stockpile meals

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Now that school has started and our schedule is filling up, it is important for me to keep a freezer full of  freezer friendly recipes ready to go for my family for busy weeknights.  I especially love any recipe that I can throw in the slow cooker in the morning and have an entire meal waiting at dinnertime. This [...]

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast

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The price of meat just keeps going up.  This often means that in order to keep our meal plans budget friendly, we have to be more creative about using less expensive cuts of meat.  Of course we still want whatever we make to taste amazing!  This simple herb roasted chicken breast recipe is a perfect fit–easy, [...]

Grandma’s Sloppy Joes

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Does your family have any famous recipes that have been passed down through the years?  These oh-so-easy Sloppy Joes were my grandmother's specialty, and although she has been gone for ten years, I still can't make this recipe without thinking of her and our Sunday afternoon family gatherings.  I love that they have now become a favorite [...]

Freezer Breakfast Cupcakes

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 School will be starting again soon, and I don't know about you but I'm already starting to dread our hectic mornings.  My kids are not early risers, so getting them out the door and off to school with a hearty, protein-filled breakfast in their bellies can be a challenge. Luckily these yummy freezer breakfast cupcakes [...]

Hawaiian Chicken

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Aloha!  This delicious Hawaiian chicken literally comes together in just minutes with just a few easy ingredients.  Better yet, it is freezer AND grill friendly.  What more do you need for a perfectly effortless summertime meal? To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the marinade & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it [...]

Best Ever Homemade Potato Salad

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 Everyone needs a go-to potato salad recipe, and this one is mine!  The dressing is the perfect combination of tangy vinegar and creamy mayonnaise, with the zip of coarse ground Dijon mustard thrown in for good measure.  The peas add great flavor and color, and the red potatoes have a great firm texture with no [...]

Creamy Italian Chicken

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 For the past few months I have been on a mission to create easy foolproof freezer meals that my family loves.  Quite honestly, for me this is no small task--as a vegetarian I have never been all that confident about cooking meat.  But since meat is apparently my entire family's love language, I have pressed [...]

Quick and Easy Taco Soup

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It is always good to have a few recipes that you can whip up out of the pantry staples you already have on hand.  It's even better if those recipes also happen to be freezer friendly so that you can simply throw the ingredients together in a bag and freeze them for a later, busier [...]

Easy Spaghetti & Meatball Pie

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It really doesn't get much easier than this 5 ingredient Spaghetti Pie!  Well, okay, maybe, as my oh-so-loving husband was quick to point out, plain spaghetti is a tad bit easier.  But, considering this pie is about 100 times yummier than plain old spaghetti, I think it worth the tiniest extra amount of effort.  In [...]

Skinny Shepherd’s Pie

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Shepherd's Pie has never been one of those recipes I've just been dying to make.  To be perfectly honest, it just doesn't have a whole lot of appeal.  It's certainly not much to look at, and quite frankly just the name invokes thoughts of tasteless English mush.  In fact, I probably would have gone my [...]

Spicy African Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Soup {Recipe}

Spicy African Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Soup–YUM! Love this flavor combination! #vegetarian #soup #recipe

When it comes to soup, I just love unique flavor combinations.  I first tried a version of this African sweet potato & peanut soup many, many years ago out of this Vegetarian Times Low Fat & Fast recipe book, which was--back when I still used actual cookbooks instead of the internet--my very favorite cookbook ever. [...]

Roasted Veggie “Cupcakes”

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I'm better about it than I used to be, but occasionally I find myself buying odd ingredients just because they are on sale and I have a great coupon and it is just such a "good deal" that I can't pass it up.  Does that ever happen to you? Most of the time I try [...]

Simple Vegetable Frittata {Recipe}

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I've been slightly obsessed with frittatas lately, one of my favorite budget meals.  Have you ever made one?  They are the perfect last-minute-oh-crap-it-is-5:30-and-I-have-no-idea-what-to-make-for-dinner meal. As long as you've got eggs, cheese, and a little milk or cream (or even evaporated milk in a pinch) you can whip one together and throw in whatever items happen [...]

Creamy Dill Vegetable Soup {Recipe}

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There is something about soup that is just good for the soul.  I made this soup last week Sunday after a very rough mommy day.  I don't even remember now what I was all atwitter about, but I was stressed and crabby, with too much to do and not enough time to get it done, [...]

homemade zucchini bread {stockpile meals}

I am in Nashville this weekend having SO much fun meeting lots of fabulous bloggers at Blissdom, but I wanted to share this recipe that I made last week.  I was so excited when I opened my Worden Farm Box last week and discovered 4 delicious looking zucchini way down at the bottom of the [...]