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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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: 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 ...

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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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Chicken Pot Pie

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Today is my little girl's birthday so we are having one of her favorites "pie". This recipe for "pie" is from our great friend Gina. It is an easy to make Chicken Pot Pie 8oz cream cheese, cubed ½ c chicken broth 1 can chicken (I use leftover ckn) Can or bag mixed veggies 1 packet Good Seasoning Italian Dressing Mix 1 refrigerated pie crust 1st: Preheat oven to 425. 2nd: Cook cream cheese and broth until cream cheese is melted, stir often. 3rd: Mix with chicken, ...

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