Skip to main content

Easy Like Sunday Morning

This new adventure comes with some major changes. Meals with Mom were pretty routine. Our meals had to have a meat, starch, and she loved her dessert.

Well, living alone brings on a new idea of meals. Most of the time, I have to remind myself it is time to eat. Breakfast may be at 9 am and lunch maybe at 2 pm and, well, you get the picture.

And if I had to think about and fix a meal, let us just say there were many meals of scrabbled eggs, quick easy.

My daughter, Angela, shared with me some of her freezer meal blogs, which got me to doing some searches for more information. And yesterday, I spent my first once a month cooking day. There were mini meatloafs, spaghetti sauce, sloppy joes, beef and chicken for tacos and chicken for salads. I also have a little bit of a sweet tooth, so there are oatmeal/raisin cookie dough and chocolate chip cookie dough in the freezer, too! Pop out 3 or 4 cookies, place them on the cookie sheet and in 10 to 12 minutes there are warm cookies ready to eat.

Not all the meals are frozen with all the ingredient. Spaghetti sauce is frozen so I only have to cook the noodles and I have found salting the water brings it to a boil faster and using the timer, 12 minutes cooks the best boxed pasta.

I have chicken and frozen mixed vegetables and frozen chicken broth and frozen biscuits. All I need to make is a little white sauce using the chicken broth, add the chicken and a handful of mixed vegetables and white sauce to a large ramekin top it with a biscuit and pop it in the oven to create a chicken pot pie.

The ideas are endless but your time is not, so here are a few blogs I liked when I was doing my research - oh and did I mention how much I saved, that was the best part.

The Pioneer Woman
The Happy Money Saver
In the Kitchen

Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Calypso and the Split Panel Card

One of my Rockin' heART team members, Darlene Smyly, taught us how to create a Split Panel card at a recent class. It was so much fun!!

Here is a 4 1/4" x 11" top folding White Daisy card. Fold the card from the top in half at 5 1/2", you can score first before you fold.

Place the fold line on the 2" mark on your trimmer and cut. This will leave you with the 2" x 4 1/4" panel for the top of the split panel.

Take the leftover piece, 3 1/2" x 4 1/4", and cut 2" from the 3 1/2" side.  This will leave you with a 2" x 4 1/4" for the  bottom panel.

The remaining 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece may be used for the sentiment piece which will attach the top and bottom panels, which is what I did. I stamped one of the flamingos from the Tickled Pink (C1651) stamp set

I cut a Black cardstock mat for it at 4 1/2" x 1 3/4".

To dress up the card, I cut panels from Calypso (X7210B) pattern paper, my rule of thumb is to cut t…

March is all about Thin Cuts

Do you love thin dies? and coordinating stamp sets? I am in LOVE with all the Close To My Heart Thin Cuts dies! And WOWZERS, they are on sale during the month of March!!


Thin cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25% off! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional cut shapes in no time!

Featured Paper Blog Hop-Beary Christmas

Welcome to our Close To My Heart Featured Paper Collection Blog Hop!

We will be showcasing October's featured Beary Christmas Paper Pack through AWESOME artwork shared by our talented Close to my Heart consultants.

If you are visiting fromBrenda’s blog then you are on the right track, if not or if you would like to start from the beginning, please start at the beginning with our hostess, Carol

Please enjoy my project before heading on toHaley’sblog.






A friend shared her version of a rocker card and I fell in love. A rocker card starts with circles. The base 5 1/2" circle cut from New England Ivy cardstock. A second 5" circle is cut from pattern paper, here I am using the New England Ivy pattern paper. 



The next pieces are the circles creating a place for the sentiment and embellishments. Here I changed it up a little. The original circles would be 3 3/4" cut from White Daisy covered by a 3 1/2" circle cut from the Beary Christmas poinsettia pattern paper. 
My version…