What's for Dinner Wednesday

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!     I am a keep it simple cook. I love fresh veggies and meat. I have so little time to cook so it has to be fast and healthy. I grabbed my grill pan and coated it in olive oil. I then placed in the … [Read more...]

What's for Dinner Wednesday Seafood and veggies and rice

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! This is an easy recipe sure to put a smile on your face! Drizzle olive oil in the pan cook 1/2 cup of onions cut 2 tomatoes and 2 peppers add a dash of fresh garlic Then cook until the onions are … [Read more...]

What's for Dinner Wednesday: Chili

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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! I love chili.  We eat it on our hot dogs and we eat it with corn chips. The best part is you can dump whatever you would like in it. I grabbed a bunch of kidney bean cans on sale. I added some fresh onions … [Read more...]

What’s for Dinner Wednesday? French Onion Soup

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Soup! Soup! Soup! I make a huge pot then I place them in ziplock bags and I freeze them flat.. Wait for the soup to cool before you place them in the bag. I love french onion soup. It is cheap quick and easy! I substitute beef cubes and water for beef stock to save even more. 3 tablespoons of butter in the pan used to brown the onions 4 Lbs of onions you just throw them in food processor 2 Red onions also easily chopped by the food processor.. I got mine on Amazon for $29.99.. Black … [Read more...]

Working Mom: What's for Dinner Wednesday

I am a working mom who wanted her life back. I took control of my kitchen and cooked once for an entire month. I had help. I cooked 15 meals two portions of each. Then I had my girlfriend do the same. We swapped and life is again wonderful! I thought I would tell you what I learned. 1) Double bag all items.  2) Do not randomly look at the book and pick recipes. 3) You should each pick two meats each to cook. It will keep the costs down and the prep time.  So far I have eaten the pepper stir fry … [Read more...]

Working mom 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! This was one of my favorite meals in Prague so I recreated it at home. I took lettuce and salmon and a fresh baguette with Creme Fraiche. You can throw on some capers if you wish. It was quick and easy … [Read more...]

Pulled pork.. without any work?

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! I have to say sometimes you just have to cheat. I said it you need to cheat and buy already cooked items. I know gasp I am not super woman or super chef. I am just trying to hold it together on any given … [Read more...]

Working MOM What's for Dinner Wednesday

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Frugal Dinner: Black-eyed Pea Soup Frugal Dinner: Black-eyed Pea Soup ¾ pound ground beef 1 cup finely chopped onions One bag frozen black-eyed peas 2 cups beef broth Two cans diced tomatoes 1/8 teaspoon salt Instructions 1. Place a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and onions and cook until the beef is browned, stirring frequently. 2. Add the black-eyed peas, broth, tomatoes, and salt; mix well. 3. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and cover tightly. … [Read more...]

Working Mom What's for Dinner: Potato Bar

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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! The bake potato bar: I bought a huge bag of potatoes for $1.. So I decided to make a potato bar. Here are my sides: Chili Brocolli Sour Cream Cheese Bacon Butter Tomatoes I just bake the potatoes and the kids fill them to eat them up. … [Read more...]

Working Mom What’s for Dinner ? Turkey

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu.  I often find myself with a whole lot of ingredients and not a whole lot of time to cook dinner. I believe that if I can cook then anyone can. I hope my easy to make and easy to follow recipes help avoid the dreaded, "not that again." Active prep time 5 Minutes Wash and pat the turkey leg dry (this one and its other half cost $3.71 total) Cover with olive oil and throw on some Italian seasoning Place in a roasting pan at 350 degrees until … [Read more...]