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Simple Meals to Please: Taco Ranch Bites

We have a major tournament coming up at our house. Which means that we will leave early on Friday morning and come home late Sunday afternoon. Of course everyone will have school and work early the next day. I love attending these big tournaments for my kids. I take great pride in watching them compete in a sport they love and excel at. We even make it a fun little getaway by finding fun family activities while we are out and we enjoy meals out. That being said, when we come home I try to get us right back in to the normal routine of work and school. That isn’t always easy. One trick I have learned is to have everything prepped for Sunday when we come home. That means everyone has laid out clothes for the next day, book bags are packed, and meals are prepped.

In order to accomplish all of this I plan a meal ahead of time. Sometimes I even have it fully prepped so I can just come home and stick it in to cook. This time I found this fun little recipe that allows for me to freeze the pre-made Taco Ranch Bites and then simply pip them in the oven to warm them. While I do that Sunday the kids can make their school lunches and take their showers and baths. It really makes like easier when you can slide back in to a normal routine after being away. Using the recipe from Plain Chicken will be the perfect way to help me get everyone back on track after a busy weekend away. What are some tips your family uses to get back in to a normal routine after a trip?

Thank you so much Plain Chicken for such a fun and simple recipe that is truly saving my whole weekend! Be sure to check out the other great recipes while you are there getting the full Taco Ranch Bites recipe!

Simple Dinners: Chili dogs for a Crowd

We are at the end of Baseball season at our house, and we are just getting really busy with Football. So i try to incorporate simple meals that will keep my family happy, and keep me from extra work (and DISHES since my dishwasher recently decided to DIE!) So I have been very careful to choose dishes that did not require a lot of extra work. This fun recipe is delicious, simple, and is always a crowd pleaser at our house.

Thank you to Valerie’s Kitchen for a delicious and simple way to cook Chili dogs for a Crowd. You can check out the full recipe now. Be sure to check out the other awesome food ideas when you’re there.

Now I can make a simple a delicious dinner without the added dishes. Valerie even suggests lining the pan with aluminum foil for less mess. That’s a dream come true for this broken dishwasher momma.  You never realize how important those modern conveniences are until they are gone. Its been nearly two weeks waiting for the broken part. Who knew that I would need to arrange meals around not wanting to do dishes? Well thank you Valerie for saving me time, frustrations, and dried out hands!

Be sure to see Valerie’s other amazing recipes when you visit her site. I am already compiling a list of recipes to try at home! Enjoy!

 

Halloween treats: Muddy Buddies!

Muddy Buddies are one of those treats that can be made for any occasion. It is simple, sweet, and can be dressed up!

This fun muddy buddies recipe was discovered by A Pumpkin and  a Princess. It features some incredible Halloween treats that will wow at your next spooky party, or can be handed out as treats at a party or for an after sports Halloween treat!

You do not have to be super impressive in the kitchen, or even incredibly crafty to create this sweet treat. That may be why it is one of my favorites for this time of year. We aren’t all super great at being that Pinterest mom, lets face it — some of us are just Prime moms. This recipe is a no-fail recipe. Thanks to A Pumpkin and  a Princess you can look like you have it all together even when you are just barely holding on this Halloween.

Be sure to check out A Pumpkin and  a Princess for some other great and simple ideas for everyday recipes and crafts while you are getting the low-down on how to create this munchies masterpiece.