As we head into the summer months, my beloved slow cooker switches into high gear. See, I try and avoid using the oven if at all possible, so the slow cooker gets a lot of use. We all know you can save money and feed the many by serving garden vegetables. One way I save is by having veggie night once a week. And sometimes
Short and sweet. Biscuits and gravy. Simply filling and positively frugal. (Shown above with turkey bacon, fresh peaches and a little cup full of homemade slow cooker strawberry yogurt). The options and variety for this simple supper are endless. Biscuits and gravy are on our breakfast for supper rotation. Plus, if a child is beside me, making star biscuits turns it into Cooking Fun! Use
Tuesday night was veggie plate night. That meant that we were using up goodness from the garden. And throwing in a box of macaroni and cheese for good measure (to make children smile). Plus some homemade bread. Fruit, other veggies. And store-bought red potatoes. It was delicious! I’ve shared before how we usually have a veggie plate at least one night a week or once
About ten years ago I was diligent about once a month cooking. It’s a wonderful strategy. So, from my cooking past I’m sharing one of our favorites. Chicken packets. The recipe includes cream cheese. My children clap when they find out it is what we are having for supper. All you do is open two rolls of store-bought crescent rolls. Add your cooked chicken from
Keeping it simple around here. The menu on a Monday was as follows: Not-Your-Average Sloppy Joes by Southern Plate Macaroni and Cheese (the boxed variety) Spinach, Strawberry, Guacamole and Sunflower Seed Salad (arthritis friendly!) The ground turkey for the sloppy joes I pulled from the freezer from the last slow cooker batch cooking session. The macaroni and cheese I boiled up out of the box.
When Grandma and Grandpa retired out west a little bit ago, we got a few things from their pantry. One was a loaf of rye bread. So, I tapped my head, “think, think, think” and tried to figure out how I could get these children to eat it. They are very good about eating my homemade bread but I wasn’t sure about rye. So I