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Meatballs Bombs: Winter Food

 

Are you looking for a fun winter dinner idea? I hate meal planning in the winter. I always seem to want to do something hearty, delicious, and different. But I find myself in a rut this time of year. Because we are all so tired after work and school, and it is so cold out, I want something fast, simple, and comforting. We love meatball subs, but I honestly do not have the time or interest to create that or clean up the mess my kids make when eating it most nights. This fun recipe from The Novice Chef is a meatball sub in one small little package.

 

The Novice Chef has a recipe that is so easy to follow (foolproof is more like it!) that I can’t help but enjoy making it. It is a fun little meal that makes meatballs a lot less messy. The kids love it because it is fun and different. So please be sure to check out this fun little meatball bomb recipe. You will be glad you did. I even discovered I can make twice as many and freeze them. Then just pop them in the oven to bake on nights I have very little time and energy to cook.

I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine!

Easy Dinners: Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Noodles

Now that September is here we are in full on BUSY mode at our house. Between school, soccer, work, and church activities we are home late more than three weekdays a week. This can make it difficult to create meals, sit down, and eat as a family. I must admit that at least once a week I give up and pick up food. I try to only do it the night we get home the latest. The night we have absolutely no chance of cooking and eating before the kids need to be in bed. I plan my week around that night. I know that is the one night I do not need to have a meal planned. That gives me some peace of mind so that I can make sure I am “on my game” the rest of the week.

How do I stay “on my game?” I PLAN! Wednesday is my no plan night. So I make sure that I have everything else ready. I make a list of the meals for the week, on nights we will be home late I plan meals that require very little prep, and I take advantage of my Instant Pot. I LOVE my Instant Pot. It allows me to cook quickly, and not even be in the kitchen.

On nights when I can be in the kitchen and can enjoy making something special, but I still stick to simple! This fun and delicious recipe from Life Made Simple Bakes is exactly what I need on those nights. It is a delicious pasta dish that tastes like a chicken pot pie. So it tastes like I spent all day baking delicious homemade pot pies for my family, when I really only spent 30 minutes in my kitchen and made pasta. The full recipe and tutorial is available at Life Made Simple Bakes. So check it out!

Remember, fail to plan, plan to fail!

Easy Dinner: Cheesy Kielbasa, Rice and Broccoli Skillet

We have done it again, found you an easy dinner to make for dinner. We have found a delicious and simple dinner that you can throw together on a very busy night with very little effort. Dinners don’t have to be difficult. Life is hard enough, why should food be hard? We want to eat and enjoy our food, but we don’t all have the time to work on a meal all day long. So meals like this are invaluable.

Trish at Mom on Timeout knows that life can get crazy and hectic, that is why she loves this fun and healthy option for dinner on a busy night. As a stay-at-home mom devoted to her kids she is always busy, and frequently crunched for time. This recipe is like squeezing some magic in to your day. Trish has dozens of recipes that will also make your night great in a pink, so be sure to check her out!

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What You Will Need:

kielbasa

broccoli

rice

cheese

Hurry on over to Mom on Timeout for the rest of the ingredients list and an amazing tutorial for this quick and simple fix!