Spaghetti Sauce-Garden Fresh (Meatless Option)

Doesn't it seem like the tomatoes all ripe at the same time and suddenly you have a bushel of tomatoes that you don't know what you are going to do with? I know that has happened to me a few years in a row. This year I really didn't want to can any tomatoes so I decided to come up with a new spaghetti sauce recipe.

My kids would eat spaghetti at least 4 times a week if I let them, so I figured it was a safe bet that we could use all the tomatoes to make spaghetti sauce. 

Healthy Lunch Ideas

I have mentioned before that I don't love lunch time. It's hard to find the time and the motivation to prepare a healthy lunch and actually sit down to enjoy it. Realistically, I am usually running around taking care of my kids.

That is why I wanted to share some easy, healthy lunch ideas that I have really used. They take very little prep work and they offer some much needed energy to avoid the afternoon slump. It is my busiest time of day.

3 Healthy Lunch Ideas

Option 1

Instant Pot Chicken

There are lots of recipes that call for cooked chicken. Yes, you can boil it or even throw it in the slow cooker. I think this recipe for instant pot chicken results in the most juicy, flavorful and tender chicken that I have ever made. It also cuts down the cooking time a lot. If you have an instant pot, try this recipe and tell me if it's the most juicy and tender cooked chicken you have made.

 

Whole Grain Waffle Recipe

Delicious Whole Grain Waffle Recipe 

This is my go to whole grain waffle recipe that we use ALL the time! My kids love it and I feel good feeding them waffles that have a lot more nutrition than the ones we sometimes buy in the freezer section. They are easy to make and also freeze really well. The basic recipe can be changed up in a lot of different ways too. You can add blueberries, pumpkin or chocolate chips to make them extra special.

 

Command Center Photo Tour

I always looked at the beautifully curated pictures with an enormous closet or wall dedicated to the sole purpose of organizing the lives of everyone in your household.  Essentially those pictures portrayed the ultimate Command Center that every mother dreams of having to keep her life a little more orderly and a little less chaotic.

 

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Easy Fall Crafts for Kids

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. There are so many things to engage our senses. The smells, sounds, tastes and textures are so cozy and heartwarming. The crafts I'm showing you today, however, are focused on the sense of sight, specifically the vibrant colors of the changing leaves.

These two craft projects are all about celebrating the beautiful and breathtaking colors of fall leaves.