“What’s for dinner mom?”

“Where’s dinner, honey?”

Sound familiar?

Dinner: The anticipated or dreaded question of the day. The thing we agonize over not long after breakfast.

What are you cooking for dinner tonight?




Hopefully, we can help each other out and make it a bit easier most nights of the week.

If you love your crock pot or need more ideas for your crock pot here are two blogs you need to check out!

Recipes from the Crock Pot Girl

A Year of Slow Cooking

Another time saver is cook a few meals once a week or many meals once a month and put them in the freezer. Make sure you label them well and all you have to do is grab one out of the freezer in the morning and then pop it in the oven.

Fabulously Frugal has some great freezer meal recipes.

Life as a mom also has great recipes and she even points you to posts to help you get started if you have never done freezer cooking before.

Other quick tips can happen as soon as you unload your groceries. When you buy chicken before you place it into the icebox go ahead and prepare a few dinner options. Place desired amount of chicken in a gallon Ziploc bag and add a marinade then pop them into the freezer. As they thaw the chicken pieces will soak up the flavors and all you have to do it grill or bake.

Here are a few marinade options:

  • Italian dressing
  • Ranch dressing and 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ c Olive Oil, ½ c Lemon Juice and 3 T Italian Dressing
  • Barbecue sauce

Now all you need is a salad, veggies and/or fruit.

Did you know I was once a single mom? Yes, I had a time in my life where living on budget was more of a necessity than a plan and time was short each day; between, work, shuffling kids around, homework checks and doing the cleaning and cooking solo. On Monday Nicole Bean, a single mom, featured me on her blog 180 Degrees: Turning your life into a new direction She asked to interview me about the time in my life when I was a single mom. Go over and check that out, you will also find a great recipe as well!

Sharing time! What are your tried and tested tips for making dinner delicious, easy, and stress free.

Tell me all your great ideas in the comments below and you could be entered to win a $25 Starbucks gift card.

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