Tag Archives: Make Ahead

How I Prep Lunches Ahead (Subtitle: Why I Sometimes Don’t Eat Lunch – Part 1)

Wow.  I started this one so long ago, I’m not totally sure what I was going to write about. You know how there are all those studies about kids taking too much time off in the summer and losing the … Continue reading

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Chopped Chicken Cobb Salad in a Mason Jar

This recipe makes 4 large salads, perfect for lunch or dinner!  They will keep in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days. Dressing: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 TB olive oil 1 tsp honey 1 tsp Dijon mustard Salads: 1 … Continue reading

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Make Ahead and Freeze Black Bean and Cheese Burritos

When things get really busy, and I haven’t prepped and planned enough, one of my on the go favorite foods is Amy’s Burritos.  While these aren’t the worst choice I could make, they obviously are pretty processed and full of … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan – January 23 through 29, 2017

Breakfasts: Pico and Spinach Egg Muffins  Lunches: I made this big pot of Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili to use as lunches.   I stored single servings in microwave safe bowls for quick reheating at lunch time. Dinners: Monday – Grilled Caribbean … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

I went on the hunt for a recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup, but since I am awful at following recipes, this is only inspired by the Pioneer Woman’s recipe.  Everyone ate this – even all 3 of the kids!  And it … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili

I came up with this recipe from the pantry, knowing I needed something that I could reheat easily for lunches all week.  It’s good alone, or over rice.  I like to add some diced avocado and fresh pico de gallo … Continue reading

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Potato and Cauliflower Soup

I am not going to lie or spread my delusions with you am going to be honest with you about this recipe.  It’s tasty.  Delicious even.  But I am not going to tell you you won’t miss the potatoes or that it … Continue reading

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Soy Ginger Pork Roast (Crock Pot/Slow Cooker)

In my little family of 5, we all have opinions about food.  Who doesn’t?  My middle child, the younger boy, usually has the opinion that anything I make for dinner is disgusting and inedible most of my cooking sucks is not to … Continue reading

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Put a little ranch (dip, dressing) on….

Let’s be honest, there’s not much that can’t be improved by the addition of ranch dressing or dip, right?  And anything that can’t be, probably needs peanut butter or chocolate again, but that’s a subject for another day.  My kids I … Continue reading

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Make Ahead Breakfasts

If your house is anything like mine, mornings are a well-oiled machine, children are beautifully dressed, with backpacks packed and ready to go, and you all have plenty of time to sit down for a breakfast you lovingly prepared that … Continue reading

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