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Menu Plan Monday. 20 Slow Cooker Meals for under $150.00 at Aldi. A few weeks ago we launched an Aldi Meal Plan where you could make 20 meals for under $150.00. The response was amazing and within a day, I was already getting emails begging for a second plan! I am SO excited to provide another Aldi meal plan for you, this time you will make 20 meals at Aldi for $150 and every one of them are Slow Cooker Meals and can be prepped ahead of time! My “touch each ingredient once” system for putting meals together has gotten RAVE reviews.

I spent hours deconstructing each recipe to create 5 charts designed to make preparation as easy as possible. It is HOT during the summer and we don’t really want to use the oven, SO we use our slow cooker a lot! Keep in mind that prices vary per store, so yours may be a little bit higher or lower depending on the item. We priced it out, did our shopping and came in spending $147.63! If you used it on my original dump meal plan, you know just how much time this saves! Color, spiral bound hard copy of the meal plan! One Month of Slow Cooking - Mom Advice. I have always been a big fan of using my slow cooker. I became a bigger fan, however, after the birth of my second child. I no longer had the luxury of spending lots of time prepping ingredients or flipping through the cookbooks to come up with our dinner. I honestly had no idea how I was going to get dinner on the table at a decent time or when we were going to sit down and eat it.

That is when I remembered the beauty of owning a slow cooker. I believe that the slow cooker can be every mother’s best friend. In honor of this kitchen gadget, I have put together a month’s worth of meals using your slow cooker. I am also now utilizing a new software program that allows me to provide the nutritional information on each dish for you. I hope that you can discover just how wonderful this kitchen tool is and that this menu plan will provide some new ideas for you. So dust off your slow cooker and let’s get cooking! 54 Crockpot Freezer Meals - Recipes & Shopping List.

Making Sauerkraut At Home In 3 Easy Steps | Nourishing Plot. With billions of probiotics in each bite, sauerkraut is being ranked as one of the highest forms of probiotics you can eat, including out-ranking over the counter probiotic pills. It’s also one the easiest things to make in your kitchen where literally the chopping of the cabbage is what takes the most time. Click here to read more on the benefits of home brewed sauerkraut. {This post may contain affiliate links which pay for this site}. First: take a medium to large organic head of cabbage and chop it up as fine as you like it.

Chop the whole head of cabbage this way. Second: add 2 tablespoons mineral salt and stir. Third: pack the cabbage into mason jars packing it tightly so that there are no air pockets. Without oxygen. Take note, if any cabbage rises up over the top of the water brine it is fine. Since this is an anaerobic recipe it is important to leave the jar with the lid on, do not open it to see how it’s doing. 1 medium to large head of organic cabbage Share. Old Fashioned Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe. Overnight, No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal. Don't miss my follow-up post to this one with8 MORE REFRIGERATOR OATMEAL FLAVORSplus FAQs and more tipsCLICK HERE This easy, no-cook "summer porridge" has make-ahead convenience and is packed with nutrition to get your day off to a healthy start.

Make it in individual mason jars for a perfect serving size and an easy grab-and-go breakfast straight from the fridge (it's eaten cold). Take it along to work or anywhere. Great to serve on a breakfast or brunch buffet. High in protein, calcium & fiber; low in fat & sugar. Apparently this kind of cold yogurt & oatmeal mixture has been around for awhile. I don't know where I've been, because I'd never heard of it until I saw a recipe on Pinterest by Christie at

I played around with some different flavor combos, and created single portion recipes that will fit in a half-pint mason jar. Ch-ch-ch-CHIA seeds. Sources: Dr. In addition to chia seeds, this refrigerator oatmeal has protein- & calcium-packed yogurt and fiber-rich oats. Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe : Alton Brown. Directions For the dough: in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg yolks, whole egg, sugar, butter, and buttermilk. Add approximately 2 cups of the flour along with the yeast and salt; whisk until moistened and combined.

Remove the whisk attachment and replace with a dough hook. Add all but 3/4 cup of the remaining flour and knead on low speed for 5 minutes. Check the consistency of the dough, add more flour if necessary; the dough should feel soft and moist but not sticky. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Butter a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish. Remove the rolls from the refrigerator and place in an oven that is turned off. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

When the oven is ready, place the rolls on the middle rack and bake until golden brown, or until the internal temperature reaches 190 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, approximately 30 minutes. Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2006. 25 Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes. I have been making an effort to prepare delicious meals for my busy family. We have been having the kids help make dinner for the past several months.

They each have a certain night of the week that they are responsible for. They help decide what we are making and then are responsible for doing most of the dinner preparation. I am always right there with them to help and guide them and make sure they are safe and use prepare the food cleanly. So…I have spent some time looking for great, easy recipes that they can choose from to help us find some Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes that we love. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 30 Minute Chicken Pot Pie in a Skillet 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 30 Minute Stove Top Lasagna 22. 23. 24. 25.

Green Chile Enchilada Recipe. Creamy Spinach and Cheese Green Chile Enchiladas Creamy Spinach and Cheese Green Chile Enchiladas-we love these creamy and cheesy vegetarian enchiladas. They are simple to make and freeze beautifully! Before we had Maxwell, we made a few freezer meals so we would have something good to eat on the days when we were too tired to cook. I am so glad we did because the days of being too tired to cook is pretty much every day. Life has been a little hectic at our house! Last week, I opened the fridge to try and find something to fix for dinner, but it was slim pickens. Thank goodness for freezer meals! Enchiladas are one of our favorite meals. The enchiladas are loaded with cheese! If you are looking for a tasty dinner idea, make our Creamy Spinach and Cheese Green Chile Enchiladas.

We did make a few other freezer meals before we had the baby and we will be sharing those soon! Disclosure-this post is in partnership with Old El Paso, but our opinions are our own. 25 Delicious Christmas Breakfast Ideas. 25 easy and creative Christmas breakfast ideas to make your family’s Christmas morning special, memorable and delicious!

One of my very favourite things about Christmas is our family breakfast which takes place here at our house on Christmas morning. My parents are always with us, and often my aunt and my brother and sister-in-law are here too. There’s just something so special about sitting down with my entire family, and enjoying a traditional holiday breakfast together after a fun morning of celebrating and gift-opening. I love being surrounded by family in the kitchen when everyone’s mulling around, waiting for the feast to begin. I’m always on the look-out for easy dishes that I can prepare ahead of time so I’m not in the kitchen while everyone else is unwrapping gifts around the tree, so anything that can be prepped ahead of time, and just popped in the oven on Christmas morning is a bonus!

I also love to have a dish or two that’s made especially with the kids in mind. Mmmmm. Holiday Breakfast and Brunch Ideas - The Foodie Affair. Nothing is more relaxing than enjoying a stress-free meal with family or guests. These delicious savory and sweet Holiday Breakfast and Brunch Ideas are sure to be enjoyed by all! Christmas is just around the corner my foodie friends! Are your packages wrapped, cards in the mail and sweets baked? If not, you may be feeling a bit panicked to get everything done! Alan and I are just returning from a week visit to Puerto Rico, but I was able to get most of my holiday tasks done before our vacation, including a Christmas breakfast menu planned!

I gathered a collection of casserole recipes form several of my favorite bloggers on the web that I’m sharing with you as well. Enjoy! Blueberry Almond French Toast Bake from Valerie’s Kitchen Breakfast Casserole with hash browns and sausage from Tried and Tasty Easy Cheesy Southwest Breakfast Casserole at Real Housemoms by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures Cheddar Egg Casserole from The Foodie Affair Overnight French Toast from Noshing with the Nolands. Potato Sausage Soup Toscana Style. Reuben Eggrolls. Do you like egg-rolls? Do you like Reuben sandwiches? I knew you would say yes to both of those questions? These egg-rolls are an absolute pinch to mix up and boy are they delicious.

So if you have had one of those crazy days were you feel like you just can not get ahead of the eight ball. Remember there is nothing like a delicious egg-roll to cure those workday blues. They are easy to eat if you are still working!! Reuben Egg Rolls Ingredients Egg Rolls 12-14 egg roll skins 3/4 cup jarred sauerkraut 1/4 cup diced peperoncinis 1/2 lb good quality deli corned beef sliced into bite size pieces 1 cup grated swiss cheese Pinch of Pepper Olive oil Thousand Island Dressing 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish Instructions Mix sauerkraut, peperoncinis, corned beef, Swiss cheese and pepper in a medium bowl.

Notes Keep the egg rolls that you are not working with covered with a moist paper towel. By Small Town Woman Small Town Woman.


An easy way to meal plan for one year with free printables ♥ It sounds crazy i know. but it's not! Trust me! I've been working on this project probably for at least a year. oh not because it took that long to finish ... just because i'm a slacker. along with the fact that i was going back & forth between making my own printables for this whole system, and what i was coming up with just wasn't to my liking. so i mentioned last week that i teamed up with my bestie AmyJ. for this project and even more exciting, we have a few free printables here today just to get you started! So exicted. i'm going to keep it as simple as possible and break it down into a few easy steps. the most time consuming part might be filling out the monthly calendars but i finished mine over the course of a few evenings (watching shark tank) (i'm obsessed) i really hope you love this whole set-up!

How will meal planning work for you? A binder & page protectors are the necessities, but i also used a few other things ... stick on tabs (these were Martha Stewart from Staples)