Continuing our theme of weeknight meals that are budget and time friendly for the crazy holiday season, I’d like to share this versatile and delicious pasta dish. The ingredients are a combination of common dollar store grocery finds and the kind of leftovers you’d find in our fridge at any given time. That’s the “surprise”:… Continue reading Dollar Store Dinners: Spaghetti Surprise with Creamy Tomato Sauce
The holiday season can be a real time-suck AND budget wrecker… a fact that becomes especially apparent when planning daily meals and grocery shopping lists for a hungry family. That being said, I’m going to be sharing a few of our favorite EASY weeknight meals, the majority of ingredients for which can be purchased at… Continue reading Dollar Store Dinner: Pizza Bread!
Thanks to the blessing and curse that is Pinterest, I recently stumbled across Cupcakes and Kale Chip‘s recipe for Slow-Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken Sandwiches. It sounded incredibly delicious… and incredibly convenient since I had chicken breast and a pack of burger buns in the freezer. What really sealed the deal was the 10-pack of… Continue reading Slow Cooker Indigeny Hard Cider Pulled Chicken
This dish is a staple in my husband’s family and Ryan taught it to me when we moved into our first apartment. I punched it up a little by adding caramelized onions and serving them on French rolls but (thanks to the local dollar store) these sandwiches are unique, affordable, easy to make and extremely… Continue reading Green Chile Roasted Chicken Sandwiches With Caramelized Onions
I’ve been experimenting with freezer meals lately. Well, more like experimenting with filling the freezer with meals so I can have an evening off on occasion. This process has involved revisiting, converting and updating a few of my old go-to recipes… including this one! And it’s still a family favorite. I’ve made it with homemade… Continue reading Easy Chicken And Biscuits Pot Pie
This recipe is an oldie but a goody. I don’t know what it is about cold weather that makes me crave cheesy food but Homemade Chicken Mac & Cheese always hits the spot. It’s easy, cheap (especially if you get WIC checks) filling… and emotionally fulfilling! Lol!! I made a big batch for dinner last… Continue reading Homemade Chicken Mac and Cheese
If you’re anything like me, come early January you have a freezer full of turkey or ham that’s leftover from the holidays. I’ve actually got both this year, with an emphasis on turkey thanks to my Roasted Turkey vs. Slow Cooker Turkey experiment! …Not to mention 20 cups of homemade turkey broth (made from boiling… Continue reading Italian Chicken Casserole