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Published: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:28:53 -0400


Crock Pot Recipes: Lasagna

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:25:17 GMT

I've got a masterpiece for you here today.  This is delectable and requires little preparation.  Best of all, you are going to be able to put this beauty together for less than you're thinking.  I did this last Saturday before running my usual errands.  I had it together in the crock-pot in less than 15 mins.  Then, with a flip of the switch it slow cooked for several hours and upon arrival filled my house with the most delicious aroma.  I found a 15 oz. container o [...]

Crock Pot Recipes: Mushroom, Chicken, and Peas

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:12:33 GMT

School's in session and juggling time becomes a big priority as we wane away from the days gone by of summer fun.Now is the time to be checking out all those crock pot recipes to throw your wares in, set, and go about your daily routine.  Then when you return home, a combination of enticing smells will great you at the door.I make this recipe often since it is cheap and versatile.​Adding bone-in chicken breasts that are buy-one-get-one on sale at Winn Dixie makes this a real deal!  F [...]

Crock Pot Recipes: Coconut Chicken

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 14:47:19 GMT

I've been a notorious fan of the common chicken leg bag ever since being on a extreme budget to feed the clan here. Furthermore, as the years compound I find an innate desire to look for dinners that can cook themselves. Hence, I have supreme appreciation for the humble crock pot.  There are just some kitchen necessities the common cook should not have to do without.  Crock pots are reasonably priced as per the link above, or can be purchased at your local thrift shop for under $8 [...]

Crock Pot Meals: Chicken and Dumplings

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 14:08:14 GMT

It's that time of year again when coming home to a simmering pot of chicken and dumplings in the crock pot can make a world of difference to an exceptional long day. This recipe is not only thirty but is the perfect recipe for your crock pot.  It makes an a delicious, nutritious dinner that turns out exceptional. Have you tried other crock pot recipes that turn out too runny or thick?  Not this one!4 large chicken legs4 carrots, peeled and sliced3 celery stalks, sliced1 medium oni [...]

Lunch for the Week: Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Stuffed Peppers

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 15:14:11 GMT

Remember when you take care of your body, your body will take care of you. I can't stress the importance of making sure that not only your family meals are healthy but yours too. So often we make sure our loved ones get a healthy combination, but our own dietary needs are put last.For example, if you have a gluten intolerance this recipe is for you.  Why should you pack leftovers that induce reactions for your work lunch because you have no time?These recent lunches are simple to make and a [...]

Spinach and Mushroom Saute

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 15:01:14 GMT

We have a local produce market that always advertises DD (Deep Discounts) to encourage its patrons to come more frequently than once a week.  This week you could pick up a bag of spinach for 15 cents and a pack of mushrooms for 99 cents.  I threw caution to the wind and brought both of these items home and created the following.  I can't begin to describe the delightful taste of this dish when all of the simple ingredients married and became spectacular.  2 teaspoon [...]

Lunch for the Week: Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:55:53 GMT

I know I'm going to get flak for this one.  From time to time I'm asked how are all these recipes related to food bank hand outs?  Well, most are.  I get chicken, pork, and some forms of beef from my local food bank facility. So, I incorporate these into recipes that are affordable. The extra ingredients come from produce and discount stores.  After all, we can't all live on "bag" alone.  Then there are times I will throw a thrifty upscale recipe in. After all, we a [...]

Lunch for the Week: Chicken Fajitas

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:34:21 GMT

I have had several emails raving about the easy, thrifty recipes for Lunch for the Week.  It's amazing how a little preparation will save you time and money.These recipes are flavorful and keep busy moms in mind. And what can be easier than making them on a baking sheet? Just carve our a few minutes this weekend and try one of the newest additions to Living on Food Banks Blog. Seasoning2 tsp chili powder 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin1 tsp ground paprika1/2&n [...]

Lunch for the Week: Cream of Chicken Soup

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 15:21:42 GMT

This soup freezes very well.  Just grab a few plastic containers, prep this easy, thrifty soup, and pop into your refrigerator for easy morning lunch packing.¾ cup chicken broth¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning¼ teaspoon onion powder¼ teaspoon garlic powder⅛ teaspoon black pepper¼ teaspoon salt⅛ teaspoon dried parsleyPinch of paprika½ cup milk¼ cup all-purpose flourIn a medium saucepan, bring the broth and the seasonings to a simmer.In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and milk u [...]

Lunch for the Week: Slow Cooker Greek Gyros

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:59:51 GMT

We've been hit by Hurricane Irma this week so it's been a bit difficult to get back on task for the work week.  Here's a great recipe to try to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with those you love.2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts1 red onion, sliced (plus additional for serving, if desired)4 large carrots, peeled and chopped into chunks1 lemon, halved1 tsp. dried oregano1 tsp. dried basil1/2 tsp dried thyme 1 teaspoon minced garlicOlive oil (about 1 tablespoon), sal [...]