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Meatloaf Dinner

A few weeks ago I did some meal prepping.  One of the items I prepped was a meatloaf.  This was the first time I pre-made the meatloaf and froze it.  I took it out of the freezer, and once it was defrosted put it in a pan to cook.  It took about an hour for… Continue reading Meatloaf Dinner

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Better than Take Out Beef & Broccoli

A few weeks ago I spent some time doing some meal prepping.  During that meal prep session I took some flank steak, cut it in strips, marinaded the meat, and put it in the freezer.  For this recipe I took that meat out of the freezer and let it defrost.  Since I already added the… Continue reading Better than Take Out Beef & Broccoli

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Valentine’s Day Special Dinner – Surf & Turf

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day.  I decided to cook a special dinner for the family.  I recently bought a Tfal OptiGrill.  I bought it instead of a George Foreman Grill since it is suppose to let you know when your meat is cooked to rare, medium, or well.  So I decided to buy it.  I’ve had… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Special Dinner – Surf & Turf

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Salmon & Broccoli with a Compound Butter

This weekend was super busy.  This weekend was my daughters 6th birthday and most of my time was allocated to throwing her a birthday party.  I mentioned in another post that I’m trying to lose about 40 pounds.  Over the last 5 and half years I’ve been watching what I eat and exercising.  I lost… Continue reading Salmon & Broccoli with a Compound Butter

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Sausage & Peppers

Another one of my favorite meals is sausage and peppers.  I had been craving this for awhile and finally decided to make it.  This recipe is pretty simple. Ingredients: Italian Sausage Beer Large Onion, sliced Green Bell Pepper, sliced Yellow Bell Pepper, sliced Orange or Red Bell Pepper, sliced Fat Free Zia Sweet Italian Dressing… Continue reading Sausage & Peppers

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Meal Planning & Prep

One of my biggest challenges is getting dinner on the table most nights.  With balancing work, kid activities, supporting schoolwork, and everything else it can be tough.  Some nights I’m tempted to just go through the drive thru and grab something quick or order delivery.  However, its not the best thing in the long run.… Continue reading Meal Planning & Prep

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Sloppy Joes

In the past when I made sloppy joes I just used the store bought sauce.  It never occurred to me to make it from scratch.  One of my favorite cooking shows is Pioneer Woman.  She makes foods that I can really relate to, want to eat, and try cooking.  I don’t make it that often… Continue reading Sloppy Joes