• 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…

  • Beef & Black Bean Queso Burritos

    A variation to the Queso Chick with Rice and Black Beans Burritos I wrote about months ago and added to my Freezer Cooking list in preparation for Fall 2020…this recipe uses beef! This one doesn’t include rice (but could!) and isn’t made in the crock pot but it’s quick to come together in ONE PAN and freezes wonderfully.

  • Beef with Broccoli Lo Mein: Stir Fry Recipe

    Stir fry dishes are my favorite way to incorporate a ton of veggies in to a meal. With prep work done on the front end, stir fry dishes also come together really quickly. Just a handful of ingredients and a touch of planning will make this delicious  beef with broccoli lo mein one of your favorite week-night meals! Confession: I have a special place in my heart for Ramen noodles. Not because of their salty-deliciousness (confession #2: I secretly love ’em, even though it’s been a decade or more since I’ve actually eaten any made per package instructions). Ramen noodles come wrapped in nostalgia for me so I couldn’t resist…