I Won’t Be Grocery Shopping This Week, Freezer / Pantry Cooking It Is!

pantry cooking

There comes a time in every family’s life when Mom has to dig deep into the pantry, fridge, and freezer to put food on the table. That’s us this week. Normally I do my grocery shopping once a week, however, this week, I won’t be going out. Which means this Mama is pantry cooking for the next week! Pantry cooking doesn’t have to be hard. Too often we look in our freezers, pantries, and fridges and proclaim,

Lentil Soup – My Favorite Fall Crock Pot Soup

Lentil soup. It’s delicious. It’s filling, and it makes the house smell amazing. During the chilly months, I make this soup a couple of times a month- at least. Did I mention it’s also THM friendly? Oh yeah. It’s a solid E, baby! Lentil Soup What you need: 1 bag of lentils 1 can fired roasted diced tomatoes 2 32 oz beef stock 1/2 medium onion, chopped 2 celery stalks chopped 8-10 baby carrots chopped

Homemade Taco Seasoning

  Homemade taco seasoning is super easy to make, AND there’s no MSG! I use it in my Creamy Mexican Chicken, Taco Soup, and lots of other stuff that I throw together when I wait until the last minute to make supper. What you need: 1/2 cup chili powder 1/4 cup onion powder 1/8 cup ground cumin 1 Tablespoon paprika 1 Tablespoon salt What to do: Put it all in a jar and shake it

Freezer Friendly Make Ahead Pancakes

I’m a breakfast kind of girl. I believe in eggs and sausage. Bacon and pao de queijo. Sausage gravy and biscuits. Pancakes. . . I love breakfast. In fact, at least once a week we eat breakfast for supper! I suppose my love of the morning time meal has rubbed off on the kids because nearly every morning they request my make ahead pancakes. These make ahead pancakes are crazy convenient. I keep baggies of

Creamy Mexican Chicken ~ A Crock Pot Meal

There are some dishes that are so simple, so quick, and so cheap to make that I literally keep a list on hand for those supper-induced-panic afternoons. I grab my list, scan my pantry, freezer, and fridge, and inevitably find something delicious and healthy to make for my family. One of our favorite crock pot meals is Creamy Mexican Chicken. It’s crazy simple and super versatile. Check it out . . . Creamy Mexican Chicken