Happy Wednesday Friends! We have been busy at work all morning practicing numbers, shapes and coloring circles and lines. Whew... the life of a two year old is hard work! :)
My little man LOVES pretend play, so we have been dressing-up and playing Fireman and Doctor just about every single day this week. I just love the inventive imagination of a toddler!
Now that Daddy is home and we are all back together as a family again, I am back to cooking for the three of us.
I must admit, it was nice living with Gigi and having her cook yummy dinners every night! :)
I am getting back on track with meal planning and budgeting. I have mentioned before that I LOVE E-meals! Well, guess what? E-meals now has a slow-cooker option!!!!
I am the self-proclaimed Crock-Pot Queen!!!
I just signed-us up for this plan this past week. Yesterday, Robbie and I headed out to the Commissary on base,( where we always get the best deals).
Here is tonight's E-meals Crock pot recipe
Loaded Potato Soup
4 slices bacon
¼ cup chopped onion ½
(32 oz) frozen Southern-style hash browns
1 clove garlic, chopped
14 oz can chicken broth
½ teaspoon seasoned salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ cup half-and-half
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons sour cream
⅓ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Cook bacon until crisp; crumble. Place onions, hash browns, garlic, chicken broth, salt, and pepper in a lightly greased 3- to 4- quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours. Stir in half-and-half. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Serve with bacon, chives, sour cream, and Cheddar cheese.
Recently, my Mom has been doing research on clean and healthy organic eating and some of the results and information are truly astonishing!! So, I have taken the next step toward creating a better and healthier lifestyle for my young and growing family by simply buying organic fruits and vegetables.
We are living in a condo now in Orange County California by the beach. So, growing a vegetable garden will be difficult this year. I did some research on-line about organic produce and found a wonderful alternative to home grown vegetables...
This is a wonderful family run and owned farm that delivers organically grown, fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables to your door. I pay around $25.00 every two weeks and this cute box is waiting on my doorstep every Tuesday morning when I wake-up full of just picked, fresh fruits and veggies!!!
I mean who could ask for more? I don't even have to leave my house, or get dressed to go to the grocery store, and believe me... with a busy toddler in my life this is a HUGE help!!
Well, we are off to the park before nap time. Enjoy your day everyone!