Gourmet Pancakes

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What's for dinner Wednesday. The answer is anything I can find that is quick and healthy. It is a balancing act to work out of the house and cook dinner. The actual act of fun comes with doing it all with three children under 7 under my feet. When times are tough I run to my cabinet and offer breakfast for dinner. I love these archer farms pancake mixes at $3.00 I can feed the family by adding some milk and eggs to their mixtures. We love the apple pancakes and the raspberry chocolate variety. … [Read more...]

Veggies with Feta

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It is spring and the veggies are everywhere. How do you make a quick meal that is filling and yummy. I chopped red peppers and red onions and mushrooms. I placed the olive oil in a cast iron pan and I cooked the veggies. In another pan I steamed the asparagus and the squash. It took ten minutes until both were tender. I placed both together and sprinkled on some feta cheese.  The meal was amazing. We used our leftovers with chicken the next day for lunch. It was just yummy and healthy. … [Read more...]

Chicken Pockets Recipe

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The first step is to brown chicken in olive oil. Then slowly add in chopped mushroom and fresh spinach. I then take a loaf of uncooked french bread and spread it out. I place cottage cheese or ricotta cheese and spinach inside it. Then add the chicken and mushrooms and create a clam. Then you will need to bake the pocket in accordance with the uncooked bread it is usually around 15 minutes at 350 degrees. … [Read more...]

Quick Pizza

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I do not pretend to be a cook. I do however have to cook. I love to make quick healthy dishes in minutes because with three kids I only have minutes. This is a favorite of ours. The photo was taken by my son. We love our cheese and bread. We love to make our own pizza. The easiest and most inexpensive way to do so is grab your dutch oven. We then place in a loaf of Italian bread or a baguette. We then put some sauce on top and cheese. If we have veggies on hand we throw those in under the … [Read more...]

Working Mom: What’s for Dinner.. coupons?

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I am a working mom who has a husband that often travels for a living. We have a deal that when he is on travel I can order in. Whoa you say. How is that in the budget? Well, it used to not be and that was before coupons. You maybe thinking I am talking about coupons for the grocery store but I'm not. I am talking about coupons for meals out. My husband gets a per diem when he travels. We have a deal that he will buy his food for very reasonable prices and the money leftover can be used  for me … [Read more...]

Working Mom- What’s for Dinner?

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Well it has to be quick, cheap, and easy. This only applies to cooking not shopping. I enjoy making healthy meals while staying within our budget. I made Salmon with Pan fried potatoes and steam Asparagus. The salmon was $6.00 I brushed it with olive oil and pesto on my husband's fish. My son can't have nuts so I only used olive oil on his and mine. I baked it at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until it was pink. Then I chopped potatoes from the bag I bought two weeks ago for $1.00. I threw in … [Read more...]

Working mom? What's for dinner? The remake

Okay so my resolution was to stop wasting time.. So I am going to focus on making every minute count. Making Every Meal Count is something that I am going to accomplish. I made a chick on Monday and I will remake this chicken on Wednesday night. It will become chili. Why? Well, I have a stockpile of beans and a crock pot. INGREDIENTS: 16 oz or so of canned white beans 2 large onions, chopped 1 stick unsalted butter 1/4 c all-purpose flour 3/4 c chicken broth 2 cups half and half 1 tsp … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Working MomWhat’s for Dinner: Everything I found on sale?

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 … [Read more...]