Friday, August 1, 2014

Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches



*This recipe is an oldie but a goodie from the archives and while I freshened up the photos, I also changed the recipe slightly.*

I have to say easy and simple meals are some of my favorite to make. This sandwich, is one of our  favorite to make. It has quickly become one of my in-love's favorite recipes to throw together too.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Spanish Rice


I think I'm like a lot of people. I love the idea of eating healthy and cutting pre-packaged foods out of my family's diet. With some foods the transition is easy. With other foods, it's not so easy. I'm happy to say that I have pretty much cut out most of the pre-packaged foods out of our diet. Frozen pizzas is a real rarity around our house since we usually make our own pizza and I don't buy those frozen dinners you throw into a skillet and serve (unless you count the one we just bought from Trader Joes). Around these parts, I make everything pretty much myself. Sure, I'll take some help from the store with some bagged salad kits, cake mixes, frozen french fries (for those days when I don't have time to make my own fries), and once a week I allow my kids that blue box of macaroni and cheese.

#nojudging

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday's Tidings!


1. We went to our friend's annual summer barbecue on Sunday and had a blast! Grace and Eden played in the pool all day and had a blast. Josh and I even won the 3 legged race ( I have the bruise to prove it). I love seeing my daughters play with their best friends. Grace and Eden lucked out because they got to have a sleepover-this is what summer should look like. :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekly Menu 7/28-8/3


The first day of August is this week. Can you believe it? Take a moment and think about that. August. Back to School. Summer is coming to an end. I've got one thing to say. BRING ON THE PUMPKIN FLAVORED EVERYTHING!!!

Ssshhh. Don't tell my husband I said that. He might disown me. He had the gall to tell me that he isn't ready for pumpkin anything until late October! Whaaat???? That's just crazy talk. How is this man even my husband??

Friday, July 25, 2014

Marionberry Cobbler


Berry picking. I hated it as a kid. I adored the book "Blueberries for Sal" but obviously it wasn't enough to change my bad attitude when my mom would drag me out of the cool, air conditioned house and onto our neighborhood street where blackberries grew amuck! All I wanted to do was play with my barbies in my room. Those who know me in real-life know that Barbies WERE my life. I could play make believe all day.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Oriental Chicken Salad


*This recipe has been rephotographed and updated from the archives*

I remember many wonderful things from my wedding day 8 1/2 years ago: saying," I Do" to my best friend and love of my life, celebrating with my friends and family, and this salad! I can't say I remember to much about the rest of the food though. I know we had a couple of those gigantic subs and other salads. But this salad, I remember. Maybe I remember eating it because it's my husband's favorite...?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

{Copycat} Mcdonald's Filet-O-Fish Sandwich


At the end of June, our family joined a million other members of our family in Sekiu, Washington to celebrate my husband's grandfather (warmly known as Grampy) to celebrate his 90th birthday and 50 years of ministry! It was a 7 hour drive but felt longer because we have little ones in the car. There are only so many places to eat on the road for you can stop at for a few minutes so you aren't losing driving time. Those places are known as fast food joints.

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