Easter Dirt Cake

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I found this recipe on Pinterest, and thought it would be so fun to make for Easter this year! It’s so simple to do, and perfect as a kid treat for your Easter Dinner. So fun! 🙂

Easter Dirt Cake

Ingredients

  •  1/2 package (15.5 oz) Oreo Cookies, crushed
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tub (8 oz) whipped topping, thawed,  divided in half
  • 2 boxes (3.4 oz) instant chocolate pudding
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • Decorations – Peeps, candy eggs, edible grass
  • Carrots – made with frosting and edible grass (directions below)

Directions

  • Crush the cookies in food processor, set aside
  • In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth
  • Fold in whipped topping
  • Spread evening in 13×9 pan
  • Chill 10 minutes
  • Combine milk and pudding, whisk until slight thickened
  • Chill 10 minutes
  • Fold in whipped topping
  • Spread evenly on top of cream cheese mixture
  • Sprinkle with Oreo crumbs
  • Decorate with carrots, candy eggs, edible grass and Peeps
To make carrots –
Color about 1/2 cup of frosting with orange coloring
Add to decorator bag, fitted with a large round tip
Add parchment paper to cookie sheet
Pipe on carrots
Add pieces of edible grass for carrot tops
Freeze while you are making the dessert
Remove from freezer when you are ready to decorate

 

Download my free Easter Dinner Grocery List & Menu Plan over HERE

 

Recipe adapted from The Semisweet Sisters. 

 

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Slow Cooker Rigatoni

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Here’s just about the easiest slow cooker recipe I’ve ever made. 

 

(Well, maybe not.

 

This one and this one are pretty easy too ~ maybe all things in the slow cooker are just easy?) 😉 

 

This one though is perfect if you have a pasta loving family, and a great way to get dinner done quick for a busy weeknight. 

 

Here’s what you’ll need to get started . . .

 

 

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Ingredients

  • 28 oz spaghetti sauce
  • 12 oz rigatoni pasta, cooked to al dente
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or ground sausage, cooked and drained
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella
  • pepperoni (optional)
  • sliced mushrooms, black olives, or onion (optional)

Instructions

  1. Layer half of the spaghetti sauce in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Then add half the pasta, half the ground beef, and half of the mozzarella cheese.
  3. Layer pepperoni, mushrooms or black olives (optional.)
  4. Add another layer of all the ingredients.
  5. Cook on low 3-4 hours.
  6. Enjoy!

 

Be sure to download your free Crocktober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook over HERE too while you’re at it!

 

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Marshmallow Flower Cupcake

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I’m soooooo excited about this little project I made today! 

 

 
Over in our Dinner’s Done Facebook group, one of the members shared her pictures of these simple Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes and I was soooo impressed.

 

(I’d sure love for you to join the free group if you haven’t already!) 

 

 
I wasn’t quite sure how big a job they would be, but it turns out they were super simple, and such a great project to make with my kids.

 


While they are a little more time consuming than the video shows (ahem), they really are pretty simple and require hardly any fancy skills.

 

I love that. 🙂

On a side note, I’m working on my videography skills (who on earth knew I’d ever need videography skills???) and have had fun trying out making videos mostly to share on Facebook.

 

(You can see a few of my favorites HERE, HERE and HERE.)

 

While they’re wayyyy more time consuming than I realized they would be (isn’t everything?), it’s always fun to learn a new skill, so I’m having fun along the way! If you have a fantastic Spring craft or treat you’d like me to try out, leave me a comment and I just might make it too. 😉

 

And, if you’d like to see me make these cupcakes live on Facebook, head on over HERE (and also take a peek at what I dumped in Mrs. Potts this morning ~ my kitchen smells amazing right now!) My goal is to be on Facebook Live this week at 9AM Eastern Time Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and I’d sure love for you to join me there. (I so enjoy chatting with you!)

 

Looking for penny pinched Spring ideas? Head on over HERE for more. Goodness, I just love this time of year!

 

 

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Countertop Cooking Challenge Day 20

 

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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’s the last day of our 20 Days of Countertop Cooking Challenge . . . I’m a little sad because I’ve enjoyed cooking with you s0 much! 

 

Because I’m all organized over here (ahem.) I even have all my menu plans all put together in a binder . . .

 

 

(Thanks for the suggestion, Judy in our free Dinner’s Done Facebook group – I loved it!)

Here’s what we made today . . . 

Tonight’s Slow Cooked Brown Sugar Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

 

Broccoli Salad Side Dish

This isn’t the one I mentioned in the video but is one of my favorites 🙂 

 

Our FAVORITE Southern Living Chunky Apple Cake

And here’s what was on the menu plan this week: 

 


If you’re still interested in signing up, it’s not too late ~ I’ll personally be using the Whole Foods menu and can’t wait to get started! 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.

Here’s a peek at previous days in case you’re curious . . . 

  • Day 1: Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Sandwiches with Cucumber Mango Salsa
  • Day 2: Round Steak with Vegetable Gravy in the Slow Cooker
  • Day 3: Buffalo Chicken Loaded Baked Potatoes
  • Day 4: Italian Herb Salted Pork Roast and Potatoes in the Slow Cooker
  • Day 5: Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings with Gnocchi
  • Day 6: Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Day 7: 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki with Pineapple
  • Day 8: Mediterranean Chicken in the Slow Cooker
  • Day 9: Chicken-Fried Chops in the Slow Cooker
  • Day 10: Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches
  • Day 11: Slow Cooker Chicken Minestrone Soup
  • Day 12: Freezer Cooking Day
  • Day 13: Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy over Rice
  • Day 14: Maple Apple Pork in the Slow Cooker
  • Day 15: Chicken Philly Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker
  • Day 16: French Dip Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker
  • Day 17: Slow Cooker Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce
  • Day 18: Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken
  • Day 19: Ham Steak with Slow Cooked Apples and Butternut Squash

 

 

 

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 19

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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!!!***

 

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

 

And because I’m all organized over here (ahem.) I even have all my menu plans all put together in a binder . . .

 

 

(Thanks for the suggestion, Judy in our free Dinner’s Done Facebook group – I loved it!) 

 

WOOHOOO! 🙂

 

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

Tomorrow’s Slow Cooked Brown Sugar Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

 

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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Countertop Cooking Challenge Day 18

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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!!!***

 

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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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?

***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!  

 

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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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 9

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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, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!  

 

It’s Day 9 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

 

Tonight’s Chicken Fried Chops in the Slow Cooker

 

Yesterdays’s Mediterranean Chicken in the Slow Cooker

 

EVEN on vacation you can do this!  I was thrilled to find a crockpot where we’re staying and so thankful for this menu plan to save us oodles of money while we’re away!!

 

Seriously folks, dinner is DONE this morning so we can enjoy our day and come home to a hot meal!

 

 

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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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 8

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Tiffany from Eat at Home Cooks is filling in this morning making Mediterranean Chicken in the slow cooker as part of our 20 Day Cooking Challenge!

 

 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, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!  

 

It’s Day 8 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

 

Tonight’s Mediterranean Chicken in the Slow Cooker

 

 

Yesterday’s Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki with Pineapple

 

The best part?  

 

Seriously folks, dinner in DONE in less than 5 minutes this morning

 

That means your family will have a hot cooked meal ready for them tonight and you only had to spend 5 minutes getting it ready!

 

And, we’ve saved a bundle 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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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 7

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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, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!  

 

It’s Day 7 of our Countertop Cooking Challenge, and seriously, I am just loving this! 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

 

Tonight’s slow cooker Beef Teriyaki with Pineapple

Yesterday’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

 

The best part?  

 

In less than 3 minutes this morning, dinner was done. 

 

WOOHOOO! 🙂 

 


 

And, we’ve saved a bundle 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. 

 

Want to 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  AVAILABLE<<

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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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 6

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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, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!  

 

It’s Day 5 of our Countertop Cooking Challenge, and seriously, I am just loving this! 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

 

Tonight’s slow cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

 

Friday’s Chicken & Gnocchi Dumpling Soup

 

The best part?  

 

In less than 5 minutes this morning, dinner was done. 

 

WOOHOOO! 🙂 


 

And, we’ve saved a bundle 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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Not Quite Homemade Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

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These cinnamon rolls are my kid’s favorites. 

 

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In fact, last night as I was baking them, my eleven-year-old sweet girl informed me that she expected me to make them for all of the guests on her wedding day. 

 

Yikes.

 

(She’s also planning on having these best ever chocolate chip cookies at her wedding. Clearly she thinks I’ll have nothing to do except bake before her wedding day!) 😉

 

Turning these into their favorite Valentine treat is simple enough, and my family (of course) loved the results. 

 

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Here’s how to get started . . . 

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Let dough thaw out for at least a few hours.

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After dough is thawed, roll out into rectangle (or, something that loosely resembles a rectangle) 😉

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Spread 5 tablespoons of softened butter out on dough. Then sprinkle with 5 tablespoons sugar.

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Next sprinkle 3 teaspoons of cinnamon over dough.

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Then, starting with the shorter end of the dough, roll dough up (if making regular cinnamon rolls, just roll them up completely)

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To make heart shaped cinnamon rolls, roll the other half up until both ends come together.

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Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, slice into about 1 1/2″ rolls (I forgot to take a picture after making the heart shaped ones, so this is just the regular cinnamon roll)

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Place in greased baking dish and allow to rise, 1-2 hours.
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Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, cinnamon rolls will rise more while baking. img_1129

Add a little butter or margarine once they’re baked if you’d like, and top with frosting.

 

Perfect!

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Almost Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Roll Ingredients

  1. 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed, not risen (I usually use Rhodes dough or the Kroger brand)
  2. 5 tablespoons margarine or butter
  3. 5 tablespoons sugar
  4. 3 teaspoons cinnamon

 

 

(don’t forget to add the frosting – I can’t believe I forgot to get a picture of these without frosting included!)

Frosting Ingredients

  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 1 tablespoon milk
  3. 1/2 tsp. vanilla

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Roll out dough to about 12×14 inches. Spread butter evenly on top of dough.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar and then with cinnamon.
  4. Roll up jelly-roll style, tightly pinching ends so sugar/cinnamon doesn’t fall out. (If making heart shaped cinnamon rolls, roll to the middle from both ends to make the heart shape.)
  5. With a sharp knife cut into 1-inch sections and lay in prepared pan.
  6. Allow dough to rise until almost double its size (around 1–2 hours, they will also rise quite a bit while baking.  Meanwhile, prepare frosting (see recipe below).  To help them rise a little more quickly, I put them in the oven with the light on, and place a bowl of water on the rack beneath them to help moisture stay in the oven.
  7. Bake in greased round or square pan at 350 for for 15 to 20 minutes. Top will be golden brown when done.  Allow rolls to cool slightly while preparing topping.  (If you’re like me, you may want to spread a little butter or margarine on top to make them nice and glossy!)

 

Frosting

  1. Mix powdered sugar and milk to make a thick paste.
  2. Add more milk or powdered sugar as needed.
  3. Spread on still-warm rolls, allowing the frosting to melt slightly. Serve warm.

 

Need a little more menu inspiration? Go HERE

 

 

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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 5

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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?

***THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO SAVE 30% ~ ORDER BEFORE TONIGHT 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 EARLYBIRD at checkout to get the very best price through 2/10/17, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!  

 

It’s Day 5 of our Countertop Cooking Challenge, and seriously, I am just loving this! Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

  • Monday – Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries
  • Tuesday – Slow Cooker Round Steak with Vegetable Gravy, Steamed Green Beans in my Instant Pot, and dinner rolls
  • Wednesday – Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Potatoes with Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • Thursday – Pork Loin Roast
  • Friday – Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings with Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pie for dessert

 

Today’s Chicken & Gnocchi Dumpling Soup

 

Last night’s Italian Herb Salted Pork Roast & Potatoes

The best part?  

 

In less than 5 minutes this morning, dinner was done. 

 

WOOHOOO! 🙂 

Mrs. Potts filled up today with slow cooker chicken and dumplings + mini garlic monkey bread all ready to pop in the oven tonight. 🙂 

And, we’ve saved a bundle 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? 

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Through TODAY ONLY (2/10/17), Tiffany is offering us the lowest prices she’s offered on her menu plans with the code EARLYBIRD 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 EARLYBIRD 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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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 4

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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?

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 EARLYBIRD at checkout to get the very best price through 2/10/17, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!  

 

It’s Day 4 of our Countertop Cooking Challenge, and seriously, I am just loving this! Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

  • Monday – Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries
  • Tuesday – Slow Cooker Round Steak with Vegetable Gravy, Steamed Green Beans in my Instant Pot, and dinner rolls
  • Wednesday – Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Potatoes with Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • Thursday – Pork Loin Roast
  • Friday – Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings with Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pie for dessert

 

 

 

Last night’s Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Potatoes

The best part?  

 

In less than 5 minutes this morning, dinner was done. 

WOOHOOO! 🙂 

 

And, we’ve saved a bundle 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? 

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Through THIS FRIDAY ONLY (2/10/17), Tiffany is offering us the lowest prices she’s offered on her menu plans with the code EARLYBIRD 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 EARLYBIRD 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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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 3

 

 

 

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

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

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 EARLYBIRD at checkout to get the very best price through 2/10/17, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!  

 

It’s Day 3 of our Countertop Cooking Challenge, and seriously, I am just loving this! Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

  • Monday – Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries
  • Tuesday – Slow Cooker Round Steak with Vegetable Gravy, Steamed Green Beans in my Instant Pot, and dinner rolls
  • Wednesday – Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Potatoes with Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • Thursday – Pork Loin Roast
  • Friday – Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings with Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pie for dessert

 

Last night’s Slow Cooker Round Steak with Vegetable Gravy and Green Beans

 

Tonight’s Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Potatoes

The best part?  

 

In less than 5 minutes this morning, dinner was done. 

WOOHOOO! 🙂 

 

And, we’ve saved a bundle 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? 

motionmailapp.com

Through THIS FRIDAY ONLY (2/10/17), Tiffany is offering us the lowest prices she’s offered on her menu plans with the code EARLYBIRD 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 EARLYBIRD 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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Countertop Cooking Challenge: Day 2

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

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

 

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 EARLYBIRD at checkout to get the very best price through 2/10/17, and join me as we Eat at Home and transform our budgets this month!  

 

 

It’s Day 2 of our Countertop Cooking Challenge, and oh my gracious, I am just loving this!

Last night our family had these Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Sandwiches with Cucumber Mango Salsa (which Mr. PPP even packed for leftovers at work), and today Mrs. Potts is all loaded up again with Round Steak with Vegetable Gravy.

 

And, because I’m feeling like a rockstar over here I’ve also got homemade bread in my bread machine + green beans ready to go in the Instant Pot.

 

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This is what the roast should end up looking like ~ we’ll see! 🙂 

 

I’m teaming up with my friend Tiffany from Eat at Home Cooks to bring you Crockpot and Instant Pot recipes 5 days a week for 4 weeks, and every single one of us is going to get dinner done.

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

Are you joining me? 

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Through THIS FRIDAY ONLY (2/10/17), Tiffany is offering us the lowest prices she’s offered on her menu plans with the code EARLYBIRD 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 EARLYBIRD 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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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 1

 

 

See video with comments on Facebook over HERE ~ I loved reading your suggestions and tips!

It’s finally here!!!

 

Starting today, I’m teaming up with my friend Tiffany from Eat at Home Cooks to bring you Crockpot and Instant Pot recipes 5 days a week for 4 weeks, and every single one of us is going to get dinner done.

 

Today we’re making Tiffany’s Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Sandwiches (my kitchen already smells divine!), and I’ll serve them tonight with sweet potato fries, carrot sticks and grapes.

 

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And, if you happen to have an Instant Pot, Tiffany will be making her Round Steak with vegetable gravy at 3PM Eastern Time on Facebook as well, so you’ll have oodles of new recipes to make.

 

During the February 2017 Countertop Cooking Challenge 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. 

 

 

Here’s how our daily schedule should look: 🙂

  • 8:40-8:45 AM Eastern Time – I’ll be doing a Facebook Live Video showing how to make the recipe each morning (during the video you can tap the ‘follow’ button and you’ll get updates each time PPP goes live ~ and I would absolutely love if you were on the other side of the screen filling up Mrs. Potts so we can “cook” together!)
  • 1:30 PM Eastern Time – Blog post here on PPP with a replay of the video as well as links to recipes
  • 2:30 PM Eastern Time – Daily email goes out to regular email subscribers with all the info
  • Between 4:30 – 6:30 PM Eastern Time (POSSIBLY! depends on family schedule) quick update over on Facebook with pic or live video of recipe
  • My friend Tiffany from Eat at Home will also share on Facebook Live how to make several of these recipes in the Instant Pot in the afternoons

 

 

 

It’s not too late to join us!

 

For a few more days, Tiffany is offering us the lowest prices she’s offered on her menu plans with the code EARLYBIRD at checkout.

 

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET WHEN YOU SIGN UP: 

  • Weekly menu plans for the entire month
  • 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 EARLYBIRD AT CHECKOUT TO GET THE BEST PRICE ~ THESE ARE THE LOWEST PRICES YOU’LL FIND ON THIS MENU PLAN!<<

 

And I would just love for you to join my free private 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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20 Day Countertop Cooking Challenge

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Can you imagine going to the grocery store, buying oodles of groceries, and then just dumping a few of those bags of groceries in the trash?

 

You may just be doing that. 

 

So many people (myself included sometimes!) head to the store without a plan in place, buy things they may not use, and things end up getting wasted and thrown away ~ literally 25% of food in America is thrown away each year. 

 

But you and I are going to fix that. 

 

Crocktober wrapped up last fall, and back by popular demand we’re doing a very similar series this February called the Countertop Cooking Challenge. (I think you’re going to love it!) We’re going to have a menu plan, grocery list, and recipes all pulled together before the week even starts.

 

Starting Monday, 2/6/17, I’m teaming up with my friend Tiffany from Eat at Home Cooks to bring you Crockpot and Instant Pot recipes 5 days a week for 4 weeks, and every single one of us is going to get dinner done.

 

To make your life waaaayyyyy easier (and mine too!) we’ll use Tiffany’s Eat at Home Menu Plans ~ which I’ve been using in our home and they’re just fantastic.

 

I promise, these will save you a bundle!

 

In fact, people who shop with a menu plan and grocery list save 25-50% every single week on their food expenses.

 

And, a menu plan all of a sudden makes grocery shopping easy.

 

Best of all?

 

You’ll actually eat well balanced meals with what you have in your kitchen and skip the drive thru.

Sound good?

 

I thought so too. 🙂

During the February 2017 Countertop Cooking Challenge 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. 

 

My favorite part is that each morning I’ll share a Facebook Live Video filling up Mrs. Potts (a.k.a. ~ my slow cooker), and it would be so stinkin’ fun for me if you were on the other side of the screen filling up Mrs. Potts in your kitchen too.

Here’s how our daily schedule should look: 🙂

  • 8:40-8:45 AM Eastern Time – I’ll be doing a Facebook Live Video showing how to make the recipe each morning (during the video you can tap the ‘follow’ button and you’ll get updates each time PPP goes live ~ and I would absolutely love if you were on the other side of the screen filling up Mrs. Potts so we can “cook” together!)
  • 1:30 PM Eastern Time – Blog post here on PPP with a replay of the video as well as links to recipes
  • 2:30 PM Eastern Time – Daily email goes out to regular email subscribers with all the info
  • Between 4:30 – 6:30 PM Eastern Time (POSSIBLY! depends on family schedule) quick update over on Facebook with pic or live video of recipe
  • My friend Tiffany from Eat at Home will also share on Facebook Live how to make several of these recipes in the Instant Pot in the afternoons

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Will you join me? 

 

For a few more days, Tiffany is offering us the lowest prices she’s offered on her menu plans with the code EARLYBIRD at checkout.

 

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET WHEN YOU SIGN UP: 

  • Weekly menu plans for the entire month
  • 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 EARLYBIRD AT CHECKOUT TO GET THE BEST PRICE ~ THESE ARE THE LOWEST PRICES YOU’LL FIND ON THIS MENU PLAN!<<<

And, if you’re like me you’ll use the grocery list along with the Kroger Click List (watch the video above), and make grocery shopping and menu planning so crazy easy you’ll have it done in 30 minutes or less. 

 

And I would just love for you to join my free private 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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Menu Plan Monday: Week Of 1/23/16

 

Here are the coupons I mentioned in the video above ~ be sure to print them while they last, and if you can’t see the video head on over HERE

 

Have you made your menu plan yet for the week? I’ve been using my friend Tiffany from Eat at Home Cooks Menu Plans this month, but have done a little tweaking using what’s in my kitchen since we’ve had a crazy schedule these last few weeks!

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Here’s what’s on the menu plan: 

Do you have anything yummy on your menu plan this week?  I’d love to hear what you’re having, and if you have any great recipe ideas please leave a comment to share!  

 

 

Check out my recipes to try board on Pinterest, and see more penny-pinched recipe ideas.  And, be sure to download my free Slow Cooker Cookbook, Grocery List and Menu Plan if you’re looking for more menu plans. planning ideas!

 

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Menu Plan Monday: Week Of 1/16/16


Have you made your menu plan yet for the weekAs I’ve been sharing this last week we’re using my friend Tiffany’s Eat at  Home Menu Plans grocery list and menu plan, and goodness I am in love.

 

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The prices on Tiffany’s menu plans go up TONIGHT, so I definitely recommend checking them out if you’ve been struggling to keep up with your grocery list. Our family has eaten better than we have in ages, my kids have loved her meals, and we’ve saved at the very least $100 by shopping this week with a menu plan in place and by just eating at home.

 

The best part?

 

I’ve kind of renewed my interest in cooking.

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(A peek at the Eat at Home Cooks Slow Cooker Menu Plan this week ~ I can’t wait to make these!)

For(ever?) I feel like I’ve kind of gotten in a slump making the same old things for dinner, so I feel inspired to try some new recipes each night. And so far we really have loved every single one.

 

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Curious what’s on the menu plan this week? 

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Here you go . . . 

(FYI – We’re using the Whole Foods Plan this week. You get the Whole Foods Plan, Slow Cooker, or Traditional Menu Plan all for the same price, but we’ve loved the whole foods meals so far!)

 

  • Monday – African Pulled Beef, Acorn Squash and Skillet Greens
  • Tuesday – Quick and Easy Skillet Chicken Jumbalaya, Green Beans
  • Wednesday – Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches, Tomato Soup, Salad
  • Thursday – Asian Glazed Oven Fried Chicken, Brown Rice, Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower
  • Friday – Pork Chop, Veggie & Cranberries Sheet Pan Dinner, Rice
  • Saturday – Mexican Vegetables on Cornbread, Side Salad, Zucchini and Carrot Cake for dessert
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If you’ve struggled to get dinner done, I highly recommend these meal plans while they last (the price on them goes up tomorrow night, so not much longer left!) 
You can definitely pinch a few more pennies by creating a menu plan and grocery list yourself, but if you’re a crazy busy mom like me, spending as little as $1.15 per week for meals throughout the entire year might just be worth it for you. Head on over HERE and see what you think!

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Do you have anything yummy on your menu plan this week?  I’d love to hear what you’re having, and if you have any great recipe ideas please leave a comment to share!  

 

 

Check out my recipes to try board on Pinterest, and see more penny-pinched recipe ideas.  This post is linked up to OrgJunkie’s Menu Plan Monday where you can find lots more menu planning ideas! 

 

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3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

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Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

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I’m so stinkin’ excited about this! If you’ve been following along with PPP, you know we’re working on our 4 Weeks to a Better Grocery Budget series this month, and this, my friends is how it’s done.

 

 

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It’s called.

 

Dinner.

 

And.

 

it’s amazing.

 

Because it’s planned. And prepared. And actually on the table when it’s supposed to be. 

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I just love that. 😉

 

As I shared yesterday, I’m using my friend Tiffany’s menu plan (I LOVE IT!), and this week her recipe for slow cooker beef tacos were so good I couldn’t wait to share them with you.

 

Plus they were ridiculously easy.

 

So you’ve got absolutely no excuse at all not to pull out Mrs. Potts and get to work. 🙂

 

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Monday we made Tiffany’s recipe for Chicken Florentine Quesadillas (so, so, so good), and tonight we’re having her loaded baked potatoes with Homemade Cheese Sauce. She’s got three meal plans to choose from (Slow Cooker, Whole Foods, and Traditional Menu Plans), and we’re using her Whole Foods plan this week.

 

All this organization is even impressing myself. 🙂 
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If you’re interested in joining me with getting your menu plan and grocery budget in place, I HIGHLY recommend Tiffany’s Menu Plans (they go up in price in just a few days, so this is a great time to get started!) As I mentioned yesterday, just by using her list I drastically dropped our grocery budget, and actually only spent $46 on everything I needed for the week.

 

Success. 

 

Check her menu plans out over HERE

 

. . . and finally . . . on to the recipe. 😉

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3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 1 can chopped green chiles
  • 1 2-3 lb beef roast (I used a shoulder roast)
  • taco seasoning (optional ~ my  homemade version is over HERE)
  • taco toppings (lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, green onions)

 

Directions

  1. Place roast in your slow cooker.
  2. Pour enchilada sauce and green chiles on top of roast.
  3. Slow cook 8 hours on low.
  4. Shred beef and serve on tacos ~ easy!

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Would you love to get dinner done tonight easily too?

 

Head on over HERE and check out Tiffany’s Menu Plans ~ through next week they cost as little as 1.15 per week, and I really do just love mine. If you’ve tried them out in the past I’d love to know if they’ve worked for you!

 

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Crock-tober Day 20: Slow Cooker Whole Chicken + Why I Need To Text You!

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

20 slow cooker recipes in 20 days

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I’m so excited to have dinner done, but I’m a wee bit sad that this is the last day of Crock-tober! I have sooooooo loved sharing these recipes and hearing from you each day, and am planning to do another round in February (just mark your calendar.) 🙂

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See how easy it is to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (definitely check us out on Facebook Live as well where you can check out reader’s comments ~ I love hearing from you!), and be sure to download your free Crock-tober cookbook for a few more days while it lasts. 

 

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And, as I mentioned in the video, you can sign up for FREE mobile text alerts from PPP of the very best deals.

Here’s how to sign up: 

  • Text Follow ppphotdeals to 40404
  • You’ll receive a message from Twitter that says “want to tweet? Welcome to Twitter! You’re now following @ppphotdeals and you’ll receive your Tweents on  your phone. (Std msg rates apply. Reply w/HELP for more.)
  • To STOP getting updates, just text Off ppphotdeals to 40404

Note that this will not be all of the deals – my thought is that it would be no more than five to ten texts per week, and most likely fewer (especially after the Christmas season is over.) Here are a few ideas of what I would consider “BEST” deals:

  • American Girl savings
  • HUGE Lego sale
  • 50% or more sale on Pyrex or Cooking items
  • Big sale on Kids ride on toys
  • Items that are high value but I know won’t last

 

This is run through Twitter, however you DON’T need a Twitter account to sign up (and you won’t be contacted by me through Twitter.) It’s just a program that easily lets me send you the deals, and hopefully will help you save on the hot items that sell out quickly!
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Happy Happy Happy Crocktober! 

 

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Crock-tober Day 19: Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

 

20 slow cooker recipes in 20 days

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I’m so excited to have dinner done today! See how easy it is to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (definitely check us out on Facebook Live as well where you can check out reader’s comments ~ I love hearing from you!), and join me as we cook real food for our family all month long this Crock-tober.

 

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Check out the full recipe over HERE, and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE. I’ll pop in later today with a pic when dinner’s done and would love for you to share this with anyone you know who struggles to get dinner on the table too. 🙂

 

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Also, as I mentioned in the video, you can sign up for FREE mobile text alerts from PPP of the very best deals.

Here’s how to sign up: 

  • Text Follow ppphotdeals to 40404
  • You’ll receive a message from Twitter that says “want to tweet? Welcome to Twitter! You’re now following @ppphotdeals and you’ll receive your Tweents on  your phone. (Std msg rates apply. Reply w/HELP for more.)
  • To STOP getting updates, just text Off ppphotdeals to 40404

Note that this will not be all of the deals – my thought is that it would be no more than five to ten texts per week, and most likely fewer (especially after the Christmas season is over.) Here are a few ideas of what I would consider “BEST” deals:

  • American Girl savings
  • HUGE Lego sale
  • 50% or more sale on Pyrex or Cooking items
  • Big sale on Kids ride on toys
  • Items that are high value but I know won’t last

 

This is run through Twitter, however you DON’T need a Twitter account to sign up (and you won’t be contacted by me through Twitter.) It’s just a program that easily lets me send you the deals, and hopefully will help you save on the hot items that sell out quickly!

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Let me know if you have any thoughts or suggestions, and hurry to sign up today – I can’t wait to see all the deals coming up over the next few weeks and am excited about an extra way to share them with you!

 

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Crock-tober Day 18: Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe’s

20 slow cooker recipes in 20 days

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I’m so excited to have dinner done today! See how easy it is to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (definitely check us out on Facebook Live as well where you can check out reader’s comments ~ I love hearing from you!), and join me as we cook real food for our family all month long this Crock-tober.

 

I also figured out what to do with all those apples yesterday (they taste amazing this today), and scored a few fun items at Goodwill for $7.49. Success! 🙂
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Check out the full Sloppy Joe recipe over HERE, and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE. I’ll pop in later today with a pic when dinner’s done and would love for you to share this with anyone you know who struggles to get dinner on the table too. 🙂
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Happy Crocktober! 

 

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Crock-tober Day 17: Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

20 slow cooker recipes in 20 days

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I’m so excited to have dinner done today! See how easy it is to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (definitely check us out on Facebook Live as well where you can check out reader’s comments ~ I love hearing from you!), and join me as we cook real food for our family all month long this Crock-tober.

 

And, if you have a few ideas for what I should do with all those apples (eek!) I’d love to hear them. The biggest problem is they won’t peel easily, so any recipes that can be baked with the skin on the apples would be greatly appreciated!
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Check out the full recipe over HERE, and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE. I’ll pop in later today with a pic when dinner’s done and would love for you to share this with anyone you know who struggles to get dinner on the table too. 🙂
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Happy Crocktober! 

 

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Crock-tober Day 16: Slow Cooker Chicken & Dressing

Passionate Penny Pincher Slow Cooker Chicken & Dressing

20 slow cooker recipes in 20 days

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I’m so excited to have dinner done today! See how easy it is to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (definitely check us out on Facebook Live as well where you can check out reader’s comments ~ I love hearing from you!), and join me as we cook real food for our family all month long this Crock-tober.


Check out the full recipe over HERE, and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE. I’ll pop in later today with a pic when dinner’s done and would love for you to share this with anyone you know who struggles to get dinner on the table too. 🙂
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Crock-tober Day 15: Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks

Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks

 

20 slow cooker recipes in 20 days

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I’m so excited to have dinner done today! See how easy it is to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (definitely check us out on Facebook Live as well where you can check out reader’s comments ~ I love hearing from you!), and join me as we cook real food for our family all month long this Crock-tober.

Check out the full recipe over HERE, and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE. I’ll pop in later today with a pic when dinner’s done and would love for you to share this with anyone you know who struggles to get dinner on the table too. 🙂
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Happy Crocktober! 

 

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Crock-tober Day 14: Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup (I don’t wanna!)

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

 

20 slow cooker recipes in 20 days

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I didn’t want to make dinner today.

 

I didn’t want to clean out Mrs. Potts (who didn’t get a good bath last night), 😉 I didn’t want to brown the ground beef, and I didn’t want to chop up one more onion.

 

not. at. all.

 

But because I knew a few folks might be watching (eek), I sucked it up and gave Mrs. Potts a good scrub. And I browned the ground beef. And I even chopped up a whopping cup of onion.

 

And it took all of about 13 minutes.

 

To have dinner done.

 

And skip the drive thru.

 

And save my  hubby from cereal for dinner.

 

I seriously won today. 😉

 

If you’re like me and just don’t want to get it together and get dinner done, 

 

you are not alone.

 

But it’s 13 minutes.

 

And you’ll feel so good.

 

And your house will smell so  yummy.

 

And your family will call you a rockstar. 🙂

 

(Okay, they probably won’t call you a rockstar, but YOU can call you a rockstar and I’m over here calling you a rockstar today too.)

 

 

See how easy it is to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (definitely check us out on Facebook Live as well where you can check out reader’s comments ~ I love hearing from you!), and join me as we cook real food for our family all month long this Crock-tober.

 

We’ve got this.

 

Whew. 
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Check out the full recipe over HERE, and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE. I’ll pop in later today with a pic when dinner’s done and would love for you to share this with anyone you know who struggles to get dinner on the table too. 🙂
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Crock-tober Day 13: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Alfredo

20 slow cooker recipes in 20 days

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I’m loving having dinner done every day this month (you have no idea how much more peaceful our evenings are each day thanks to my crockpot!)  See how easy it is to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (definitely check us out on Facebook Live as well where you can check out reader’s comments ~ I love hearing from you!), and join me as we cook real food for our family all month long this Crock-tober.
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Check out the full recipe over HERE, and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE. I’ll pop in later today with a pic when dinner’s done and would love for you to share this with anyone you know who struggles to get dinner on the table too. 🙂
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Happy Crocktober! 

 

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Crock-tober Day 12: Slow Cooker Taco Meat

Slow Cooker Taco Meat

20 slow cooker recipes in 20 days

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

Dinner is done today! See how easy it is to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (definitely check us out on Facebook Live as well where you can check out reader’s comments ~ I love hearing from you!), and join me as we cook real food for our family all month long this Crock-tober.

 

Check out the full recipe for Slow Cooker Taco Meat over HERE, and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE. I’ll pop in later today with a pic when dinner’s done and would love for you to share this with anyone you know who struggles to get dinner on the table too. 🙂
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Crock-tober Day 11: Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Passionate Penny Pincher CROCK-TOBER Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

20 slow cooker recipes in 20 days

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I’m so excited to have my family’s all time favorite dinner done today! See how easy it is to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (definitely check us out on Facebook Live as well where you can check out reader’s comments ~ I love hearing from you!), and join me as we cook real food for our family all month long this Crock-tober.

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Check out the full Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings recipe over HERE, and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE. I’ll pop in later today with a pic when dinner’s done and would love for you to share this with anyone you know who struggles to get dinner on the table too. 🙂
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Happy Crocktober! 

 

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Crock-tober Day 10: Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

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20 slow cooker recipes in 20 days

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I’m so excited to have dinner done today! Today’s dinner is one of my hubby’s favorites, and I love knowing what’s on the menu plan already for the day.  See how easy it is to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (definitely check us out on Facebook Live as well where you can check out reader’s comments ~ I love hearing from you!), and join me as we cook real food for our family all month long this Crock-tober.
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Check out the full recipe over HERE, and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE. I’ll pop in later today with a pic when dinner’s done and would love for you to share this with anyone you know who struggles to get dinner on the table too. 🙂
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Crock-tober Day 9: Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I’m so excited to have dinner done today! See how easy it is to pop dinner in Mrs. Potts (definitely check us out on Facebook Live as well where you can check out reader’s comments ~ I love hearing from you!), and join me as we cook real food for our family all month long this Crock-tober.

 

Not only has Crock-tober made me feel so much more organized when it’s come to menu planning, it’s helped me save $100 each week too ~ I. love. that. 🙂
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Check out the full recipe over HERE, and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE. I’ll pop in later today with a pic when dinner’s done and would love for you to share this with anyone you know who struggles to get dinner on the table too. 🙂
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Crock-tober Day 8 + When You Really Just Mess Up

Passionate Penny Pincher CROCK-TOBER

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I’m so excited to have dinner done today! However, making dinner on Facebook Live today was nothing short of a hot mess, so I decided not to share the video over here. instead you can see above how I tried out the Silhouette Cameo today – it’s on sale for a crazy price, so grab one while it’s on sale today only if you’ve been looking for one of these!

 

 

I’m not gonna lie ~ doing these FB live videos is hard for me, and here’s what this morning’s schedule at our house looked like before going live:

  • 5:00 AM – wake up
  • 5:20 AM – head to gym (looking good, right?) 🙂
  • 6:20 AM – leave class at gym early to run by Kroger on way home because we needed gluten free taco shells and graham crackers as we’re making dinner tonight for company
  • 6:45 AM – at Kroger. No gluten free graham crackers. Forgot that corn tortillas are gluten free. Gr.
  • 6:50 AM – phone call from daughter that she needs me home now to take her to school for science group – race home – pick up 2 cute kids. Drive to school. 🙂
  • 7:10 AM – remember next kiddo has to be at school early today – hurry to shower – hurry to get dressed – hurry to brush hair – HURRY. 🙂
  • 8:02 AM – drop off next kiddo at school, hurry to Fresh Thyme to hunt down gluten free stuff and a few bargains
  • 8:32 AM – no bargains at Fresh Thyme (really?) but everything gluten free was there 🙂
  • 8:55 AM – race home to start dinner – get ingredients ready for FB live, except everything I kinda forgot everything we needed for dinner. (Dessert was good though, so it’s okay, right?)
  • 9:30 AM – press the button to go live on FB ~ yikes 🙂
  • 9:33 AM – realize I so do not have my act together ~ then my dog starts losing it because the garbage truck’s here while a few thousand folks watch me scramble. Not fun. 
  • 10:00 AM – decide I’m never ever never going to be cut out to be a famous cook, and really have no business doing FB live at all, but the reality is Facebook allows live videos to be seen more than anything else so I decide not to crawl up in a ball and cry although I’d really love to.  If all else fails, at least maybe I can encourage you that you’re not the only one having a messy day! 🙂

 

Yup – so if you want to see the end result of that mess, head on over HERE. 

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However, I didn’t quit (CAN I JUST TELL YOU HOW BADLY I WANTED TO QUIT?) and as promised shared how easy it is to make fun stuff with the Silhouette Cameo that’s on sale today for it’s lowest price ever. If you’ve been waiting for this thing I’d hurry and grab it today, it’s selling for $20 less than I paid on it’s lowest sale price ever and a crazy good deal.

 


And… you can check out the full recipe over HERE for these chicken tacos (my house smells amazing right now!) and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE.
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Happy Crocktober . . . WHEW! 🙂 

 

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Crock-tober Day 7: Slow Cooker Spaghetti With Meatballs

Passionate Penny Pincher CROCK-TOBER

Slow Cooker Spaghetti with Meatballs

Click HERE to see video if it’s not working for you. 

I’m so excited to have dinner done today! While this definitely isn’t a big fancy dinner, it keeps you out of the drive-thru lane, and in under 3 minutes you can get dinner done. Success!
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Check out the full recipe over HERE, and remember you can sign up for your free Crock-tober grocery list, menu plan and cookbook right HERE. I’ll pop in later today with a pic when dinner’s done and would love for you to share this with anyone you know who struggles to get dinner on the table too. 🙂
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Happy Crocktober! 

 

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