Holidays · Recipes

Thanksgiving Menu and Turkey for a Small Crowd {2022}

Thanksgiving is such a delicious holiday, isn't it? Things are (excitedly) up in the air with all of our holiday plans this year, due to our adoption that is in process. At the time I'm writing this post, we plan to spend the day with extended family. Here's what I'm planning to bring: Crock Pot… Continue reading Thanksgiving Menu and Turkey for a Small Crowd {2022}

Recipes

Perfect Mashed Potatoes in 7 Minutes

I LOVE mashed potatoes. I've even been known to eat them for breakfast. It's hard to beat made-from-scratch mashed potatoes, but sometimes you just don't have time to do the work those require. I've perfected my 7 minute mashed potatoes using a spruced up version of instant mashed potatoes. If the thought of instant potatoes… Continue reading Perfect Mashed Potatoes in 7 Minutes

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Tweaking the Plans {10.3.22}

Sometimes your meal planning strategy needs to be tweaked. During the school year, my husband referees college volleyball in the fall and college lacrosse in the spring. This means that, like others in the sports industry, he works in the evenings on game days. Historically I've always planned supper meals on those days with things… Continue reading Menu Monday + Tweaking the Plans {10.3.22}

adoption · Faith · Recipes

The Need You Probably Didn’t Know About: Meals for Children In Foster Care Transition

I love taking meals to people who are in need. Sometimes they are welcoming a new child into their home, are sick or recovering from surgery, or they have just moved. Recently I added another category to that list. Did you know that children who are in foster care end up spending days, nights, and… Continue reading The Need You Probably Didn’t Know About: Meals for Children In Foster Care Transition

Enjoying The Journey · Recipes

Meal Planning for 8 People on Family Vacation {2022}

The eight members of my side of the family spent 3 full days in Pigeon Forge over Labor Day weekend (see the trip recap here). We stay together in a large condo with a full kitchen, and we prefer to eat most of our meals right there. This year we set up a shared Google… Continue reading Meal Planning for 8 People on Family Vacation {2022}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Cook Once, Eat Twice: Blackened Chicken {8.29.22}

Have you heard of the "cook once, eat twice" method? It's the idea of managing your time in the kitchen so that you cook one main dish and then use it for a couple different meals. I did that with the blackened chicken recipe I love. I use this one from Skinny Taste - the… Continue reading Menu Monday + Cook Once, Eat Twice: Blackened Chicken {8.29.22}

Recipes

For The Love of Peaches: Five of My Favorite Peach Recipes

This post contains affiliate links – I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links ❤ Having access to fresh, local peaches is definitely my favorite thing about summer in South Carolina. There are so many delicious ways to consume them, but today I'm going to share five of my favorite… Continue reading For The Love of Peaches: Five of My Favorite Peach Recipes

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Grilled Peach Salad and Slow Cooker Turkey Breast {8.8.22}

Let's start with this gorgeous grilled peach salad - doesn't that look delicious? I saw this salad on a local restaurant's Instagram feed and realized I had all the ingredients I needed to put it together. This salad is simply mixed greens with Craisins, goat cheese, red onion, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. Toasted pecans would… Continue reading Menu Monday + Grilled Peach Salad and Slow Cooker Turkey Breast {8.8.22}

Frugal Living · Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + New Summer Recipes {7.25.22}

This week I have two new recipes that are perfect for all the delicious summer produce we're enjoying right now. My sister sent me a recipe for a BBQ chicken pizza with peaches, and I'll admit being a little skeptical about the idea. Trust me, it is delicious! The recipe linked in the menu below… Continue reading Menu Monday + New Summer Recipes {7.25.22}