• Sausage & Mushroom Rice

    This is another of those meals that stretches on the cheap because rice – which is ridiculously inexpensive – is a major player. Cook that rice ahead of time (a day or two) so it doesn’t hold up the process for this recipe AND so it’s the perfect consistency. And let your Instapot do the heavy lifting with cooking the rice: big batch style! Cooked rice freezes well and will save you down the road…promise that! Here’s how to make the perfect rice!! Then, get started on this simple, quick, delicious recipe! And double up for a freezer meal! If you haven’t already – follow me on Facebook and Instagram for other little 3…

  • Mexican Chicken Casserole

    Please don’t judge this recipe by the picture. It’s awful. I know! Getting an appropriate mouth-watering picture was a struggle (I’ll try again after it’s cooked and with any luck can do a picture update then). What you need to know is that this is not only a freezer worthy casserole but with cooked chicken (I make mine in, big batch, in the crock-pot) and rice made ahead of time (discover how I mastered the perfect rice in the instapot) in the mix you can toss it together in no time at all! If you haven’t already – follow me on Facebook and Instagram for other little 3 under 3 in 15 months tidbits…

  • Smoked Sausage & Peppers Rice

    Rice is a staple that is relatively easy to find (except for during pandemic hysteria: add this to the list of things that were hard to find, along with toilet paper and hand soap), inexpensive, filling and has a great shelf-life. I’m not one for a pile of plain rice on my plate – though I suppose that if push came to shove and eating was for survival alone, as it is in many poorer countries, I could get on board. I’ve got a stockpile of uncooked rice in the pantry for just in case but I’ve been experimenting with meals that are heavy on the rice while also bursting…