Souvlaki (Video Included) #WhatsCookingWednesday

Our love for Greek food in our house doesn't go unnoticed. We love to grill up Souvlaki any chance we get. We have been known to even put it into the oven during our long Canadian winter because we just can not go without it for the whole winter. 

Serving some Souvlaki with some Lime Rice and a Greek Salad is just a perfect combination no matter the time of year. 




Souvlaki

1 lemon juiced
1/4 cup Olive Oil (I used avocado)
1/4 cup Soya Sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 cloves garlic crushed
4 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch cubes (you can also use chicken and beef)
2 medium onion cut into 1 inch pieces
2 peppers cut into 1 inch pieces
1 can pineapple chunks
skewers

1. in a large bowl, mix together lemon juice, oil, soya sauce, oregano and garlic, add pork, onions, green peppers and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
2. Preheat grill on medium to high heat. Thread pork, peppers, pineapple and onions onto skewers.
3. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or to desired doneness turning skewers once.

NOTE- we have also done these in the oven at 325*F and just turn them once they take about 10 to 15 minutes to cook.



Let's Chat!

I know I am not the only one who converts a grilling recipe to one that can be cooked indoors. What is your favourite grilling recipe that you now make without using the grill?


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


Menu Planning on $75
Week of December 4, 2017.

I am looking forward to some easy meals this month. We seem to be so busy with our lives right now with Christmas activities as well as regular sports activities. Some would think my life is a little crazy right now and I would have to agree. Although that is half the reason I try to have all my gift shopping done by December 1st. On Tuesday I am actually going to start wrapping all the presents so that can also be all finished. 


This week before I started my menu plan for the week I took inventory of fridge and pantry and came up with a list of items that need to be used up. Here is the list:
- 3 Tomatoes
- 1 Salad Mix
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Broccoli & Cheese Soup
- 1/2 jar Spaghetti Sauce
- 4 Peppers
- Celery
- Apples


~Monday ~
Rotisserie Chicken
Homemade Mac & Cheese
Broccoli

~ Tuesday ~
Sweet Potato Soup
with Breadsticks

~ Wednesday ~ 
Honey Chicken
Rice
Carrots

~Thursday ~
Sloppy Joes
Homemade Fries

~ Friday ~ 
Chicken Alfredo
Noodles
Veggies

~ Saturday ~ 
Garden Vegetable Soup

~ Sunday ~

Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes
Veggies


~ Baking this week ~
 Apple Crisp
Brownies
   
~ Breakfast Ideas ~
Bagels
Smoothies
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 go about tackling the busy holiday season?




Classic Meatloaf (Video Included) #WhatsCookingWednesday

Meatloaf in our house is definitely a comfort food no matter the time of the year. When life throws you some lemons I find great comfort in making our favourite meals to help get us through the little bumps in the road. 

I find Christmas makes the bumps in the road seem bigger because of the pressure put on ourselves. We want to give our family everything and we often feel like we can't do enough. In our family, we do everything on a budget including our Christmas Family Traditions. The memories we create with our family is the most important thing we can give them no matter the time of year. It took me a lot of years to realize that and now that I have I feel the need to pass it on to all of you. Be present in everything you do with your family. Put your technology away and enjoy them. Enjoy life! 




Meatloaf


For the loaf
1 1/2 lbs. Ground Meat
1 cup Bread Crumbs
1 cup Milk
1 Medium Onion Diced
1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce


For the sauce
3/4 cup Ketchup
2 TBSP Prepared Mustard
4 TBSP Brown Sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease 5x9 loaf pan. 

Mix all the ingredients for the loaf together and form a loaf in greased pan. 

Mix all sauce ingredients together and pour over prepared loaf. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour in a preheated oven. 

ENJOY!






Let's Chat!

What is your favourite meal to cook when you are having a rough day?




*** 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. ***




Menu Planning on $75
Week of November 20, 2017.


I love fresh starts and I look at every Monday as a fresh start to a new week. I thrive on the challenge of planning my weekly grocery budget with only $75. Mind you I don't do it just for the challenge I do it as a necessity because we live off of one income and that means living a frugally as possible so that we can do fun things as a family from time to time. 


This week before I started my menu plan for the week I took inventory of fridge and pantry and came up with a list of items that need to be used up. Here is the list:
- 3 Tomatoes
- 1 Salad Mix
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Broccoli & Cheese Soup
- 1/2 jar Spaghetti Sauce
- 4 Peppers
- Celery
- Apples


~Monday ~
Crustless Chicken Pot Pie
in the Instant Pot
with homemade biscuits

~ Tuesday ~
Butternut Squash Soup
Stuffed Quinoa Peppers
in the Instant Pot

~ Wednesday ~ 
Pork Chops with Apple Slices
Potatoes
Vegetables

~Thursday ~
Broccoli & Cheese Soup
Turkey
Potatoes
Stuffing
Vegetables 

~ Friday ~ 
Chicken Penne Florentine
Salad

~ Saturday ~ 
Garden Vegetable Soup

~ Sunday ~

Homemade Pizza



~ Baking this week ~
 Apple Crisp
Brownies
   
~ Breakfast Ideas ~
Bagels
Smoothies
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 create your menu plan every week?