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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.

Winter Meals: Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen

The cold snap has hit us hard, we are trying desperately to stay warm and comfortable. Late nights at practice for the kids has left us shivering and starving and search for something warm and delicious when we come home. We all love a good ramen soup so when I stumbled upon this Thai inspired ramen recipe I knew it had to make its way in to our soup rotation.

Ramen soup is such a fun and simple way to do soup. It can be dressed up or dressed down according to the tastes in your household. We have some adventurous soup eaters in our house so I was not worried about introducing this one. If you have picky eaters and want to make this less adventurous try eliminating the red curry paste and the mushrooms.

I found this recipe at Half Baked Harvest and have fallen in love with it. It is the perfect Thai soup, not too spicy, not too adventurous, it was just right for our family. You can spice it up if you want more of a kick, but we found it to be spot on.

We even made it in the instant pot so that we didn’t have to wait too long for a spectacular meal after practice. It cooked wonderfully very quickly and we were fed and bathed and ready for bed right on time.

Be sure to check out Half Baked Harvest’s other amazing recipes when you head over for the full tutorial and recipe. You will not be disappointed.

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!