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Finding dinners that are easy, healthy, and that my kids will eat (so I’m not making TWO meals) is kind of difficult. So when I saw Good Table’s new Freezer to Plate meals, I was super excited!

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After all, GT’s stuff has no preservatives, no artificial flavors, and no high fructose corn syrup. I’m totes down with that! Another part about this I really liked was the fact that I didn’t even have to thaw the chicken! I am notorious for forgetting to set out chicken to thaw. Then, dinner time rolls around and I’m like, “CRAP! The chicken is still frozen!” My excitement about this meal-in-a-box was growing.

It was pretty simple to prep. All I had to do was pour the noodles in, place the chicken on top (I actually remembered to thaw it–woo!), add a little water, and pour the sauce on top.

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Then, I just popped it in the oven for 30-35 minutes and dinner was done!

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It was…okay. I didn’t think it was very flavorful and the noodles were a tad on the chewy side. The kids ate some of it (mostly the noodles) but I wasn’t impressed.

Have you ever tried this before? What were your thoughts? Share in the comments below!

 

 

 

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Hey y’all! With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I’ve been relying on my handy dandy Crock Pot more than ever! And, thanks to Pinterest, I’ve been able to find A LOT of awesome recipes, let this one for honey garlic chicken!

Here’s what you need:

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4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (I used chicken breasts)

4 garlic cloves, minced

⅓ cup honey

½ cup low sodium ketchup

½ cup low sodium soy sauce

½ teaspoon dried oregano

2 tablespoons fresh parsley (I didn’t have fresh, so I used dried)

 

Place chicken in slow cooker. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk garlic, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, oregano, and parsley until thoroughly mixed.

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Pour the sauce over the chicken.

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Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or on high for 3.5 to 4 hours.

 

When the time is right, serve with your favorite sides!

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I liked this recipe okay. I mean, it wasn’t the greatest meal ever, but it most certainly wasn’t the worst. What I really liked about it was that it was low in calories. And, paired with our organic brown rice, qunioa, and steamed veggies, it made a pretty healthy meal!

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Have you ever tried this recipe? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

 

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to shake up our daily menus. But, I really need healthy items for our family’s table…evidently its harder to lose weight in your 30’s. Womp, womp. But, luckily, I found this!

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Its Easy Crockpot Italian Chicken!

Here’s what you need:

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~4 chicken breasts

~1 bottle Fat Free Italian dressing

~6-8 red potatoes

~1/2 chopped onion (or 2/3 a cup frozen onion like I did!)

~1 pkg baby carrots

~1 cup water

 

First, put the thawed chicken breasts into the crockpot and pour the entire bottle of dressing over the chicken. Add the cup of water.

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Then, you can either add all of the other ingredients, stir, and cover OR you can do what I did.

I put the veggies in a medium-sized bowl, sprinkled them with sea salt, Italian seasonings, and garlic. I stirred the veggies all together and poured them into the crockpot on top of the chicken.

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Seven hours later, we feasted!

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This was pretty good! I liked it because I didn’t have to worry about making sides. I just scooped it out on a plate and dinner was served! I think next time I’ll make some rice to go with it. The Italian dressing had such a punch to it that I needed a bland flavor to kind of tone it down. Huff the Hubs LOVED this! So I guess its a winner!

 

Have you ever tried this before? What were your thoughts?

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At the Huffman Homestead, our dinners typically involve the same ingredient: chicken. We like it because it’s a great lean protein, but we tend to get in a rut with our dinners. So I’ve been scouring Pinterest to find a yummy new chicken dinner. When I saw a recipe titled, “The World’s Best Chicken” I had to try it!

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Here’s what you need:

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~4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

~1/2 cup Dijon mustard (I used Grey Poupon)

~1/4 cup syrup

~1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

~Salt

~Pepper

~Rosemary

 

(I actually used two chicken breasts because it was just Huff the Hubs and myself, so I ended up halving the recipe, but I’ll pretend like I did it as the recipe shows!)

 

Preheat your oven to 425*. Whisk the mustard, syrup, and vinegar in a small bowl.

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Spray a small casserole dish with cooking spray and drop your chicken in. Generously shake salt and pepper on top of the chicken.

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Pour the mustard/syrup mixture on top of the chicken and sprinkle with some more salt and pepper and pop into the oven for 30-40 minutes.

 

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Then, serve with your favorite sides!

 

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I actually REALLY liked this! So did HtH! The chicken was really juicy and the flavor was delish! Have you ever tried a recipe like this?

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I have a new crush. He’s hot, he works all day long, and he makes my life so much easier. His name? Crock Pot.

My love for my crock pot runs deep and true. I love being able to just drop some stuff into the CP and not worry a pretty hair on my head about what we’re going to eat for dinner and if I’ll be able to balance a kid on my hip while I sautée. That is why I am loving all the crockin’ recipes on Pinterest; like this one! Its called Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken!

Here’s what you need:

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~2-4 chicken breasts

~1 can pineapple (rings, chunks, crushed; it doesn’t matter!)

~2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

~1 medium onion

~1/2 cup chicken broth

 

First, chop the onion. This is always the part I hate because my eyes get crazy watery and its just awful. But, I found a way around it:

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After you’ve chopped the onion, drop it into the crock pot.

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Plop the chicken on top and then pour the remaining ingredients on top.

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Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours (or on high for 4-6 hours). Then, serve over rice!

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On a scale of 1-10, I’d give this recipe a 5. It was good, it was just…not that flavorful. I think part of the reason for that was because I used low sodium chicken broth. It really needed some salt. Also, the chicken was a tad dry. If I were to make it again, I’d use the entire can of chicken broth (rather than just 1/2 cup) and I might toss in a little BBQ sauce as well.

Have you tried something similar to this? What did you use?

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Every once in a while, a product will catch my eye and I’ll just have to buy it and try it! And today’s Try It Tuesday is a “twofer” of two new products!

The first one is Campbell’s Oven Sauces®! I’ve been wanting to try their crockpot and skillet sauces, but none of them really looked that appetizing to me. Until I saw the sauces made for the oven. More specifically, the roast chicken sauce.

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This was super easy! All I had to do was thaw chicken and cut some potatoes and carrots. The sauce did the rest! I put the chicken and veggies in the casserole dish, poured the sauce on top and 45 minutes later we had dinner:

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This was REALLY good! They have other flavors too! We tried the creamy garlic and I think I liked it better than the roast. I HIGHLY recommend this!

 

Next up,  is Nestle’s Delightfulls® Filled Morsels. Nestle has four flavors of milk chocolate morsels: cherry-filled, mint-filled, peanut butter-filled, and caramel-filled. When I saw that bag on the baking aisle, I snatched them up! I was so excited!

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We made chocolate chip cookies with these! And, sadly, we ate all of the cookies before I could snap a picture of them–ha! But trust me when I say they are DELISH! I think I’m going to make a trail mix with a tablespoon of these!

 

Have you tried these products? Do you like them? Are there any new products out there you’ve tried? What do you think of them?

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It’s fall, y’all! The temperatures are dropping (although in Oklahoma its felt like mid-summer today) and its time for some hoodies, scarves, and crock pot meals!

(I don’t know about you, but I LURVE my crock pot. I used to use it at least twice a week and not just in the fall and winter.)

I saw this on Pinterest and was super excited because 1. I already had everything to make it (meaning no need to go to the store) and 2. three words: Stove Top Stuffing.

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Here’s what you need:

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~One box Stove Top Stuffing

~1 can Cream of Chicken soup

~1/2 cup sour cream

~3-4 chicken breasts (thawed)

~1/4 cup water

~a crockpot

 

First, place your thawed chicken breasts into your crockpot. Then, cover the chicken with the stuffing mix.

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Grab a medium-sized mixing bowl and pour in the soup, sour cream, and water. Mix well.

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Pour the mixture on top of the stuffing mix in the crock pot. (Do NOT mix with the stuffing. Just pour the mixture on top.)

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Then, cover and cook on low for four hours!

Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of the finished product. Why? Because this dish was so stinking good that by the time I thought about taking a picture, every bit of it was GONE! It was sooooooo good! I’m DEFINITELY making this again!