These easy crockpot meals will make moving into your new home a breeze. No need to worry about cooking while unpacking!
When you are moving into a house, you may be so focused on the moving process that you forget about some things you need to do. You know that somewhere in the upcoming days there'll be house chores like cleaning, making the beds and unpacking the boxes, but such work can be completed later.
You're finally done with the stresses of selling your home and now getting settled in your new home, but there is one task that cannot wait too long – what’s for dinner? Many people solve the problem by ordering pizza or going out to a restaurant, but there is no reason why you cannot celebrate your new house with a home cooked meal. The following are 5 crockpot meals you can make in the first week in your new home. Don't forget to check out my delicious Best Ever Crockpot Beef Stew.
5 Crockpot Recipes To Help Ease the Moving Process
1. Country Beef Stew
This crock pot meal can save you time and unnecessary stress. Add stew beef chunks, diced carrots, diced red onions, chopped potatoes, diced celery, 4 cups of water and 2 gravy packets into a slow cooker. Set the crock pot to a high heat setting and allow the ingredients to cook slowly for several hours. Check the seasonings and put in some salt and pepper if needed.
2. Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is an easy crock pot meal that is loved by many. The ingredients needed are boneless chicken breasts, chopped onions, sliced carrots, chopped celery, spring fresh thyme, rosemary, minced garlic, 1 bay leaf, some salt, black pepper, chicken broth, and egg noodles. Combine your ingredients in a crock pot and cook for 6-8 hours.
3. Beef Chili
Making the best classic beef chili in a slow cooker is very easy and the beef and beans combine to form a hearty dish. For this crockpot meal, you will need some kidney beans (or any other type of beans), chili powder, lean ground beef, 1 chopped yellow onion, minced garlic, diced tomatoes, ground cumin, saltine cracker crumbs, ¼ cup of tomato paste, and 1 spoon of beef base. The meal takes about 3 hours to cook on high heat and 6 hours to cook on low heat.
4. Crock Pot Mac and Cheese
Kids love mac and cheese, therefore making this meal during the first week in your new home will bring some joy. Simply put some uncooked elbow macaroni, butter, evaporated milk, some whole milk, shredded cheddar cheese, cubed Velveeta cheese, salt, and pepper into a crockpot and cook for about 2-3 hours. Any leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for a maximum of 4 days.
5. Vegan Chickpea Chili
If you are a vegan then the vegan chickpea chili crockpot meal is what you need to feel good about your new home. Add some chickpeas, diced carrots, chopped celery, diced onions, red bell peppers, some salt, chopped garlic, chopped fire roasted tomatoes, white vinegar, diced sweet potatoes, raw cashews, olive oil, some sugar, curry, chili powder, cumin, paprika, ginger, cinnamon, and vegetable stock into your crock pot and cook for 4 hours. Garnish with some fresh celery.
Lessen the stress after your recent move and create a meal plan. Try some of the crockpot recipes mentioned above for easier cooking in the new kitchen, or ask for advice from friends and family.