Creamy Chicken Parmesan (Video Included) #WhatsCookingWednesday



A delicious family meal that makes dinner easy and on the table in 35 minutes. Today our meat is from Shopease Foods it makes meal planning easier when we don't have to run to the store every week. 

I love quick skillet meals that are on the table in no time so we can get out the door to our activities for the evening.





4             Chicken Breasts
1    TBSP  Oil
1    TSP    Italian Seasoning

1    MED   Onion, minced
2             Garlic Cloves
1    TBSP  Oil

1    CUP    Pasta Sauce
1/2 CUP    Half and Half Cream
1/4 CUP    Parmesan Cheese, grated
1    TSP    Italian Seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste

1/2 CUP    Parmesan Cheese, shredded

Heat a skillet with Olive Oil and add in Chicken Breasts and season both sides with Italian Seasoning. Remove from pan once chicken is cooked.

Add more oil to the skillet with onion and garlic. Saute until onion is transparent. 

To the onions and garlic add pasta sauce, half & half cream, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Let simmer before adding chicken back into the skillet and topping with shredded Parmesan Cheese.

Serve on a bed of pasta or rice.

Enjoy!  





LET'S CHAT! 

What is your favourite skillet meal?


Budget Meal Planning - November 28, 2016


Quick kitchen meals are my theme this week. Meals I can make and get back out of the house to join in festivities around town that I want to attend. Tree lighting ceremonies or going to see the CP Rail Holiday train. 

Do you have quick go-to meals you always pull out on those busy nights, I feel like I am being pulled in every direction right now and I am beyond thankful to not have to run out to the store every week to get my groceries thanks to Shopease Foods. Check out their facebook page to see other people stocking up on the supplied needed so they are not running to the store all the time. 
 
    
~ Menu ~ 

Dinner
Creamy Chicken Parmesan on Pasta
Chicken Tortellini Soup
Shepherd's Pie with Salad
Salisbury Steak, Potatoes, Veggies
Pork Chops with Onions, Potatoes, Broccoli
Sloppy Joes and Fries
Homemade Pizza

Lunch
- is always leftovers from the night before
Grilled Cheese
Sausage on a bun
Soup

Breakfast
Waffles
Oatmeal

Toast 
Muffins


LET'S CHAT!

What is your go-to quick recipe for those busy nights?






Instant Pot/Slow Cooker Seasoned Roast (Video Included) #WhatsCookingWednesday



The days have been cold and snowy lately and I wanted to get a full meal on the table for when Rob got home from work since lately he has been doing a lot of outdoor work. Shopease Foods makes it so easy to do because I have so much to choose from in my freezer. I love the versatility of a roast because it means that there are leftovers for the next day for Rob to take to work for lunch. I was really impressed with how lean this cut of meat was. 

Using my slow cooker and instant pot to make one pot meals cuts down on time for me and it allows my family to come home to a great meal after an evening of activities. It keeps us on track with our budget while allowing us to participate in those extra activities we want to during the Christmas season.





1/2 TSP    Salt
1/2 TSP    Black Pepper
1/2 TSP    Onion Powder
1/2 TSP    Garlic Powder
1/4 TSP    Chili Powder

1    TBSP  Oil
3    LB      Roast, pork or beef

1    CUP    Water
1/2 CUP    Apple Juice

4    MED    Potatoes
3    MED    Carrots

Mix up all spices in a bowl and rub over your roast. 

Heat oil in your frying pan or in your instant pot on Saute. 
Sear all sides of the roast. 

Once you have seared all sides of your roast place in your slow cooker or instant pot with water and apple juice. 

If cooking in slow cooker - add in your carrots and potatoes enough to feed your family. Cook on high for 4 hours and low for 6 to 8 hours. 

If you are making this in your Instant Pot then set to Manual for 15 minutes do a quick release and add in your carrot and potatoes. I like to put them in my steaming basket but that isn't necessary it is just personal preference. Put your lid on again and set to Manual 5 minutes. 

Dinner will be done and ready to serve. 

Enjoy!  





LET'S CHAT! 

What do you like to cook in your slow cooker or instant pot?


Budget Meal Planning - November 21, 2016




The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season seems to be in full swing or maybe it is just me that is feeling it. So many things to do so many invites to go to for different events as well as our usual events we have every week. This kind of schedule can be so overwhelming. I find my slow cooker and instant pot my biggest life saver. The make cooking so much easier and quicker in the kitchen.  

I am adding more slow cooker and instant pot meals to my weekly list because my time is at a premium right now and I do not have time to waste. Shopease Foods helps make meal planning easier because I have a freezer full of meat which means no running to the store needed unless I am running low on fresh produce. I keep track of what is in my freezer on a piece of paper so that I know what I have left in there without digging around.
 
    
~ Menu ~ 

Dinner
Garden Vegetable Soup
Chicken Tortellini Soup
Roast with potatoes and carrots in slow cooker/instant pot
Rotisserie Chicken, Rice, Veggies
Pork Chops with Onions, Potatoes, Broccoli
Sloppy Joes and Fries
Broccoli and Cheese Soup with Garlic Toast

Lunch
- is always leftovers from the night before
Grilled Cheese
Soup

Breakfast
Waffles
Oatmeal

Bagels w' Cream Cheese


LET'S CHAT!

What is your favourite slow cooker meal?