The other day I made a quick errand run to Sam’s Club to pickup up a few essentials and grab something for my sister-in-law to be. The kids and I then met up with her and exchanged her items and I got a camera that my brother no longer needed… yippee! Y’all know I have been talking about getting a new camera… new-to-me is new enough!
This actually happens to be the same camera that was used at my daughter’s wedding so I know how well it works and I’m excited to play with it and start taking some awesome photos!
By the time I got home, I was so ready for a nap and EVERYONE was starving. I decided to make a quick sheet pan dinner with some Super Yummy Caulitaters. This meal was so simple!
This particular day I also made a simple cheese sauce to go with it as Mr. Awesome can’t have broccoli without the cheese.
I should have doubled the recipe as EVERYONE DEVOURED it.
Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
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This sauce is so simple to make and can turn a good meal into an extraordinary one with just a few simple ingredients. You can put this on almost anything from meat, veggies, and pasta for a creative dish. Once you see how easy this is you won’t want to go back to store-bought cheese sauce!
This is one of those recipes that I just have in head and I don’t normally measure so I tried my best to estimate the amounts. I’ll really try to remember and measure the next time I make it so I can adjust the recipe accordingly.
Susie Q’s Simple Cheese Sauce
- 3-4 T. Butter
- 3-4 T. flour
- 1 c. milk
- 1 c. cheese (I have used shredded, sliced, and anything I had on hand to make it before… but we prefer to use a sharp cheddar whenever possible)
- seasonings to taste, if desired (salt and pepper, garlic salt, cayenne, etc.)
Melt the butter on medium-high in a medium-sized saucepan.
Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring to keep from burning/over-browning.
Whisk in the milk and cook for 1-2 minutes, until slightly thickened.
Add the cheese and stir until melted.
Cook for another 1-2 minutes and season to taste.
Enjoy over your favorite dish!
I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe before now. I wouldn’t have realized it if my oldest daughter hadn’t asked for the recipe. I figured I might as well share it with everyone because things are getting a little hectic around here as we have packed up a few things as we prepare for our new home and who knows where this recipe might end up?
One of my fondest memories from when I was little was sitting on the back porch with my Mom-mom helping her with the beans and other goodies she had harvested from her garden.
As I got older I did this with my kids as well. I can still remember when we had a Doberman, named Mac, who loved green beans. The little stinker would run right up to the washtub and steal the beans every chance he got! Continue reading “Momma’s Green Bean Casserole”
Have your kids ever climbed into your bed because they were afraid of the monsters under their bed? Well, you may need to make up some Bye, Bye Monster Spray to keep those pesky monsters away! Plus the lavender essential oil may even help your kids sleep a little better.
If you don’t care for lavender oil you can use just about any other oil that you prefer.
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This is such an easy thing to make and so delicious… I just boiled some eggs so I think I might just whip up some really quick and have a sandwich as it is way past lunchtime! I like to eat mine on toast but maybe I’m just weird but it is good just as it is too.
Super Simple Egg Salad
- 8 Boiled eggs
- 1/4 c. mayo
- 2-3 t. mustard (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste (we like to use mineral salt or use celery salt for a twist)
- you could also add some chopped onion, green onion, celery or anything else that you desire
Chop the boiled eggs by hand or with my personal favorite gadget, a pastry blender.
Gently stir in the remaining ingredients, just until blended.
Enjoy as is or on a sandwich.
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Last Confection Stainless Steel Pastry Blender Dough Cutter
My kids love monkey bread and they love helping to make it! Check out the slide show for some pics:
It’s so easy and those cute knives help them feel like real chefs will easing my mind. Those mixing bowls have been a life saver too and the lids make them perfect for this recipe. I can’t always find the 4-pack of canned biscuits (and I’ve been trying to make more things from scratch) so i have used our regular biscuit recipe at times. You just need to divide the dough into 1 inch balls and continue on if you decide to do make your own biscuit dough.
As you can see from the last picture, it goes really fast around here… so fast I didn’t have time to catch a picture of the whole thing! Continue reading “Made From Scratch Monkey Bread”
Hey, y’all its been a few days since I’ve checked in with you. I hope everyone is doing well. We are finally getting over these colds that have been passed around and around and around… you get the point. Continue reading “Freezer Cooking Made Me Cry Yesterday”
Let me tell you guys about this awesome new trick I learned for ‘boiling’ eggs. Well, first it may not be new to some of you and if you don’t happen to have an instant pot or power cooker than it might not be an option but I was so excited and it is really gonna be such a game-changer here. (Recipe at the bottom.)
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I had originally written this series of posts in honor of National Simplify Your Life Week, which falls during the first week of August, I decided to make a shortlist of 7 easy steps that almost anyone can use to simplify their life starting today. With the New Year fast approaching I thought it might be helpful to post this again for anyone looking to simplify their life and have more FREE time. Continue reading “7 Easy Steps To Simplify Your Life Today”