Slow cooker beef minestrone (recipe in the comments)
Spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Garlic infused Tusan-style bread
Snickers with almonds (who knew?!)
Each season Wegman's puts out a magazine called menu that has tons of recipes and (incidentally, I'm sure) features their products. While, this can lead to purchasing more Wegman's brand things, the recipes are interesting and generally exceptionally good for you. We have several minestrone recipes already, but they are all vegetarian. This one sounded very different (the obvious switch to adding beef and far more tomatoes) and was a slow cooker recipe, which is very helpful these days, so we gave it a go. The result was incredible. A rich, meaty soup, with enough veggies for us, and super flavorful without being very salty. This also makes a TON of food. We'll freeze half for an emergency meal later! I LOVE recipes like this. So, while this will be hard to replicate without a Wegman's near you, it's worth the effort just for such a great result.
Note: We prepped this (through adding the stock, tomatoes, and sauce) the night before and then plunked it into our crock pot this morning. We then cooked it for 10 hours to make up for the cold start. Perfectamente and SO easy!
Difficulty: Super easy
Time: 15 minutes to prep, 10 hours of yummy smelling,unattended cooking
Make ahead: Clearly
"Beef is GOOD."
The kid report:
T chowed down on this. I don't know if he was just exceptionally hungry (most of a bowl of soup, two pieces of bread, and two glasses of milk, PLUS a mini snickers bar) or if this was just a great dinner.