Recipes for Busy Teachers

I always call the first few weeks of school "Boot Camp" because students are learning my rules and procedures.  Many days I felt more like a drill sergeant than a teacher because I felt liked I drilled, drilled, drilled procedure all day rather than taught academics.  When I came home I was on a verge of losing my voice and was exhausted.  The last thing I wanted to think about was "what's for dinner".  When you are that tired, going out to eat doesn't even sound good because it takes too much effort.  So, what's the solution?  Have a few simple recipes ready to go, plan out your week's menu ahead of time, and if possible freeze a few meals for those days when you had a "Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day."

One easy recipe to make and also is freeze-able (is that even a word?) is Tater Tot Casserole.  It doesn't have very many ingredients which is another plus. There are several different recipes for Tater Tot Casserole.  Here's the recipe that I like.  Click on the recipe below:

A crockpot is a teacher's best friend.  There is nothing better than coming home after a long faculty meeting to the smell of a yummy meal in your crockpot.  One easy meal to make in a crockpot is Pork Roast.  Click on the picture to get the recipe.

Do you have an easy recipe to share?

I am joining Miss Squirrel's @ Going Nutty's linky party.  The theme is Easy Peasy as Mac & Cheesey.  Be sure to hop over to her blog to find more easy recipes which are perfect for busy teachers.


Julie said...

Great ideas! We are usually fast food around beginning of school. I think you may have motivated me to get prepared and feed my family right!

Mary Bauer said...

I love my crockpot. I try to use it once a week during the school year. My favorite cookbook series is Fix It and Forget It. There's one that is 5 ingredients or less.