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Friday, August 13, 2010

New Book

My new book, Families on the Go will be out in January! Watch for it on the shelves or on my blog!!! This one is for all the busy familes that need to make eating dinner together a priority and how freezer meals can make that possible!!! This blog will be for everyone to share dinnertime stories and ideas. Thanks for following!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What's for dinner?

This question is usually followed by, "I'm not eating that"! Anyone have that same problem? What's the trick? Thinking about having some sort of reward system for trying new food, and for not whining about it. Nothing worse than making a great new recipe and hearing that!

Here is a great, easy crock-pot recipe that doesn't usually get the "Yucks".

Crock-Pot Honey Mustard Chicken

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 bottle Paul Newmans Honey Mustard Dressing (or your favorite salad dressing, anything works)
1 small bag baby carrots

Combine all ingredients in a crock-pot. Cook low 6 hours. Serve over noodles

Yum! (Now that's what I like to hear!)

How do you deal with the "Yucks"?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Upcoming Events

Coming Soon!

Common Questions

What is a freezer meal group?  A group of people (there are 10 in mine) who, at home, make the designated number of the same meal (10), freeze it, and get together and exchange so they come home with that many (10) different freezer meals to feed their family throughout the month.  This saves time, money, stress and makes it easier to have a nice family dinner together without all the stress of making dinner on busy nights!!!  My group is going on our 7th year!!!

What freezes well?  My biggest question is what freezes well.  You'd be surprised at what you can freeze.  Mostly trial and error is how I learned.  If you don't know if it freezes, make it, freeze it and try it.  Girlfriends on the Go and Families on the Go are here to help with many recipes that are tried and true!!!

How do I start a group?  To get started, make a list of friends, neighbors, relatives, other soccer Moms, etc...  (you'll want to make sure you know they can cook and have healthy kitchen habits!)
Call and explain what you want to do and you'll be surprised, most will be on board.  Have a meeting to set some guidelines and get started!

About Me

On the Go Cookbooks came from my desire to simplify dinnertime in our home!!! I love to craft, play games with my family(anyone have a brick?), and stay on top of life, and freezer meals has helped me do that!!!
I AM!Wife of Dave
Mother of 2 glamour girls and 3 busy boys!
Daughter of parents who taught me the importance of eating dinner together!
Chocolate Lover
Exercise Hater!
Chocolate Hater! (Because of exercise hater)
Musical watcher
Laurel advisor
Half Aussie
Diet Coke Giver Upper (5 months now!)
B.M.W. Driver (Suburban)
Freezer meal maker
Bread Baker
Dessert Taster

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ham Stuffed Manicotti

One word, "WOW"

14 Manicotti shells
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup butter
3 cups cubed ham
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
6 Tbsp butter
6 Tbsp flour
3 cups milk
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Cook manicotti as directed (half the time if freezing). Drain and set aside. Saute onion and garlic in butter. Add ham and cook for a few minutes. Set aside to cool slightly. Stir 1/3 cup parmesan cheese into ham mixture. In saucepan, melt 6 Tbsp butter. Stir in flour and heat until bubbles. Add milk and pepper. Whisk while cooking on medium high heat until thickened. Stir in Swiss and remaining parmesan cheese. Mix 1/4 of the cheese sauce with the ham mixture. Fill manicotti shells with ham mixture. (I like to use a baby spoon). If freezing, see directions below. Otherwise, spread half of the remaining cheese sauce in the bottom of a greased 9X13 pah. Place filled shells in pan and cover with remaining sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Freezing directions: Spread half of the remaining cheese sauce in bottom of a greased disposable pan. Place filled shells in pan and cover with remaining sauce. Cover and freeze.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

This is coming from a computer illiterate person who really wants to share her ideas! Good thing I have a brother that knows his stuff! This new blog will have ideas, tips, recipes and more to help somehow simplify your crazy life. I hope it somehow will find a way into your home!