Ham and Bean Soup from Jamie Cooks it Up!
And you don't have to wait for a holiday to buy ham for your ham bone - I like to rotate ham in every few months! In fact, buying a spiral ham during the off-season is quite inexpensive.
This recipe fed our family twice and was just as yummy from the freezer, months later!
Soup #2 (Ty's favorite)
Pasta Fagoli from Mrs. Hines' Class
This is a HUGE recipe. It is supposed to be an Olive Garden copycat....but I think it's way better! We cut it by half and still get three meals out of it. If you want to freeze it, you can, but need to cook your pasta separately each time you prepare it.
Soup #3 (Ben's favorite)
Crock-Pot Chicken & Dumplings from Crock Pot Ladies
This is SO easy. 10 minute prep. 6 hours to cook. Perfect for a chilly weekend!
Now, for the Ahhhmazing skillet bread. My boys weren't just lick'n fingers. I had a chorus of compliments: mom-you're-the-best-mom-ever; mom-open-your-own-restaurant; mom-I-want-this-every-night-of-my-life... It's that good. And so, so easy.
Don't freak if you don't have a pretty skillet. I didn't either. I just used one of my stones. Any sort of casserole dish would do.
Garlic Parmesan Skillet Bread from Plain Chicken