You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

You Can’t Meal Plan without Knowing What You Have

Is meal planning on your list of resolutions? If not, it should be. Meal planning saves you time, save you money, and saves your sanity on busy weeknights. It can be tempting to just jump in and pick out 7 recipes for the week, write them down in your planner, and call it a day. Unfortunately if you do it that way you will never be successful. You will go to make one of your meals, realize you are all out of the milk you need to make it, and promptly call the pizza man. You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

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You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

 

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You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Create Your Inventory

 

Step 1

Print out your pantry and freezer inventory.

 

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Step 2

Write down what you have in your pantry and freezer in the itemized areas on the sheets.

Tips:

  • Remember to include your quantities in the square provided when filling out your inventories.
  • I like to write down the number I currently have in the first box then mark it out and update it as ingredients get used. (See picture above for reference.)

Step 3

Decide on some freezer meals that you can make. Prepare those meals and add them to the “meal” section on your freezer inventory sheet.

Tips:

 

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Meal Planning Tips

Now that you know exactly what ingredients and meals you have, you are ready to start meal planning. There are many different ways to do this so I’ll share specifics in another post. For now, I want to share some extra tips that make meal planning easier for my family.

Breakfast and Lunch

Don’t forget about breakfasts and lunches when meal planning. Even if you don’t typically eat these meals at home they will affect your meal plan. For instance, if you don’t pack a lunch to work each day then you will need to make a plan for your leftovers. This can be as easy as planning a leftovers night for one of your dinners. You can also incorporate leftovers into a brand new meal later in the week.

Group Meal Items Together

There is nothing more frustrating than going to make a planned dinner and finding that someone in your family has eaten one of the ingredients. Prevent this by grouping meal items together in a labeled basket in your pantry. For example, if you need rice noodles, coconut milk, and peanuts for Tuesday’s dinner place them all together in a small basket labeled “Tuesday”. Next, simply let your family know that items in the labeled baskets are off-limits for snacking.

Get Creative

Instead of running out to purchase an item you’re missing, get creative. See if something else you have on hand will work as a substitute. Here is a pin with common ingredient substitutes to help you out. Also, don’t forget that most veggies can be swapped for any other with only a small change in flavor. Most proteins can also be switched (or ommitted altogether).  I substitue ground turkey for ground beef all of the time.

Pre-Portion Leftovers

I am a firm believer that the easier you make leftovers to eat the higher the probability that they will. Instead of dumping leftovers into large containers after dinner, pre-portion them into smaller containers. When you or your family members need a quick, single-serving meal these pre-portioned containers can be heated up. This will also make lunches a breeze whether you eat at home or pack them for work.

 

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Now that you have your pantry/freezer inventory you are ready to save money and time with meal planning. Don’t forget to keep updating your inventory as you use items and meals. This will help you save money by keeping items from going to waste as well as keep you from eating out due to convenience. Before you go, tell me, what is the biggest money-waster for your family when it comes to food? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche

Mornings are hectic. Even with careful prep the night before mornings are still rough between wrangling little ones full of energy, getting the oldest ready for school, and making breakfast. Breakfast is my least favorite meal of the day and more mornings than I care to tally my kiddos get cereal. Not because I don’t like breakfast food. I totally love it. It is my least favorite because I do not function well in the morning. That is why easy breakfasts are imperative. I need meals that are fast, easy to make, and yummy. This quick and easy sausage quiche is a great hot breakfast that fits the bill. It takes about 45 minutes to make but because you can freeze it, getting a hot breakfast on the table is easy.

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This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Sausage
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup of Milk
  • ½ Teaspoon Each of Salt and Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Mozzarella
  • Frozen Pie Crust

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350º.

Step 2

Brown your sausage in a small sauce pan.

Step 3

While your sausage is cooking, whisk together your eggs, milk, salt, and butter.

Step 4

Next, mix in your cooked sausage and cheese.

Step 5

Pour the mixture into your pie crust.

Note:

  • If you are making this to freeze for later, do so at this step. See below for more tips.

Step 6

Bake your quiche for 40 minutes.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

How to Freeze

I use the pre-made pie crusts already in tins for this recipe. That makes is easier to freeze without tying up my pie plates. To freeze this recipe, keep your pie crusts frozen until you have finished preparing your filling. After the filling is ready, pull out your pie crust and pour the filling into it. Place it back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to set. Next, pull out your set quiche and place it in a re-sealable freezer bag or a Food Saver pouch. Freeze your quiche for up to 2 weeks in the re-sealable freezer bag and up to 30 days in a Food Saver pouch. When you are ready to cook it, pull out to defrost then bake as in the recipe.

 

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: Eighth of the quiche (1 slice)

Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche

Ingredients


  • 1 Pound Sausage

  • 5 Large Eggs

  • 1/3 Cup of Milk

  • ½ Teaspoon Each of Salt and Pepper

  • ¼ Cup Shredded Mozzarella

  • Frozen Pie Crust

Instructions


  1. Preheat your oven to 350º.

  2. Brown your sausage in a small sauce pan.

  3. While your sausage is cooking, whisk together your eggs, milk, salt, and better.

  4. Next, mix in your cooked sausage and cheese.

  5. Pour the mixture into your pie crust.

  6. Bake your quiche for 40 minutes.
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This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Throw it in the oven when you wake up and let it bake while you and the kiddos get ready for the day. One quiche serves 8 but my family loves it so much that they always go back for seconds. If you are serving a hungry family of more than 4, I recommend make 2 quiches to serve. Want more deliciously easy breakfast ideas? Check out these protein-packed freezer breakfast burritos.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

High Style Holiday Entertaining on a Budget (+ Asiago-Parmesan Fig Crostini Appetizer)

The holidays are a prime entertaining time. You love getting together with friends and family to celebrate this magical season. Unfortunately television advertisements, the magazines you read, and store displays convince you that throwing the ultimate soiree means spending a fortune on fresh décor, fine china, and table linens. All of this is before you even get to the food. Stop chasing an idea of perfection that will land you broke long before Christmas arrives. Here are tips for high style holiday entertaining on a budget including an easy and budget-friendly Asiago-Parmesan Fig Crostini Appetizer!

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Décor

Instead of rushing out to buy new swags and lights, use the décor you already own to decorate. If you don’t have much décor, concentrate the pieces you do have in one area (like the dining room). This will give the appearance of a full and festive party.

Another easy and inexpensive way to beef up your décor is to use Christmas wrapping paper. Wrap the pictures on your walls to look like presents. You can also wrap your food tables and even your doors to easily coordinate all of you entertaining décor elements.

Choose a Neutral Tablecloth

Create an upscale dining table with a gorgeous fabric tablecloth. The trick is to choose one that is a solid color such as green or white that can be used for multiple holidays throughout the year. Personalize the theme of your table with place settings and centerpieces. By choosing a tablecloth that can be used year-round it makes this a splurge worth investing in.

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Buy Disposable

When hosting a large holiday gathering the cleanup us a nightmare. Make it easier this year by purchasing disposable serving ware and utensils. These no longer have to mean a cheap-looking gathering with paper plates and napkins. You can buy plastic utensils and serving trays that look like silver as well as gorgeous plates in every color and style you can imagine. Take it a step further by getting plastic wine and champagne glasses that only look like crystal. Finally, no more worrying about kids breaking glasses or being forced to compromise your style.

Rock Your Food

The most memorable part of holiday entertaining is the food. If your guests don’t like it, or worse, have not gotten enough to eat they won’t be focused on the awesome memories being made. Don’t let your high style décor go to waste by underwhelming guests with food. Make sure that you have more than enough to eat and drink to keep guests happy all night.

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Appetizers are a must whether you’re serving a full meal or not. Luckily, this doesn’t have to be hard. Before you reach for that bag of chips to unceremoniously dump in a bowl, make this decadent Asiago-Parmesan Fig Crostini appetizer. With the help of Stella Cheeses creating a high style appetizer is easy and budget-friendly.

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Ingredients

 

Step 1

Cut 28 small circles out of your French loaf using a metal cookie or fondant cutter.

Tip:

If you don’t have one of these cutters, a regular medicine cup will work also. This is what I used and they turned out fantastic!

Step 2

Place 1/3 cup of butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute or until melted.

Step 3

Pre-heat your oven to 350º.

Step 4

Brush melted butter on butter on both sides of your bread circles and place on a non-stick baking sheet.

Step 5

Bake bread at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Thinly slice 28 squares of Stella Asiago cheese roughly the size of your circles.

Step 7

Place toasted bread circles on spoon rests and stack a square of cheese on each circle.

Step 8

Place a dried fig on top of each stack and drizzle with honey.

Step 9

Grate a small amount of Stella Parmesan over each honey-drizzled fig.

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect mix of savory and sweet. This year wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! #ad #StellaCheeses #QualitySince1923

These delicious Asiago-Parmesan fig crostini appetizers are a perfect marriage of savory and sweet. The presentation is effortless and instantly bumps up the style of your appetizer table. This year you can wow your guests with high style holiday entertaining on a budget! What are your favorite budget-friendly entertaining tips? Let me know in the comments! Next, check out the amazing contest Stella is having for your chance to win a $5000 trip to Napa Valley, CA wine country!

Asiago-Parmesan Fig Crostini Appetizer

Asiago-Parmesan Fig Crostini Appetizer

Ingredients


  • Sliced French Loaf

  • Stella Aged Asiago and Parmesan Cheeses

  • 1/3 Cup of Butter or Margarine

  • Dried Whole Figs

  • 1 tbs. Honey

Instructions


  1. Cut 28 small circles out of your French loaf using a metal cookie or fondant cutter.

  2. Place 1/3 cup of butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute or until melted.

  3. Pre-heat your oven to 350º.

  4. Brush melted butter on butter on both sides of your bread circles and place on a non-stick baking sheet.

  5. Bake bread at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

  6. Thinly slice 28 squares of Stella aged asiago cheese roughly the size of your circles.

  7. Place toasted bread circles on spoon rests and stack a square of cheese on each circle.

  8. Place a dried fig on top of each stack and drizzle with honey.

  9. Grate a small amount of Stella parmesan over each honey-drizzled fig.
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There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

Freezer Pinto Beans with Ham Recipe

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe. In fact, I have been making this recipe for so many years that I didn’t even realize how long it took to make until making it for you. Don’t let that scare you away from making it, though. The hands-on time is minimal and it makes 2 whole meals you can freeze for later. Oh, and did I mention that it’s delicious?! Make it and find out for yourself.

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Ingredients

  • 1 32 oz Bag of Dry Pinto Beans
  • 2 Sticks of Margarine (1 cup)
  • 1 Leftover Ham Bone (With some meat still on it)
  • Water (12+ Cups)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Step 1

Place your beans into a large pot and cover with water.

Step 2

Boil the beans for 1 hour. Add more water as needed to keep the beans covered the entire hour.

Step 3

Drain you beans in a strainer and pull out any bad ones (these are the ones that are still hard or discolored ones). Transfer your strained beans to a bowl and set off to the side.

Step 4

Put your ham bone into your pot and cover with water.

Step 5

Boil the ham bone in water for 30 minutes. Again, add water as needed to keep the bone covered during cooking.

Step 6

Next, move your ham bone to the strainer with tongs (don’t pour out your water).

Step 7

Add your beans to the ham bone water.

Step 8

Bring your beans to a boil again. Boil them for an additional 2 hours. Remember to add more water as needed and stir occasionally.

Tip:

  • I recommend setting a timer for every 20-30 minutes to remind you to check on them and give your pot a stir.

Step 9

While your beans are boiling, remove the remaining pieces of ham from the bone. Throw out your bone when done.

Step 10

Cut the ham into small pieces and toss into the bowl your beans rested in.

Step 11

Turn down the heat to low on the beans and add your ham, margarine, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir to incorporate all of the ingredients.

Step 12

Continue simmering, stirring occasionally, until everything has thickened.

 

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

This makes a large amount of beans. If you are serving to your family for dinner, divide the batch in two and freeze half for a later meal. To freeze both meals, allow the beans and ham to cool to room temperature and add each half to a separate gallon freezer bags. Freeze for up to 30 days (longer if using a vacuum seal system like a FoodSaver). Our family love to have sweet cornbread with our beans. Make this easy on yourself by mixing up a box of Jiffy Muffins according to instructions. Next, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar to the mix. Note: don’t add more than this because adding too much will result in hard, cornbread chips instead of moist deliciousness.

You can’t beat the price of this meal. Even adding the cornbread still brings it to $3 per meal! For our family that works out to 60¢ per person. Talk about a frugal meal to add to your monthly meal plan! Get more awesome meal ideas like healthy freezer-friendly chicken nuggets or easy bacon and broccoli alfredo on our recipes page.

There are recipes that are staples for your family. You know the ones. They are the recipes you don’t even look at anymore. You make the meals on autopilot. One of those meals for our family is this freezer pinto beans with ham recipe.

Freezer Pinto Beans with Ham Recipe

Freezer Pinto Beans with Ham Recipe

Ingredients


  • 1 32 oz Bag of Dry Pinto Beans

  • 2 Sticks of Margarine (1 cup)

  • 1 Leftover Ham Bone (With some meat still on it)

  • Water (12+ Cups)

  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions


  1. Place your beans into a large pot and cover with water.

  2. Boil the beans for 1 hour. Add more water as needed to keep the beans covered the entire hour.

  3. Drain you beans in a strainer and pull out any bad ones (these are the ones that are still hard or discolored ones). Transfer your strained beans to a bowl and set off to the side.

  4. Put your ham bone into your pot and cover with water.

  5. Boil the ham bone in water for 30 minutes. Again, add water as needed to keep the bone covered during cooking.

  6. Next, move your ham bone to the strainer with tongs (don’t pour out your water).

  7. Add your beans to the ham bone water.

  8. Bring your beans to a boil again. Boil them for an additional 2 hours. Remember to add more water as needed and stir occasionally.

  9. While your beans are boiling, remove the remaining pieces of ham from the bone. Throw out your bone when done.

  10. Cut the ham into small pieces and toss into the bowl your beans rested in.

  11. Turn down the heat to low on the beans and add your ham, margarine, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir to incorporate all of the ingredients.

  12. Continue simmering, stirring occasionally, until everything has thickened.
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Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Low Calorie Whipped Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving dinner staple. The calories that come along with it are less enticing. What if you could enjoy all of that spicy, pumpkin flavor without all of the unwanted calories? Don’t limit your options to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie. A traditional pumpkin pie has about 2,414 calories. This lightened version only has 1,215 and you can make it ahead of your festivities and freeze it! It’s the epitome of light and easy.

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Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Before we get to the recipe I have a confession to make. I don’t actually like traditional pumpkin pie. Don’t get me wrong, the flavors are amazing! It’s the texture that I can’t stand. The texture is not as stiff as flan but it’s not smooth like pudding. It is some weird hybrid that doesn’t feel right to my palate. Most years I choose to scrape the pumpkin part off of the pie and just eat the flavor-soaked pie crust alone. This year, I’m changing that by making my own delicious version of pumpkin pie with all of the flavor and none of the drawbacks.

 

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Low-Calorie Whipped Pumpkin Pie

Crust Ingredients

  • 1 Sleeve of Graham Crackers (9 whole crackers)
  • 1 Stick of Margarine (1/2 cup)

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Step 2

Melt your stick of butter in a small mixing bowl in 30 second increments in the microwave.

Step 3

While your butter is melting, put your graham crackers into a re-sealable bag and crush them into crumbs using your hand (or a meat tenderizer if you’re feeling frustrated).

Step 4

Add your graham cracker crumbs to the mixing bowl of melted butter. Stir until well-combined.

Step 5

Spray a glass pie plate with non-stick cooking spray and press your graham cracker mixture into it forming a pie crust.

Step 6

Bake for 10 minutes.

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Pie Filling Ingredients

Step 1

Combine all of the ingredients above in a mixing bowl until well-incorporated.

Step 2

Cover the bowl and set it in the fridge until your crust has cooled to room temperature.

Step 3

Add the filling to your room temperature graham cracker crust and smooth into place with a rubber spatula.

To Freeze: Cover your glass pie plate with a lid (or foil if yours doesn’t have a lid) and place in the freezer. Pull out and defrost at least an hour prior to serving.

 

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

Don’t limit your options this Thanksgiving to blowing your health goals or skipping the pie. Instead, make this low calorie whipped pumpkin pie.

This pie is seriously yummy! My family has already gone nuts on this one so I guess I’ll be making a second one for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s more like a fluffy pumpkin mousse than that heavy traditional pie which I love but the kiddos loved the flavor even though they also love traditional pumpkin pie. No matter what your preference, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser this Thanksgiving. Now I want to know: What are you pie preferences for the holidays? Do you skip the desserts table at Thanksgiving or do you anxiously await getting your hands on all of those decadent treats? Let me know in the comments!

Ingredients

Instructions

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When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

18 Wicked Drinks and Savory Treats

No Halloween gathering is complete without food and drink.  When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. You want your food to be just as awesome as you party. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are the perfect addition. Find the perfect alcoholic or non-alcoholic party punch to fit your tastes. Then serve up some spook-tacular bites with these creepy treats that are sure to wow!

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

 

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Wicked Drinks

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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How cool are these blood clot shots from A Worthey Read? Delicious toasted marshmallows give this drink its creepy appeal!

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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This non-alcoholic party punch from Our Family World is perfect to serve kiddos. They’ll love sipping from a drink that looks at them.

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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Another great drink for kids is these bloodshot Halloween drinks from Finding Zest! These interactive drinks will make your mini-monsters feel like superstars.

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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Apple cider is delicious on its own but your teens will love if you take it to the next level with these Apple Cider Mocktails from My Teen Guide!

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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Pump up the pumpkin vibe with this adults-only Pumpkin Spice Fizz from April Golightly. You can’t go wrong when prosecco is involved. Yum!

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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 This family-friendly Cranberry Orange Spiced Cider from A Proverbs31 Wife is delicious and easy. The best part of this recipe is that you make it in the Crock-Pot!

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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The Crimson Martini from Grey is the New Black is perfect for a fancy soiree. Make your guests feel even cooler than Bond with these easy to make cocktails.

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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This purple-y Black Spider Party Punch from Finding Zest is another great family punch. The addition of frozen blueberries helps keep your punch cool throughout the party.

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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Don’t feel like mixing up your party drinks? Serve pre-bottled drinks and top them with these ghost tags from Val Event Gal. She uses them to top mini-bottles of wine but you could easily make them family-friendly by using mini-bottles of pop instead.

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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Drink your dessert with these Vampire Milkshake Shots from Frog Prince Paperie. Don’t let the look full you. These are 100% alcohol free so you can serve them to everyone.

Savory Treats

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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These spooky Halloween appetizers from Woods of Bell Trees are super easy to make yet easily up your party fare.

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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Jalapeno poppers are a staple party appetizer but these mummy ones from The Lucky Pear up the ante. Who wouldn’t want to nibble on these tasty little spooks?

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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If you are looking for a lighter meal to serve then this Chicken Boo-dle soup from Morgan Manages Mommyhood fits the bill. It is healthy and delicious with a dash of Halloween flair.

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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I don’t know about your family but mine loves pizza. They’d eat it every day if I would let them. Treat your family and party guests with this fun mummy pizza from The Joys of Boys.

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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Don’t forget to treat your guest to some pumpkin fun. These roasted pumpkin seeds from Tabler Party of Two are a great treat to serve alongside chips and pretzels.

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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If you are throwing a family-friendly affair then be sure to serve up some of these Babybel cheese monsters from SheSaved. They are perfect for little hands to grab and go.

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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Another great savory appetizer from SheSaved are these spooky deviled egg spiders. They are just as creepy as they are delicious.

 

When you’re looking to throw the ultimate spooky fete you can’t serve just any old bag of chips. These 18 wicked drinks and savory treats are perfect!

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Last but certainly not least is this easy pumpkin cheese-ball from Crafts a la Mode. Cheese-balls are always an easy and crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Now that you have the perfect party fare to serve your guests, which ones will you choose? Don’t forget to round out your party with these wickedly easy DIY Halloween invitations and sweet DIY pumpkin banner! The DIY Halloween fun continues on Friday. See you then!

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Unfortunately life sometimes catches you with your freezer meal pants down. When that happens, this easy bacon and broccoli Alfredo is the next best thing.

Easy Bacon and Broccoli Alfredo

Being a mom doesn’t come with sick days. When you are feeling under the weather you can let the housework slide and the errands go. Of course, that means more on your to-do list once you’re back on your feet. One task you can’t let slide is feeding your family. (Well, you can but the law frowns upon that kind of thing.) Freezer meals like these homemade chicken nuggets and pot pie minis make dinner easier. This goes double for when you’re sick. Unfortunately life sometimes catches you with your freezer meal pants down. When that happens, this easy bacon and broccoli Alfredo is the next best thing.

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Unfortunately life sometimes catches you with your freezer meal pants down. When that happens, this easy bacon and broccoli Alfredo is the next best thing.

Last Saturday I went shopping for tons of groceries. I was so on my game and these groceries will last us until October save for items such as milk and eggs. How is that possible? They will last that long because each and every item is a part of a specific meal. Most of these babies will be Crockpot and freezer meals and Monday was supposed to be my day for batch cooking. Then, “Wham!” I got slammed with some annoying virus that isn’t severe enough to warrant a trip to the doctor but bad enough that every ounce of energy I have is gone. Now, I have freezers full of unprepared food and no energy to do anything with it.

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Every mom who has gotten sick at the worst opportune time understands where I’m coming from. Just cutting up fruit (since it is perishable) to make chips drained me. My poor family has been living on leftovers while I suck on saltines. The leftovers are dwindling and I’m still not feeling great so I’m whipping up this easy bacon and broccoli Alfredo. It comes together fast and it’s healthier than ordering pizza. The best part is that my kids love it!

 

Unfortunately life sometimes catches you with your freezer meal pants down. When that happens, this easy bacon and broccoli Alfredo is the next best thing.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Rotini Pasta (about half a box)
  • Progresso Recipe Starters: Alfredo (or you can get a recipe for the homemade version at the end)
  • Real Bacon Crumbles
  • 12 oz. Bag of Steamable Broccoli

Step 1

In a large pot, cook your pasta according to package directions. Once it is done, strain it and set to the side.

Step 2

Pour your sauce into the same large pot and heat over medium heat. Stir your sauce occasionally.

Step 3

While your sauce is heating, microwave your broccoli according to package directions.

Step 4

Once your broccoli is finished, strain it. Next, add it and your package of bacon crumbles to the sauce. Stir well and remove from heat.

Step 5

Add your pasta to the sauce mixture and toss until coated.

Optional:

Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh tomato slices.

 

Unfortunately life sometimes catches you with your freezer meal pants down. When that happens, this easy bacon and broccoli Alfredo is the next best thing.

Unfortunately life sometimes catches you with your freezer meal pants down. When that happens, this easy bacon and broccoli Alfredo is the next best thing.

Unfortunately life sometimes catches you with your freezer meal pants down. When that happens, this easy bacon and broccoli Alfredo is the next best thing.

Unfortunately life sometimes catches you with your freezer meal pants down. When that happens, this easy bacon and broccoli Alfredo is the next best thing.

See? I told you it was super easy. Don’t forget to check out these freezer-friendly breakfast burritos for fast meals on busy mornings before you go. You can also find the recipe for homemade Alfredo sauce. It can be frozen to make this recipe just as easy for you in the future. (You simply heat the sauce at a lower heat until defrosted and then continue with the recipe as listed.)

Easy Bacon and Broccoli Alfredo

Easy Bacon and Broccoli Alfredo

Ingredients


  • 8 oz. Rotini Pasta (about half a box)

  • Progresso Recipe Starters: Alfredo (or you can get a recipe for the homemade version at the end)

  • Real Bacon Crumbles

  • 12 oz. Bag of Steamable Broccoli

Instructions


  1. In a large pot, cook your pasta according to package directions. Once it is done, strain it and set to the side.

  2. Pour your sauce into the same large pot and heat over medium heat. Stir your sauce occasionally.

  3. While your sauce is heating, microwave your broccoli according to package directions.

  4. Once your broccoli is finished, strain it. Next, add it and your package of bacon crumbles to the sauce. Stir well and remove from heat.

  5. Add your pasta to the sauce mixture and toss until coated.

  6. Optional: Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh tomato slices.
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These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

Spicy Pomegranate Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Barbeques are a staple of the summer. There is seriously nothing better than getting together with family and friends in your backyard on a sunny summer day. The kids burn off energy running around playing, the men drink beer by the grill, and you laugh with your girlfriends on the deck. It is simply perfect. That is why I absolutely love these spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers. They are easy to make and are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Amazing!

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these spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

I am crazy excited to serve these at a cookout we’re having in July. See, something kind of magical is happening: all of our close friends are finally going to be on the same schedule! 8 kids, 6 moves, and multiple shift changes later and we are all going to have weekends off and none of my girlfriends will be pregnant! (Not that we don’t love babies but let’s be fair, summer and pregnancy aren’t the most fun.) That makes this upcoming BBQ extra special to me. I can’t wait to have all of our families together relaxing and enjoying the sunshine, company, and these delicious skewers! Frankly, putting food on a stick automatically makes it tastier and more fun.

 

these spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

these spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

 

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So, let’s get on to making these babies.

Ingredients

** Recipe makes about 15 skewers

Step 1

Soak your wooden skewers in water. This will keep them from burning on the grill.

Step 2

While your skewers are soaking, prepare your food for the skewers. Cube your chicken breasts and it using a whole pineapple, cut it into pieces as well.

Step 3

Remove your skewers from the water. Begin adding your chicken and pineapple to them starting with the chicken. Alternate between placing pieces of chicken and pineapple until you have filled your skewer.

Note:

  • Ours held about 4 pieces of chicken and 3 pieces of pineapple on each skewer.

Step 4

Place finished skewers in a single layer on a large cookie sheet.

Step 5

Pour some Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce over your skewers and use a brush to coat.

Tip:

  • This sauce can be very spicy so you may want to use sparingly if serving to kids.

Step 6

Grill skewers for 10-15 minutes per side over medium heat.

 

These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

Step 7

These are great served with a salad of mixed greens topped with blackberries and raspberry vinaigrette.

 

These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

These spicy pomegranate pineapple chicken skewers are like a delicious summertime explosion in your mouth. Easy to make and absolutely amazing!

This meal absolutely screams summer. It is perfect for a BBQ or for an easy summer dinner when simply don’t feel like slaving in a hot kitchen. The part is you get a ton of flavor easily just from the delicious sauce. Finish your cookout off with these delicious and healthy frozen raspberry pops! What are your favorite summertime recipes? Let me know in the comments (links are totally encouraged)!

Spicy Pomegranate Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 15 Skewers

Serving Size: 2-3 Skewers

Spicy Pomegranate Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Ingredients


  • 3 lbs. Chicken Breasts

  • ½ Pineapple (or a container of already chunked pineapple)

  • Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce

Instructions


  1. Soak your wooden skewers in water. This will keep them from burning on the grill.

  2. While your skewers are soaking, prepare your food for the skewers. Cube your chicken breasts and it using a whole pineapple, cut it into pieces as well.

  3. Remove your skewers from the water. Begin adding your chicken and pineapple to them starting with the chicken. Alternate between placing pieces of chicken and pineapple until you have filled your skewer.

  4. Place finished skewers in a single layer on a large cookie sheet.

  5. Pour some Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce over your skewers and use a brush to coat.

  6. Grill skewers for 10-15 minutes per side over medium heat.

  7. These are great served with a salad of mixed greens topped with blackberries and raspberry vinaigrette.
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Here is a cool treat that you won't feel guilty about eating! These ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops are the perfect sweet-tooth indulgence.

Healthy Raspberry Pops

It’s no secret that grandparents love spoiling their grandchildren. You may even look at your parents sometimes and think, “Where was this when I was a kid?” However, some of their indulgences may be ruining your waistline. For example, in our house, the grandparents are always sending treats and candies home with us for the kids. It is a super sweet gesture that is greatly appreciated by the kiddos. On the other hand, I regulate how many sweets our kids get so hubs usually eats a good chunk of the sweets sent home. Grandma recently sent a box of push-pops home with us and, of course, the kids loved them! These were the top request whenever allowed to have a treat or dessert. With summer coming up I wanted to come up with a cool treat that I wouldn’t feel guilty about letting them have (or about indulging in myself) so I came up with these ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops. These seriously take 2 ingredients, freeze, and you’re done!

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Here is a cool treat that you won't feel guilty about eating! These ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops are the perfect sweet-tooth indulgence.

Also, you don’t have to have any fancy appliances to do this.  I don’t own an electric mixer of any kind (this is not true anymore since I received a KitchenAid stand mixer for Christmas! Yay!) or a food processor.  I do have ice pop molds, but you don’t even have to have those.  You can use paper cups, ice cube trays, or whatever you have handy.  Don’t let a lack of modern conveniences keep you from making this delicious treat.

 

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Here is a cool treat that you won't feel guilty about eating! These ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops are the perfect sweet-tooth indulgence.

Ingredients

  • 2 Pints of Raspberries
  • 16 oz. Lite Strawberry Yogurt

Step 1

Blend all of the raspberries in your blender until liquefied. I used the smoothie setting on mine.

Note:

  • If you don’t have a blender you can totally mash up the raspberries by hand using a ladle and a bowl. You won’t get as smooth of a consistency but the pops will still be super tasty!

Step 2

Add your yogurt to the blender and continue to pulse until well mixed.

Note:

  • Again, if you don’t have a blender, no worries! Simply mix well in a bowl using a wooden spoon.

 

Here is a cool treat that you won't feel guilty about eating! These ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops are the perfect sweet-tooth indulgence.

Step 3

Pour into ice pop molds and freeze overnight.

Tip:

  • If you’d like to sweeten these up more, add 1 cup of sugar during step 2.  I didn’t and the kids still loved them but they do have a slightly more tart taste because of the raspberries. Also, keep in mind that adding sugar diminishes how healthy the pops are.

 

Here is a cool treat that you won't feel guilty about eating! These ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops are the perfect sweet-tooth indulgence.

Here is a cool treat that you won't feel guilty about eating! These ridiculously easy healthy raspberry pops are the perfect sweet-tooth indulgence.

Recipe Makes

Roughly 10 pops depending on the size of your molds. If using small paper cups for this recipe you will have more.

Now you have a delicious and healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth without blowing your calories. You can also let kiddos indulge. This is so much healthier than anything you get off the ice cream truck! (Although, those sno-cones are super yummy!) Feel free to mix up the flavors too! Use different fruits and yogurts to make some custom flavors your family will love. You could even have a taste competition to see who invents the best pops! Looking for more guilt-free recipes? Try these Lemon-Dill Cucumber Chips!

 

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These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

Freezer-Friendly Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are like the ultimate kids food. It’s as though they are born with this innate love for them. Can you blame them? Chicken nuggets are delicious! Unfortunately, most of the ones you get at a restaurant or buy in the frozen section of the grocery store aren’t very healthy for you. Instead of cutting them out of your meals altogether, keep the delicious convenience food in your arsenal of quick meals by making your own. These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

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 These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

 

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Ingredients

 

 These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking pans with foil and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2

Cut up chicken breasts into roughly 1 inch pieces.  (Don’t worry if they aren’t exact.)

 

 These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

Step 3

In a separate bowl from your beaten eggs, combine panko bread crumbs and seasonings.

 

 These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

Step 4

Dip each piece of chicken in your eggs (allowing excess to run off) and then roll in bread crumb mixture.  Repeat a second time and place on prepared baking sheet.

**The extra coat is what makes them extra crispy!

 

 These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

Step 5

Once one pan is full of nuggets, bake for 20 minutes.

Step 6

Continue steps 4 and 5 until all of your nuggets are cooked.

This recipe makes roughly 75 nuggets depending on how evenly your pieces are cut.

To freeze, place in a large Ziploc freezer bag and store.  They can be reheated in the microwave or (to retain their crispness) reheat in the oven at 300 degrees for 10 minutes or until warmed throughout.

 

 These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

 These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

 These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

 These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

 These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

 These freezer-friendly chicken nuggets are extra crispy and way healthier than what you’ll get in a drive-thru.

When you make these freezer-friendly chicken nuggets you don’t have to sacrifice convenience for healthy food. You can have both! They will last at least a month properly stored in the freezer and get lunch on the table in minutes. Once you are comfortable making these you can start playing around with the flavors. Add a dry barbeque rub to the breading mix or create some heat by adding Cajun spices. Get creative and find your family’s favorite flavors!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.