Easter Bunny Kit-Kat Cake (SO Fun for Kids!)

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Easter Bunny Kit-Kat Cake

This is the easiest cake, and we had such fun making it this weekend!

**For more Easter recipes, check out this Printable Easter  Menu Plan.

 

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This kid-friendly Easy Easter Kit-Kat Cake takes hardly any skills – all you do is bake a round layer cake from a mix and frost it.

Next stick Kit-Kats to the side and tie a pretty ribbon around them to keep everything in place.   Finally, pour Cadbury Mini Eggs (or M&Ms) on top, nestle a chocolate Easter Bunny in the middle and you’re ready to serve!  If you’re bringing this to an event, it would travel well in a Cake caddy like this one – but you’ll just want to save the Bunny for last.

Easy!

Easy Easter Bunny Kit-Kat Cake

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients:
  • 1 Box Chocolate cake mix
  • 2 Cans of Chocolate Frosting
  • LOTS of Kit Kat Bars (10-12)
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs or Easter M&M’s (Large Bag)
  • Hollow Chocolate Bunny for the Centerpiece (Hollow bunnies will stand up better)

Here’s What to Do:

  1. Make a chocolate cake using two round pans, according to box directions.
  2. Once cool, frost the top of one cake and place the second cake on top of it.  Now cover both the top and sides of the layer cake with frosting (be REALLY generous so all the candy will stick well!)
  3. Break the Kit Kats into individual sticks and completely cover the sides of the cake.
  4. Wrap a pretty ribbon around the cake and tie gently to help hold all the Kit Kats in place.
  5. Place the chocolate bunny on the center of the cake top and surround with Cadbury Mini Eggs.
  6. Enjoy!

Here’s a peek at my daughter Caroline and me making it to get ready for our family this weekend. Hope you enjoy a wonderful Easter, and spend it with a few folks you love!

 

My prayer for you this Easter is that you might know salvation from the One who values you so greatly that He willingly gave His life for you. It truly is the greatest gift we’ll each receive, and allows us freedom and peace. As my son reminds me each Easter morning, “Christ is risen!” He is risen indeed.

 

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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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Free Editable Menu Plan and Grocery List!

 

CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS!!

 

I am sooooooo stinkin’ excited about this!!! Since starting the Dinner’s Done Facebook group (join it free over HERE), we’ve had so many requests for a great editable menu plan and grocery list that we finally put it together for you.

 

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WOOHOOO! 🙂 

With one quick click you can print your own menu plan and shopping list to use before heading to the store, and it's even editable if you'd prefer typing it out each week and printing for a nice tidy list.

 

 

It's lovely. 

 

 

Head on over HERE to download yours ~ so hope you love it as much as I do!

 

 

I LOVE THIS. 🙂 

 

(And by the way, if you're struggling with menu planning, I highly recommend checking out the menu plans from my friend Tiffany at Eat at Home Cooks. Her menu plans are as low as $1.61 per week for 72 slow cooker, whole foods and traditional recipes each month, and they've transformed the way dinner gets done in our home. Go HERE to check them out!)

 

Here's how to get you started with your FREE Editable Menu Plan and Grocery List!

1. FIRST - you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader. Most browsers have the Adobe Acrobat Reader embedded and there is nothing for you to do beyond filling out your menu plan right in your browser. You can also download the PDF Reader right to your computer and save all your meal plans on your desk top to access later in the year (or next week).

**The editable menu plan will not work on your mobile device unless you have the free Acrobat Reader Mobile App. Once you have this installed on your mobile device, you will need to download your menu plan and open it in the mobile app to make it editable on mobile.**

2. EDITING - Once you have your menu plan open in your browser or in Adobe Acrobat Reader, you should see blue boxes as in the photo above. That means your form is READY for your menu plan and grocery list!

You will need to start by putting your cursor in that first blue box and begin entering your menu plan for the week. The form is set up so you can TAB through or you can place your cursor anywhere you see a light blue box.

3. PRINTING - Now that you have your menu plan ready for the week you'll want to print it and take with you to the grocery store (or have it beside you while you're ordering your groceries online ;))!

 

Just select the printer icon as in the image above.

In the selection box that pops up, make sure you have the FIT TO PAGE option checked (to ensure your entire menu plan prints on one page) and hit print!

 

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One Pot Corn Chowder

Oh my goodness.

 

If you need a simple easy recipe to warm you up on a cool night, this one’s for you. 

 

It’s from my friend Tiffany’s Eat at Home Menu Plans (I LOVE THESE!), and was so good that I could have devoured the whole pot.

 

 

(I didn’t, but I considered it.)

 

My husband loved it, 2 of my 3 kids didn’t turn up their nose, so that’s called success in my book. 😉

 

 

If you’re looking for a so-good-and-oh-so-simple recipe for just an easy meal, this one’s for you.

Feeds: 4

Total Cook/Hands on Time: 30-40 Minutes

Instant Pot Hands On Time: 15 Minutes Instant Pot Cook Time: 15 Minutes

  • 1 qt. chicken stock
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 Tbs. flour
  • 2 cups unpeeled, diced potatoes
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1⁄2 bag frozen corn
  • 1 can cream corn
  • salt and pepper

Simmer until hot and season with salt and pepper.

Instant Pot Instructions:

Hit the sauté button. Melt butter than cook onion in the butter until translucent. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the broth until well combined and stir in potatoes and bay leaf. Cover and set to cook for 15 minutes on high pressure. Do a quick pressure release. Stir in half and half and corn and continue to cook on saute setting until heated through. Be careful to not boil the soup. Season with salt and pepper.

Serving Suggestion:  Whole Wheat Rolls, Side Salad

 

Do you need some encouragement to get dinner done? Check out my friend Tiffany’s menu plans over HERE ~ I promise they’ve changed the way dinner gets done in our home! And, be sure to join our free Dinner’s Done Facebook Group for so many more great meal ideas.

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Garlic Pull Apart Bread

 

I shared this recipes a few weeks ago while on Facebook Live, and have received several emails requesting it, so finally took time to share how simple it is!

 

 

All you need is 2 cans of refrigerated biscuits, some butter, Italian seasoning and garlic. Perfect when you’re cleaning out the fridge, and a great way to use extra canned biscuits if you’ve bought a few for slow cooked chicken and dumplings. 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cans of biscuits
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp minced garlic

Instructions

  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees and grease loaf pan.
  2. Melt one stick of butter in a large bowl.
  3. Combine Italian seasoning and minced garlic to the melted butter.
  4. Cut biscuits into quarters and add to the butter mixture.
  5. Stir well so all the biscuits are covered with the butter mixture and pour into loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until brown.  Enjoy!!

 

 

 

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Margaret Ann’s Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Recipe

My sweet friend Margaret Anne was gracious enough to visit this morning, and made quite possibly the best biscuits and gravy I’ve ever eaten to share with you. 

 

good. gravy. 😉


We met at Bible Study earlier this year, and the minute I heard her sweet Southern accent I felt all-of-a-sudden-at-ease in a group of women who were completely new to me.

 

Isn’t it funny how a kind voice can do that?

 

And once we got to talking, I realized she cared about so many things that I just loved too.

 

Margaret Ann’s been a wife, mom, teacher, realtor, culinary school professor, chef . . . and she’s even owned two restaurants in Rome, Georgia.

 

In fact, one of the scenes from the movie Sweet Home Alabama was filmed in her restaurant Magretta Hall. 😉

I knew you would love Margaret Ann too, so I was thrilled when she offered to do a few “cooking classes” with us here on PPP. 

 

Last week in the Dinner’s Done Facebook group she taught us how to make omelets (I learned so much from her!), and today she’s showing us how to make homemade biscuits and gravy.

 

Or as she calls it, ” thickening gravy.”

 

That you can lather with a little butter too. 😉

 

Honestly? They were all just a little heaven sent. 😉

 

The biscuits and gravy were perfection.

 

And if it were up to me, you would come right over to my kitchen and we’d let her serve us up biscuits and gravy all day long.

 

A girl can dream, right? 😉

If you’d like to make biscuits and gravy too, here’s what you’ll need to get started:

 

(Note: I DEFINITELY recommend watching the video to see all of her tips – I had no idea the importance of incorporating the shortening, and she had so many tricks that I’ve never read in a cookbook. Thank you Margaret Ann!)

Margaret Ann’s Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Recipe

*Makes a small batch of about 8 biscuits, but doubles beautifully.

Biscuit Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/3 Cup of Crisco Shortening (or softened butter works too!)
  • 3/4 Cups of Buttermilk (or 3/4 cups of milk mixed with 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice, let sit on the counter for 15 minutes to sour the milk)

 

 

Biscuit Directions:

  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients
  2. Cut the shortening or butter into the dry mix with a pastry cutter (or you can use a couple butter knives if you don’t have a pastry cutter)
  3. Work the dough until there are no chunks of shortening left (watch video for exactly how long to cut the dough)
  4. Add buttermilk, and stir into the mixture with your hand until you have a nice dough
  5. Sprinkle a little flour onto a clean surface and place the dough in the middle
  6. Knead the dough with the palms of your hands (not using fingers) by pushing it down a few times and then folding it in half.  Repeat 4 or 5 times and then pat it into a mound.
  7. Roll out to a thickness of about 3/4″
  8. Tap a cookie or biscuit cutter in flour and cut out the biscuits (Number will vary depending on the size of your cutter)
  9. Place on a greased or sprayed cookie sheet and brush a little melted butter on top
  10. Bake between 400 – 450 for 10-15 minutes.  *Because all ovens are different you’ll want to just check for when they look just right to you!

Gravy Ingredients:

  • 1 Lb of Pork Breakfast Sausage (Jimmy Dean is Margaret Ann’s favorite)
  • 4 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Cup Milk

Gravy Directions:

  1. Cook and crumble the sausage over medium heat (Do NOT drain)
  2. Turn heat down to medium-low
  3. Sprinkle a couple tablespoons of flour over the sausage and stir it in, cooking it for another minute
  4. Add 1/2 Cup of milk and stir around as it begins to thicken up.
  5. To stretch your gravy further or thin it a little, just keep adding more milk until it’s how you like.

 

The best part is that by making them from scratch, you’ll save a bundle, most likely using everything you have right in your pantry. 

I’m hoping I can get her tricks down soon and make a batch for my bunch (but for today, we have just a few biscuits all ready to try for after school snacks.)

Let’s just call it their lucky day. 😉

Let me know how the recipe goes for you, and share any other tips in the comments. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Here are some tools that you may want to pick up if you plan to make biscuits often:

Non-Stick Pastry and Baking Mat

Pastry Cutter and Biscuit Cutters

Rolling Pin

Flour Sifter

Nonstick Cookie Sheet

Wilton 3-Tier Cooling Rack

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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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30 Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

30 Instant Pot Chicken Recipes Round Up

If you have an Instant Pot, then you already know that it can make your life SO much easier ~ I’ve just started using mine but so far I’m in love!

If you don’t own one yet, today only at Target.com you can get the Instant Pot for 25% OFF with code KITCHEN!  You can also currently get a good deal on the IP-LUX60 (New Model) and the IP-DUO60 over on Amazon!

instant pot chicken recipes

Among other things, I love that I can cook meats quickly (even straight from frozen!) that are super flavorful, tender and taste like they cooked all day. One of the most popular meats by far to cook in the Instant Pot is chicken.

Here’s a roundup of 30 awesome instant pot chicken recipes to give you plenty of things to try in your Instant Pot!

 

  1. Pressure cooker salsa chicken burrito– I was born to cook
  2. Instant pot orange chicken– Living Sweet Moments
  3. Instant pot no washing up Mediterranean chicken wings– Recipe This
  4. Instant pot cheesy chicken and pasta– Food N Service
  5. Pressure cooker low-carb buffalo chicken tacos with blue cheese coleslaw– Kalyn’s Kitchen
  6. Green chile chicken stew– Mooshu Jenne
  7. Instant pot chicken tortellini soup-Real Mom Reviews
  8. 3 ingredients crockpot BBQ chicken wings-Intelligent Domestications
  9. Chicken paprika stew– Mooshu Jenne
  10. Instant pot peanut free Thai chicken satay-Recipe This
  11. 10-minute pesto chicken pasta– ABC’s and Garden Peas
  12. Instant pot recipe- Pomegranate Molasses Chicken– Little Family Adventure
  13. Instant pot chicken parmigiana-Food N Service
  14. Asian sesame instant pot chicken– Living Sweet Moments
  15. Pressure cooker chicken breast-Wholesome Yum
  16. Instant pot no washing up chicken tikka bites– Recipe This
  17. Pressure cooker chicken puttanesca– Gluten Free Pressure Cooker
  18. Pressure cooker chicken paprikash recipe– Gluten Free Pressure Cooker
  19. Incredible instant pot ginger garlic drumsticks-Living Sweet Moments
  20. How to cook a whole chicken in your instant pot– Recipe this
  21. Instant pot pulled chicken tacos– Mom N Mom’s
  22. Instant pot double cheese chicken rigatoni bake-Recipe this
  23. The best instant pot chicken noodle soup– Sidewalk Shoes
  24. Chicken enchilada soup in the pressure cooker-Life is Sweeter by Design
  25. Instant pot garlic coconut butter chicken & potatoes– Recipe This
  26. Frozen chicken breasts in an instant pot– Sidewalk Shoes
  27. Instant pot chicken taco bowls-Wonder Mom Wannabe
  28. Instant pot buffalo chicken wings– Mom N Mom’s
  29. Instant pot honey balsamic drumsticks– Living Sweet Moments
  30. Instant pot Cajun chicken pasta– Recipe This

What is an Instant Pot?

An Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker that takes the “scary” factor out of pressure cooking and makes the job of cooking fast and easy!  It speeds up cooking by 2~6 times using up to 70% less energy, and, above all, produces nutritious healthy food in a convenient and consistent fashion.

If you need a support group for getting dinner on the table (especially using our Slow cookers and Instant Pots!) – come by and join our Dinner’s Done Facebook Group ~ so much great wisdom and encouragement there!

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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.

 

20 Day Countertop Cooking Challenge

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Countertop Cooking Challenge Day 18

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy to learn more.

 

 

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

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

motionmailapp.com

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

 

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

 

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

 

That gives me just a ridiculous amount of joy. 🙂 

 

 

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

 

I love that.

Tonight’s Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

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

 

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


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

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

 

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

 

Last Week’s Freezer Meals

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

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

 

Do you have struggle with dinner on the table?

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

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

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

I can help. 

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

I’m not kidding.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Because this matters. 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tonight’s Slow Cooker Meatballs & Spaghetti Sauce

 

The best part?

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

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

 

Tomorrow’s Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

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

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

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

I love that.

Here’s how the pricing breaks down:

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

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

 

Last Week’s Freezer Meals

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 16

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

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

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

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

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

Tonight’s French Dip Sandwiches

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

 

Tomorrow’s Slow Cooker Meatballs & Spaghetti Sauce

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

Last Week’s Freezer Meals

 

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

 

Here’s what to expect this week: 

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

 

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

 

I love that!

 

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

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 15

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

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

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

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

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

 

Freezer Meals Made on Monday

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

Yesterday’s Maple Apple Pork in the Slow Cooker

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

Chicken Philly Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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Countertop Cooking Challenge – Day 14

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

Do you need to get dinner DONE?

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

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

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

 

Freezer Meals Made on Monday

 

Last Night’s Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thank. Heavens. 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake

 

I found this recipe over here.

 

If you have a peanut butter lover at home . . .

 

Roll up your sleeves and get to work. 🙂 

My sweet Caroline found this recipe over on Pinterest and was convinced it was just for her,

and since she doesn’t ask that often for much, I happily obliged.

I’d made this one for her last year (clearly one of my favorites . . . )

But this one (quite literally) takes the cake.

Perfection.

Head on over HERE for directions, and let me know what you think!

 

(Note: the only thing I changed was making this a regular 2 layer cake instead of 4 layers as she suggests in the recipe. Honestly? Four layers would have been considered plain old ridiculous grace at our house, but two layers were a wee bit of heaven!) 🙂 

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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

Looking for more penny pinched recipes? Here you go!

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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? 

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 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? 

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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!

 

20 Day Countertop Cooking Challenge

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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!

 

20 Day Countertop Cooking Challenge

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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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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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4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

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Oh my. 

 

I was so excited to find a 21 Day Fix recipe that also works in Mrs. Potts.

 

WOO-stinkin’-HOOO!

 

(I know, I know, that’s a little too much excitement, but cooking in Mrs. Potts makes me happy, and there aren’t all that many 21 Day Fix recipes that work well in my crockpot!)

 

But this one does. 

 

It’s simple.

 

(Really simple.)

 

And, you can cook up a ton of chicken breast like I did if you like, bake some for dinner tonight, then leave the rest in the slow cooker to cook a wee bit longer and shred it up for nachos.

 

If you’re 21 day fixin’, you can use the meat for Mexican lettuce wraps or taco salad. You’re welcome. 🙂  

Let’s get started. 

 

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Dump your chicken in Mrs. Potts.

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Pour on some taco seasoning (if you’re doing the 21 Day Fix perfectly, pick up low sodium taco seasoning – this is what I had in my pantry, so I decided to work with it!)

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Pour on a jar of salsa.

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Let Mrs. Potts do the cooking for about 2 hours on high. (Don’t let her cook longer than that or the meat will shred up and you won’t be able to bake it.

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Once meat has cooked, transfer to baking dish.

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Top with some shredded cheese.

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Bake for 15 more minutes . . .

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And top with a little extra salsa.

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Perfection!

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4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

PRINT RECIPERecipe adapted from jocooks.

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 1 jar mild salsa (about 2 cups – low sugar salsa is best on 21 Day Fix)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (low sodium taco seasoning is best on 21 Day Fix)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, Mexican blend

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker and pour the salsa to cover them. Cook between 1½ to 2 hours on high, don’t cook longer because it will start to fall apart.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 F degrees.
  3. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray or grease and carefully place the chicken in the dish. Spoon the leftover salsa/sauce (from the slow cooker) over the chicken and sprinkle with the cheese.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until it’s nice and golden brown, and you see the sauce and cheese bubbling.

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Note: I baked all 10 chicken breasts that I had, but only pulled out 4 to bake for dinner. I left the rest in Mrs. Potts to cook for another hour, then shredded it to use for tacos, nachos, and taco salads (I even froze some for a quick dinner in a pinch.) Love that!

21 Day Fix Counts

  • 1 red container
  • 1/2 green container
  • 1 blue container for cheese (use less if you’d rather it count for less!)

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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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