Meal Plan Monday #5

Meal Plan Monday

This week's meal plan is going to be fairly easy for me. Mostly, because I only have to cook 3 days this week. Thursday we're visiting Grandparents and Friday we'll have a family date- which probably means ordering pizza and watching a movie. So, even though it's short and simple, I'm sharing this week's meal plan. Doing this each week has made my … [Read more...]

Meal Plan Monday #4

Meal Plan Monday

This week's Meal Plan isn't anything too extensive- they're all pretty simple meals. But, simple week-night meals are kinda my jam. And sorry for my vegetarian friends...all of this week's meals contain meat. Still working on cleaning out the freezer. Monday- Drunken Chicken Marsala from Pinch of Yum {Side note- I couldn't find Marsala at … [Read more...]

Meal Plan Monday #3

Meal Plan Monday

For this week's Meal Plan I dug through our freezer again to see what we already have. We tend to buy meat on sale and freeze it, which helps a lot with meal planning and the budget. This week I already have all of the meat I need for the meals I'm making, and a lot of them also include staple ingredients I already have. This is handy because with … [Read more...]

Tex Mex Burritos

Tex Mex Burritos

Yesterday in my meal plan I mentioned my Mom's Tex Mex Burrito recipe. This is something she made quite often when I was growing up. It's steamy, hot, cheesy, delicious (but not pretty) comfort food. I think I changed her recipe a little- but it came out tasting similar to how I remember, so I'm going to go with it. It's super easy and most of the … [Read more...]

Meal Plan Monday 2

Meal Plan Monday

I didn't have as much time this week to meal plan- so I only planned it out for a week in advance this time. I also wanted to clear out some of the groceries I already have, so I planned my meals accordingly. ALWAYS work with what you already have because it will save you so much money- check out my Meal Planning Tips and Tricks to help … [Read more...]

Meal Plan Tips and Tricks

Meal Plan Monday

  Since I'm still working on the meal plan that I put together for last week, this week I wanted to share some tips and tricks for making your meal planning a little easier. I want this to be as quick and painless as possible for you. Meal planning doesn't have to be difficult if you follow a few steps. Work with what you have- Look at … [Read more...]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday

In an effort to be more productive and use my time more wisely, I am going to start meal planning again. And I thought, "why not go ahead and share it with my readers as well?" Some people think that meal planning takes a lot of time, and it does take a bit of time- but it saves you SO MUCH time the rest of the week. Or, if you do like me and … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Brie Bites


It's Fall- which means it's my goal to consume as much pumpkin goodness as I can before the Winter Holidays hit. I'm always on the lookout for tasty, easy treats I can throw together when we have guests over- and this one hit the jackpot! I've made the classic brie bites before with brie and apricot preserves on many an occasion- but replace the … [Read more...]

Cherry Cheese Tarts


I mentioned on social media the other day that I was going to start sharing recipes from my Mam's handwritten cookbook that she left me. I decided to start with our favorite- dessert. We used to make cheesecakes together often, so I thought I'd share this recipe for her Cherry Cheese Tarts. Mini- Cheesecake Cupcakes that would make a perfect summer … [Read more...]

A Fun Easter Treat


I don't know if I've ever mentioned before, but my favorite non-chocolate dessert is Rice Crispy Treats. I love them. Plain, chocolate, with or without added ingredients. They are just plain-ole nostalgic ooey gooey goodness. I was meandering the aisles of the store the other day, trying to find something fun for my toddler and I to cook. And … [Read more...]