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What’s For Dinner?

Super busy and trying to get a lot done in a little bit of time?  That’s us too!  So, I have been trying to figure out healthy, quick meals that I can make at home for my family.  I have been using the crock-pot a lot lately and trying to find some new dishes that my family likes.  I want to share a couple recipes each week that have worked for us.  I have some picky eaters so, I sometimes make little changes to the recipes, but for the most part they will eat some part of what I make.

Earlier this week I made this recipe.  My husband said pot roast sounded good for a meal this week when I asked him for ideas.  I found this at the store, bought the meat, some potatoes and carrots along with an onion and that’s it.  I put it all in the crock pot for 8 hours and dinner was served.  My girls and I are not really meat eaters but the house smelled so good and my husband thought it was very tasty!  The ingredients were pretty clean with no corn syrup or hydrogenated yuck.

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Another quick recipe I make weekly is put a pound of chicken in the crock pot top it with salsa and a little bit of water and let it simmer for 6-8 hours.  You can then use this for just about anything.  My girls love it plain, sometimes we make nachos out of it and once I made a yummy, healthy chicken salad the next day.  This dish is usually sugar free, gluten free and soy free.  Check your salsa to be sure because that’s where those things would be hiding out. Sometimes I use regular salsa and sometimes salsa verde.  In the batch below I used salsa verde.  After it was cooked I just shredded it with a fork.

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Next What’s For Dinner post will have Pasta Bake and Lemon Chicken!

Enjoy!

Marisa

 

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Fall Kids Books and Quilting

Each night we read for about 20 minutes, it’s Vivian’s homework and I look forward to that time each night.  In the beginning I was reading to Vivian and now she is reading to me.  This has to be in the top five of the list “cool things to watch your kid learn”.  I decided I did not want to read the same princess book every night so I go to the library once a week with the little ones while she is at school.  I load up with some books and then use those when we do our nightly homework.  We have found a few really great books for the fall…here they are:

Apples to Oregon

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Thank You, Sarah

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Leaves Fall Down

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Millie Waits for the Mail (not a Fall book but still pretty cute)

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Material, thread, scissors, a ruler, a seam ripper, a rotary cutter and a book from Audible.com…right now these are some of my favorite things after my little ones are in bed.  RisaAnn Designs started a weekly Wednesday post on quilting.  Check out this past Wednesdays post here.

Have a great week!

xo Marisa

 

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Fall so far…

We are loving fall!  The cooler temps, wearing sweaters and lighting fall candles has us happy!

This is our favorite scent so far.

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SCRIPTURE

This from Glorious Grace is good!

Ephesians 4:2

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

DEEP SIGHING BLOG POST

This post spoke to my heart.  Didn’t realize I sigh during the day until after I read this and took the time to notice.  Enjoy this post filled with wisdom by Tracie!

CHEATER APPLE CRISP

Not sure if you can even call this apple crisp but it’s still yummy and perfect for this time of year. Also, perfect if you are not a big baker like me and have minimal time.  Take one apple, slice it up on a plate, sprinkle with a little cinnamon and toss in the microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.  Let sit for a couple minutes and then enjoy!  Super quick, I don’t have to turn the oven on and healthy too!  I would have attached a picture but I already ate the one I just made!

MUSIC

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I have been tossing this on during that lunchtime hour when my three year olds seem to be melting with each whine and moan.  It just sets some peacefulness into the room.  My favorites right now are Bedtime Routine 2 and 3.

Have a great day!

xo Marisa

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