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Back to School Simple Slow Cooker Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

17 Aug

We made it to day three of back to school slow cooker recipes. This one is the bomb-diggity聽 (Insert eye roll from the tween as she watches me type bomb-diggity).聽 My kids eat this up, their friends eat it up, my hubby crosses his fingers in hopes there will be leftovers for his midnight snack.聽 It’s a sweet moment for me 馃檪

I hope you enjoy it as much!

What鈥檚 on your meal plan this week? 聽Leave me a note or a link to what you鈥檙e making for dinner this week!

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Thanks for visiting!

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

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Back to School Chicken Potato Corn Chowder Slow Cooker Recipe

15 Aug

Back to school means more than just the beginning of the school year but also the beginning of all those activities that keep us running.聽 It is also a time where we vow to be more organized, planned, and on top of our time management. Fall signifies our best intentions and with a little extra planning those good intentions can become successful weeks, months, and beyond.

If you鈥檙e looking for some fresh inspiration then join me here for the next ten days as I share five of our family favorite slow cooker recipes and five of our favorite make ahead breakfasts.

Today,聽 I will be sharing a hearty chowder perfect for those hectic days and even better is that all the prep can be done the night before.

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Chicken Potato Corn Chowder

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What are your favorite time crunch meals? Leave a comment or link down below I would love to see what you鈥檙e cooking!

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

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Homemade Rice-a-Roni

28 Jul Homemade Rice-a-Roni

One of the things that my family聽collectively聽loves is my homemade Rice-a-Roni.聽 Besides being ridiculously聽yummy,聽it is also a聽simple and inexpensive recipe.聽 As a side dish, this recipe feeds us all with leftovers….hallelujah for that!聽 Keep reading for the video and printable recipe.

What things do you make homemade that you can find pre-made at the store?聽 I would love some fresh inspiration!

Homemade Rice-a-Roni

These basic and inexpensive ingredients is all you need to make Homemade Rice-a-Roni.

Homemade Rice-a-Roni

A few simple steps to light, flavorful, fluffy rice goodness!

 

 

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Thanks for visiting!

Be Blessed and be a Blessing,

Rebecca

 

 

 

 

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Huge Aldi Grocery Haul 5-25-2016

1 Jun

Two to three times a year I like to 鈥渟hop鈥 my pantry, freezer, and fridge.聽 I like to use up what we have.聽 I find that I waste a lot less food doing this.聽 I love that it gets me to be more creative in the kitchen and it makes it easier to clean the fridge and pantry J I鈥檓 all about that鈥TW, I just read an article that said homemakers in the 50鈥檚 did over 50 hours of housework a week鈥..phew鈥..I am so grateful for modern conveniences!

I love watching and seeing what others are shopping for so I thought I would once again share my Aldi grocery haul.

I share that I like to use coconut oil as a moisturizer but am pretty clueless on how to cook with it!聽 I would love to see how you use it. Please leave a link or recipe in the comments鈥 would LOVE to check it out!

You can view my Aldi Grocery Haul here.

Thanks for visiting!

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

Photo credit: Aldi and Google Images

 

 

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Lest we Forget

28 May

I am so grateful for the brave men and women who headed the call and left what was familiar and comfortable for a life of upheaval and uncertainty. Today I pause with reflective prayer to honor those who gave their all鈥he fallen brave who courageously breathed their last breath defending the country and the people they so loved.

To the families who gather around a grave rather than a grill-my prayer is that our Heavenly Father will fill them with grace, peace, and healing. That they would find comfort in each other and that the sweet memories of their loved ones will sustain them until they are reunited in Heaven. Thank you, for your great sacrifice also!

 

As you enjoy your 3 day weekend please remember and pray for all the brave men and women in our military. Pray for the mothers and fathers who will never hold their precious聽boys and girls in their arms again, for the wives and husbands who will never get to live out the hopes and dreams they planned together, and for聽the precious children who will never feel the tickle of daddy鈥檚 whiskers on their cheek or the soft embrace of their mother鈥檚 arms again. The burden is too great to let this weekend go by聽without a heartfelt sense of gratitude for the meaning behind our three day weekend.

 

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

 

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Chicken Pasta Salad

2 May

I am a use up the leftovers kind of gal (one of the things my family loves most about me 馃槈 ).

I am also a lover of a quick, throw together, minimal dishes kind of meal.聽 This recipe is a perfect combination of both.聽 If you are feeling my sentiments than this is for you!

pasta salad

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Thanks for visiting!

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

 

 

 

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Aldi Grocery Haul-4-25-16

27 Apr

Welcome to my Aldi grocery haul for my family of 5. I am always looking for fresh inspiration and I love to see what other families enjoy buying and eating. I have been loving the beautiful spring/summer fresh fruits and vegetables hitting the shelves鈥.and I love that shopping at Aldi makes it possible for us to eat well and stay in budget.

Click here to see our latest haul.

If you鈥檙e an Aldi shopper what are some of your favorite products?聽 Leave me a comment聽 or a link, I would LOVE to check it out!

Thanks for visiting!

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

 

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Photo Credit: Aldi and Google Images

The Day our Music Died

22 Apr

It was a day that will become an 鈥淲here were you when鈥 iconic conversation.

The news that Prince had died聽pulled the heartstrings of people from around the world.

Someone asked, 鈥淗ow can millions mourn a man they never knew?鈥.聽 Good question and I think it’s because music is nostalgic.聽 No one did it bigger or with more influence for this generation than he did.

Nothing has the power to move us and to transport us to a single moment quite like music.聽 Music helps us to retell our stories and helps preserve our memories. These moments all come together as a unique soundtrack, different like a finger print and it becomes our storyteller.

When he died, of course we mourned the man but also we mourned a piece of our youth that died that morning.

Being Minnesotan we love our own and he felt like ours.聽 His death brought out a unity in our city that we haven’t seen in a long time.聽 That day where聽once stood聽an enemy became a friend and where once stood a stranger became a brother and sister.聽 We put our petty differences aside and came together shoulder to shoulder and hand in hand in unity to honor a man passionate about his craft, his city, and his people.

The young and young at heart took to the chilly Minnesota streets to celebrate music, love, life, and humanity.

We were all moved by his talent, his presence on stage, and his quiet thoughtful nature off 聽stage.

Let our own lives reflect the goodness that brings people together and may we live in such a way that when our curtain falls for the last time that our music will also聽live on.

Thanks for reading.

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

 

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Aldi Grocery Haul

12 Apr

 

I thought I would share something a little different.聽 I am always a little curious and a bit fascinated about how life is for others.聽 I think we learn new things and become inspired when聽other’s welcome us into snippets of their life.聽

So today I am going to share with you our Aldi鈥檚 grocery haul.聽 This will feed our family of 5 for about 7-10 days. I love that I can feed my family fairly healthy聽and still stay in budget!聽

If you’re interested in watching click Aldi Grocery Haul

If you shop at Aldi what are your favorite things to purchase from there?

Thanks for watching!

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

 

Photo credit: Aldi and Google pictures

 

 

 

Nutella Banana Muffins

29 Feb

There are three things in life I adore…Jesus, my family, and Nutella…….clearly I am a girl who has her priorities in order 馃槈

One of my most requested recipes is this one.聽Somehow, something magical happens when you bring Nutella and Bananas together……the clouds part, the sun shines, and for a brief moment siblings get along.

So if you know what is good for you, you’ll keep reading for the recipe.

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The makings of happiness

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Take a minute to mash your bananas well.

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Sift your dry ingredients together.

 

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Add the sugar, oil, vanilla, and egg to the bananas.

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Don’t be shy with the Nutella!

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Bake until they are golden on the outside……..

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…and moist and decadent on the inside. Trust me they are worth the calories!

Nutella Bomb Banana Muffins

by Rebecca Vahdat

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 14-17 minutes

Keywords: bake Nutella Muffins

 

Ingredients (12 muffins)

  • 1 1/2 C. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • 1/3 C. oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2-1 TBSP Nutella per muffin

Instructions

Pre heat oven to 375. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.

In a separate bowl add bananas and mash well. Stir in sugar, egg, oil, and vanilla and mix well.

Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and mix until just combined.

Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and top each unbaked muffin with 1/2-1 TBSP of Nutella and with a knife or toothpick and lightly swirl the Nutella and batter together.

Bake 14-17 minutes.

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I hope you love them as much as we do!聽 If you make them, stop by and share what you think!聽 Thanks聽for visiting.

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

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