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Pesto Pizza with Feta (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Anything Goes)

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Welcome to Ultimate Recipe Swap. I’m your host, FishMama. This is a weekly roundup of great recipes. I hope that you’ll find all sorts of great goodies to cook up this summer each Thursday. In case you missed it earlier this week, here’s the summer schedule of URS Themes. June 10: Anything Goes June 17: […]

Freezer Cooking with Ground Beef and Turkey (Recipe: Lawnmower Taco)

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Lawnmower Taco is a favorite recipe in our family. It’s a simple yet delicious taco casserole that my family gobbles down. That wasn’t always the case. One young man in his picky phase refused to eat it

Poblano Chile Enchiladas

Poblano Chile Enchiladas

One of my very favorite dinners in the whole wide world is this one. In the early years of our marriage, I discovered a recipe called, “Chile Relleno Enchiladas.” It was very similar to this one, except that it called for red salsa. Red salsa mixed with sour cream looked a little too much like Pepto Bismol. Not really that appetizing. So, as with most recipes, I started tweaking so that we could make a family favorite.

Chicken in Marinades

Chicken in Bags

One of the easiest things that I pull together for freezer cooking is chicken bagged in marinades. Not only is it quick to prepare for freezing, but it’s also a quick meal on the other side of thawing. Just hand the bag of thawed, marinating chicken to my husband to cook on the grill while I make a few sides dishes. And even some side dishes, like mashed potatoes and garlic bread, can be made ahead of time and frozen.

Last night I prepped six meals for the freezer this way. You’ll be amazed at how easy this is!

Meal Planning & a Recipe for Jambalaya Pasta

Jambalaya Pasta

This past week, I saw some great successes with my meal planning and some …. un-successes. FishBaby had been battling some kind of mystery illness that had me on the phone and in doctor waiting rooms quite a bit. After three doctors and two medications, I think we’re on the mend. But, in the midst […]

Homemade Croutons, Shredded Chicken and Recipe for Red Sauce

Freezer Sauce

One of the things that I love about freezer cooking, or once-a-month cooking as it is often called, is that I can make a multitude of homemade convenience items that are less expensive and healthier for us than their storebought counterparts. Don’t get me wrong, storebought has its place, most definitely. But, even before we […]

Greek Egg Casserole (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Egg Dishes)

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This week we’ve been chatting about eggs over at GoodCheapEats as we “build a frugal pantry.” Eggs are an exceptional source of protein that can fit into any budget — especially when you buy them on sale. Watch for sales in the next few weeks. Grocery stores want your Easter holiday business, so many of […]

Making My Own Instant Oatmeal

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Last week I mentioned how I love breakfast in a box. It makes our mornings go so much more smoothly when I serve food that is easy to prepare, easy to clean-up. The kids can actually do it all themselves! Cold cereal and instant oatmeal are the favorites. But, recently they went through one box […]