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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Mexican Pulled Beef

Seriously, this IS CRAZY good!! 

I am waiting for "the faja" to return home from work, and we all are just about salivating because of the incredible aroma wafting through the house right now. Poor guy might have to eat dinner by himself tonight!!

We typically make this in the crockpot, but because of the snowstorm we had today, I decided to roast it in the oven using my trusty heritage cast iron dutch oven. I perceived it would help warm us all up when we came back in from shoveling and playing in the snow!

When I use the cast iron cookware my mom and grandmother passed down to me; I envision anything I make in it is creating a legacy of memories for my children. Perhaps one day they too will create a much-anticipated meal for their brood in one of my cast iron collection and think of this snowy day celebrating winter with me?

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Easy and Budget Friendly Menu B,L,D, Snacks + LInks! 2/7-2/13, 2016

Last week I seemed to have a wee-bit of "Spring Fever" and made a tons of Mediterranean meals, this week it seems to be a bit Mexican inspired!

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I don't know how your family responds to Mexican food, but mine are SOO happy when they smell the meal cooking!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Meal Prep: Drinks Version- Coffee Version with TRADE SECRET FLAVOR ENHANCERS!!!

Cold Brew Coffee

A must have in a meal preppers wheelhouse! 

In actuality you are making an infusion of coffee, by steeping it overnight using time versus heat to extract the coffee bean's essence- it's essential oils.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Quick, Easy, Healthy and Budget Family Friendly Meal Plan 1/31-Feb 6, 2016 B,L,D, Snacks +Links!

February always brings hope to me; winter is nearly halfway over, the days are getting a little bit longer and Valentine's Day is around the corner...

Sorry Punxsutawney Phil, I watched the
1934 version of Jack Frost

 when i was kid, AND I KNOW you have a deal 

with him and winter in Northeast Ohio is NEVER 

over before April 24th!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Meal Prep #3: Stocking your freezer and Fridge

Let's do a checklist first! 
  • Comfy shoes on (check)
  • Plan of action ready to go (check)
  • Recipes gathered & you have previously shopped for all ingredients (Check, Check)
  • You have them all laid out on the counter and grouped together according to types
  • Dishwasher &/or strainer is emptied and sink is filled with HOT sudsy water 

(Check, Check, Check & Check!!) 

You are NOW ready to proceed with your plan!