march 2016 menu
Budget-Friendly Menu, Month of Meals, { Menu Plan }

Spring Into Savings with March’s Budget Menu Plan!

Spring into savings with March's Budget Menu Plan!  March's menu includes 31 days of dinners including St. Patrick's Day and Easter dinners for only $239.42! I think I say this almost every month, but I can't believe that it is March already!  March is going to be a bust month for us with my birthday,… Continue reading Spring Into Savings with March’s Budget Menu Plan!

Month of Meals, { Menu Plan }

A Meal Plan To Save You Money On Groceries In The New Year! 31 Days of Dinners for $220 with FREE Printable Grocery List and Recipes | January 2016 Meal Plan

As the new year approaches, I have been reflecting on 2015 and it's ups and downs.  For the most part, 2015 was a great year.  D.J. and I got married, Anthony is doing well and already starting to read and my blog has taken off!  I started sharing monthly menu plans in January of last… Continue reading A Meal Plan To Save You Money On Groceries In The New Year! 31 Days of Dinners for $220 with FREE Printable Grocery List and Recipes | January 2016 Meal Plan

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20 Minute Meals, Appetizers, Kid Approved, Leftovers, Poultry, Preschool, Recipes

These 20-Minute Chicken Enchilada Cups Are Soon To Be Your New Go-To Chicken Enchilada Recipe with Leftover Chicken | 4 Ingredient Mini Chicken Enchilada Recipe

We absolutely love chicken enchiladas.  It's usually the first thing that comes to mind when I want to use my leftover chicken up.  The recipe for the 20 Minute Chicken Enchilada Cups came when I ran out of dishes for Chicken Enchiladas one day at school.  I was trying to think of a fun way… Continue reading These 20-Minute Chicken Enchilada Cups Are Soon To Be Your New Go-To Chicken Enchilada Recipe with Leftover Chicken | 4 Ingredient Mini Chicken Enchilada Recipe

20 Minute Meals, Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches, Kid Approved, Poultry, Preschool, Recipes

Quick, Easy and Delicious – A Kid Favorite That You’ll Love Too! Easy 20-Minute Turkey and Bacon Sloppy Joe’s Recipe with Hidden Vegetables

This is a recipe that came about because I ran out of ground beef one day at school!  As I was getting used to the flow of things at my new school, and how much food the kids actually eat, I didn't actually run out of ground beef, I just didn't have enough ground beef… Continue reading Quick, Easy and Delicious – A Kid Favorite That You’ll Love Too! Easy 20-Minute Turkey and Bacon Sloppy Joe’s Recipe with Hidden Vegetables

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Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches, Dessert, Recipes

The Best and Most Forgiving Banana Bread or Muffin Recipe You’ll Ever Make

Banana bread is one my my favorite things to make.  The recipe is VERY forgiving, and the recipe doubles, triples, even octuples great!  Any extra banana bread freezes well, and reheats wonderfully. I have also included a printable version of this recipe at bottom.  Scroll down, and click on the recipe to download. I like… Continue reading The Best and Most Forgiving Banana Bread or Muffin Recipe You’ll Ever Make

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20 Minute Meals, Basics, Budget Meals, Kid Approved, Leftovers, Pasta, Poultry, Preschool, Recipes

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 in this for an even quicker dinner.  Follow the link… Continue reading Another Easy One Dish Kid-Friendly Dinner Idea Ready In Only 20 Minutes! Easy Kid-Friendly Chicken Pot Pie Pasta Recipe

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Crockpot, Kid Approved, Poultry, Recipes

Celebrate Taco Tuesday The Easy Way! Try These Easy Crockpot Chicken Tacos Tonight!

It's no surprise that we love tacos in our house!  Really, any way we can get them, we like them.  The inspiration for this recipe for Chicken Tacos came after eating street tacos in Denver one night, and quite a few months later, I decided to try and make the tacos we had from a… Continue reading Celebrate Taco Tuesday The Easy Way! Try These Easy Crockpot Chicken Tacos Tonight!

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Beef, Kid Approved, Preschool, Recipes

Never Fail BBQ Meatloaf Recipe with Hidden Vegetables | The BEST and Easiest Meatloaf Recipe You’ll Ever Make!

So, I haven't always had the best experience with meatloaf.  The first time I ever made meatloaf, when was I was 13 - and I really didn't even have to make it, I had to put the meatloaf in the oven, didn't go too well.  I forgot that I needed to cook the meatloaf, and… Continue reading Never Fail BBQ Meatloaf Recipe with Hidden Vegetables | The BEST and Easiest Meatloaf Recipe You’ll Ever Make!

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60 Minute Meals, Kid Approved, Leftovers, Make Ahead Meals / Freezer Meals, Pasta, Poultry, Preschool, Recipes

Leftover Chicken? Try This Easy Kid-Friendly 60-Minute Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

I LOVE this recipe.  It uses leftover chicken, and is ready is less than an hour making it the perfect weeknight dinner solution!  It tastes like chicken pot pie, and chicken noodle soup had a baby, and the baby is this delicious, creamy casserole!   If you don't have any leftover chicken to make this… Continue reading Leftover Chicken? Try This Easy Kid-Friendly 60-Minute Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

30 minute teriyaki chicken and rice or quinoa recipe kid friendly
Kid Approved, Poultry, Preschool, Recipes

30 Minute Meal Idea – Kid-Friendly Teriyaki Chicken and Rice (or Quinoa)

I shared a recipe for teriyaki chicken meatballs back in February, and it inspired me to share a simple, weeknight meal that I make once a month for my kiddos at school, and quite a bit at home as a go-to easy dinner.   I usually like to make my sauces from scratch, but I… Continue reading 30 Minute Meal Idea – Kid-Friendly Teriyaki Chicken and Rice (or Quinoa)