75-Main-Dish-Crock-Pot-Recipes

75+ Delicious Main Dish Crock Pot Recipes

Dinnertime used to be a struggle in our house. Getting food on the table during the “witching hour”, after homeschooling and everything else that needs to be done around our house was hard. Things were a struggle until we started making monthly crock pot recipesĀ and freezing them. Now I pull out dinner the night before, put it into the crock pot in the morning, and at dinner time we have a delicious meal to eat. Depending on the meal we are having I might have to make some sides to go with it, but that usually only takes a few Continue Reading…

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Memorable and Personalized Graduation Gift Ideas

We will be graduating our first homeschooler this year. It is such a special time for all of us, knowing she has worked so hard to get to this point and she will soon be going out into the world on her own, that part is bittersweet šŸ˜• . I had been trying to think of a great graduation gift idea that would show her how much she is loved and remind her of the wonderful memories of the many years she has spent home with her family. I couldn’t think of a more perfectĀ gift then the wonderful memory quilt Continue Reading…

Homeschool-Library

Our Homeschool Library and Where To Find Cheap Books

So I have already given you a tour of where we do our school each day, and a look into what curriculum we use in our homeschool. Today I am going to give you a look into our homeschool library. I have to admit that this is one area I have a little bit of an obsessionĀ  šŸ˜‰ ! You see I cannot pass up a good book, especially when it is really cheap. SinceĀ there are so many good books out there we own a ton of books in our homeschool library. Our Homeschool Library Our books are split up Continue Reading…

valentines day play dough

Wonderful glittery and soft valentines day playdough

Play dough is always something we have around for the kids to use in our house. It is such a great sensory medium for kids to use, and given tools to play with it they can play for hours. We decided to make some Valentines Day Playdough when it was time to make a new batch of playdough since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Even as my kids get older they still love sensory ideas. They will play in bin or with play dough for hours. We make our own play dough a few times a year and Continue Reading…

Food-Storage

How We Store our Monthly Food

As I stated the other day I am going to give you a look into just how we store a months worth of food for 8 people. Like I also stated before we do things differently this time of year because we do not get our fruits and veggies from the farmers market anymore which means there is a lot more things in my freezer then normal. We also freeze strawberry jam and cut strawberries every year which equals about 100lbs of strawberries we prepare. We freezeĀ corn and zucchini as well so our freezers are pretty full right now. We Continue Reading…

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Monthly Meal Planning ~ This Months Menus and Questions Answered

I recently shared a photo of our monthly Costco shopping trip over on Instagram. I had a request for this months menu as well as a lot of questions. I thought there are probably others who have the same questions so I am just addressing them all on the blog in 1 spot. At the very bottom of this post you will find our menu’s for the month, as well as links on how to do your own monthly meal planning. This includes making the list, putting it to a menu, shopping, and making our monthly meals. If you have Continue Reading…

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Crock Pot Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

One of the families all time favorite recipes is stuffed peppers, once upon a time we made it with rice which is very delicious. This was surprising to me since there are kids in the house that do not like tomatoes one bit, but they will eat stuffed peppers. We decided to try it with quinoa instead of rice once to see how we liked it, and found out that everyone loved it even more with the quinoa! So now we no longer make it with rice we only make it with quinoa. A couple things about this recipe. This Continue Reading…

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Homemade Cream Of Chicken Soup

There were quite a few family favorite recipes in our house that involved using cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup. Since we have started “clean eating” we refuse to use the canned soups at all, so I would just skip this in our recipes. This meant the recipes were much more dry then they once were, but we figured it was better then using something so full of preservatives. Well that was until I found out you can make your own condensed soups with clean ingredients! So this past month when we did our monthly freezer cooking meals Continue Reading…

Healthy Breakfast Strawberries and creme Muffins

Strawberries and Creme Breakfast Muffins

As I stated during my Pumpkin Bread recipe every month we make many different types of breads and muffins, usually these are eaten for snacks. These, however, we make and everyone eats them for healthy breakfast muffins idea. Since we do not eat cereal or other processed foods for breakfast, this is a recipe that is always loved in our house. We use all organic ingredients to make our muffins, so not only are they a healthy breakfast idea they are also a clean eating breakfast idea šŸ˜‰ . During the year as fruit is available at our farmers market, Continue Reading…

Moist pumpkin bread

Moist Pumpkin Bread

Something that we all love eating for snacks is our homemade banana bread, I shared the recipe previously in a sponsored post. I still follow this same recipe, except I use raw honey as my sweetener which makes the whole recipe organic. For that reason I will not be sharing our banana bread recipe again. After freezing some of our bread in the past we realized that the bread would thaw out and be very crumbly and dry. So we changed our banana bread recipe to the one listed above. By adding sour cream, it doesn’t alter the taste of Continue Reading…

Crock Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Make Ahead Crock Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

If you are a regular follower of the blog you might have seen that last weekĀ I shared how we freezer cook for a month at a time.Ā I promised that I would share the recipes we use for our monthly freezer meals, so here they are. During our freezer cooking we make lots of main dishes but we also make most of our side dishes and breads for the month. The recipes that I am planning on sharing first are the side dishes and bread recipes. Today’s recipe is for crock pot mashed sweet potatoes. Making up these recipes for you Continue Reading…

Make Ahead Crock Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Freezer Garlic Mashed Potatoes

If you are a regular follower of the blog you might have seen that last week I shared how we freezer cook a month at a time. I promised that I would share the recipes we use for our monthly freezer meals, so here they are. During our freezer cooking we make lots of main dishes but we also make most of our side dishes and breads. The recipes that I am planning on sharing first are the side dishes and bread recipes. We cook our garlic mashed potatoes and the mashed sweet potatoes ahead of time, put them into Continue Reading…