It’s the New Year. You’re back to work; the kids are back to school and activities. It’s business as usual. After a long day, let Strack & Van Til help with its Meals Made Easy from the Meat & Seafood Department and the Deli.

“When it comes to feeding families, as well as individuals, you can’t beat Strack & Van Til for making customers’ lives easier,” says Meat & Seafood Department Director Gary Teachman.

Try Crock Pot Packs, available at all Strack & Van Til locations, in three delicious comfort food varieties: Savory Certified Angus Beef® Pot Roast, tender Smithfield® Prime Pork Butt and succulent Hand Trimmed boneless chicken breast.

Teachman says making a Crock Pot Pack meal is seamless and convenient. “Simply place all the ingredients into your crock pot in the morning, add water, stir and let your dinner make itself while you’re at work or out of the house.”

Each ready-to-cook, 3-pound Crock Pot Pack comes with all the items you need to create a mouth-watering meal and serves 4-6 people. Included are 1½ pounds of beef, pork or chicken, cut into one-inch cubes, 6 ounces of petite carrots, a 2-ounce package of celery, whole golden potatoes and an Our Signature Seasoning packet to bring out the rich flavor.

Just add two cups of water, sprinkle the seasoning packet on top and stir. Heat the ingredients in your crockpot for approximately 2½ to 3 hours at high temperature or set the temperature on low and let it cook for 6 to 8 hours.

Meal solution fajitas are tasty favorites for weekdays, weekends and even for the big game. Try beef, chicken, pork or shrimp fajitas, sliced the way they’re served at your favorite restaurant, paired with bell peppers and onions and seasoned with our famous Fajita Seasoning. Full of hearty proteins, fresh veggies and a bit of spice, fajita meat-and-vegetable combos are made fresh daily.

“Our fajita varieties are precut, preseasoned and ready to cook, grill or pan sauté, which saves a lot of time,” notes Teachman.

Quick and Easy Take and Bake Meals deliver homemade taste without the hassle of time-consuming preparation. Simply remove them from the package, place them in a baking dish and cook. Selections include pork, chicken, meatballs and sausage.

Pork trays include stuffed boneless pork loin chops and pork chops with country-style stuffing. Hand-trimmed chicken trays feature chicken breast stuffed with asparagus, broccoli and cheese or Canadian ham and mozzarella. Boneless chicken breast options are available with rustic rosemary and garlic, lemon pepper, carne asada, Jamaican jerk or citrus ginger seasonings.

Try other bakeable meals such as gourmet meatballs, stuffed bell peppers, Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms, cream cheese stuffed jalapenos wrapped with bacon, stuffed garlic mushrooms, Italian sausage stuffed mini peppers, crab and bacon stuffed mushroom caps and lobster mac and cheese.

If you’d rather steam your meal, pop a Steamable Bag with fish, chicken or pork in the microwave for 4-6 minutes for ready-to-eat deliciousness.

Steamable options include seasoned salmon or seasoned tilapia with vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots) and seasoned shrimp with rice.

Searching for other speedy meal solutions? Choose freshly made omega 3-packed salmon burgers in zesty dill, Cajun, spinach feta and garlic parmesan varieties. Strack & Van Til also offers 35 varieties of sausage, made fresh daily in-store from the finest ingredients, including Smithfield Prime Pork and Strack & Van Til signature seasonings.

If all these choices aren’t enough, head over to the Strack & Van Til Deli Department. You’ll find Meals Made Easy such as Our Own chicken pot pie and meatloaf, whole rotisserie chickens — great as a meal, in a hot or cold pasta dish or as a topper for tossed salad — Our Famous fried or grilled chicken, bone-in breaded or glazed chicken wings, boneless chicken wings or boneless chicken tenders.

Opt for heat-and-serve meals and the perfect sides, such as chicken street tacos or gyros meat off the cone with tzatziki sauce, perfectly served with pita bread and fresh feta cheese. Indulge in full-slab BBQ ribs, BBQ rib tips, roast turkey breast, deli pork or spicy chicken tamales and Spanish rice. Don’t forget the Deli egg rolls in chicken, pork or vegetable; orange chicken; fried rice; stuffed cabbage and stuffed peppers. For potato lovers, try mashed or broasted and Irish potato wedges with cheddar cheese and bacon crumbles, and for the ultimate comfort food, cheesy macaroni and cheese.

You’ll also find Bakeable Meals in your local Strack & Van Til Deli, including Our Own sliders in a variety of flavors: ham, turkey, BBQ chicken, pepperoni pizza, beef and cheddar or Philly cheesesteak.

With all of these choices, you’re sure to find something to serve every day of the week. Why not save time and make your life easier? Just shop for Meals Made Easy at your local Strack & Van Til Food Market.