Oven Fried Okra

  Stopped by the local farm to table store this week, where I was enticed by this beautiful okra.  Zach loves fried okra, but the mess was more than I wanted to clean up on a week night.  My SIL shared with me a helpful tip of cooking okra in a cast iron skillet, in…

Sausage Biscuits

School has started and we are full speed ahead.  Thankfully I made a few sausage biscuits and put in the freezer, last weekend. They have been a life saver for sleepy mornings.  Freezing biscuit sandwiches are quick and easy. You could make biscuits from scratch, or take the simple way and use frozen biscuits.  While…

Cooking for the Freezer, continued

Last Saturday I shared a post on prepping ready made meals for the freezer. Well, here’s another super simple meal that freezes and warms well, Baked Ziti.  Browned hamburger (I used some that I had in the freezer from our last trip to Sam’s) Favorite Spaghetti Sauce Pasta of your choice (ziti, rigatoni, spaghetti, macaroni); cooked…

Quick Friday Eve Dinner

Ever have one of those days where you really don’t want to  cook  dinner?  Clean the kitchen before you begin cooking, followed by cleaning the kitchen after your done?  You have no idea what to cook?  You’ve thought too hard and made too many decisions all day, that cooking dinner is not at the top…

$5 + 20 minutes =  fancy dinner

Stuffed Scallops, Pasta tossed in Garlic and Olive Oil, with a Caesar Salad. This is the quickest, and cheapest dinner, I’ve made in a while.  The guys thought I’d worked hard at preparing it. Little did they know that I was relaxing and enjoying the quiet while they were at the pond fishing.  Publix has…

Cooking for the Freezer

This past week I realized our freezer was emptier than I had thought; which led us to the drive thru lane more times than I’d like to admit. With school starting in a week, I knew I’d  better get a few things ready for evening meals, and work day lunches. Therefore, I spent a few…

Back to School Lunches

With school starting in less than 2 weeks, we’ve started preparing ourselves for a change in routine. With that comes the task of packing lunch.  I love to cook, but packing Zach’s lunch, every night, is something that I don’t look forward to.   The excitement of a new lunch box, thermos, and containers will…