Jessica....you have GOT to get a crockpot!!! I just love mine!! We do roasts in it all the time, throw it in frozen, at 6 am, (on low) with some potatoes and carrots, and by 6pm...an awesome meal!
I also use mine for BBQ pork or beef sandwiches, throw the boneless pork or beef ribs in frozen, and right before supper, I take them out,
dump out the grease, put them back in, shred them up with a fork, add some BBQ sauce, let it heat up a little more...and serve on buns.
Another easy meal we like is to buy a box of Rice-a-roni beef flavor rice, then cook it according to the directions, and add a pound of cooked and drained hamburger to it and a little soy sauce....perfect for two people.
Macaroni and cheese is good with a pound of cooked and drained hamburger added, and a can of cream of mushroom soup, then bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 350.
Another twist on hamballs that is easy, is making your favorite meatloaf recipe with ham loaf instead of hamburger, then make them into balls and bake them. It's ham balls, but different, not so sweet. Exept I do cover them with ketchup mixed with brown sugar. Bake 350 for an hour.
I know I have tons of these easy recipes, because alot of nights I am too tired to fix anything fancy...especially lately.... but I am not thinking of anymore at the moment.
Oh wait! Another crockpot recipe we LOVE is just throw in a couple pounds of chuck roast, cut into chunks( I have the meat guy cut it up for me, so that saves alot of time)
Then add 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 can cream of celery coup, and one packet of dry onion soup mix. Cook on low all day...then serve over noodles, rice, or potatoes. It looks gross when you first mix it all together, but it looks and tastes awesome several hours later.
Gumbo burgers are fast and easy too....brown a pound of ground beef, drain, stir in one can chicken gumbo soup, 1 trp. mustard, 2 T. ketchup, heat thru and serve on buns.
And (are you sick of me yet...:LOL
Tator-tot casserole... just brown and drain a pound of hamburger, add a can of cream of mushroom soup, and a can of cream of celery soup, and a cup or so of frozen peas, put in casserole dish, cover with 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, and tator-tots. Bake at 350, for about 45 minutes.
Hope this helps.
I guess I got a little carried away.