level of mommy trauma I'm in denial about still). It's going to be a busy year, with lots going on, and mommy will make sure really good food too!

Slow Cooker Stewed Beef & Rice
2 lbs. sirloin steak, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 envelopes onion soup mix
1 c. beef broth
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
8 oz. white button mushrooms, sliced
Salt and Pepper to taste
Dried Parsley for garnish 
White Rice

Place meat in slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. Layer mushrooms over meat. In a medium bowl mix together broth, soups, and soup mix. Pour over mushrooms and meat. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. About half way through, stir to combine. When ready to eat, cook your favorite white rice. Serve meat mixture over rice and sprinkle with parsley. 

Shared at Meal Plan Monday
Shared at Weekend Potluck

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