My mission is to provide you with inspiration and encouragement to live everyday to it's fullest. I do this by sharing the simple things in life such as recipes to the most difficult of things such a life. We all know life is a struggle and many days a balancing act, but I am here to inspire you to do it well. Everything I write about is designed to inspire as well as encourage you to be a "better" you that you can be. Everything I share is raw and real. I do not cover up or sugar coat what I write about. This would benefit no one. My goal is for you to walk away feeling uplifted and encouraged after leaving my page. Lastly, I am here to remind you that you are… enough and beautiful… just the way you are.
Are you looking for a healthy and delicious supper option?
Check out this meal.
Just for laughs, my Kiddo gave me an ”A” for presentation tonight.
What you do not know is I really do not like cooking main meals. They are burdensome to me and very boring. I love baking and place more emphasis on presentation with that, but I do not care what my main meals look like. I am just happy to have it all made for another night.
I used two different recipes tonight and will include their links to their recipes then click on the links for the full recipe.
Are you looking for another simple idea for a left over ham meal?
Try this grilled ham and cheese panini sandwich with French fries.
2 slices of bread
Leftover ham slices
2 cheese slices (your choice of cheese)
Butter (or olive oil)
Frozen fresh fries
Seasoning of your choice
Heat either a sauté’ pan to a medium heat or use your George Forman grill. Spread the outer slices of bread with butter or olive oil. Put butter side down on pan. Place ham slices and cheese slices on bread. Top with the second buttered bread slice (buttered side down on pan side) and grill both sides until golden brown.
Bake your fries in the oven according to the directions on the bag. Once the fries are baked, sprinkle with seasoning to taste.
Are you looking for a side to go with your left over ham from Easter dinner?
Try this simple baked macaroni and cheese.
1 can of cheddar soup
3/4 can of water
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
garlic salt (to taste)
smoked paprika (to taste)
Pre-heat the oven to 390 degrees F. Spray your casserole dish with a spray oil. Boil water in a sauce pan and add noodles when boiling, stir often. In a separate bowl add soup and water and mix well. Next, add shredded cheddar cheese and seasonings and stir everything together. Once the noodles are tender drain well and add to the cheese mixture until all the noodles are coated then put into the casserole dish and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
I precooked all the meats and separated into meal portions.
I peeled and diced potatoes and placed in plastic bags according to their portion size. I put a small amount of water in the bags and then froze them. This keeps the potatoes from browning while waiting for their meal to be cooked.
I used my food processor to cut a head of cauliflower into riced pieces. After I cut the cauliflower into rice form, I placed in a bag and put in the freezer to keep it from turning mushy while I wait for its meal day.
I made my homemade pizza dough ahead of time as well. I placed in an oiled plastic bag and refrigerated until I am ready for its meal.
As for my vegetables, half of them are already frozen while some are fresh with no preparation work required.
My friends, this has been such a helpful way to save time in daily meal planning.
I will be posting the recipes to these meals as I have time to write them up.
Here are a few pictures meals I prepared over the weekend.
This is your weekend reminder to rest and rejuvenate from the busyness of the week. Take the time to rest your mind and allow it to reset from all the stress and chaos of everything you have been through.
Do not use it recklessly or waste it foolishly. Refreshment comes in the ability to stop, rest, and relax.
I am making a weekly effort to remind you of this importance because it is so easy to forget. Life gets so busy that we just go on autopilot and when this occurs the ability to stop has to be a deliberate action or it does not happen.
I am here to remind you to deliberately turn off your autopilot and stop to breathe and rest at some point this weekend.