8.19.2017

What's for Dinner This Week Inspiration & Ideas

Hello Friends! 


I thought it would be fun to share a look into my Youtube series, "Whats For Dinner." You can see my entire playlist of recipes HERE. My hope is this will give you some inspiration for dinner ideas. With school back in session, I know will personally take as much inspiration as possible. 


We have added a BLT Sandwich to our menu because they are simple but so delicious. They are also easy to make and budget friendly. Fresh thinly sliced tomatoes with crisp lettuce and delicious bacon on toasted bread is just amazing! 


This is my Homemade Hamburger Helper recipe which you can find a link for HERE. This is also very simple, budget friendly, and best of all its amazing! I think my son could eat this every night for dinner. I love adding a little Texas Toast with it or some type of garlic bread. 


I recently shared this new recipe that I recreated after a visit to Mellow Mushroom. My son just loved the Meatball Sub that he ordered and I shared it HERE


I tried the Publix Premium Salad Kit this week and it is amazing. I purchased the spinach and bacon kit and I can not wait to have it again. This is going to turn into one of my weekly work lunch items but I will add a little-grilled chicken on top. 


We also had my Taco Zucchini Boats with fresh fruit to a healthy alternative to Taco Tuesday. You can find the recipe HERE



I shared a look at our week here in my YouTube video. Be sure to Subscribe so you never miss out on fun ideas. 

See you in the next post. Remember to follow by email is in the column to your right! 

8.17.2017

Crockpot Mississippi Roast Recipe




Hello Friends! 
With the school year right around the corner, I am making sure I have all of my easy and fast recipes on hand. Is there anything better than coming home after a busy day and dinner is ready because of our crock pot?



I don’t know why this is called Mississippi Roast but if I could, I would totally change the name of this roast to be “The Best Roast Ever!” 

Five simple ingredients, zero effort, 100% dinner & leftover satisfaction! The flavors are incredible. I never would have thought that four simple ingredients would make such an amazing roast? I loved coming home to this delicious meal! 

Here is what you will need for this great dish! 


INGREDIENTS
  • 3- pound chuck roast
  • 1- ounce packet of dry ranch seasoning mix
  • 1- ounce packet of dry au jus gravy mix
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • pepperoncini
Directions
  1. Add 1/4 cup of water into your slow cooker then place the roast on top.
  2. Sprinkle the dry ranch seasoning mix on top of the chuck roast, then sprinkle the dry au jus mix on top, then place 6 tbsp. of butter on top of the roast, and finally 5 pepperoncini around the roast.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. I like to shred my roast with the two fork method which is slowing pulling it apart. You can serve with mashed potatoes or rice. 


    I have put together a great step by step video to help you! 


    See you in the next post! 
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8.15.2017

Weekend Getaway to New Orleans


Hello Friends! 

This past weekend we decided to get away for a last minute trip to New Orleans with family. My great aunt lives just outside of New Orleans and we were very excited about the change to see her! 



Of course Binx was going to need to go with us and it was so sweet of my Aunt to say that she did not mind for him to come along. I have to tell you he was the best little boy on this trip. I was so proud of how sweet and well behaved he was. 

As you can see above he wanted to make sure he did not miss out on joining us. He made sure he jumped in my suitcase the minute I opened it. How cute is he!!


The drive over was really nice and the weather was perfect. I always love weekend getaways with Eddie. 


On Saturday we went to The Global Wildlife Center and had the chance to feed the animals  on their trolley. This was so much fun and seeing the animals up close was just amazing. 


My nephews just love Trey and its fun to see how tall he is next to them. I love how they always rush to sit right next to him. 

This was the first deer we saw as we entered  and it was so sweet to see the little baby next to it. The kids just loved it. 


This gives you an idea of what you purchase to feed the animals. We went with the big bucket so we could all scoop our cups in and feed them. 




You have to be careful with this one because they are known as the "Cup Stealer!"







The zebras were beautiful in person. You are not allowed to feed the zebra's because they bite if they like you and bite harder if they dont! 


I always thought that the lamas spit but they only do this if you are mean and really push their buttons. Poor guys really get a bad reputation and it sounds like its not their fault! I cant guarantee this is true but I do know I don't want to test it. 


I think this was one of the biggest highlights of the day. This mommy giraffe just had this baby a week before our visit. You can see the baby standing right next to the mom. What a beautiful site. 



Is he sticking his tongue out at me?




The guide said if you touch his horns you get 7 years of good luck so of course I had to touch them! 







This was such a fun day!


Then we were on our home to all take a nice long shower and it was time to dress up for dinner. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Ruth Chris Steak House. 


You can come along and take a look at all the fun we had in the video I put together above. It was wonderful to spend this special time with my aunt and family. Hope you enjoy. Be sure to subscribe so you  never miss out!


8.12.2017

Ann Taylor Wish List for Tops




I have always enjoyed shopping at Ann Taylor and The Loft. I thought it would be fun to share a few items I recently found that I have my eyes on to pick up. So many of you share the same style and like the pieces that I like so I just knew you would find this helpful! 

I have done something fun to help you out! You can actually click the link in blue below and you can sign up for a sale alert on any of the pieces I share! Believe me, I am signed up for them myself. It will also take you right to the site to purchase if you find something you just have to have. 


This top is perfect to pair with jeans as they did but also pair to pair with white pants for a white on white look. I love the look of white on white for a date night. 


I love the sleeves on this blue top. I can use this for work and for going out on the weekend. 



I love always loved a wrap top like this. Its flattering and edgy but still has a professional look for the work day. 


This top is perfect for a casual weekend outing. Its perfect to pair as they did in the photo or even dress it up with nice pants. 


I love the look of this colorful bracelet. The black and white strip on the flower petal just pops. It's fun and perfect to take you into fall. 


This scarf has every color I love from the navy to the green. You could pair this with a blush colored top and it would be amazing! 

I hope you enjoyed seeing just a few items that I have my eye on. If this is something you would like to see more of with everything from fashion to home decor leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from you! 



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