Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Food can be a struggle

If you're like me, finding a menu that isn't repetative each week is a struggle sometimes. 

With practices/games/church/PTO meetings/4H meetings/etc. to work around, sometimes finding a healthy meal and a QUICK preparation is difficult.  I'm also trying hard to work in fruits and vegetables that are in season, or from my freezer.

So, I just wanted to let you know...I hear you moms!  I feel your pain!

Here are some tried and true things I've made that are pretty good.  Some take a little longer to prepare, so sometimes I mix them up and put them in the fridge the night before to bake the next day.

Tator Tot Casserole (recipe found here)

When I whipped this one up, my kids told me it looked a little like dog food, but they both had seconds.  It's good.  It's comfort food.  What more could you ask for?

Chicken Alfredo Bake (recipe here)  If this link doesn't work, click on my Pinterest button on the sidebar and go to my Yumminess board.
This is good.  Although it has ALOT of ingredients.  It's pretty much a glorified homemade white macaroni and cheese with chicken.  It is good, though.

Baked Zucchini (recipe here)
These are simple, and delicious.  I was pleasantly surprised at how good they were.  Especially when dipped in a little ranch dressing.  I'm always looking for recipes for the zucchini I have that seems to multiply in my garden.

Indoor Smores (recipe here)
This is just one recipe for these.  Another is on the side of the Golden Grahams box.  My kids love these as a special treat.  They ROCK!

These are some things I haven't had the time to try, but would like to.

Buffalo Chicken Roll-ups (recipe here)  If you can't connect here, click on my Pinterest button on the sidebar and go to my yumminess board.
Baked Asparagus (no recipe...season with olive oil, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.  Bake at 350 for 10-15 min.)

Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate (recipe here)
I love strawberries, (already have them in the garden...), dig lemonade, so why not mix it.  You could freeze this and have the yumminess all winter. 

Hope this gives you all a little inspiration.  Goodness knows I need some each week. 
Send me some of yours if you have some good ones.


  1. I joined a menu planning site for just this reason! I figured hubby was getting tired of my same old things week after week and I needed to shake things up. I'm pinning several of these recipes. Looks delish!

  2. I'm going to pin several of these recipes too! I'm really enjoying your blog. Thanks for visiting mine and following.


  3. that concentrate looks so delicious! I hope I can remember it by the time strawberry season comes!! (the sooner the better)


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