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

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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...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Easy Baked Chicken Recipe

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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. I am still working and I know I have meeting until 5:30 tonight so I am putting together the easiest meal available. I take a whole chicken and wash it. Dry it with paper towel Place olive oil on the skin Literally throw in 1 cup of chicken broth, some carrots, celery, … [Read more...]

Mac and Cheddar Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

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! My kids love Mac and Cheese and I have been buying it already made from Sam's club for $7.50. I can get two meals out of it so it has been a super time saver. The problem is I haven't been able to find it … [Read more...]