Working Mom- What’s for Dinner Frozen Shrimp

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu.   The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! Freeze Shrimp Quesadillas I took part in the Harris Teeter’s  “buy one bag of Shrimp for $17.99 and get two free”. That makes them just $5.99 a bag. The problem is what should I do with all that shrimp? The answer is simple make some freeze ahead meals.  I try to cook a couple ...

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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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Thanksgiving Leftover Makeover Recipe Ideas

While you are out getting your last minute Thanksgiving meal ingredients, you might want to pick up a few ingredients to enhance your leftovers. We love Thanksgiving leftovers- but after a day, they can get boring. Here are a few recipe ideas to make Thanksgiving Leftover Makeovers. Use leftover mashed potatoes to make Shephard's Pie. This is a quick and easy recipe; especially with already made mashed potatoes! Do you have a mound of leftover Turkey? Turn that plain turkey into Turkey ...

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Working Mom What’s for Dinner

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This week we are relying on the cooking of others either my sister who could give Martha Stewart a run for her money or restaurants. We are at the mercy of whatever place we find based on the equation if 2 out of 3 are upset then stop and eat. We hope to survive a 14 hour road trip with our three kids. This should be fun or crazy. We have made it to our old stomping grounds Gainesville, Florida. We stopped last night here because this is where Mat and I met. We haven’t been back to Gainesville ...

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Rachael Ray What’s for Dinner Wednesday

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I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less!   So sometimesin life you have to make do with what you have. Rachael's recipe calls for Halibut and I didn't have any. I used tilapia  instead and it was still "Delish". I am really surprised that ...

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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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Crab & Asparagus Soup Recipe

I am the only one in my immediate family that likes asparagus. I usually can't eat the whole bunch before it goes bad. This week I decided to try to make asparagus soup. A deli down the road from me makes Crab & Asparagus soup that is really tasty. Plus, with the crab meat in the soup there was a chance that hubby would try it! Crab & Asparagus Soup Recipe 1 Bunch Asparagus 5 cups Chicken Broth 1 small onion, chopped 6 oz. Lump Crab Meat 1/2 cup Cream Dash of Nutmeg Dash of Old Bay ...

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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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Ideas for a Halloween Themed Dinner

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For the last few years I have been making Halloween Dinner. I like to make sure their bellies are full with a hearty meal before they hit the sugar trail. Plus they get a kick out of the silly names I come up with! I actually print out a menu and they have fun trying to guess what we are eating. Menu ideas: Bone Breadsticks Take refrigerated breadstick dough (like Pillsbury) and tie a know in each end. Bake as directed. Note: I have been doing this for the last couple of years. When I ...

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Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup Slow Cooker Recipe

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One of the things that I really like about Fall is that the warm and hearty meals are back on the table. My husband and I both enjoy soup. We are working on the kids- the two year seems to like soup okay; no such luck with the four year old. One soup that I really like is Potato Cheese Soup. It is easy to make in a slow cooker and it is a hearty meal on a cold night. It is a versatile recipe too. Use what you have on hand. Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup 4-6 Potatoes (I use Russet) 2 tablespoon ...

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