October 8, 2015

Cheesey Chicken Broccoli Rice Bake

Chicken Broccoli Rice Bake - deliciously freezer friendly

As I look at these pictures, I’m mourning the last of my freezer meals. Gathering with friends (or just taking a few hours by myself) to whip up some freezer meals makes all the difference with my week. When that […]

Crockpot Angel Chicken (Cook Once, Serve Twice)

Angel Hair Chicken made in the crock pot

With basketball season in full gear, the crock pot has been getting an extra workout. It’s always such a challenge to get meals on the table during this time of year because practices and games fall right during the dinner […]

Mom’s Homemade Sloppy Joes

Homemade Sloppy Joes made with Ground Turkey @beautyandbedlam.com

There are just a few choice recipes that when I close my eyes, I’m  transported right back to my childhood kitchen. This Homemade Barbeque is definitely one of them. We know them now as Sloppy Joes, but as a child, […]

Taco Casserole Recipe (Our Kids’ Favorite Family Casserole)

easy taco casserole

This easy Taco Casserole recipe is one of those melt in your mouth goodness recipes that I could make continuously, and my family would never complain. I first shared this recipe a few years ago in my Mexican Freezer Recipes […]

Egg and Cheese Puff: 5 Minute Delight

egg picture

In the past year, I have experimented with dozens of egg recipes, egg casseroles, egg crescents, egg omelets, you get the picture. Eggs are not only a great source of protein, but a budget conscious cook’s dream with endless versatility.  […]

Do You Know What Lurks in Your Freezer? Free Freezer Checklist

freezer inventory snapshot

Come on, let’s fess up, do you know what lurks in your freezer? I don’t, but I am bound and determined to change that over the next month as I slowly but surely, eat through my freezer during my January […]

Kitchen Tip: Cooking Ground Beef in the Crock Pot

cooking ground beef in bulk

Crock Pot Taco Meat – a detailed post over at 10 Minute Dinners Too often that crazy dinner hours rolls around and the “What are we eating? cry echoes through the house. Well, one of the ways I’ve tackled and […]

Cherish the Time – Freezer Cooking update

italian meatloaf

Often, day to day schedules just don’t happen like you plan them, especially with kids. Sometimes, they go exactly how you plan them, but it’s the next few days that go array. A few days ago, I shared about my […]

Freezer Cooking Day – 3 Moms finale

make ahead mashed potatoes_opt

As I come to the close of our 3 Moms, 3 Kitchens, 31 Days experiment of documenting and sharing our cooking adventure along the month of March, I have learned many things. First, if I actually have any intent of […]

Eating from the Pantry, Freezer and Fridge


Many of you joined me in January as I ate from our pantry, freezer and fridge for the Pantry Challenge. We successfully ate for $150 by using what we had on hand. Well, it wasn’t my intent, but the same […]

Freezer Cooking Day Plan


There’s another freezer cook day planned for today and tomorrow, so I am going to benefit from the accountability and jump on in. Since I haven’t had to time to plan out my meals, I am doing a deep freeze clean out.
I’m pulling out chicken, ground beef and veggies, and will have inspiration hit in the next few hours.
I have two pots of beans that I will use for Soup, bags of black beans, and homemade refried beans.

I have my oven filled with potatoes for a baked potato bar at lunch as well as potato skins and some potato soup.

Creative Meal Planning


Welcome to all the Once a Month Mom visitors. If you’re interested in learning more about my Sister Kitchen Club, search and browse my bulk cooking posts. Creative Meal Planning – Part 1 Creative Meal Planning – Part 2

Mexican Style Recipes – freezer meals


Last month, I shared my ONE HOUR meal planning experiment. As a work at home, home schooling mom of five, my days sometimes feel like a never ending roller coaster. Thinking of the “What for dinner?” answer leaves me a […]

Meal Planning – with a twist

how to stock your freezer

The 5:00 o’clock dinner bell gongs, and the dreaded, “What’s for dinner” question haunts us. Do the kids really need to eat again? Seriously? Didn’t I just feed them? When I mention meal planning, most women run for the hills […]

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