Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Last Chance!

I am busy working on my next newsletter, weekly meal plans to share on the blog and so much more! In the meantime, it is the end of the month and the last chance to receive a FREE Tortilla Soup and Texas Cornbread Mix with your order of $75 or more. Please contact me today and I will pay for your shipping! You can check out all the products at my website but please contact me to order so that I can add the soup and bread to it!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Freezer Meal Workshop

Tame Dinnertime Chaos! It's 5 pm...there is no plan for dinner...everyone is hungry & getting grumpy...you are exhausted from a busy day...and when you look in your pantry or your fridge, everything is wilted or moldy or you just don't have the energy to peel it, slice it, dice it, marinate it and cook it! What can you do to stay sane, save time & money all while having fun? Come to my next Freezer Meal Workshop and prepare 10 healthy & delicious meals. Using Wildtree's all natural ingredients and your own protein, you will walk away with a meal plan, recipes, cooking directions, side dish suggestions and tasty samples. All this for less than $1 per serving! All new menu for October includes: Pan Seared Scallop Scampi Lemon Rosemary Chicken Grilled Cilantro Salmon Herb Chicken Cutlets Honey Sesame Pork Upcoming Workshop Date: Thursday October 15 at 10 am or 7 pm Contact me today to reserve your spot! For each friend you bring - receive a $5 discount!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Weekly Meal Plan #1

I often talk about how much I value meal planning. I save money, waste less food, stress less over the old question, "What's for dinner?", and feel like something can be checked off my crazy to-do list! I only plan for 5 dinners, figuring that there will be leftovers for a couple nights or perhaps we will eat out one night. I also take into account if we are all home or if there will be late nights and I need to have the crockpot ready for a night when I will not have any time to cook!. I've decided to post them on my blog to help you out and take the stress out of planning your busy weeknights. These are just suggestions, so feel free to make any changes and please share your thoughts and ideas! If you need the recipes - just let me know!
Monday - Short Rib Ragu with Chiocciole and broccoli. (I freeze extras for another week.
Tuesday - Chicken & Onion Stew served over Rice. Sauteed Red Chard on the side. (Normally I would freeze these extras too but there never seem to be any!)
Wednesday - Enchiladas and a side salad (These can be made ahead and frozen.
Thursday - Roasted Chicken Breasts with root vegetables and mashed potatoes.
Friday - Turkey Meatballs (with all kinds of veggies hidden inside), red sauce and penne.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Busy day? Time for the Slow Cooker!

This is Oliver's first official week in kindergarten and I am trying to get organized. That means meal planning as some days are very hectic. For instance, today we start speech therapy after school. We won't get home until about 5:30 which is a 1/2 hour past when Oliver usually wants to eat dinner. He gets really grumpy when he is hungry just like his Mummy! At first I thought we would go to KooKooRoo, but then I remembered my slow cooker and thought it would be nice to come home to a warm healthy meal and save some money too. So I just threw this together and we'll see how it comes out! I drizzled a little bit of Butter GSO on the bottom of the slow cooker and spread it around. Next I poured 1 cup of jasmine brown rice in, followed by 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth. I put 1 1/2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts on top and sprinkled with some garlic powder. I combined 1 cup of Russian Dressing (the red kind) with 1 package of Absolutely Onion Blend and poured it over the chicken. I started it on high just to get it going and will turn it down to low to cook for several hours. I am hoping for yumminess! I'll post pics and reviews later! UPDATE ~ It was delicious! The brown rice was soft and flavorful from the sauce, the chicken just fell apart - no knife needed. I think I would figure out how to add veggies next time, maybe broccoli, so it can be a one pot meal!

Barefoot Books :: Kids Kitchen Contest

Win a $500 Whole Foods Gift Card from Barefoot Books - one of my favorite kid bookstores! If you are ever in Cambridge, MA ~ you have to check it out. Barefoot Books :: Kids Kitchen Contest

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Blueberry Crostata

 My mom made this several times this summer.
So simple and so delicious!