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How I cook a corned Beef-Very Easy! Very GOOD!

 Ok this my friends is my tried and true corned beef recipe. St Patricks Day is coming and we need to get ready for it! Am I right? This method turns out tender and juicy corned beef every time! It never dissapoints. I prefer to use a point cut because it is more marbled with fat and in turn has more flavor. It you are interested in a beautiful slice choose a flat cut. It will still be very good. Its mostly about preference here. Instead of adding a recipe card this time, I will just have a little how to. Its too easy for a full on recipe format. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out in the comments below the post. You will need a  corned beef big enough for your crowd, which is approx 1/2 a pound per person.  2 onions quarted extra pickling spice (found in the spices section of the grocery store and can sometimes be found with the canning supplies) 1. Add the quartered onions to the bottom of your slow cooker 2. Place the corned beef on top of them so the roast isnt

Mini Menu Feb 20-23 2023

  This is just a mini menu to get us through while I make our bigger menu. I hop you enjoy! If you have any questions or are interested an a recipe please feel free to reach out in the comments below.   Have a great weekend!  Lunches 1. Frozen finds 2. soup and crackers 3. sandwiches and chips 4. tuna dip and crackers Dinners 1.Crockpot   Yellow Curry Chicken over Coconut Rice 2. R ed burrito casserole, w lettuce, tomato, and sour cream and homemade guacamole and tortilla chips 3. OUT 4. Broccoli Cheese Soup with Garlic Parmsean Rolls

Our Real Menu for Our Real Family Feb 9-19 2023

LUNCH LIST 1. leftovers 2. tuna salad and crackers 3. Fried egg sandwiches and fruit 4, soup or ramen 5. leftovers 6. PB and J and chips   7. tuna salad and crackers 8. Soup and crackers 9. leftovers 10. frozen pizzas DINNER LIST 1. WW sesame chicken over rice and veggies 2. Frozen pizza easy for the kids date night for mom and dad 3. Bread sticks, spaghetti sauce and cheese sauce with pasta, tomatoes and baby carrots and cucumbers with dipping sauce. Brownies or cookies. Shirley temples or flavored water 4.SUPER BOWL!! Fancy pizza rolls, ranch dip and ruffles, baby carrots and grape tomatoes, pig shots, shrimp and cocktail sauce, spinach and artichoke dip w tortilla chips, crispy wings and frozen cream puffs  5. Taco rice with Doritos and toppings 6. Heart shaped Pizza and salad chocolate chip cookies 7. VALENTINES DAY DINNER crack and peel shrimp, breaded shrimp, crab legs, twice baked potato casserole, cheddar bay biscuits, nutella strawberry pie 8. Leftovers or frozen finds 9. Taqu

Our Real Families Real Menu Jan -Feb 5 2023

This is our upcoming menu. We have a few family gatherings on this one. Please note that a couple of the dishes say weight watchers. I am not following the weight watchers plan currently but I do love their recipes when I am looking for something more healthy. If you are interested in any of these recipes or have any questions feel free to reach out in the comments below this post. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend and  ENJOY YOUR KITCHEN! LUNCHES 1.  fried egg sandwiches and chips 2.  freezer finds 3. jazzed up ramen 4. grilled cheese and soup 5.  hoagies and chips 6.  egg salad sandwiches and chips 7.  soup and crackers 8.  freezer finds 9. s andwiches and chips 10.  leftovers 11.  lemon pepper tilipia and mac and cheese DINNERS 1. OUT 2. Hot pockets (easy for the kids DATE NIGHT!) 3. A pple brats and chips 4.  Italian pork and Amish noodles, green salad and rice crispy treats 5. Homemade chicken bacon ranch pizza, and butter swim bread             sticks with baby carrots

Our Real Families Real Menu Jan 13-22 2023

Hello Friend! Here is our menu for the next 10 days or so. Have a great weekend! If you are interested in any of the recipes or have a comment please feel free to leave it in the comments following the blog post. Enjoy You kitchen! LUNCHES 1 . PB and bacon sandwiches and chips 2.    hot dogs, grape tomatoes or baby carrots and chips 3.  tuna dip and crackers 4.egg salad sandwiches and chips  5. bagels w cream cheese and ham 6.  grilled cheese and soup 7. leftovers 8. ramen 9. mandarin oranges and cottage cheese and muffins DINNERS 1. OUT 2. Homemade Rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes and veggies, rice crispy treats 3. hamburgervegetable soup w cheese and hot rolls 4. teriyaki chicken, fried rice and veggies 5. butter chicken and rice  6. hot dog potatoes boats and veggies 7. hot pockets easy kid dinner 8. chili, corn bread 9. potato bar ding dong cake 10.  frito pie

Our Real Families Menu Dec 15-29th 2022

 Hey there! This is our most recent menu. It is longer than usual just so we can avoid the stores as much as possible until Christmas is over. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these recipes or have questions in the comments. Have a Merry Christmas!  Thursday 15 lunch-tuna dip and oranges dinner-Frito pie Friday 16 lunch-peanut butter and honey sandwiches and chips dinner-tikka marsala easy for kids Saturday 17 lunch-chicken taquitos with chips and guac dinner-Family Christmas party we bring pineapple cheese casserole and cherry cheesecake candy canes Sunday 18 lunch-crab salad sandwiches on french bread  dinner-spaghetti Alfredo bake, maple bacon Brussels sprouts, garlic bread Monday 19 lunch-leftovers dinner-peppered turkey and cranberry sandwiches, chips and baby carrots Tuesday 20 lunch-leftovers dinner-chicken oriental salad and toast Wednesday 21 lunch-cream cheese and ham bagels  dinner-Bethlehem dinner  Thursday 22 lunch-leftovers dinner-clam chowder and hot ro

Our Real Menu for Our Real Family Nov 17-28 2022

  Hey Friend! Here is our new menu! Feel free to reach out if you have any interest in the recipes or have any questions in the comment section below. I am really excited for Thanksgiving this year! All of our kids will be here and that makes my heart happy! What are your Thanksgiving plans? Have a great weekend and enjoy your kitchen! Thursday 17 lunch-fruit and cottage cheese and cinnamon toast dinner-sesame chicken, fried rice and stir fry veggies Friday 18 lunch-tuna dip and crackers dinner-enchilada rice for the kids Saturday 19 lunch-chicken salad sandwiches and stuffed celery dinner-frozen pizza Sunday 20 lunch-hot dogs and chips dinner-bacon blue burgers, waffle fries, olive garden salad and pumpkin sheet cake Monday 21 lunch-freezer find dinner-baked tilipia, skillet potatoes and three bean salad Tuesday 22 lunch-frito pie dinner-Korean beef zuchinni zoodles and butter swim bread sticks Wednesday 23 lunch-leftovers dinner-OUT Thursday 24 THAN

Our Real Menu For Our Real Family Nov 11-20th 2022

  Hello!  This is our menu for the next few days for your viewing pleasure. I hope it might spark some great ideas for your own family. Please feel free to ask about recipes in the comments of anything your are interested in. Have a great weekend and enjoy your kitchen!  Friday 11 lunch-leftovers dinner-enchilada rice for the kids, date for mom and dad Saturday 12 lunch-soup and toast dinner-Original Mac and cheese and broccoli craisin salad Sunday 13 lunch-tuna dip and crackers dinner-tater tot enchilada bake, chips and salsa and caramel puff corn Monday 14 lunch-chicken salad sandwiches and stuffed celery dinner-sesame chicken, fried rice w stir fry veggies Tuesday 15 lunch-hot dogs and chips and bananas dinner-baked tilapia,skillet potatoes, and three bean salad Wednesday 16 lunch-freezer find dinner-Korean Beef zucchini zoodles and butter swim bread sticks Thursday 17 lunch-Frito pie dinner-Greek Cabbage Casserole and hot bread Friday 18 lunch-leftovers dinner-frozen pizza f

Our Real Menu for Our Real Family Nov 3-13

Hello Friend! Here is our familes actual menu for the next few days. I am going to try making it for less days but more often for a time and see how it goes. I am hoping to have less meals to add back to my menu this way. We shall see how it goes. If you are interested in any of these recipes be sure to leave a comment below and I will get them out to you. Have a great weekend and enjoy your kitchen! Thurs Nov 3 lunch-soup and toast dinner-bangers and mash and veggies Friday Nov 4 lunch-tuna dip and crackers dinner-Frozen pizza for the kids Date Night for Parents Saturday Nov 5 lunch-hot pockets and buffalo cauliflower dinner-loaded fries Sunday 6 BIG FHE lunch-bagels with cream cheese and lunch meat dinner-Mississippi roast with carrots and potatoes Monday 7 lunch-leftovers dinner-Caprese Chicken skillet and hot bread Tuesday 8 lunch-cheese toast and pears dinner-Fajita burgers, cafeteria noodles and veggies Wednesday 9 lunch-chicken salad sandwiches and s

Our Real Menu for Our Real Family Oct 20-Nov 3 2022

This was a fun menu to write! We have a party and halloween coming up and that means fun food! If there are any recipes youd like to know about please just comment below the post and I will get it to you or better yet post it here. Thanks so much for being here! Have a wonderful weekend!  Enjoy your kitchen! Thursday 20 lunch-leftovers dinner-Minestone and hot bread Friday 21 lunch-BLTs and chips dinner- tikka marsala (frozen) easy for kids dinner date night for parents Saturday 22 (Family Halloween party!!) lunch-soup and toast dinner-We bring ugly rice, spooky mac and cheese, candy corn parfaits andMimis everything but the kitchen sink cookies Sunday 23 lunch-leftovers dinner-Nanas Sloppy Joes, potato wedges and salad, caramel puff corn Monday 24 lunch-tuna dip and crackers dinner-homemade bacon BBQ pineapple chicken pizza and salad Tuesday 25 lunch-hot pockets and buffalo cauliflower  dinner-Sunday chicken drumsticks, pasta salad and fruit Wednesday 26 lunch-freezer finds dinner-kun

Our Real Menu For Our Real Family Oct 6th-20th 2022

  Hi There! Here is our actual menu that my family is really eating. Aside from unplanned changes which will be why you see several left from the last two weeks. If you have questions or would like to see any recipes please feel free to reach out in the comments!  Have a great weekend and Enjoy your kitchen!  Thursday 6 th lunch-leftovers dinner-Parmesan Crusted Tilapia, mac and cheese, and broccoli Friday 7 lunch-grilled cheese sandwiches, chips dinner-Tikka Marsala Easy Kid Dinner Saturday 8 lunch-BLTs and chips dinner-OUT FOR MATTS BDAY Sunday 9 lunch-soup and toast dinner-fork me chicken, stuffing and veggies, snickerdoodles Monday 10 lunch-burritos and chips and salsa dinner-chicken pot pie and fruit Tuesday 11 lunch-salad dinner-chicken bacon alfredo pizza and salad Wednesday 12 lunch-leftovers dinner-roasted corn and lime tortilla soup and bread sticks Thursday 13 lunch-tuna dip and crackers dinner-popcorn shrimp, creamy rice and veggies

Our Real Menu For Our Real Family Sept 8-22, 2022

Hi! Thanks for being here! This is my families menu for the next few days. It is what we will really be eating or atleast plan to eat from here. For those who read my blog and our last menu, we had a lot of unexpected fun things come up which in turn lead to some delightful eating out etc, so you will see a few repeats on this menu simply because we didnt get around to making a lot of what I had planned which is A-OK with me. Please feel free to ask for any recipes or if you have any questions and if you are so inclined leave me a little message for me so I know youve been by!  Have a great weekend and enjoy your kitchen!  Thursday 8 lunch-leftovers dinner-Spinach Artichoke chicken cauliflower bake, layered green salad, sugar free jello Friday 9 lunch-hoagie sandwiches and chips dinner-Easy kid dinner Date Night for mom and Dad Saturday 10 lunch-hot dogs and soup dinner-chicken and jalapeno popper casserole, corn bread and green beans Sunday 11 lunch-fish sticks and macaroni and cheese

Our Real Menu for Our Real Family Aug 25-Sept 8 2022

 Hello! This is our menu for the next little bit. If you like to see any recipes please let me know in the comments! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your kitchen! Thursday 25 lunch-hot dogs, chips and baby carrots dinner-Italian meatball zoodle soup and bread sticks Friday 26 lunch-grilled cheese sandwiches and peaches dinner-Easy for kids date night for mom and dad Saturday 27 lunch-Bagels and cream cheese w ham and fruit dinner-Homemade English McMuffins, skillet potatoes and fruit Sunday 28 lunch-simple nachos dinner-chicken jalapeno popper casserole, corn bread, veggies and cherry pie bars Monday 29 lunch-tuna dip and crackers dinner-chicken bacon and avocado salad Tuesday 30 lunch-hot dogs and chips and cucumbers dinner-white chicken chili and bread sticks Wednesday 31 lunch-leftovers dinner-jailhouse rice, veggies and s'mores cookies Thursday 1 lunch-loaded baked potatoes dinner-chicken cordon bleu pasta bake and veggies Friday 2 lu

Our Real Menu for our Real Family Aug 11-25

 Hi! Thanks for stopping by! This is my families menu for the next little while. If you are interested in any of these recipes or have any questions be sure to leave a comment and I will get back to you or post it here. Have a wonderful weekend and ENJOY YOUR KITCHEN! Thursday 11 lunch-picnic at the park dinner-Mexican chicken cauliflower rice skillet Friday 12 lunch-ham sandwiches, plums and chips dinner-Kid dinner-Date night for mom and dad Saturday 13 lunch-YOYO dinner-Broccoli cheese Soup and garlic bread Sunday 14 lunch-grilled cheese, baby carrots and chocolate milk dinner-gyro burgers, french fries and homemade vanilla and strawberry ice cream Monday 15 lunch-leftovers dinner-Spring roll salad Tuesday 16 lunch-cheese toast and peaches dinner-homemade cream of tomato soup and cranberry turkey croissant sandwiches Wednesday 17 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! lunch-sandwiches and baby carrots dinner-baked potato bar, Ceasar salad and no bake lemon pie Thurs

Our Real Menu for Our Real Family July 28-Aug 11 2022

  Hey Friend! Thanks for stopping by! This is our real menu for our real family. It is actually exactly what we will be eating for the next few days. If there are recipes you are interested in feel free to reach out in the comments and I will do my best to get it to you or even better yet, post the recipe here. If you are a regular reader you will see that we have quite a bit left from our last menu that we didnt get around to making so they are still here. We decided to do a hot dog roast up one of our canyons to celebrate Pioneer Day! It was fantastic to get away for a few hours and enjoy the kids! Back to school is right around the corner. Are you excited or dreading it? A mix of both maybe? Back to school means back to routine and I do appreciate that for sure! Have a great weekend!  ENJOY YOUR KITCHEN!! Thursday 28 lunch-cheesy chips and salsa dinner-leftovers Friday 29 lunch-fried egg sandwiches and cottage cheese w fruit dinner-easy kid dinner, mom and dad date Saturday

Our Real Menu for Our Real Family July 15-28th 2022

  Hey Friend! Thanks for the visit! This is our real menu for our real family for the next little bit. A lot of these are leftovers from the last menu. My sweetheart had a few days off and we tend to eat out more when he is home so you will see some repeats on this one. We also have Pioneer Day coming up but havent exactly decided what we are doing so this one may have leftover overs too. I love the spontaneity of it all actually! What are on your big plans this week? Doing anything fun? Have a great weekend and  ENJOY your kitchen!  Friday 15 lunch-pizza pockets dinner-easy kid dinner (so mom and dad can date) Saturday 16 lunch-cheesy chips and salsa dinner-Pear Quinoa Chicken salad Sunday 17 lunch-grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup dinner-baked ham, funeral potatoes and broccoli, eclair cake bites Monday 18 lunch-leftovers dinner-crustless broccoli cheddar quiche, baby carrots and ranch dip Tuesday 19 lunch-PB and Bacon sandwiches, chips and nectarines di

Real Menu for Our Real Family July 1-14th

Hey there! Here is our real familes menu for the next little bit. This is the actual food we will be eating. We are very much looking forward to the 4th of July holiday! What do you do for the 4th? We will be having a BBQ and a very small fireworks show with most of the family (Our littles are just right for something small this year.) If you are interested in any of these recipes please feel free to ask! Have a great weekend! Enjoy your kitchen!  Friday 1 lunch-sandwiches and chips dinner-pizza pockets (requested by kids) mom and dad date Saturday 2 lunch-cheesy chips and salsa dinner-biscuits and sausage gravy, skillet potatoes and fruit Sunday 3 lunch-grilled cheese and tomato soup dinner FHE- SLIDERS NIGHT!! we bring Cheeseburger sliders and surprise salad Monday 4th lunch-leftovers dinner-FHE-We provide hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixin's. Fruit pizza and ocean water punch our family brings the rest Tuesday 5th lunch-leftovers dinner-Pear Quinoa Chicken Salad Wednesday

Our Real Menu for Our Real Family June 23-June 30th

Hello Friends! We just got back from a well needed vacation! It was glorious to be with our family and relax our days away. We had a blast! I can not wait until we can do it again. Hopefully soon! This a bridge menu for a week. There are some things that have been on the menu a while and some new things as well. We have a birthday this week also, which is always fun! Our next menu will include what we are doing for  the 4th. Make sure to come back to see that! What do you do on the 4th of July? Id love to hear! Also if there are any recipes you are interested in please reach out! Have a great weekend!  Enjoy your kitchen!  Thursday June 23 lunch-sandwiches and chips dinner-loaded french fries Friday 24 lunch0 chicken salad sandwiches and chips dinner-pizza pockets easy kid dinner date night for mom and dad Saturday 25 lunch-PB and J and apples dinner-GABBYS BDAY PARTY Sunday 26 lunch-cheesy chips and salsa dinner-bacon cheeseburgers, potato salad and corn on the cob, hummingbird cake (

Hearty Mac and Cheese Only $10.24 for the whole pan!

 Hi! This Hearty Mac and Cheese Recipe is easy and frugal AND the kids love it! We all know adding bacon makes everything better! Give this one an try and let me know what you think!

Our Real Familes Real Menu June 3-14 2022

Hey Friend! This is our menu for the next few days. It is cut a little short because we are heading out on a little vacation for the last day of this menu. I may or may not publish what we plan on eating while we are away. I do have access to a full kitchen but am not sure how much cooking we will want to be doing.  Obviously. we wont be eating every meal out. but a litte respit from every single meal being made at home will be nice!  Have a great weekend!  Enjoy you kitchen! Friday 3 lunch-sandwiches and chips dinner-dino nuggets and fries (kids choice date night for mom and dad) Saturday 4 lunch-chicken salad sandwiches and chips and bananas dinner-Not your average sloppy Joes, and tots and snap peas Sunday 5 lunch-PB and J w apples dinner-BIG FHE-we provide smoked turkey and loaded baked potatoes kids bring sides and dessert Monday 6 lunch-cheesy chips and salsa dinner-turkey cranberry sunflower salad w raspberry poppy seed dressing Tuesday 7 lunch-frozen dinne