Friday Favorites: Instant Pot Recipes

This week going back to school after 2 1/2 weeks off has about killed us all!  It has been a little tough getting back into the swing of things- bedtimes and routines, work schedules and carpool lines, we are all worn out!  But here I am, with one more post this week, about the one thing that has saved dinner this week- my new Instant Pot! I was so happy to get an Instant Pot for Christmas this year!  If[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday

Hello Friends!  ONLY FIVE MORE DAYS TIL SUMMERRRRRRRRRR!!  We are seriously in the homestretch now, and even though I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, we have a BIG week.  Two birthdays, a field trip, gifts to make, water days to attend, good gracious…I get the itching to start making a to-do list as I write this.  BUT, if I can just make it through this week…SUMMER!!!!!  And with that, here’s our meal plan for the[Read more]

Homemade Lemonade

Put the Countrytime back on the shelf.  Don’t even look at the jug on the juice aisle.  Lemonade is one of the best parts of the summertime, in my opinion, and NOTHING beats homemade!  And I promise, as is most of the recipes for everything I make, it’s SOOO easy!  And might take 5 minutes longer than scooping out that powdery mix, but again, I promise, it is 100 times better. Homemade Lemonade One bag of lemons (8-9 average-sized lemons), plus one more[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday: Pinterest Recipe Reviews

Happy Monday friends!  First of all, I apologize for my unintentional absence last week!  We are in the end-of-the-school-year homestretch, and I am OVERWHELMED with end of year celebrations, teacher appreciation, etc., etc., etc…times three!!  SO, I was bogged down with about three thousand things, but everytime I sat down to write for the blog…NOTHING.  But, I am BACK! Secondly, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday!  We had a lovely day (the weather was GORGEOUS), and I had[Read more]

Key Lime Pie Pops

Once the weather starts to get warmer, one of our favorite things to do is eat popsicles out on the front porch after dinner.  Now, don’t get me wrong, a good ole Bomb Pop or classic cherry-grape-orange twin pops definitely do the trick, and we get those at the store sometimes too, but why even pay the $3 when you can so easily make your own popsicles with stuff you already have in your fridge and pantry?! When I saw this recipe[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday

Hi Friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy some lovely spring weather like we were! If this is your first time here or you don’t follow along regularly, today is Meal Plan Monday!  We are a busy family, and if there is any chance of getting a decent dinner on the table every night, it means I have to have a plan!  So every Sunday, I have a meal plan and grocery list ready,[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday

Hi Friends!  Back to reality after Spring Break, womp-waaaaahhhh.  But that’s okay, we had a GREAT spring break (will share a post soon!), and I think the kids are actually excited to get back to school and gt back to soccer!  But still, I am anxious for summer to be here!! I had slacked quite a bit in the last few weeks on my meal plans, but we are back on the healthy eating wagon, so I am back to[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday

Happy Monday, friends!  Hope you are having a good start to your week like we are, after a beautiful day yesterday!  After church we had a little picnic lunch outside (Homemade Lemonade!  Chocolate Chip Cookies!), and were able to enjoy the sunshine and spring weather for the afternoon (hope it’s here to stay!).  Anyway, here’s what’s on the menu for our dinners this week! Hibachi Shrimp Supper with Lo Mein and Zucchini and Mushrooms I am so excited to make[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday

Hi friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  It rained here (nothing new, sadly), but we stayed cozy inside, watched football, ate yummy, comforting soup, and watched football!  I am getting back to regular meal planning and thought I’d share my meal plan for the week, getting back to my Meal Plan Monday posts!  Here’s what we’re eating this week: Chicken Yakisoba We love Chinese Food in our family, but sometimes ordering good delivery can end up being reeeeeeeally pricey for our family[Read more]

Apple Tart

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that we went apple picking over the weekend, and amassed quite a bounty of the delicious fruit.  So when we got home, I started looking up recipes and figuring out how I would use all these apples before they went to waste. The first recipe I knew I wanted to try was this Simple Apple Tart from the Pioneer Woman.  I try her recipes over and over, and have yet to be disappointed.[Read more]

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