I know meal planning saves money. I know that if I just take 15 minutes to figure out what we’re having for dinner for the next 7 days, the rest of my week goes SO MUCH SMOOTHER. But I also know that sometimes, things don’t always work out as planned. That’s why there’s Instant PotClick to Continue »
I’ve spent the past several weeks trying to “master” the basics of the Instant Pot… Instant Pot brown rice, Instant Pot chicken stock, Instant Pot beans… and along the way, I learned how you can use the Instant Pot to save money! Finally, I think I’m ready to move on to intermediate recipes. For me,Click to Continue »
This post is part of my Instant Pot Basics Series. It goes hand-in-hand with my 31 day challenge. Learn more about it HERE. Having shredded chicken in the freezer is a lifeline to a busy mom. Being able to pull a package out at the last minute and pick any one of these 38 meal ideasClick to Continue »
When we first moved to Georgia, we spent 3 months living in a one bedroom apartment. My kitchen tools consisted of a cast iron skillet, a 2.5 quart pot and a ceramic baking sheet that my aunt gave me as we drove through Texas. We didn’t even have a microwave to reheat anything. It was, whatClick to Continue »
Two weeks ago I woke up with a hankering for pumpkin – BAD! The #pumpkineverything season is upon us, and I’m fully embracing it. While desserts are usually what I think of when I think of pumpkin (like pumpkin cookies!), you can totally go savory – and that’s exactly what this pumpkin chili does.
One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in a real food house is time. There never seems to be enough! I have a few tricks up my sleeve to make dinner faster, like including fast meals like Kung Pao Chicken, and hands-free meals like Cashew Chicken, on the meal plan. But what if you wantClick to Continue »
A couple months ago I was feeling like I was in a massive dinner rut. Every Sunday consisted of a boring whole roasted chicken on the grill with two boring side vegetables. There’s nothing wrong per se, with grilled chicken and vegetables, but I was ready for something else. It didn’t have to be someClick to Continue »
In the past 90 days, we’ve hosted 9 different sets of families in our home. NINE. That equates to 40 meals shopped, prepped and cooked for up to 9 people at one time. All within our $330/month grocery budget. How did we do it? We started every visit with a meal plan, listed out a bunch ofClick to Continue »