how giving up dinner saved my family

I wake up every day at 6. From that moment until well after 8pm, our life is go-goo-go. My husband and I work like a well oil machine in the morning. We know each other’s strengths and use them to our advantage to get out the door with the three kiddos and to work on …

mexican style quinoa and sweet potato

If you’re a regular here, you’ll know I am all for those quick and easy, throw whatever I have in the cabinet in a pot, kind of people. So when you have frozen roasted sweet potato on the verge of getting freezer burn, it’s time to throw something together, because we also do no waste. …

easy chicken corn and spinach crock pot soup

I am always looking for the absolute easiest things to make for dinner. The after work/school hustle is chaotic to say the least. The two and a half hours form when we walk in the front door to when the kids go to bed is like a that first house party you threw when your parents …

Chicken Dinner Casserole

I really wanted to call this recipe, ‘what I had in the closet’, but thought I’d go for something a little more telling. I walked in the door, opened the pantry and just stared. This holiday week has got me all off kilter and I have not been able to plan meals and shop like …

italian style cauliflower bites

serves: as an app 3-4, but I could have easily eaten them all- tho, that doesn’t mean you should… prep/cook time: 40 – 60 minutes depending how you like your cauliflower cooked What you’ll need head of cauliflower (a full one, not like my demolished one) 3/4 cup parmesan cheese 3/4 cup panko crumbs 1 to …

String Cheese Mac&Cheese

aka easy cheesy. aka motz stick mac. aka yumm Serves 4 Prep/cook time: about 20 min What you’ll need 1 Box Small Shells – or whatever pasta your kids pick out at the store 1 cup Milk ½ lb mozzarella cheese 1 tbsp sour cream Italian seasoning (optional) Not Pictured: Salt & Pepper Ritz crackers/Panko …

no f*cksgiving

I have run out of cares and I am done adulting, so we are doing things a little different this year. Typically we drive the ten plus hours to my mother-in-laws house and spend thanksgiving with my husband’s family, which includes; four grown kids and spouses, his mother and stepdad and our six other nieces …