Category Archives: Recipe

Dirty Brown Rice

I’ve made this dish a zillion times for all kinds of occasions. It’s not a glamorous dish, but it has won over the hearts of millions…okay, so maybe a hundred at best. I love that it’s easy, versatile, transports well … Continue reading

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Lentil Soup, Crockpot Burritos & Baked Rice Bowls

Whoops, sorry for the hiatus. I hope you weren’t waiting on my blog for your dinner plans ;). Tuesday it felt like fall had finally arrived. It was cool, clear, crisp and just lovely. My meal plan said, “Rice Bowls” … Continue reading

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

We love the fall. Cool, crisp mornings, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin donuts, apple cider, multi-colored leaves, the list could go on and on of things that get us going about fall. One thing that hubby loves about fall … Continue reading

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Chicken and Orzo Skillet, Potato Soup

I don’t know if this is a very cheap meal. I just know I had some chicken I needed to use up and orzo in the pantry. If I was to make this again, I’d add more orzo and less … Continue reading

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Mama Tip #3 + Beans and Rice

I’ve been asked pretty often how I use dried beans in my meal planning. What happens when you wake up in the morning or start to wonder around lunchtime what you’ll be making for dinner? You think, “Mmmm, beans sound … Continue reading

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Another Night of Breakfast

We enjoyed having some friends over for dinner tonight and decided to have breakfast for dinner once again. Way back in the day when Chris and I were rockin’ the newly wed life, we served in our local church by … Continue reading

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Hearty Tortilla Soup

We had some new friends over for lunch today, so we made some yummy soup to share. It was thunder-storming all morning and the sun came out just before our guests arrived, so a lovely day for soup. Because we … Continue reading

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Breakfast Sandwiches

When Chris and I were dating we discovered a mutual love for breakfast for dinner. BFD (get your minds cleaned up!) is on our menu at least once a week regularly, and eggs are all over the place this no-spend … Continue reading

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Lentil Loaf & the No Spend Budget

When trying to determine a budget for our no spend month I took into account our needs–gas to get to work, food to fill our bellies, etc. Chris works about 16 miles from home, so even if he only drove … Continue reading

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