Time to Hit the Grill

pork kabobsIt’s that time of year that I like to try cook EVERYTHING on the BBQ. But I still try to plan ahead with these meals too. As most of my meat I buy in bulk, I like to separate the meat into serving size portions for the family (ie. family of 4, 4 chicken breasts to a ziplock bag) and add these super tasty marinades) to the bag.


Lasagna with Homemade Speghetti Sauce

lasagna2Looking to stock your freezer for the coming colder months? Try this amazing Lasagna that will be sure to impress your family. The homemade spaghetti sauce does double duty when used on your favorite pasta.

Time Saving Meals

Here’s a quick link to some of my favorite time saving meals:

1. Healthy Eating While at Work
2. Bran Muffins
3. Slow Cooker Chicken
4. Freezer Friendly Meals
5. Rum Glazed Salmon
6. Slow Cooker Ham
7. Baked Cheese Cappelletti
8. Classic Macaroni Salad
9. Brown Sugar Meatloaf
10. Best Ever BBQ Hamburgers
11. Chicken Noodle Soup
12. Double Duty Cookies

Stay tuned, more to come!
What are some of your favorite time saving meals.

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Recycle Your Fruits & Vegetables

green onionsLooking for a way to save a bit of money and time? If you find some fruits or vegetables turning soft on you in the fridge, chop them up, toss them in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer. When you’re preparing a meal that requires these ingredients, you’ll have them all ready to go. You’ll have to test this on your vegetables, not all vegetables freeze nicely. I have used this trick on onions, peppers, beans and many different kinds of berries. If my strawberries are looking a little less then perfect, I just freeze them and use them to make smoothies or for my oatmeal in the morning. This also works for blueberries, peaches, raspberries. Berries are so expensive, I can’t stand to throw out money like that.

I particularly like to do this with green onions. I never seem to be able to use up an entire package of green onions. So I use what I need then I’ll chop up the rest and freeze for another day. Then when I’m making my homemade chicken soup or spinach dip, I already have the onions ready to go and I use what I need.