Grilled Lemon Pepper Pork Chops
(Video Included) #WhatsCookingWednesday

I like spending some time in the mornings to make my evening meal prep a little easier and not so stressful. After working all day long I like to be able to feed my family a delicious meal. There is nothing easier then then making up a marinade and putting some pork chops in it to marinate for the day before putting it on the grill. We compare these pork chops to the days when we used to eat steak. So juicy and tender you will not be disappointed. 

Grilled Lemon Pepper Pork Chops

1/2 cup Water
2 TBSP Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Avocado Oil (or olive oil)
2 TBSP Lemon Juice
2 TBSP Lemon Pepper Seasoning
2 Garlic cloves, minced
4 Pork Chops

Place water, soy, oil, lemon juice, lemon pepper seasoning, garlic into a plastic bag or dish that you want to marinate your meat in. 

Once mixture is mixed well add pork chops and marinate for at least 2 hours. 

Grill on BBQ at 300*F for about 20 minutes or until done.  

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Budget Menu Planning
Week of June 19, 2017

Have you had one of those weeks when you are not looking forward to anything? Just chalk this week up to one of those weeks. We are going through a lot of change in our house in the next week including moving my daughter to Toronto. 

 My middle daughter is 23 and moving to Toronto to continue her education in university. Usually a time of change like that is very exciting but this time of change is coming at a bad time with my daughters health and as her mother it is hard to see her go off into the big city knowing all the healthy concerns she has right now. My middle daughter is no longer in remission and she is fighting to get back on her feet but at the same time I have to let her go and live her life. My meals this week are going to be just about getting things done.

~Monday ~
Leftover City

~ Tuesday ~
Seasoned Rice
California Vegetable

~ Wednesday ~ 
Pork Chops
Mashed Potatoes

~Thursday ~
Baked Potatoes
Corn on the Cob

~ Friday ~ 
Dinner out in Toronto

~ Saturday ~ 
Ribs on the Grill
Garlic Potatoes

~ Sunday ~
Potato Salad

~ Baking this week ~
Angel Food Cake
Peanut Butter Cookies
~ Breakfast Ideas ~
Fresh Fruit


What do you make for dinner when your week is so overwhelming?


There is nothing better than waking up on a Saturday morning with no real plans for the day. It allows my family to think of a place to go and explore for the day. Day trips take very little planning because they do not require a lot of money but they do require a bit of packing so that you can enjoy the day to the fullest. 

If it was just my husband and I packing wouldn't be a huge deal but with children on board it means you do have to pack a few things for your own sanity. I like it when the whole family can enjoy the day trip. 

Some of the items we always pack for our day trips are the following - 

- Thermal Cooler bag - to put in all our items we like to keep cool like salads, cucumbers, cherries, grapes, etc. 
- Insulated Cups - we use Bubba's at our house because they keep your drinks cold for many hours while traveling we even have a very large one so we can refill our water while on the road. 
- Large Bag - Depending on the weather but I throw in some towels, a bag of chips or any other items we might need on our trip
- Plastic Dishes - we don't like to eat off of paper plates or dishes so I purchased a set of plastic dishes with cutlery to put in our bag to use on these trips. 
- Sunscreen - always a must to protect our skin from the elements. 
We prefer day trips over long weekend trips because when it comes down to it we prefer to sleep in our own beds at night. Once we have decided where we are going for the day I make and pack up some food for us to eat while we are out. Not only does this cut down on the cost of the trip but it gives us a chance to find a different place to picnic and explore while we are out. 

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Do you go for day trips with your family? What do you pack with you when you go?

Easy Chicken Parmesan (video included)

Chicken Parmesan is one of my tried and true recipes that my family requests and loves when I make it. It really is very easy to make and I always keep the ingredients on hand so that it is easier to make for them. Tried and true recipes are always my favourite recipes to share because I know how much my family enjoys them.


Easy Chicken Parmesan - Printable Version

2 Chicken Breats (bone in or boneless skinless)
1 cup Bread Crumbs (can be seasoned)
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
1 tbsp Parsley
3 tbsp mayonnaise/ranch dressing/melted butter

1 - Mix together bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and parsley in a bowl. 
2 - Coat chicken breasts in mayonnaise/dressing or butter what ever you chose. 
3 - Then put chicken in bread crumb mixture to coat fully. 
4 - Heat up a frying pan with some oil in it and add chicken. 

You can also put this in a dish and cook it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until chicken is done. 

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What is your tried and true recipe that your family loves when you make?