Working Mom What’s for Dinner? Tradition

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Happy Hannukah This is a very big night in our house. I will be making the traditional Latkes, Pot Roast, and then we will play the dreidal game. I think it is important to cook with your children. I know it is one of the things that remind me of my family. Here is my potroast recipe.. (okay my sister's recipe) I use my crockpot and I add in the ingredients below 1 1/4 cups water 5 1/2 pounds pot roast carrots sweet potatoes 1 package of  onion soup mix Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low ...

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Working MomWhat’s for Dinner: The Chicken Bake

Okay so I have been a great cook this week. I made Renae's Asparagus soup on Monday! Yummy. I cooked it a little differently because I steam additional asparagus for baby food. It was yummy. Then on Tuesday night I made Connie's Lasgna and this recipe I threw together with all my on sale items. I made two dinners on Tuesday so I didn't have to cook on Wednesday just reheat. I think lasagna taste better on the second day. The Chicken Bake 1 can of cream of mushroom soup 1 tsp of ...

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Easy Fondue

Here is the big secret in our house we disguise vegetables. The easiest way is to create a fun meal. We are going to have Fondue.. or "fun do". It is quick and easy! 16 oz of cheddar cheese 1/2 cup of apple juice, wine,  or beer 1/2 bar of cream cheese tsp of dry mustard First, place the apple juice in a heated sauce pan Second, add in the cream cheese until it is soften Third, place in the cheddar cheese (you can use any shredded cheese you like) Fourth, stir in the ...

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Fish and Veggies

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I Threw it Together Dinner of Fish and Veggies I had 20 minutes and soccer to content with. I opened the freezer and began the treasure hunt. I spotted frozen flounder. Score. I placed it under cold running water for two minutes. Then I had to figure out what to put with it. I came up with tomatoes, red onions, orange peppers, and garlic infused cheese. I served it on a bed of polenta. Voila! The adults topped it with salsa. The kids just ate it topped with the alouette cheese spread and ...

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Polenta Recipe

I try each week to tackle motherhood, working, co-owning a business and trying to be creative in the kitchen. I have come a long way from thinking you boil the water for 7 minutes then you add the pasta sauce. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. I would have a super picture for you of this great meal but I didn't have the card in my camera as I snapped away.  Yes, I am embarrassed to admit that but I got the family fed. This recipe was submitted by Heather.  This was super yummy and ...

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What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Once-A-Month cooking saves my sanity

Once –A- Month cooking saves the day! Well in fact it saved the day  twice this week once with Mexican Chili and the other night with Mexican Spicy Salads. They were both hits. I am a crazy person lately and at 4:00 PM I realize soon it will be 5:00 and my nice children will turn into complaining and shrieking messes because they are hungry. It is my job to feed them and save myself from the 5:00 PM freak out. I walked over to the freezer and pulled out 3 bean Mexican Chili. I threw it in a pan ...

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What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Reservations

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I think I may be losing my mind so I am not cooking. Yes, I have a gorgeous assistant but we all know what assistance can do for the cleanliness of your kitchen.  I put away my Once A Month Cooking for another couple of days. I will continue to use this method. I will start another week of cooking this weekend. I have to say so far we have really liked the easy to make recipes!Now if my husband would stop traveling for work we could enjoy more of them together. The reason for my departure from ...

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Cream Chicken Pasta and the Brie Strata

I am working on winning the dinner time battle. I can't handle cooking, working, and three kids. My job often requires me to work right up until and sometimes through dinner since it is virtual. This presents a huge problem at meal time. I came across the Once A Month cooking method and decided to attempt their free one week meal plan. I started last week but I didn't eat anything I made because my husband was out of the country and I was in survival mode. Click here to see how I got started. ...

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Getting the Best Out of Beef This Summer

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Today Executive Chef Dave Zino will share ideas and tips on how to get the best value out of beef. It can be an affordable and lean protein option! By Chef Dave Zino, Executive Chef, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association It’s no secret that summer is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it: warm weather, fresh Farmer’s Markets, the opportunity to entertain at home and of course, it’s a prime time to fire up the grill and enjoy succulent lean steaks. Bet you didn’t know ...

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