Country Chicken and Biscuits

When I crochet, I don't like to use patterns. I like having the freedom of finding a way to make the yarn do what I want. A lot of times, with cooking I am the same way. I know what I want to accomplish and what ingredients I want to use. I don't need no…

Bacon Mac and Cheese

Today I used the last pack of bacon that I bought with that gift card. My soul hurt opening it. Bacon is pretty expensive and I don't keep the freezer stocked with it. But I made sure to get the most out of this last pack. It all started with a late brunch. I'm not…

Lemons

Life has been kind of sour for us this year, but this post isn't about a metaphor. Aldi's had a 2 pound bag of lemons for only .99! I don't like lemons or lemonade or really anything that tastes like lemons. It's a side effect of having to use lemon scented cleaning products my whole…

Performance Pancakes

Dance recital was this weekend and although it didn't go as planned, it started with a special breakfast for dress rehearsal. Need: 1 1/2 cup pancake mix 1 egg 1 banana, mashed 1 tbsp peanut butter water chocolate hazelnut spread, to taste *optional* Add the egg and peanut butter to the mashed banana. Mix well.…

Meal Planning Wrong?

I am two weeks into meal planning and I have to ask: am I doing it wrong??? My research on Pinterest seems to show that people only plan for dinner. So I joined the Busy Mama Budgeting and Meal Planning Facebook group and it seems that they all only plan for dinner too. I'm over here…

Crock Pot Missippi Chicken

Winner winner, this chicken dinner!!! This is the exact same as a Mississippi Pot Roast, which we were already HUGE fans of. The wonderful human being behind The Country Cook did the one thing that I needed to be able to eat this wonderful concoction more often. They used CHICKEN!! Chicken is one of the cheaper…

Stovetop Cheesy Broccoli Rice With Ham and an Update

Continuing on with my 4 new recipes for my 66 dollar grocery run week, I popped over to Buns in My Oven for some Cheesy Broccoli Rice with Ham. I always encourage my family to try new food. But sometimes the yummiest looking recipes don't always turn out yummy to us. It could be that my hubby…

Penne Ham and Pea Skillet

I mentioned in a recent post that I had planned on 4 new recipes this week. A Week of Groceries Tonight was the first. The recipe is from Julie's Eats and Treats. It used 3 cups of the leftover ham. I did use an extra cup of broth and dry Parmesan instead of shredded. But it…

Chicken Noodle Soup

This post may contain affiliate links from which I will benefit if you purchase through them. We made Chinese food for Christmas dinner. Hubby overestimated how much lo mein we would need and this left us with a lot leftover that the kids wouldn't touch. Because why would they eat leftovers? Thankfully (?), I was…

The Best Eggs and Painted Rocks

I'll add a picture the next time I make them, but I have found the best way to make hard boiled eggs. First things first, put a pot of water on to boil. I have read a million instructions that stress cold water. It doesn't matter. Now, wait until the water starts steaming- like, right before…