Grocery Geek, End of May

Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how we’re feeding eight people on the cheap.

costco end may

So, surprisingly, I didn’t really go anywhere this week. Well, I did. I went lots of places: twice to the park, twice to the chiropractor, once to the hair salon, to physical therapy, out to dinner, etc. I just didn’t go many places that sell groceries. And I’m actually kinda happy about that.

My back has been wigging out on me, so there was no way I wanted to push a shopping cart or carry bags. FishPapa did the Costco run. You can tell it was the lazy mom’s week. Or the hurt mom. Or the smart mom. We’re having sandwiches and eggs all week!

It kinda turned out that way, actually. I kinda ignored my meal plan for the week.

The plus side of this is that we stayed under budget this month, so Yay!  Continue Reading »

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Best Recipes for the Grill

It’s grilling season! If you love to throw something on the BBQ, you’ll definitely want to try one of these easy grill recipes.

Best Recipes for the Grill | Good Cheap Eats

I love cooking on the grill, don’t you? Last summer I got into the wonderful habit of tossing a bunch of veggies with olive oil and seasonings and cooking them on the backyard barbecue. It was a great way to “eat the rainbow” and enjoy the smoky flavor that grilling imparts to food. I’m hoping to get back into that habit this summer.

So guess who forgot the corn on the grill last Saturday night?

I also left the grill on all night long. Ahem. We had a really nice dinner with friends that night, and I got a bit distracted. When the next occasion to grill rolled around (my birthday), there was no propane left in the tank. Oops!

I’m thankful for a husband who’s willing to run to the hardware mega mart to get a refill at 7 pm when we’re all hungry and ready to eat.

Grilling is a great way to prep your meals not the weather has turned warmer. Provided it doesn’t rain, you’ve got a perfect heat source to produce delicious, smoky meals.

Here are some of best recipes to throw on the grill: Continue Reading »

Best Ever Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Best Ever Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Looking for a simple yet flavorful way to cook pork? Combine a homemade rub with a cheap cut of pork and cook it slowly in the slow cooker for a fantastic filling for sandwiches, lettuce wraps, and tacos.

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Grocery Geek: May Week Three

Grocery Geek | Good Cheap Eats

Want a glimpse into my shopping cart? Here’s how I’m feeding eight people on a budget.

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Naturally Sweetened Apricot BBQ Sauce

Naturally Sweetened Apricot BBQ Sauce

Since it contains no sugar, this easy BBQ sauce is good for those watching their sugar intake and works for the Whole 30 diet. It’s great on burgers, pulled pork, pork chops, chicken or anywhere you want a little sweet and smoky.

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5 Favorite Freezer Meals for Summer

Freezer Food Summer

Want to get ahead of the game this summer? Fill your freezer with these easy and delicious meals that won’t heat up the kitchen.

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Cherry Limeade Recipe

Dye-free Cherry Limeade Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

Cherry Limeade is a fun and refreshing drink. At our house I’m making it with lime and tart cherry juice instead of dyed syrups and artificial flavors.

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Antipasto Pasta Salad

Antipasta Pasta Salad

Blend all your favorite antipasto flavors into a convenient pasta salad. This recipe blends spicy salami, tangy parmesan, hearty garbanzo beans, and the crunch of fresh vegetables.

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Grocery Geek: May, Week Two

sprouts grocery may two

After a lot of shopping last week, I shifted down a gear for groceries this week. Here’s our grocery shopping report for our family of eight.

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Dijon Pork Tenderloin

5 Favorite Recipes for the BBQ |

Season budget-friendly pork tenderloin with Dijon mustard and spices for a quick and easy grilled supper.

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