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Simple dinners: Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet

We love a good steak, but since steak can be expensive it is always great to find an amazing recipe that will allow you to take a poor cut of steak and make it taste fantastic. It is a great way to stretch your dollars and still enjoy a good steak.

This skillet meal is fast, inexpensive, and delicious. Three things that truly make a great meal. This meal is so simple you can make it in a rush, which is great because most weeknights are a rush for us. I love finding meals that I can make on a Tuesday but taste like a Saturday. you know the kind. The kind of meal that tastes date-night worthy but can be made to feed your family of five? This is one of those meals.

Thank you to Eatwell101 for the amazing recipe that can be made very simply. head on over to Eatwell101 now for the full tutorial. Trust us, this is a meal that will wow any day of the week. just try not to forget to set the alarm for the next day, even though it tastes like a Saturday night meal does not mean its a Saturday night.

Valentine’s Day Pancakes

We love to get excited about holidays in this house. It may seem a little excessive, but if you can’t get excited about the little things then what can you get excited about? We all have work and school on Valentine’s day but I still like to do something special for everyone that helps us get a good and sweet start to our day. I found this fun little recipe for Valentine’s Day pancakes and it is simple to put together even on fast-paced school mornings.

Since we love pancakes so much I tend to make large batches over the weekend and freeze them so that we can just heat them up on weekdays and eat them. This is a great way to ensure your kids eat on school mornings when it can be difficult to get things ready. I like to make pancakes with a protein mix (and sometimes I even sneak in a little bit of blended spinach in and no one even notices!)

For this fun holiday breakfast I just use my previously frozen pancakes and leave out the fun fixings for the holiday theme. For the full tutorial check out Aunt Jemima’s site for the rundown. As I said, you can use their pancake mix or your own, whichever you prefer. Enjoy!

On-the-Go Snacks: Peanut Butter and Jelly Trail Mix

We run from school to practice and lessons 4 out of 5 days a week. Our only break between school and activities some days is the drive in the car. This can make it difficult to make sure the kids can do their homework and get their snack in before an activity. This has made me the queen of on-the-go snacking recently. I try to make sure that I find recipes that pack a lot of protein and are easily eaten without a huge risk of choking, making a mess, or needing utensils.

One of our favorite on-the-go snacks is trail mix because the kids can eat it while we travel, it isn’t too messy (depending on the kid) and it can be customized to each kid’s likes with very little effort. Store bought mixes tend to be on the sugary side and do not always contain the best protein options. We like to make our own because it allows us to make them a little bit healthier and we can add our favorites to them.

This mix from The Recipe Revival is a great start. This recipe calls for a specific cereal. I like to add some almonds, and cashews, and cut the cereal portion in half. That way they get the nutrition they need to go off and play and still get a little sweetness to their snack. I usually do 1 1/2 cups nuts (half almonds and half cashews) then 1 1/2 cups cereal. The recipe is so easy you can add or subtract according to your wishes.

Be sure to check out The Recipe Revival’s full recipe, and check out the other great recipes while you are there!