Saturday, February 27, 2016

Spinach Dip Chicken Casserole

I've been on a freezer meal kick lately. It's very addicting when you find delicious recipes, even when you experience a few bad ones - you tend to want to have freezer meals on hand for those "I don't want to cook, but I don't want to spend hours at a restaurant" nights.  

Lets be honest,

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Chris' Mexican Meat {for tacos and nachos}

So, I didn't want to have this recipe hidden under my tater tot nachos - because this is the secret [not anymore!] recipe that I use for my mexican dishes (like tacos and nachos).

Tater Tot Nachos

Do I need to say anything or are you drooling over the picture like I am?  That there is one of my favorite dishes. Tater tot nachos.  Yes there are tater tots instead of Tortilla chips on the bottom. It's meant to be eaten with a fork.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

3 Seasonings Packet - Roast {Slow Cooker}

Today, my best friend Jenny and I went to see the new Nicholas Sparks movie (The Choice).  Her and I try to get out a few times a month without the kids, to enjoy a little R&R.  She ended up inviting the kids and I (while poor Justin worked on remodeling our bathroom) to the local mall and aquarium. So, today was a perfect day for a slow cooker meal.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

I love slow cooker meals.  It's now become a test to see how many recipes I can make in my slow cooker.  This especially helps since our Mon/Wed nights Justin has to be out of the house by 7:30 pm for school and I don't want to be hanging out in the kitchen until he leaves.  Throw this in - and forget about it until you get home. 

Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole

So this was a last minute freezer meal that I wanted to prepare, I made it on a Wednesday and cooked it on the following Friday.  Instead of baking the potatoes as described in the original recipe (HERE), I assumed using the sliced potatoes you could find in the Freezer section would be sufficient.

It's a recipe that calls for a 9 x 13, but I've learned

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Slow Cooker Pork Chops & Sweet Potatoes

This recipe comes from my friend Rachel.  We've been supporting each as we try to make healthier habits.  So she texted me a picture of her dinner, and described what she did.  It sounded like it was worth a try!  It's an all day long recipe.

Sweet Pepper Hash Brown Baked Eggs

We don't usually do breakfast for dinner but I wanted to mix it up a bit.  I'm thankful I tried it out on a week night versus wasting a Saturday breakfast with this recipe.

Mozzarella Stuffed Panko Chicken Tenders

Before kids, you don't realize as much how long things take... like going out to eat.  The thought of taking my 2 kids out to dinner is basically a night wasted and since I work during the day outside of the home, that takes more time away from my kids and me.   So I've been trying to be better at cooking at home, not only is it healthier, cheaper but it's also time saving.

This meal for example only took about 35 minutes (including prep).

Monday, February 1, 2016

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

With the cold winter months approaching, my friends and I decided to meet-up to do a freezer meal exchange. The rules to the freezer meal was to create 3 different meals, each meal had to server 4+ people and be freezable.  Pretty easy?