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Butterflied Ritzy Chicken

A serving of chicken is about 3 to 4 ounces but the size of chicken breast now is twice that (or more)!  In order to make those large chicken breasts go further (and cook faster) I butterfly them.  All you need is a sharp knife.  It is really very simple. Basically, you are cutting the […]

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Pantry Challenge – Week 2

I’m participating in Fish Mama’s Pantry Challenge.  We finished up our first week and now were nearing the close of a second week.  I haven’t been to a store at all – we’re snowed in! So, I was forced to cook with what I had on hand.  Good thing I had a packed freezer, fridge, […]

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Smothered Burritos

This meal is FANTASTIC!!!  Here’s why: You can make it in minutes and serve it up quick. You can make it up and place it in the freezer and pop it out when you need a quick meal and it is just as good! Everyone I’ve made it for loves it, even those who aren’t […]

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Menu Plan 9.13.10

I’ve already shared how my menu planning happens around here… I plan a week, sometimes two at a time.  Then, sometimes I switch the days around depending on what happens around here.  So, while I always plan my meals, I don’t always cook them on the days I state here… it is more or less […]

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Menu Plan 9.6.10

It’s been another great week here!  We went on a local excursion today – a picnic at the waterfall.  Be sure to check out my post about packing a great picnic later this week! :: Monday Breakfast: Cranberry Pecan Muffins Lunch: Picnic Lunch Dinner: Butternut Squash Ravioli with Alfredo Sauce and homemade Baguette :: Tuesday […]

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Blue Ribbon Blueberry Muffins

You will NEVER eat a better blue berry muffin than this!  These muffins are so big and delicious and nearly fool proof!  I made them with the help of my 18 month old son!  He stood on the step ladder and poured in all the ingredients and of course had a taste of the flour […]

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Menu Plan 8.30.10

It’s been a great week here!  I’ve been baking and I’ve got lots of yummy things put away in our freezer this week including, cranberry pecan muffins, 2 batches of chicken stock, banana almond butter breakfast bars, and blueberry muffins!  Now we can kick back and relax a few days and spend some time just […]

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Meal Plan 8.23.10

Each week I plan a week’s worth of meals to make life easier and to incorporate things I already have in my freezer and pantry.  I like to use fresh ingredients, so I try to be mindful of how long they will last and when they need to be used up.  Typically I shop every […]

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Real Food Menu Plan 5.24.10

Here’s what I’ve planned for this week: :: Monday Homemade Hamburgers w/ “special sauce” Homemade French Fries Coleslaw Frozen Cherry Lemonade :: Tuesday Chuck Roast in the Crockpot Roast Veggies: Potatoes, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes Sugar Snaps :: Wednesday Spinach Ravioli Alfredo Sauce Baguette :: Thursday Roasted Cod Filets Mashed Potatoes Sauteed Asparagus :: Friday – […]

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