SAHM Mom Survival Guide eBook Review

“We don’t have the benefit of a routine ‘eight to five’ job where you accomplish the same tasks day in and out. Our lives take us in a million different directions and there is no way anyone can keep all of those things. Getting the events, appointments, and schedules out of your head and onto paper will free you from the stress.”  – Rebekah, The Stay At Home Mom Survival Kit

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As a Stay at Home Mom of our twins, I have a soft spot for other mamas who try to do other things in addition to mothering and taking care of the house. Many of us were professionals before becoming wives and mothers, and it is honestly hard to just completely turn off the switch to want to have adult interaction and help others, thus setting a good example for our children in being a steward of the world.

Most of us bloggers don’t blog just for ourselves. We are hoping to reach others and somehow touch them, whether that is to make them laugh, cry, or create. Today, I want to feature a Stay at Home Mommy Blogger (Rebekah with Charming Imperfections) who has done that with her new ebook, The Stay At Home Mom Survival Kit. I had the chance to read an advanced copy, and it is fantastic for anyone who needs a little (or a lot of) help getting organized to run an entire household. Don’t let the name fool you, as this is really fantastic for all moms, dads, or even those without children. It really could be called the “Household Survival Kit,” because of how versatile it is! Although, if you are a SAHM, you will love Rebekah’s tidbits and discussions at each section.

So what is included in this survival kit?

  • Schedules: More than just a cute calendar, the scheduling pages will give you the chance to organize and plan for every event and appointment (with 6 printable pages)
  • Finances: Get on a budget, organize your bills, tackle that debt, and commit to becoming financially wise with the pages included in this section (with 13 printable pages)
  • Meal Planning: Meal planning is simplified with the inventories, planning pages, shopping lists, and strategy worksheets to help you feed your family and save money (with 10 printable pages)
  • Housework: Every checklist and chore chart you need to get started and stay on track towards a cleaner, more comfortable home (with 7 printable pages)
  • Activities: Take the work out of fun with the planning pages included in the Activities section. Plus, get the Vacation Planning Kit for free (with 11 printable pages)
  • Health: Monitor your weight and fitness progress, keep track of medications, and have information on all the medical facilities you visit on one page (with 10 printable pages)

The book is structured with a narrative and then the printable pages. Each section explains the background and also instructs you how to use and modify the printables to fit your family. It is absolutely beautiful, but it is also designed to take minimal ink when printed. It will also look gorgeous in black and white if you want to save your colored ink.

“As a mom of twins, I have to be organized. Our household wouldn’t function any other way. I really loved this eBook, as it was almost as if I wrote the book with the way that I try to keep my home, finances, and lists organized. Rebekah does a wonderful job explaining each of the sections well and then having thorough and cute charts, lists, and calendars that we can print out and use. This isn’t just a book for Stay at Home Moms, though! All families could take their household organization to the next level with the help of this kit!” – Dory Doyle

The entire eBook is $15, but there are also some free printables available on the book’s webpage if you want to try before you buy.  If you purchase this book during the launch week (September 15-22), you can save $5 by using the code LAUNCHWEEK. In addition, 10% of all sales from September 15-October 6 will be donated to a local charity called Esther House, which is a transitional, grace-based facility for women and/or women with children who have experienced incarceration, abuse, homelessness, and emotional and spiritual wounds.

There are also a slew of other products and updates coming from Rebakah and Charming Imperfections, including a holiday planner coming in mid-November and a New Year Planner and expanded Health and Fitness section coming at the end of December.

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Disclaimer: In the spirit of full disclosure, this post includes affiliate links, which means that I may get a commissions if you decide to purchase anything from Charming Imperfections. I only recommend products & systems that I use and love myself, so I know you’ll be in good hands.

Review: Bee Sili Silicone Oven Gloves

When we got married, we got all new pots and pans (love our All-Clad stainless steel set!), and they came with standard oven mitts. Over the past 5 years, they have gotten really icky and gross, and it was time to get rid of them and get something new. We really liked our Bee Sili Ice Pop Mold Makers, and so we thought it would be worth it to try their oven gloves (a little more flexibility and options than just with oven mitts).

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Overall, we really like them and how easy they are to use. They keep the heat on the outside and your hands safe inside. We really like the feel of silicone, and they are so easy to clean when food spills on them. They are a little awkward to use at first, but it’s really nice to be able to use all 5 fingers to pick up hot items. Our biggest complaint, however, is that the index finger slot is very stiff, making it hard to curl your finger and grip items. This may sound nit-picky, but when you are trying to carry a burning hot pot or pan, it’s important to get the best grip possible, and this simply doesn’t do it.

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We also received a basting brush, which we haven’t been able to use yet, but I feel like we may give it to the twins to play with, as the texture would be perfect for them to experience.

Fore more information, check out the Bee Sili website or check out the information from Bee Sili:

Bee SAFE, THRIFTY & & ECO FRIENDLY when you use SUPER Silicone FDA approved Bbq Grill & Oven Gloves & FREE Silicone Basting Brush * Let your imagination run wild * Have safe fun with family & friends * Remove baked foods from oven * Turn food over & remove from grill * Prepare pulled pork * Handle hot corn-on-the-cob & boiled egss * Roast marshmallow & hot dog over the camp fire * Tend the fireplace * Grab cold drinks & food from the ice chest or freezer * Open lids with ease * Toss in the dishwasher for bacteria free cleaning *     One size fits small, medium & large hands but not extra large hands (6  inches wide) * Heat resistant up to 425 degrees F

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Brieftons Spiral Slicer Review and Giveaway

 

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Brieftons Spiral Slicer

 

In our effort to eat healthy, we have started eating at home for most of our meals. It’s crucial, not only for our health, but also our wallets and sanity (with two babies in the house, trying to go out all the time is near impossible). We have some great meals that we make in rotation, but we are looking for easy recipes, especially with the twins starting to eat real people food!

In my research, I found out about using a spiral slicer for zucchini “pasta,” but I didn’t have a spiral slicer… until now! Here’s some a bunch of info from Brieftons, the manufacturer:

Looking For A Great Way To Eat More Vegetables For Better Health?
The Brieftons Spiral Slicer Is What You Need!

Have you ever wanted an easy, quick way to create long, even strands of vegetables to use in your low carb dishes? If so, you need the popular, newly improved Brieftons Spiral Slicer!

Designed to make raw vegetable “pastas” with ease from carrots, zucchinis and the like, the Brieftons Spiral Slicer is the perfect gadget for raw foodists.

From veggie spaghetti, easy stir fry, to fancy garnishes for the sushi plate, this spiral cutter makes it all child’s play.

It is ideal for making curly strands of firm vegetables, creating garlands of vegetables, making stunning salads and food preparations.

The Brieftons spiral vegetable slicer can cut spirals in 2 thicknesses (2x3mm & 3.5x5mm).

What Vegetables Can Be Used?

Simply use this Brieftons Spiralizer like a pencil sharpener. It works great on many firm vegetables, such as:

Carrots
Zucchinis
Turnips
Rutabagas
Cucumbers
Large radishes
And many more

The Quick, Safe Way to Prepare Vegetables!

It works great on firm vegies like carrots, zucchinis, turnips, rutabagas, cucumbers, large radishes, and more. In fact, it works better than expensive models. It is super easy & quick to operate this gadget, and is safe to use thanks to the built-in finger guards!

What Makes It a Great Spiralizer?

This is a high quality kitchen tool, made from first grade plastic and stainless steel. It comes with super sharp Japanese blades to cut through even the hardest vegetables. It is also compact enough to fit into a kitchen drawer. There is no annoying attachments to worry about. The Brieftons Spiralizer is also easy to clean & dishwasher safe. Just rinse it under the tap, spin it in the dishwasher, or use the included kitchen brush to clean it!

Make More Spiralized Vegetables Than You Can Eat

The Brieftons Spiral Slicer is perfect for making long vegetable strands for low carb, healthy vegetable meals. It can also core vegetables with seeds such as zucchinis, thereby prevent vegetable seeds from ending up on the plate!

What Is Included In the Box?

In the package you will get a Brieftons Spiral Slicer (including a finger-guard cap), a bonus cleaning brush to keep the device in tip top condition, a manual, and a recipe sheet.

In addition, you will receive an exclusive 20-recipe Brieftons Spiral Slicer Recipe Book electronically, plus other ongoing recipe updates on the Brieftons website.

The Essential Kitchen Tool for Healthy Living

The Brieftons spiralizer is great for those following a low carb, gluten free, or paleo diet, using vegetables instead of pasta/noodles. It is also great for fussy kids to make their vegetables more interesting!

If you love eating vegetables, you will love the Brieftons Spiral Slicer! It makes preparing vegetables so easy, you will want to use it over and over again.

If you don’t already like vegetables, you will like eating them now. The Brieftons Spiral Slicer makes awesome looking, appetizing textures and colors out of ordinary vegetables that you may not want to eat otherwise.

Start making those healthy vegetable dishes today. Our bonus Brieftons Spiral Slicer Recipe Book is designed to get you started right away!

Get the Brieftons Spiral Slicer Today and Start Eating More Vegetables For Better Health!

Brieftons Spiral Slicer Review and Giveaway

Pretty thorough information, huh? Well, we put this spiral slicer to the test. This little gadget is no joke!

Brieftons Spiral Slicer Review and Giveaway

Brieftons Spiral Slicer Review and Giveaway

I was actually wondering how well it would work, since it feels a little inexpensive, but it really sliced right through the zucchini like a champ. I’m so excited to stir fry it up and have a healthy lunch! Plus, hardly any of the zucchini was left over afterwards!

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Brieftons Spiral Slicer Review and Giveaway

 

Does this sound like something that you would like? All you have to do to be entered to win one of these is to post a recipe that would use the Brieftons Spiral Slicer (either full recipe or a link to the recipe) in the comments. It doesn’t even have to be YOUR recipe. Find one online that you like (just make sure to let me know if it is not your original recipe to give credit to the original source) and post it in the comments! Easy! I will randomly select one of the comments to win! Contest ends on October 13!

To purchase one of these, simply go to Amazon! It couldn’t be easier! It is currently on sale for $12.89 (and PRIME shipping), so the price is fantastic!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

This giveaway has ended, but please feel free to keep submitting recipes! Yum! Congrats to our winner, Sarah, whose name was picked in the Random List Generator in spot #1!

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Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale Review


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When I was a teacher (in the classroom, as one can argue that I’m still a teacher every day with A and D), I had these amazing pocket scales in my classroom, that I received after participating in an amazing summer course to help write exemplar lessons for the Virginia Department of Education. I’m telling you, these were amazing, and we used them in so many projects. When I left the classroom, I thought that it was only fair that I passed them along to another teacher that was also in that program.

Since then, I have wanted my pocket scales a bunch of times, and I couldn’t use them! This is why I was thrilled to receive one via Tomoson.com and their review site!

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As a small business owner with my Etsy store Personally Yours by Dory, I am always looking for a better way to ship my products. I come up with the shipping based on past sales, but I always try to be fair. Usually that means that I underestimate, which means that I lose business. I’m so excited to be able to accurately predict shipping now, because I can weigh the product (in the box), calculate it on the USPS Postal Calc site, and I can even print my shipping label ahead of time. Then I can just drop the package off and be on my way! It can’t get any easier than that! The biggest issue, however, is that this has a 500 g weight limit (just a little over 1 lb), so anything heavier than that, and it won’t work. It’s great, though for those lighter items.

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When A and D get older, I plan on using this handy little scale to talk about weights and do comparisons of objects.

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I’m sure, as I start cooking more, I will even be able to use it for cooking!

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In addition, now that I’m getting into my Young Living Essential Oils business as a distributor, I know this will help with shipping costs.

This thing is accurate, small, portable, and so necessary to have in your home. Plus, since it’s only $20 on Amazon, it’s such a great gadget to have!

By the way, here is information from the company about this product:

Have you been looking for the perfect on-the-go pocket scale?
One that is lightweight, accurate, and reliable? Look no further – the Smart Weigh Digital Pocket Scale with its sleek and portable design is exactly what you have been looking for!
Advanced!
Tired of inaccurate weight readings? Ready for an upgrade? The Smart Weigh scale features the highest grade precision with the latest technology.
Weigh Master!
This scale will help you accomplish a wide variety of weighing needs. It will do so accurately and to perfection!
Style!
Features a unique and simple design with its stainless steel 3.94” x 3.7” platform. It is easy to operate by using the four sleek chrome buttons.

  • Features – the top500 is strong, accurate, fast, and user-friendly; will work great for any of your mailing, jewelry, reloading, and cooking needs
  • Functions – this scale can double up as a postal scale; the pcs function gives you an accurate count and the hold function will lock weight readings
  • Design – features a clear LCD screen lit by a bright blue backlight; will display readings in g, OZ, OZT, dwt, GN, and CT
  • Precision – manufactured with high precision sensors to provide the most accurate weight readings; weighs up to 500 grams in 0.01 Increments
  • Includes – 2 AAA batteries with a two minute auto shut off feature; the tare function will provide a net weight

 

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Buy it on Amazon here.

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Review: Ice Pop Mold Maker


This is a product that I had been wanting to try for a while, and I’m thrilled that we now own them!

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During my pregnancy, I became addicted to popsicles, especially the ones that would be a sugary liquid and you could stick in the freezer to enjoy when frozen. I called them “pool pops” because they were the same ones that we used to get at our pool snack bar growing up.

Well, now that I’m a mommy and trying to feed healthy things to Audrey and David, I don’t think we will have those pool pops for a while. I would much rather have a healthier juice popsicle option. That’s why I love the idea of making your own! The Bee Sili Popsicle Mold and Snack Container is (in my opinion) the perfect solution. It’s made of strong silicone, has a handy top, and it comes in sets of 6!

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Here are the stats on it from the company:

Ice Pop Molds – Make Popsicles or Use As Lunch Box Snack Keeper – Reusable, PBA Free, Highest Food Grade Silicone, FDA Approved – Make Healthy Pops with Leftover   Smoothie Mix, Juice, Yogurt Popsicles – Keep Snacks Fresh in Lunchbox –  Get 6 Bee  Sili™ Pop Molds Free! Bee Healthy,  Thrifts & Eco Friendly!

  • 100% BPA free, non-toxic
  • FDA approved, food grade silicone that meets the highest standards to insure they are completely safe for you and your family; no after taste or smells
  • Nothing to lose: Love them or  get 100% money back guarantee for life.
  • Each mold is  8” long, 1” wide at the top & hold 3.4 oz or 1/3 cup
  • Space saver, fits in small freezer spaces
  • Reusable, saves money and environmental resources
  • Dishwasher safe – mold and the logo: Bee Sili™
  • No  messy drips, easy to clean
  • Cold and heat resistant so no cold fingers
  • Slim cone shape fits  into small spaces in your freezer, lunch box, purse or gym bag
  • Stand  6 molds  easily in a cup for filling

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I have to say that it is everything that we were hoping for (and more). I am so excited to put our little snacks (Cheerios and puff snacks) in this and then easily stick it in the diaper bag for around-town snacking. The top is easy to remove, so you would want to be careful with it, so you don’t accidentally pull it off. I can imagine that these will be great for preschool and beyond as well, as they are a fun way to package snacks. They would also make great pudding or yogurt dispensers, although I don’t know that I would send them to school with yogurt/pudding in them (as a past teacher, I did not like when students would have GoGurt because of the mess factor).

You can purchase them on Amazon for $11.95, and they are Prime eligible. So, go get them and have a creative solution for making popsicles and storing snacks!

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Caprese Crostini

I first became obsessed with this dish at a local restaurant. This would become a weekly Friday ritual to go there after work with some co-workers and order the Caprese Crostini.

Now, I can make it myself!

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Ingredients:
Loaf of French bread (or similar style and shape)
Fresh mozzarella cheese
Sun dried tomatoes
Balsamic glaze

Directions:
1. Cut the bread into thin slices. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 5 minutes until crispy and slightly tan color.

2. Remove the pan from the oven, but keep the oven on.

3. Add 1 slice of the mozzarella to the bread

4. Add 1 sun dried tomato to each bread/cheese bite

5. Cook in the oven again for about 5 minutes.

6. Remove and add balsamic glaze overtop.

7. Serve and enjoy!

Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Soup

After our week to the beach and 6 previous months of lots of fast food and delivery, we knew that we needed to start eating better. Unfortunately, with two babies at the house, we don’t have time to do too much cooking. So, it’s time for another handy dandy crock pot meal! This one couldn’t be easier!

Chicken Quinoa Soup Crock Pot by DoyleDispatch.com

Ingredients:

  • 4 frozen boneless chicken breasts (thanks Costco bag in our freezer)
  • 1-2 cups of quinoa
  • frozen broccoli
  • carrots
  • 3 cans of chicken broth
  • seasoning

Directions:

  • Soak the quinoa in a bowl of water overnight (or at least an hour or two). Rinse well to get rid of the naturally bitter taste (I used a splatter guard as a strainer).
  • Dump all of the ingredients in the crock pot.
  • Cook for 6-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.
  • Serve in a bowl.

Of course, with this recipe, you can add any veggies or seasoning that you want. You could do other meat as well, but we felt like having a variation on chicken rice soup. It was really delicious, and the “prep” was about as easy as it could be. We had tried quinoa once before, and we hated it, but that was because we didn’t use any seasoning or pre-rinse it. With just those added steps, it’s so good and so healthy!

Step-by-Step to Eating Solid Food

Step by Step to Eating Solid Food - DoyleDispatch.com

Step 1: Get the OK from your pediatrician.

When we went in for our 4 month check-up, we were given the ok to start with solid foods. The main nutrition would still be milk, but this would just be for fun (“Solids before 1, it’s just for fun”) and to teach them how to use their tongue to eat differently.

Step 2: Get the high chair, spoons, baby wipes, bibs, and simple (one ingredient) foods.

So where do we start? I knew we wanted to eventually make our own solid food, but I didn’t want to go through the trouble until we were a little more comfortable, so we went and bought some different pre-made organic baby food (bananas, sweet peas, and sweet potatoes).

Step 3: Take pictures and video.

We documented their first feeding of bananas in this post. Overall, it was a success!

Step 4: Continue with introducing 1 food for 3 days before moving on to another food. Once you have a good base, you can introduce a new food by mixing it with a previously-tried food.

From there, we followed the guideline of feeding a food for three days to check for allergies. Once the babies hit about 6 months, we stopped this, and introduced a new food each day. We made sure to still introduce the food in the morning feeding, just in case there was a reaction. As you will see in the list below, once we knew there wasn’t an allergy to a certain type of food, we would introduce a new food with it mixed with an old food. This is also a great way to “trick” your baby into eating something they may not necessarily like (ex: peas): mix it with a favorite!

Here are the foods we tried in order (a mixture of pre-made and homemade):

  • banana
  • sweet potato
  • sweet peas
  • apples
  • oatmeal (watery, medium, and thick)
  • carrots
  • carrots and apple
  • squash
  • rice cereal
  • pears
  • apples and apricots
  • avocado
  • peas and sweet potatoes
  • pumpkin and banana
  • broccoli and apples
  • spinach, peas, and pears
  • avocado and apples
  • apples and blueberries
  • sweet potatoes, squash, and rice cereal
  • mango
  • mango and oatmeal
  • carrots, sweet potatoes, avocado, apples (with and without rice)
  • blueberries, apples, bananas (with and without rice)
  • green beans
  • green beans and apple

Step 5: Make your own simple food.

Once I felt comfortable with feeding solids, I started “making” my own food. I started by just mashing up banana and mixing it with milk. I then moved on to mashing avocado. My next food was steaming and then mashing carrots. From there, I realized that I could save some time by buying organic applesauce and canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling but actual organic pumpkin). I made a list of the foods that I wanted to try to make (or mix):

  • avocado
  • sweet potato
  • spinach
  • green peas
  • pumpkin
  • pear
  • mango
  • carrots
  • banana
  • applesauce
  • green beans
  • zucchini
  • squash

Step 6: Get creative with recipes.

Once I started actually cooking and mixing food, I started having fun. I would set aside some time when Tim would play with the babies, and I would make a bunch of food for the week (and beyond). I can’t tell you how much money this saves in the long run, even if you are buying disposable food pouches.

Want some of my recipes? They are simple, but favorites of the twins:

  • carrots: steam and chop in a manual chopper or food processor with some water or milk (breast or formula)
  • banana (chunky): wait until very ripe and then smush with a fork and feed by itself or with milk (breast or formula)
  • banana (puree): wait until very ripe and then mix in a blender and feed by itself or with milk (breast or formula)
  • oatmeal or rice: mix oatmeal or rice powder with breast milk or formula to the desired consistency
  • green beans, peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin: steam the vegetables and blend with pumpkin puree (from a can)
  • blueberry, apple, banana: blend the whole blueberries and bananas in a blender, mixing with applesauce
  • avocado: cut out the pit and scoop out the meat from the skin. Blend in a blender with applesauce or by itself

So what have I learned during our adventures in solid food?

  1. The types of favorite food all depends on the day. Some days the twins will love one food, only to think it gross and spit it out the next.
  2. Sometimes they need to be “tricked” into liking something with a “Mmm! Yummy” from us.
  3. They love sweeter fruits and are learning to tolerate more lumpy foods. We keep working on this, but we can ease them into a new (unfavorite) food by mixing it with a favorite like apple or banana.
  4. Although sometimes there isn’t a difference, we buy organic food for them, whether it is pre-made or for us to make. I feel better doing that, so we do it. Again, there isn’t always a difference, but if I want to do it, why not?
  5. Blowing raspberries is adorable, but very messy.
  6. A shut mouth means “Don’t you dare bring that to me or I will blow raspberries all over you.”
  7. Keep track of the food and mixtures that you are feeding your children (and their reactions to them). It will help you remember what you have tried and what you haven’t.
  8. Buy your rubber-tipped baby spoons used. They will already have teeth marks (so it doesn’t hurt to mar a new spoon when your babies add to them) and are SO MUCH CHEAPER than buying them new.
  9. Have baby wipes on hand.
  10. Use an absorbent bib. Those rubbery ones are easy to clean but make everything much messier in the long run.
  11. Have fun and be willing to experiment! Just stay away from raw apples, pears, and honey. If your child breastfeeds, they already taste all kinds of flavors. Don’t be afraid to be creative with broccoli and apple or avocado and pear.

You can also see some of our posts documenting the adventures in solid foods with Spoon on the Ground and on The Wise Baby (Kiinde Foodi Starter Kit Review).

Crock Pot Lasagna

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Always on the hunt for a good, easy recipe, I don’t know that you can beat this one! I have made it 3 times now, and each time I realize how easy it is. No browning the ground beef, no extra preparing items EXCEPT for chopping the onions. It is becoming a weekly staple!

Crock Pot Lasagna - DoyleDispatch.com

Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef
4 cups of beef broth
garlic powder, Garlic Garlic, or 4-5 minced cloves of garlic
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp dried basil
1 medium chopped onion
28oz can of diced tomatoes (get flavored diced tomatoes to skip the previous seasoning)
6 oz can of tomato paste
2-3 cups of uncooked shell pasta
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
shredded cheese topping

Directions:
1. Mix uncooked ground beef, beef broth, seasoning (garlic, dried parsley, basil, salt, and pepper), onion, diced tomatoes and tomato paste in a large crock pot.

Crock Pot Lasagna Recipe - DoyleDispatch.com

2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 5-6 hours.

Crock Pot Lasagna Recipe - DoyleDispatch.com

3. When 30 minutes remain, add in the water and uncooked pasta. Cover and complete cooking.

4. Add cheese directly to the soup or to individual portions.

Crock Pot Lasagna - DoyleDispatch.com

One Pot Chicken Lemon Pasta

One Pot Chicken Lemon Pasta Recipe - DoyleDispatch.com

Ever since we have had Audrey and David, we haven’t had a lot of time or energy to cook. So, we HAVE to do quick, easy recipes, preferably with little cleanup afterwards. Thankfully, there is a new craze in one-pot meals. Here is a recipe for our One Pot Chicken Lemon Pasta.

Ingredients:

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minched
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
2 cups penne pasta
2 lemons: 1 zested and juiced, 1 sliced for garnish
1 cup of parmesan cheese (fresh shredded is best)
1 cup chopped basil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Season the chicken as you like with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil over medium/medium-high heat.

2. Brown the chicken in your pan. Cut into 1-inch cubes.

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3. Lower heat and add garlic for about 1 minute.

4. Add chicken broth, water, and uncooked pasta to pan.

One Pot Chicken Lemon Pasta Recipe - DoyleDispatch.com

5. Bring to a boil. Then, turn down the heat to low. Cook covered on low for 15 minutes.

6. Remove cover and let simmer for 5 minutes until liquid is reduced by half.

One Pot Chicken Lemon Pasta Recipe - DoyleDispatch.com

7. Remove from heat and stir in cheese, lemon zest, juice, and basil. One Pot Chicken Lemon Pasta Recipe - DoyleDispatch.com

 

8. Season as needed with additional lemon, garlic, salt, or pepper. We chose to use more lemon.

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9. Serve and enjoy!One Pot Chicken Lemon Pasta Recipe - DoyleDispatch.com

 

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