Budget Meals

Start Your Mornings Right With This Quick and Easy 10-Minute Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Recipe

Start Your Mornings Right With This Quick and Easy 10-Minute Homemade Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Recipe

Start your mornings off right, and stay full until lunch with a warm bowl of Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal topped with a little more brown sugar and some pure maple syrup! Oatmeal has always been one of my favorites, I even have it as a […]

Another Easy One Dish Kid-Friendly Dinner Idea Ready In Only 20 Minutes!  Easy Kid-Friendly Chicken Pot Pie Pasta Recipe

Another Easy One Dish Kid-Friendly Dinner Idea Ready In Only 20 Minutes! Easy Kid-Friendly Chicken Pot Pie Pasta Recipe

This recipe was inspired from two other recipes, creamy chicken and broccoli pasta and chicken noodle casserole. It tastes just like chicken pot pie, but without all the hassle of making pie dough!  Use up any leftover chicken you have in the fridge, like we did […]

Looking For A Week Night Meal Solution Your Kids Will Actually Eat?  Try This Easy 20 Minute Meatball Sub Recipe

Looking For A Week Night Meal Solution Your Kids Will Actually Eat? Try This Easy 20 Minute Meatball Sub Recipe

Who doesn’t love meatballs and melty cheese?  Even the pickiest eaters at my school, devour these easy meatball subs.  Anthony actually asked for these for breakfast, so I heated up some leftover meatballs and started assembling. These meatballs subs really couldn’t be easier, and are […]

Make Taco Night A Success With These Easy 20-Minute Ground Beef Tacos | 20-Minute Tacos with Hidden Vegetables Recipe

Make Taco Night A Success With These Easy 20-Minute Ground Beef Tacos | 20-Minute Tacos with Hidden Vegetables Recipe

Lately, Anthony has been on a taco kick!  He has been asking me for “crunch tacos” every night, and has even learned to spell the word taco to increase his chances of getting tacos for dinner.  Anthony, like most kids, likes ground beef in a […]

20-Minute Kid-Friendly Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Recipe

20-Minute Kid-Friendly Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Recipe

I love quick and easy meals.  Pasta is a staple in our house, but we don’t always want spaghetti sauce every time we have pasta, and that is how this recipe was born.  I looked in my fridge, freezer and pantry, and scooped out the […]

Cooking With Kids – Quick & Easy 15 Minute English Muffin Pizza Recipe

Cooking With Kids – Quick & Easy 15 Minute English Muffin Pizza Recipe

Do you remember your Mom making these for you as a kid?  I do!  Mom always had very kid-friendly recipes because Dad is really just a big kid.  English Muffin Pizzas were a time when I could create my own masterpiece pizza, and Mom would […]

Easy 20 Minute Sloppy Joes with Hidden Veggies Recipe

Easy 20 Minute Sloppy Joes with Hidden Veggies Recipe

Sloppy Joes are a meal that I had very frequently as a kid since it is one of my Dads favorites and it was ready in only 20 minutes.  As I grew up, making sloppy joes wasn’t something I made very often because I had […]

Banana Flax Granola Recipe

Banana Flax Granola Recipe

This granola tastes and smells just like banana bread.  If you want to fill your entire house with the intoxicating scent of banana bread, then do yourself a favor and make this granola.  We have granola with organic yogurt once a week at my school, […]

20 Minute Chorizo Tacos

20 Minute Chorizo Tacos

When we first moved to Colorado, D.J. and I couldn’t get enough chorizo.  We bought chorizo at the grocery store, added chorizo to our breakfast burritos, bought whatever had chorizo in it at the taco truck… there was really not enough chorizo in our lives, […]

Alphabet Vegetable Soup Recipe

Alphabet Vegetable Soup Recipe

Alphabet Vegetable Soup is a favorite among kids and parents alike.  This soup is loaded with vegetables and is a perfect kid-friendly recipe for Meatless Mondays.   I forgot to take a picture of the ingredients before I started to cook, but the vegetables that […]

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters – Week One |  Quick & Easy Turkey Tacos Recipe

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters – Week One | Quick & Easy Turkey Tacos Recipe

If you’ve been following Mom’s Bistro for a while, you know I am extremely passionate about fighting hunger in America.  I’m really excited to share with you that tonight, I will be volunteering as a Chef Instructor for a Cooking Matters for Families class over […]

Easy Kid-Friendly Mini Corn Dog Bites

Easy Kid-Friendly Mini Corn Dog Bites

These are these easiest corn dogs you will ever make!  The perfect recipe for kids, these corn dogs make great game-day appetizers or a quick dinner.  All you need to make these mini corn dog bites is a simple cornmeal batter, some hot dogs and […]

A Month of Meals On A Budget | 31 Days of Dinners for $180 | January 2015 Menu Plan with FREE Printable Grocery List and Recipes

A Month of Meals On A Budget | 31 Days of Dinners for $180 | January 2015 Menu Plan with FREE Printable Grocery List and Recipes

The new year always brings resolutions, and changes.  For 2015, I have decided to create and share a monthly no-repeat dinner meal plan with a printable grocery list.  The menu plans are designed with busy families in mind.  

Christmas Dinner For 8 For $51.69 Using Walmart Grocery To Go | How To Plan Christmas Dinner On A Budget | FREE Meal Planning Printables and Easy Christmas Dinner Recipes | Mom’s Bistro #ChristmasMadeEasy #WalmartGrocery

Christmas Dinner For 8 For $51.69 Using Walmart Grocery To Go | How To Plan Christmas Dinner On A Budget | FREE Meal Planning Printables and Easy Christmas Dinner Recipes | Mom’s Bistro #ChristmasMadeEasy #WalmartGrocery

For a more recent Christmas menu, click here. I’m sure by now that planning for Christmas is already on your mind.  You’ve probably ordered your Christmas cards, made your gift list, put up the tree and have started planning for guests.  It seems like with […]

Food Stamp Challenge 2014 – #SNAPChallenge

Food Stamp Challenge 2014 – #SNAPChallenge

September is Hunger Action Month.  Like I do every year, myself, and my hubby Dr. Dale Zagiba along with our son, Anthony are participating in the Food Stamp (SNAP) Challenge to raise awareness for hunger in our community.  It is a part of our month […]

Go Orange For Hunger!  Budget Friendly Menu Plans Included.

Go Orange For Hunger! Budget Friendly Menu Plans Included.

If you’re sitting in your pajamas, or even still laying in bed trying to figure out what to wear today, #GoOrange.  Don’t worry, you’re still reading an email from me, Lindsie (Mom’s Bistro), not some fashion blog – although, I am quite stylish (yeah right!)! […]