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Quick Chicken and Bacon Pasta

When I tell the kids that I’m making bacon pasta for dinner, cheers ring out all around the house! This is one of our family’s very favorite meals of all time.

This chicken and bacon pasta recipes is one where you are sure that you just ate a meal from a super fancy Italian restaurant. The only thing bringing you back to reality is that you paid a fraction of the price you would have spent eating out! Not a bad thing at all!

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Crispy Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Perfectly crisp without being fried and deliciously marinated to perfection. This homemade chicken nuggets recipe is going to be leaving your family asking for seconds all while saving you time and money!

I first made these a few years ago when my little lady was about 2 years old. We both love the taste of chicken nuggets and I especially love the convenience of the finger food. But the nutritional value of the store bought frozen ones just wasn’t up to par with what we hoped for.

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5 Delicious & Healthy Freezer Meals

Have you had the opportunity to experience just how awesome having a freezer full of ready to go dinners is? If you haven’t then you need to give it a try! Just promise me that within the next 30 days you will try it. If you are not totally sold on the idea, you can come back and let me know your true feelings. But I am confident that you will be converted to the freezer meal way of life!

Who needs them?
You do, that’s who! We all do. Maybe you have an insanely crazy busy day and dinner is just an afterthought. Or maybe you have a really relaxing day but the thought of cooking a meal is just too much work. Having some thoughtless options prepared will be a game changer for you! No more last minute trips through the drive through, saving you a lot of money and a lot of calories!

How it works.
I first tried our prepping of a bunch of freezer meals when I decided to start this blog actually. I knew I was going to be spending every extra second I had on the computer and getting dinner ready was going to be a last minute thought. Never a good thing in our house! It only took be 3 hours (one nap time) to get everything prepped and I hade 16 meals ready to go in my freezer.

All you have to do is choose which recipes you think your family would love to eat, make sure you have all of the ingredients needed to prepare the dish, then find a 3 hour slot of your day where you can devote your focus to dicing, chopping, and combing. Make sure to have plenty of foil casserole dishes and freezer safe bags on hand!

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16 Frugal Freezer Meals

Freezer Meal
As I was researching into how to start a blog I quickly understood that it was going to be a lot of work. So the day I decided that I was committed, about 7 days ago, I decided that the less I had to worry about around the house the better. With two toddlers running around I knew I needed to use my time very carefully. So I decided that I was going to plan out all my meals for two weeks in order to buy me some time. Continue Reading →