Quick & Easy Crock Pot Chili (Video Included)
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It has been one of those busy days where it doesn't seem like I even get to be home for more than an hour all day. I love Crock Pot and Instant Pot meals so that when I get home I can count on giving my family a delicious homemade meal and not take out. Saving both some money and my waist line! 

Quick & Easy Crock Pot Chili

1lb Ground Meat (browned and seasoned)
1 large can Diced Tomatoes
1 large can Kidney Beans (rinsed)
1 can Brown Beans
1 jar Pasta Sauce
1 tbsp Chili Seasoning (or to taste)

1. Brown and season ground meat to your families liking.
2. Add all the ingredients listed above to the Crock Pot and set to low since it will be on all day. If you are just doing it at lunch time then set your Crock Pot to high so your Chili will be ready to serve by dinner time.
ENJOY!




Happy Cooking!
                                           


*** It's just my life... was supplied meat and cookware from www.ShopeaseFoods.com. The recipes, video and photos are my own. The opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. ***





Budget Menu Planning
Week of October 9, 2017

Cleaning up the leftovers from Thanksgiving is the inspiration for my menu plan this week. I love Thanksgiving but I do dislike leftovers going to waste so I am making my menu plan around using everything up. 




~Monday ~
Spaghetti
Salad
Garlic Bread

~ Tuesday ~
Hot Turkey Sandwich
Peas
Potato Wedges

~ Wednesday ~ 
Shepherd's Pie
Salad

~Thursday ~
Turkey Stew 
in a Bread Bowl

~ Friday ~ 
Homemade Pizza
Carrot & Celery Sticks

~ Saturday ~ 
Grilled Chicken 
Grilled Vegetables

~ Sunday ~

Salisbury Steak
Mashed Potatoes
Broccoli

~ Baking this week ~
 Pumpkin Spice Muffins
   
~ Breakfast Ideas ~
Granola
Toast
Fresh Fruit
Waffles



If you are looking for more menu inspiration be sure to check out Orgjunkie, she hosts a weekly menu plan Monday link up.   


LET'S CHAT!

How do you use up your Thanksgiving leftovers?


Budget Menu Planning
Week of October 2, 2017

I love fall, everything about it. Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday so fall is my favourite season. I love cooking comforting food for my family to eat. Soups and stews are favs for my family. 




~Monday ~
Chicken
Rice
Veggies

~ Tuesday ~
Sloppy Joes
Potato Wedges

~ Wednesday ~ 
Instant Pot Crustless
Chicken Pot Pie
Homemade Buns

~Thursday ~
Leftovers

~ Friday ~ 
Homemade Panzerotti

~ Saturday ~ 
Salisbury Steak
Fried Onions
Potato Wedges

~ Sunday ~

Thanksgiving Dinner

~ Baking this week ~
 Apple Pie
Pumpkin Cake
   
~ Breakfast Ideas ~
Granola
Toast
Fresh Fruit
Waffles



If you are looking for more menu inspiration be sure to check out Orgjunkie, she hosts a weekly menu plan Monday link up.   


LET'S CHAT!

Do you have family favourites you only make in the fall?


DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR
TEENAGER IS BINGE WATCHING?
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I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and receive some perks and benefits. As always, all opinions are my own.  

After a long day of school my daughter enjoys some down time watching some of her favourite shows on Netflix. Teens are not immune to binge watching Netflix. My daughter has a list of shows she turns on when it is time to enjoy some TV. I love the beauty of Netflix because I am always able to see what my daughter is watching. She is just 13 so I do like to monitor what she is viewing still and Netflix makes that easy to do, at the same time there are some wonderful shows for tweens and teens on Netflix.


Shaylin is counting down the days until Fuller House releases Season 3 tomorrow. Every morning she reminds me how many more days until the Season is posted on Netflix. I have loved the new Fuller House because I remember watching Full House with my oldest daughter who is now 26 and it just brings the show full circle watching it with my now teen daughter. 


fuller house
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I know my oldest daughter loved the Olsen Twins from the orginal Full House and I know my youngest daughter now has her favourite Stephanie from Fuller House because she sees herself in her. I love that it is a show we can enjoy together. Being able to bond over different things with my teen is very important and it keeps the lines of communication open in our relationship. 


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Last week she just finished binge watching Greenhouse Academy which is a tween/teen drama series based at an elite Southern California boarding school, students from two rival dormitories combine forces to thwart an evil plot. This showed surprised me, I thought it would be cheesy to watch but it was actually quite good. I know my daughter can't wait to see if there will be a Season 2.

riverdale

Last but not least we can not forget a show we were a little late to start watching and that would be Riverdale. Like I said it is hugely popular with the teen crowd but we didn't give it a try until after we watched Greenhouse Academy. 

Riverdale has me hooked on this teen drama/mystery series. The characters are very likeable and I had to tie the reference to the Archie comics for my newly teen daughter because the comics were way before her time. There are so many interesting storylines in the first season the plot keeps getting more intrigued and it sure does keep both of us watching.

Let's Chat!

What is your teen and tween binge watching on Netflix?