Countertop Cooking Challenge Day 18

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Do you need to get dinner DONE?

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TODAY ONLY GET FEBRUARY AND MARCH MENU PLANS WHEN YOU PAY FOR JUST ONE MONTH ~ ORDER NOW TO GET THE BEST PRICE!!!***

 

I can’t even tell you how thankful I am to have dinner done today! 

 

I ran around all morning to doctor appointments, and am just now sitting back down to my computer but Mrs. Potts is hard at work and our kitchen smells fantastic.

 

That gives me just a ridiculous amount of joy. 🙂 

 

 

Tonight we’ll have the slow cooker thai peanut chicken served over rice along with a side salad, and goodness, what a relief to know that even during a crazy busy day that tiny part is completely taken care of.

 

I love that.

Tonight’s Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

Tomorrow’s Ham Steak with Slow Cooked Apples and Butternut Squash

 

Here’s what to expect this week as we finish up our 20 Day Countertop Cooking Challenge (I’m so sad it’s almost over!) 


If you’re still interested in signing up, it’s not too late and you’ll get access to the new March menu plans too! Here’s how the pricing breaks down:

  • MONTHLY PLAN:  $10.50 per month when you use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout ($2.62 per week)
  • QUARTERLY PLAN: $23.25 per quarter when you use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout ($1.93 per week)
  • ANNUAL PLAN: $63 per year when you use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout ($1.21 per week!)

 

I TOTALLY believe you will save that much every week at the grocery store (and a bunch more by skipping the drive-thru) by trying these menus out.  Our family used the whole foods option last month and we’re using the slow cooker option this month, and goodness, they’ve making getting dinner done EASY.

 

Last Week’s Freezer Meals

 

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If you’re interested, head on over HERE and download your menu plans, and be sure to use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to get the best price. 
I really think this is the best money you’ll spend all year, and promise it’ll be so worth it for you.

 

 

P.S. Please know that I 100% believe you can make your own grocery list and menu plan for free without paying for something like this, but for our family, the convenience  of something like this for less than the cost of a cookbook has been worth every penny. If you’re making a menu plan and grocery list on your own I’m so proud of you and just love that option too!

 

 

 

Looking for more ways to have dinner on the table? Be sure to sign up for my totally free Crocktober Cookbook with menu plan and grocery list. And don’t forget to join our free Dinner’s Done Facebook group to get tons of support and encouragement as we all get dinner done.

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We really did eat McDonald’s every single night (Countertop Cooking Challenge Day 17)

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Go HERE to see video with comments on Facebook – I love reading through your tips and suggestions!

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

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TODAY ONLY GET FEBRUARY AND MARCH MENU PLANS WHEN YOU PAY FOR JUST ONE MONTH ~ ORDER NOW TO GET THE BEST PRICE!!!***

 

Do you have struggle with dinner on the table?

Does grocery shopping and menu planning and then actually getting dinner on the table completely overwhelm you each week?

Do you throw food away each week because you didn’t really have a plan in place to begin with?

Do you spend too many nights going through the drive thru because you just can’t get dinner done at home? 

I can help. 

As I shared last week on Facebook live, I grew up in a home where we ate dinner at McDonald‘s 7 nights a week. 

I’m not kidding.

(Okay, sometimes there was a little variety and we’d swing through Wendy’s or Arby’s, but basically my mom drove us 4 kids through the drive-thru each night because that was the easiest way she knew to get dinner done.)

The truth is, my mom was a good mom who was trying her very best as a single mom raising 4 kids on her own. But at the end of the day she just didn’t have the energy to figure dinner out, so through the drive-thru we’d go.

 

This was me as a junior in high school when I was probably around 190 pounds – it was all I could do not to photoshop this picture to make me look just a little better, but I’m keeping it real here ~ yikes! 

 

By age 18 I ballooned up to 225 pounds because I just hadn’t learned how to eat correctly, but I’m determined that’s not going to happen to your family.

 

***That’s why this whole menu planning thing is so very important to me.*** 

 

The truth is, getting dinner done isn’t easy, but I really believe this tool can change how dinner looks in your home.

 

Because this matters. 

 

Getting dinner done is so important for so very many reasons, beyond just getting dinner done.

This month as we’ve done the Countertop Cooking Challenge, I hope you’ve been encouraged and inspired to get yummy meals on the table for your family.

 

And I love that I can give you the tools my own mom didn’t have to easily get dinner done.

 

Today’s the last day to get access to the Eat at Home Cooks Menu Plans for 25% off regular price. (Use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout.) 

 

Tonight’s Slow Cooker Meatballs & Spaghetti Sauce

 

The best part?

If you sign up, you’ll get access to ALL THREE SETS OF MENU PLANS.

You’ll get 6 recipes each week for the slow cooker + a dessert.
6 recipes each week full of whole foods options + a dessert.

 

Tomorrow’s Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

And, you’ll ALSO get 6 traditional recipes + a dessert each week to try out.

Basically, you’ll get SEVENTY TWO FAMILY TESTED RECIPES + 6 DESSERTS + MENU PLANS + GROCERY LISTS for as little as $1.21 per week.

And, you’ll get both options for either a larger family (5-8) or smaller family (3-4) when you sign up.

I love that.

Here’s how the pricing breaks down:

  • MONTHLY PLAN:  $10.50 per month when you use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout ($2.62 per week)
  • QUARTERLY PLAN: $23.25 per quarter when you use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout ($1.93 per week)
  • ANNUAL PLAN: $63 per year when you use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout ($1.21 per week!)

I TOTALLY believe you will save that much every week at the grocery store (and a bunch more by skipping the drive-thru) by trying these menus out.  Our family used the whole foods option last month and we’re using the slow cooker option this month, and goodness, they’ve making getting dinner done EASY.

 

Last Week’s Freezer Meals

If you’re a busy working mom, I know getting dinner on the table may be more than you feel like can do, but I promise this will help.

If you’ve got little ones at home and struggle with enough time to make your grocery list and menu plan, I really think this will make your life easier too.

And if you’ve been cooking for what feels like forever but just need a few new fresh ideas, I really think this might be just for you.

 

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If you’re interested, head on over HERE and download your menu plans, and be sure to use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to get the best price. 

I really think this is the best money you’ll spend all year, and promise it’ll be so worth it for you.

 

P.S. Please know that I 100% believe you can make your own grocery list and menu plan for free without paying for something like this, but for our family, the convenience  of something like this for less than the cost of a cookbook has been worth every penny. If you’re making a menu plan and grocery list on your own I’m so proud of you and just love that option too!

 

 

Looking for more ways to have dinner on the table? Be sure to sign up for my totally free Crocktober Cookbook with menu plan and grocery list. And don’t forget to join our free Dinner’s Done Facebook group to get tons of support and encouragement as we all get dinner done.

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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 16

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Go HERE to see video with comments on Facebook – I love reading through your tips and suggestions!

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

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***LAST WEEK TO SAVE 25% ~ ORDER NOW TO GET THE BEST PRICE!!!***

In under 15 minutes each week, complete your menu planning, make your grocery list and enjoy new yummy recipes your family will love. Literally, these menu plans will make your life so easy, and dinner will be on the table, ever single night. Use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to get the very best price through 2/15/17, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!

I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am to have dinner done today!

Tonight’s French Dip Sandwiches

After a crazy weekend I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I was for a little normal life and cooking, and I just loved that getting dinner done was  easy today.

 

Tomorrow’s Slow Cooker Meatballs & Spaghetti Sauce

We only have a few more days of our Countertop Cooking Challenge, but I hope it’s encouraged you to tackle getting dinner on the table each night, and made meal planning easier in your home.

Last Week’s Freezer Meals

 

If you struggle with meal planning, grocery shopping, and getting dinner done, I promise, this Countertop Cooking Challenge might just change your life!

 

Here’s what to expect this week: 

  • Monday 8:45 AM – French Dip Sandwiches & Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Tuesday 8:45 AM – Slow Cooker Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce
  • Wednesday 8:45 AM – Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken
  • Thursday 8:45 AM – Ham Steak with Slow Cooked Apples and Butternut Squash
  • Friday 8:45 AM – Slow Cooked Brown Sugar Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

 

The best part? If you sign up for Tiffany’s meal plans now, you’ll get access to the menu plans for February, AND March too. 

 

I love that!

 

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Use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to save 25% off her menu plans for a few more days.

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Weekly menu plans for the entire month (6 recipes each week + 1 dessert)
  • A set of slow cooker menu plans
  • A set of whole foods menu plans (those are the ones we’re using right now)
  • A set of traditional menu plans
  • A weekly dessert recipe
  • One quick click to download all 3 sets of menus (in color or black and white ink ~ color coded to make your menu planning even easier)
  • Basically, you’ll get 72 recipes with menu plans AND A GROCERY LIST, all included!
  • The menu plans cost as little as $1.13 per week when you sign up for a one year plan, or try out a 1 or 3 month subscription and see what you think.

 

 

I’ve been loving getting dinner done this month, and sure hope you’ve enjoyed it too.

 

 

Looking for more ways to have dinner on the table? Be sure to sign up for my totally free Crocktober Cookbook with menu plan and grocery list. And don’t forget to join our free Dinner’s Done Facebook group to get tons of support and encouragement as we all get dinner done in February.

 

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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 15

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Go HERE to see video with comments on Facebook – I love reading through your tips and suggestions!

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

***SAVE 25% ~ ORDER NOW TO GET THE BEST PRICE!!!***

In under 15 minutes each week, complete your menu planning, make your grocery list and enjoy new yummy recipes your family will love. Literally, these menu plans will make your life so easy, and dinner will be on the table, ever single night. Use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to get the very best price through 2/15/17, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!

I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am to have dinner done today!

 

Freezer Meals Made on Monday

I really never expected to love freezer cooking, but goodness, this week these recipes have been a life saver for me as I’ve been able to get dinner done so smoothly each morning this week.

Yesterday’s Maple Apple Pork in the Slow Cooker

I can’t even wait to try the Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwiches (they sound so good!) and doing the prep work ahead of time helped so much.

Chicken Philly Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker

 

Today on Facebook Live I also made these wooden signs (see where I use them next week.) I love that having dinner take care of makes room in my day to do things I really love (like crafting!), so this was a big win for me today. 🙂

{See instructions on how to make a similar sign over HERE.}

 

If you struggle with meal planning, grocery shopping, and getting dinner done, I promise, this Countertop Cooking Challenge might just change your life!

 

Here’s what to expect this week as we’re doing freezer cooking: 

  • Monday 8:45 AM – SLOW COOKER MINESTRONE & HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS ON FACEBOOK LIVE (the video is over but you can still watch the replay!)
  • Monday 10:00 AM – FREEZER COOKING LESSON (my friend Tiffany from Eat at Home Cooks shared how to start freezer cooking ~ the video is over but you can still watch the replay)
  • Tuesday 8:45 AM – FREEZER COOKING DAY ON FACEBOOK LIVE! I’ll prepare Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos, Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy over Rice, Maple Apple Pork, and Chicken Philly Sandwiches to fill my freezer with to use later in the week and on busy weeks in the future
  • Wednesday 8:45 AM – DUMP DAY 1 ON FACEBOOK LIVE 🙂 … Dump all the ingredients for Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy in Mrs. Potts + make Eclair Cake & Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
  • Thursday 8:45 AM – DUMP DAY 2 ON FACEBOOK LIVE … Dump all the ingredients for Maple Apple Pork in the Slow Cooker + make Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes (My hubby’s going to love this one!)
  • Friday 8:45 AM DUMP DAY 3 ON FACEBOOK LIVE … Dump everything we need to make Chicken Philly Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker

If you’re signed up for the Eat at Home Menu Plans, all of the groceries you’ll need to join us for this week of Freezer Cooking are in the Week 8 Slow Cooker  Menu Plans. 

And, if you haven’t joined us but would like to, use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to save 25% off her menu plans for a few more days ~ we’ll be using them this week and next week, and I know you’ll love them too!

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Weekly menu plans for the entire month (6 recipes each week + 1 dessert)
  • A set of slow cooker menu plans
  • A set of whole foods menu plans (those are the ones we’re using right now)
  • A set of traditional menu plans
  • A weekly dessert recipe
  • One quick click to download all 3 sets of menus (in color or black and white ink ~ color coded to make your menu planning even easier)
  • Basically, you’ll get 72 recipes with menu plans AND A GROCERY LIST, all included!
  • The menu plans cost as little as $1.13 per week when you sign up for a one year plan, or try out a 1 or 3 month subscription and see what you think.

 

Watch next week for our final week of recipes ~ I’d sure love for you to join me! 

 

 

I’ve been loving getting dinner done this month, and sure hope you’ve enjoyed it too.

 

 

Looking for more ways to have dinner on the table? Be sure to sign up for my totally free Crocktober Cookbook with menu plan and grocery list. And don’t forget to join our free Dinner’s Done Facebook group to get tons of support and encouragement as we all get dinner done in February.

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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 14

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Go HERE to see video with comments on Facebook – I love reading through your tips and suggestions!

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

***SAVE 25% ~ ORDER NOW TO GET THE BEST PRICE!!!***

In under 15 minutes each week, complete your menu planning, make your grocery list and enjoy new yummy recipes your family will love. Literally, these menu plans will make your life so easy, and dinner will be on the table, ever single night. Use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to get the very best price through 2/15/17, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!

I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am to have dinner done today!

 

Freezer Meals Made on Monday

 

Last Night’s Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

Tonight’s Maple Apple Pork in the Slow Cooker + make Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

 

I still have one pretty yucky feeling kiddo at home today, so having these recipes pretty much already prepared for me have made for an amazing week. 

 

I literally thawed out the Maple Apple Pork for about 30 minutes on my counter, dumped it in Mrs. Potts, and dinner is done.

 

Thank. Heavens. 

 

If you struggle with meal planning, grocery shopping, and getting dinner done, I promise, this Countertop Cooking Challenge might just change your life!

 

Here’s what to expect this week as we’re doing freezer cooking: 

  • Monday 8:45 AM – SLOW COOKER MINESTRONE & HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS ON FACEBOOK LIVE (the video is over but you can still watch the replay!)
  • Monday 10:00 AM – FREEZER COOKING LESSON (my friend Tiffany from Eat at Home Cooks shared how to start freezer cooking ~ the video is over but you can still watch the replay)
  • Tuesday 8:45 AM – FREEZER COOKING DAY ON FACEBOOK LIVE! I’ll prepare Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos, Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy over Rice, Maple Apple Pork, and Chicken Philly Sandwiches to fill my freezer with to use later in the week and on busy weeks in the future
  • Wednesday 8:45 AM – DUMP DAY 1 ON FACEBOOK LIVE 🙂 … Dump all the ingredients for Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy in Mrs. Potts + make Eclair Cake & Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
  • Thursday 8:45 AM – DUMP DAY 2 ON FACEBOOK LIVE … Dump all the ingredients for Maple Apple Pork in the Slow Cooker + make Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes (My hubby’s going to love this one!)
  • Friday 8:45 AM DUMP DAY 3 ON FACEBOOK LIVE … Dump everything we need to make Chicken Philly Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker + make Simple Potato Salad

 

If you’re signed up for the Eat at Home Menu Plans, all of the groceries you’ll need to join us for this week of Freezer Cooking are in the Week 8 Slow Cooker  Menu Plans. 

And, if you haven’t joined us but would like to, use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to save 25% off her menu plans for a few more days ~ we’ll be using them this week and next week, and I know you’ll love them too!

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Weekly menu plans for the entire month (6 recipes each week + 1 dessert)
  • A set of slow cooker menu plans
  • A set of whole foods menu plans (those are the ones we’re using right now)
  • A set of traditional menu plans
  • A weekly dessert recipe
  • One quick click to download all 3 sets of menus (in color or black and white ink ~ color coded to make your menu planning even easier)
  • Basically, you’ll get 72 recipes with menu plans AND A GROCERY LIST, all included!
  • The menu plans cost as little as $1.13 per week when you sign up for a one year plan, or try out a 1 or 3 month subscription and see what you think.

 

 

 

 

I’ve been loving getting dinner done this month, and sure hope you’ve enjoyed it too.

 

 

Looking for more ways to have dinner on the table? Be sure to sign up for my totally free Crocktober Cookbook with menu plan and grocery list. And don’t forget to join our free Dinner’s Done Facebook group to get tons of support and encouragement as we all get dinner done in February.

 

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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 13

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Go HERE to see video with comments on Facebook – I love reading through your tips and suggestions!

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

***SAVE 25% ~ ORDER NOW TO GET THE BEST PRICE!!!***

In under 15 minutes each week, complete your menu planning, make your grocery list and enjoy new yummy recipes your family will love. Literally, these menu plans will make your life so easy, and dinner will be on the table, ever single night. Use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to get the very best price through 2/15/17, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!

I am so excited to have dinner done today!

 

It’s my husband’s birthday, and I think he’s going to love dinner tonight. We made the Chicken and Gravy from yesterday’s freezer plans, mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot (which I’m keeping warm in my crockpot), and I’ll mix up a salad and steam carrots tonight in the Instant Pot at dinnertime.

(By the way, did you catch this deal on the Instant Pot going on today? Great price while it lasts, and after making mashed potatoes in it today I’m hooked!)

 

Since my littlest is sick I’m about to go spend some time taking care of her, and my friend Shannon and I are planning to do a Facebook Live coupon chat today at 4PM Eastern Time today. (We’d sure love for you to join us!)

 

Yesterday’s 5 Freezer Meals

 

Tonight’s Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

 

 

If you struggle with meal planning, grocery shopping, and getting dinner done, I promise, this Countertop Cooking Challenge might just change your life!

 

My husband’s birthday cake for tonight, no bake chocolate eclair cake!

 

Here’s what to expect this week as we’re doing freezer cooking: 

  • Monday 8:45 AM – SLOW COOKER MINESTRONE & HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS ON FACEBOOK LIVE (the video is over but you can still watch the replay!)
  • Monday 10:00 AM – FREEZER COOKING LESSON (my friend Tiffany from Eat at Home Cooks shared how to start freezer cooking ~ the video is over but you can still watch the replay)
  • Tuesday 8:45 AM – FREEZER COOKING DAY ON FACEBOOK LIVE! I’ll prepare Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos, Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy over Rice, Maple Apple Pork, and Chicken Philly Sandwiches to fill my freezer with to use later in the week and on busy weeks in the future
  • Wednesday 8:45 AM – DUMP DAY 1 ON FACEBOOK LIVE 🙂 … Dump all the ingredients for Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy in Mrs. Potts + make Eclair Cake & Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
  • Thursday 8:45 AM – DUMP DAY 2 ON FACEBOOK LIVE … Dump all the ingredients for Maple Apple Pork in the Slow Cooker + make Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes (My hubby’s going to love this one!)
  • Friday 8:45 AM DUMP DAY 3 ON FACEBOOK LIVE … Dump everything we need to make Chicken Philly Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker + make Simple Potato Salad

 

If you’re signed up for the Eat at Home Menu Plans, all of the groceries you’ll need to join us for this week of Freezer Cooking are in the Week 8 Slow Cooker  Menu Plans. 

And, if you haven’t joined us but would like to, use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to save 25% off her menu plans for a few more days ~ we’ll be using them this week and next week, and I know you’ll love them too!

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Weekly menu plans for the entire month (6 recipes each week + 1 dessert)
  • A set of slow cooker menu plans
  • A set of whole foods menu plans (those are the ones we’re using right now)
  • A set of traditional menu plans
  • A weekly dessert recipe
  • One quick click to download all 3 sets of menus (in color or black and white ink ~ color coded to make your menu planning even easier)
  • Basically, you’ll get 72 recipes with menu plans AND A GROCERY LIST, all included!
  • The menu plans cost as little as $1.13 per week when you sign up for a one year plan, or try out a 1 or 3 month subscription and see what you think.

 

 

 

 

I’ve been loving getting dinner done this month, and sure hope you’ve enjoyed it too.

 

 

Looking for more ways to have dinner on the table? Be sure to sign up for my totally free Crocktober Cookbook with menu plan and grocery list. And don’t forget to join our free Dinner’s Done Facebook group to get tons of support and encouragement as we all get dinner done in February.

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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 12

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Go HERE to see video with comments on Facebook – I love reading through your tips and suggestions!

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

***SAVE 25% ~ ORDER NOW TO GET THE BEST PRICE!!!***

In under 15 minutes each week, complete your menu planning, make your grocery list and enjoy new yummy recipes your family will love. Literally, these menu plans will make your life so easy, and dinner will be on the table, ever single night. Use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to get the very best price through 2/15/17, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!

 

 

Last Night’s Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

OH MY GOODNESS.

I did my first freezer cooking ever today, and goodness gracious, I had no idea it would be that easy!

 

Today’s 5 Freezer Meals

In less than an hour, I have 5 slow cooker meals for my freezer done. 

 

WOOHOOO!

 

All I did was use the Eat at Home Cooks Menu Plan and Grocery List (which made grocery shopping so easy using the Kroger Click List), pre-chopped up my peppers and onions, and I got 5 dinner’s done with hardly any work.

 

Success. 

 

I’m using Week 8 of the Slow Cooker Meal Plans if you’ve signed up for them, and just can’t recommend them highly enough.

 

If you struggle with meal planning, grocery shopping, and getting dinner done, I promise, this might just change your life!

My daughter’s birthday cake from last night (watch for the recipe tomorrow)!

 

Because this is freezer cooking week, our challenge will be a little different as we start the week. Here’s what to expect: 

  • Monday 8:45 AM – SLOW COOKER MINESTRONE & HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS ON FACEBOOK LIVE (the video is over but you can still watch the replay!)
  • Monday 10:00 AM – FREEZER COOKING LESSON (my friend Tiffany from Eat at Home Cooks shared how to start freezer cooking ~ the video is over but you can still watch the replay)
  • Tuesday 8:45 AM – FREEZER COOKING DAY ON FACEBOOK LIVE! I’ll prepare Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos, Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy over Rice, Maple Apple Pork, and Chicken Philly Sandwiches to fill my freezer with to use later in the week and on busy weeks in the future
  • Wednesday 8:45 AM – DUMP DAY 1 ON FACEBOOK LIVE 🙂 … Dump all the ingredients for Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy in Mrs. Potts + make homemade bread
  • Thursday 8:45 AM – DUMP DAY 2 ON FACEBOOK LIVE … Dump all the ingredients for Maple Apple Pork in the Slow Cooker + make Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes (My hubby’s going to love this one!)
  • Friday 8:45 AM DUMP DAY 3 ON FACEBOOK LIVE … Dump everything we need to make Chicken Philly Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker + make Simple Potato Salad

 

If you’re signed up for the Eat at Home Menu Plans, all of the groceries you’ll need to join us for this week of Freezer Cooking are in the Week 8 Slow Cooker  Menu Plans. 

And, if you haven’t joined us but would like to, use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to save 25% off her menu plans for a few more days ~ we’ll be using them this week and next week, and I know you’ll love them too!

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Weekly menu plans for the entire month (6 recipes each week + 1 dessert)
  • A set of slow cooker menu plans
  • A set of whole foods menu plans (those are the ones we’re using right now)
  • A set of traditional menu plans
  • A weekly dessert recipe
  • One quick click to download all 3 sets of menus (in color or black and white ink ~ color coded to make your menu planning even easier)
  • Basically, you’ll get 72 recipes with menu plans AND A GROCERY LIST, all included!
  • The menu plans cost as little as $1.13 per week when you sign up for a one year plan, or try out a 1 or 3 month subscription and see what you think.

 

 

 

 

I’ve been loving getting dinner done this month, and sure hope you’ve enjoyed it too.

 

 

Looking for more ways to have dinner on the table? Be sure to sign up for my totally free Crocktober Cookbook with menu plan and grocery list. And don’t forget to join our free Dinner’s Done Facebook group to get tons of support and encouragement as we all get dinner done in February.

 

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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 11

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Go HERE to see video with comments on Facebook – I love reading through your tips and suggestions!

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

***SAVE 25% ~ ORDER NOW TO GET THE BEST PRICE!!!***

In under 15 minutes each week, complete your menu planning, make your grocery list and enjoy new yummy recipes your family will love. Literally, these menu plans will make your life so easy, and dinner will be on the table, ever single night. Use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to get the very best price through 2/15/17, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!

Happy Monday!

 

I am reeling after just getting home from our trip to Deer Valley, Utah last week (we got home yesterday afternoon and goodness, I’m worn out!) But, I am so thankful because thanks to our Countertop Cooking Challenge this month I ordered my groceries online using Kroger’s Clicklist Saturday night from our hotel room, and today DINNER IS DONE.

 

WOOHOOOO! 🙂 

Tonight’s Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

I’m also super excited because tomorrow morning I’ll try freezer cooking for the first time (I’m so curious if it works!), and I love that we’ll have dinner made for 5 meals in under an hour.

 

Success.

Today is my Sweet Caroline’s 14th birthday (crazy – when I first started blogging she was just 7 years old!), so I’m baking a cake for her right now and we made these almost homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

 

Because this is freezer cooking week, our challenge will be a little different as we start the week. Here’s what to expect: 

  • Monday 8:45 AM – SLOW COOKER MINESTRONE & HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS ON FACEBOOK LIVE (the video is over but you can still watch the replay!)
  • Monday 10:00 AM – FREEZER COOKING LESSON (my friend Tiffany from Eat at Home Cooks shared how to start freezer cooking ~ the video is over but you can still watch the replay)
  • Tuesday 8:45 AM – FREEZER COOKING DAY ON FACEBOOK LIVE! I’ll prepare Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos, Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy over Rice, Maple Apple Pork, and Chicken Philly Sandwiches to fill my freezer with to use later in the week and on busy weeks in the future
  • Wednesday 8:45 AM – DUMP DAY 1 ON FACEBOOK LIVE 🙂 … Dump all the ingredients for Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy in Mrs. Potts
  • Thursday 8:45 AM – DUMP DAY 2 ON FACEBOOK LIVE … Dump all the ingredients for Maple Apple Pork in the Slow Cooker + make Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes (My hubby’s going to love this one!)
  • Friday 8:45 AM DUMP DAY 3 ON FACEBOOK LIVE … Dump everything we need to make Chicken Philly Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker + make Simple Potato Salad

 

If you’re signed up for the Eat at Home Menu Plans, all of the groceries you’ll need to join us for this week of Freezer Cooking are in the Week 8 Slow Cooker  Menu Plans. 

And, if you haven’t joined us but would like to, use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to save 25% off her menu plans for a few more days ~ we’ll be using them this week and next week, and I know you’ll love them too!

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Weekly menu plans for the entire month (6 recipes each week + 1 dessert)
  • A set of slow cooker menu plans
  • A set of whole foods menu plans (those are the ones we’re using right now)
  • A set of traditional menu plans
  • A weekly dessert recipe
  • One quick click to download all 3 sets of menus (in color or black and white ink ~ color coded to make your menu planning even easier)
  • Basically, you’ll get 72 recipes with menu plans AND A GROCERY LIST, all included!
  • The menu plans cost as little as $1.13 per week when you sign up for a one year plan, or try out a 1 or 3 month subscription and see what you think.

 

 

 

 

I’ve been loving getting dinner done this month, and sure hope you’ve enjoyed it too.

 

 

Looking for more ways to have dinner on the table? Be sure to sign up for my totally free Crocktober Cookbook with menu plan and grocery list. And don’t forget to join our free Dinner’s Done Facebook group to get tons of support and encouragement as we all get dinner done in February.

 

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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 10

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 Go HERE to see video with comments on Facebook – I love reading through your tips and suggestions! 
 

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

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In under 15 minutes each week, complete your menu planning, make your grocery list and enjoy new yummy recipes your family will love. Literally, these menu plans will make your life so easy, and dinner will be on the table, ever single night. Use the code COUNTERTOP at checkout to get the very best price through 2/15/17, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!  

 

It’s Day 10 of our Countertop Cooking Challenge, and seriously, I am loving how much money and time I’m saving feeding my family! Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

 

  • Monday – Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Tuesday – Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki with Pineapple
  • Wednesday – Mediterranean Chicken in the Slow Cooker
  • Thursday – Chicken Fried Chops in the Slow Cooker
  • Friday – Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches

 

 

Last night’s dinner while on vacation!

 

Tonight’s Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches 🙂

 

 

If you didn’t watch the video, I have to tell you, I was prepared to be the ROCK STAR MOM again …

 

but … that didn’t happen!!

 

Somehow, the main ingredient (boneless skinless chicken breasts) weren’t in my fridge, even though we bought them … EEEEeeeekkkkk . . .

 

It doesn’t matter because we’re still going to get dinner on the table with the ingredients we DO have.  Ya’ll it’s just one of those days.  We’ll still have dinner tonight and I’m hoping you will too! 🙂

 

We’ve saved a bundle this month in our pocketbooks and on our waistline by choosing to eat at home. 

 

If you’re new to the challenge, throughout the month we’ll give you 4 weeks of recipes, including grocery lists and menu plans, and Tiffany and I will be cooking them up each day right up with you. 

 

Will you join me? 

 

Right now,Tiffany is offering us the lowest prices she’s offered on her menu plans with the code COUNTERTOP at checkout.

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Weekly menu plans for the entire month (6 recipes each week + 1 dessert)
  • A set of slow cooker menu plans
  • A set of whole foods menu plans (those are the ones we’re using right now)
  • A set of traditional menu plans
  • A weekly dessert recipe
  • One quick click to download all 3 sets of menus (in color or black and white ink ~ color coded to make your menu planning even easier)
  • Basically, you’ll get 72 recipes with menu plans AND A GROCERY LIST, all included! 
  • The menu plans cost as little as $1.13 per week when you sign up for a one year plan, or try out a 1 or 3 month subscription and see what you think.

>>>USE THE CODE COUNTERTOP AT CHECKOUT TO GET THE BEST PRICE ~ THESE ARE THE LOWEST PRICES YOU’LL FIND ON THIS MENU PLAN!<<

And don’t forget to join our free Dinner’s Done Facebook group to get tons of support and encouragement as we all get dinner done in February.

It’s going to do be a great month!

Looking for more ways to have dinner on the table? Be sure to sign up for my totally free Crocktober Cookbook with menu plan and grocery list. I can’t wait to get started countertop cooking with you!

 

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The Ultimate Amazon Shopping List: 50 Things You Should *Always* Buy On Amazon

 

 

Do you love shopping Amazon? 

 

Me too! 🙂 

 

For many of us, Amazon offers easy savings (and convenience) on thousands of items, delivered right to our door. But it’s important to know what items really are great prices, and which items are worth heading to your local store for.

 

 

My general rule of thumb is to check Amazon for anything I would make a quick trip to Walmart for, because so many items end up being less money, with no stress. 

 

I love that.

 

 

Here’s a peek at my Ultimate Amazon Shopping List ~ I’d love to hear what you’d add to the list too!

 

 

And to make our lives a little easier – you can even print your own FREE Printable Amazon Shopping List HERE!

Amazon Daily Deals

1 . Amazon Gold Box

2 . Amazon Lightning Deals

 

 

Amazon Prime Deals

3 . Free eBooks

4 . Free Movies

5 . Free Music

6 . Free Photo Storage

 

 

Arts, Crafts & Sewing

7 . Crafting Supplies

**Amazon carries an HUGE variety of crafty goods – from Colored Pencil sets to bulk construction paper and Sewing Machines!

I also think Amazon usually has a better deal on a Silhouette machine than other stores  – I absolutely love mine!

 

 

 

Automotive Parts & Accessories

8 . Auto Parts

*Besides major auto parts – we also see really good deals on windshield wiper blades pretty often!

 

 

Baby

9 . Baby Wipes

10 . Diapers

*Both the diapers and wipes often have coupons you can clip, plus an extra 20% Savings if you’re a member of Amazon Family!  Learn more about Amazon Family and get a Free 30-Day Trial 🙂

 

 

 

Beauty & Personal Care

11 . Drug Store Makeup and Makeup Remover Wipes

12 . Olay Regenerist

*This is my absolute favorite moisturizer and Amazon always carries it for way less than Walmart after you subscribe and save, plus they frequently offer a coupon which makes the price even better 🙂

13 . Pads/Tampons  (compare to Walmart)

14 . Razor Systems or Disposable Razors (when they offer a $3 or $4 off coupon they can be great deals!)

15 . Shampoo & Conditioner

16 . Teeth Whitening Strips   (compare to Walmart)

17 . Toothbrushes (the bulk packs)

 

 

 

Clothing, Shoes & Jewelery

18 . Children’s Hair Bows

19 . Crocs

20 . Scarves

21 . Toms

 

  

Electronics

22 . Cell Phone Charging Cords

23 .  Cell Phone Cases

24 . Photo Memory Cards

 

 

Gifts

25 . Gift Cards

Grocery & Gourmet Food

26 . Coffee Pods

27 . Snack Foods when they include special discounts

*Check out all the current Amazon Grocery Coupons here!

 

 

 

 

Health & Household

28 . Batteries

29 . Some Cleaning Products

30 . Dishwasher Tablets

31 . Disinfectant Wipes

32 . Laundry Detergent

33 . LED Lightbulbs

34 . Mr. Clean Magic Erasers  *Also check out the generic eraser sponges!

35 . Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soap

36 . Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap

37 . Vitamins & Supplements

Kitchen & Dining

38 . Cuisinart Knives 

39 . Kitchen Gadgets and Small Appliances

40 . Rubbermaid Containers (watch for Lightning Deals on these sets!)

Luggage & Travel Gear

41 . Luggage

42 . Tents (wait for a sale on these – they come around all the time!)

 

 

 

 

Paper & Plastic

43 . Paper Towels

44 . Toilet Paper

45 . Trash Bags

 

 

Pet Supplies

46 . Cat Food

47 . Dog Food

 

 

Reading Materials

48 . Books

49 .  Magazine Subscriptions  *Check out the magazine deal of the day each day!

 

 

 

Toys & Games

50 . We see soooo many good deals on toys and games on Amazon, especially around Christmas.  Keep an eye on the hottest “Movers and Shakers” to catch the biggest sales on popular toys and games!

Some items we often see deals on:

 

 

Can’t get enough AMAZON?  Here you go . . .

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