Category Archives: Cooking

Friday Food Round-Up!

I meant to write more this week and then it all went poof! But if we’re being honest, it doesn’t matter and we all survived.


I wrote and posted the recipes for Pizza Braid and Easy Slow Cooker Yellow Coconut Curry Chicken.

I also sort of decided that I didn’t want to cook this week and we needed to get some food out of our freezer anyway.

Things we ate from the freezer: Chicken Noodle Soup, Crockpot Red Beans and Rice, Slow Cooker Lasagna Tortellini Soup, Cheesy Turkey Mac, Corn Cheddar and Scallion Strata.

I made Easy Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Chili and corn muffins for a friend.

And we did eat a dinner I made. Once.

Thursday – Sheet Pan Chicken Sausages with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Wilted Spinach.

This garlic chicken sausage actually moved with us, from freezer to freezer to freezer, from the townhouse. So it was time to use it up!


Friday Food Round-Up!

This week, more cooking on the stove! And a lot of leftovers that meant generally less cooking overall. While I was doing our meal planning for next week I realized we had just a ton of food in the freezer so my goal is to use some of that up!

Saturday – Spicy Chicken and Chips from Farmhouse Rules, Salad

This meal was a competition for Least Photogenic Plate.

Sunday – Sausage Pasta Casserole from Farmhouse Rules, Salad

This meal gave us two nights worth of dinners (shoutout for not cooking!) and a pair of lunches. Worth it.

Tuesday – Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja, Steamed Rice

Another Crockpot “dump” meal straight from the freezer!

Wednesday – Baked Potatoes with Chili, Salad

My sister-in-law joined us for dinner. I pulled the chili out of the freezer and poof!

Thursday – Slow Cooker Yellow Coconut Curry Chicken, Steamed Rice, Wilted Spinach

I failed at snapping this. Marcus ate it for dinner Thursday night, I am having it tonight. It will feed us both on Saturday.

Recipe for the chicken: ~2 lbs of chicken breasts, one can of coconut milk, one bottle of Trader Joe’s Yellow Curry Sauce. Cook on low in your crockpot for 6-8 hours. Shred chicken. Serve over rice.

Miscellaneous – Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

I had two bananas that needed to be used and some eggs to get out of my fridge.

Friday Food Round-Up!

This week, We enjoyed the wonders of frozen meals, froze a few more single-serve meals, and I threw out all of our romaine on Thursday because apparently there is some sort of insane E. Coli outbreak. Now we own spinach.

Saturday – Egg Bake, Pigs in a Blanket, Kringle, Fruit

Mom actioned this brunch and it was so pretty I just HAD to include it. It was also tasty. Surprise. Please note the pigs in a blanket. Not a food I grew up with, a food my mom started making when I was 29.

Sunday – Pizza Braid

I had thought this recipe was already written up for the blog but it wasn’t so that is my project for the coming weeks. This one is easy and a winner!

Monday – Stuffed Cabbage without the Roll from Farmhouse Rules

This is me, actually cooking on my stove.

Tuesday – Slow Cooker Turkey, White Bean, and Pumpkin Chili from Skinny Taste Fast and Slow, Salad, Northern Cornbread from The Joy of Cooking

The corn muffins were a last minute add and I am glad I made them because I froze four for later and four went with our dinner later in the week!

Wednesday – Garden Pie, Salad

Freezer meal for the win!

Thursday – Green Chile Potato Soup, Salad, Northern Cornbread from The Joy of Cooking

We haven’t made this in FOREVER.

Friday Food Round-Up

Christmas weekend struck and it was so feast-y. I made some Buffalo Chicken Dip for the celebration with our extended family. On Tuesday we were supposed to eat dinner at home, but then it turned into family dinner. So, I put the Skinny Taste channa masala into the crockpot so we could eat some for lunch and freeze some meals as well.

Saturday – Creamy Potato Soup, Salad, Challah

Was the soup from a packet mix from ALDI? Yes.

Sunday – Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread

We couldn’t fondue this year because Glitter doesn’t really have a bedtime so we had Christmas lasagna instead.

Monday – Scrambled Eggs, Hash Brows, Bacon, Bread Pudding

The best part of Christmas is breakfast. Also this bread pudding recipe is literally the greatest thing.

Tuesday – Steak, Crab, Baked Potatoes, Salad

Dad had to cut my meat because I was holding Glitter while I ate.

Wednesday – Spaghetti with Meatballs, Salad

Adam and Whitney came to play with the kids and they brought salad, I actioned a simple work night, weeknight meal.

Thursday – Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumpling Soup from Skinny Taste Fast and Slow, Salad

I have never made chicken and dumplings before so here I am, trying new things! Plus it was DELICIOUS and I got to freeze a few servings. Would make again!

Friday Food Round-Up!

This was my first week back at work and it is a new routine but we still managed to cook and eat food! I made some brownies for Marcus’ work potluck. I made Megan’s Easy Egg Nog Bundt Cake for my own.

Friday – Squash Soup, Sweet and Sour Turkey Tenders, Roasted Broccoli, Latkes

Sue made a beautiful Hanukkah dinner for us.

Saturday – Chef Salad

I actually made myself a salad for lunch so I wanted to share.

Sunday – Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and White Bean Soup with Escarole from Skinny Taste Fast and Slow,Challah

Marcus liked this soup (hey I did too!) so I made it again!

Monday -Tuna Melts, Salad

I took the tuna melt recipe from Cravings and changed it up a bit.

Tuesday – Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken, Steamed Broccoli, Steamed Rice

This meal fed us and allowed me to use up a bottle of teriyaki sauce living in my fridge.

Wednesday – Baked Potatoes with Chili, Salad

This was a pretty easy weeknight/work night dinner.

Thursday – French Onion Soup/Chili, Salad

Sue made us some French Onion Soup that I froze in September. Marcus ate that and I had the leftover chili. We both had salad.

Friday Food Round-Up!

I had a total crockpot fail this week (God clearly did not want us eating lentils!) so I made some Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Soup to make sure it still worked (it does) and to give us some freezer meals/lunches. Otherwise, we cooked/ate a lot of food and It Was Good and I go back to work next week and you guys I really don’t know what we are going to eat so YOLO.

Friday – Crockpot Salsa Chicken Tacos, Cilantro Lime Rice, Black Beans


Sunday – Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup from Skinny Taste Fast and Slow

I still love this soup.

Monday – Simple, Perfect Chili from The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread from Cravings

We had Marcus’ high school friends and their kids over to watch the Christmas light show in our neighborhood. We had chili and cornbread for the adults and then chicken nuggets and tater tots for the kids.

Tuesday – Cheese Pizza with Turkey Pepperoni, Salad

This freezer pizza saved us from our failure of a crockpot meal for dinner. Amen.

Miscellaneous – Ranch Pretzels

There is a reason I have never made these in my own home before. They are addictive.

Friday Food Round-Up!

I am kind of a fan of the cook a few times, live off the land-method.

Friday – Chicken Noodle Soup, Salad, Challah

My mother-in-law brought us chicken soup in August, which I promptly froze. I dressed it up with vegetables and noodles. THANK YOU SUE.

Monday – Sesame Chicken Noodles from Cravings, Steamed Broccoli

I actually cooked using the stove.

Tuesday – Tater Tot Hot Dish, Salad

Denise brought this over during the food poisoning incident and I threw it in the freezer. It blessed us this week. THANK YOU.

Miscellaneous – Easy Eggnog Bundt Cake

I made this for a playdate we didn’t get to host. 😦 But it was tasty! For icing mix 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/4 t cinnamon, a dash of vanilla and whisk in egg nog until it reaches your desired consistency. Shout out to Jeanne for that one.