March – Instant Chicken Tortilla Soup

March is my birthday month. This year, I turned 30 and my husband spoiled me with two Harry Potter-themed bracelets from Alex & Ani and an Instant Pot! We’ve been talking about getting one for a while, as we’ve heard so many good things about them, so I was extremely excited. Sunday night, we used…

February – Valentine’s Day Pasta

Every Valentine’s Day, we prefer to stay in and cook rather than braving the crowds. We try to cook something new each time, and this year, we chose a Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp dish. The recipe focuses on just the shrimp, and offers suggestions for what to serve it with, like rice, pasta, etc….

January – Basil Pesto Pasta to Start Out the New Year

The new year means a new set of recipes for our meals of the month. For January, we chose a recipe we found on Facebook/Buzzfeed for Creamy Chicken Basil Pesto Pasta. It’s a one-pot recipe and we had most of the ingredients already, so it was the perfect choice for us to get back into…

Meal of the Month/Kitchen Updates

If you’ve missed our meals of the month, know that there is a good reason why they haven’t been happening (and that I have been missing them too). We’ve been remodeling our kitchen since May. It’s been a huge project and it’s not done yet, but we are getting there. This week, the last of…

May – Can you spare a rib?

Here I am, writing a blog post the night we cooked something, and in the right month! Doing so good! Our May meal—grilled ribs with steamed zucchini and squash and baked beans—was definitely a winner, and we will be making it again, with some adjustments. Zeus bought a giant slab or ribs during his last…

February – Stuffed Full of Peppers

It’s March 10, but I promise this meal was made in February. I’ve just been too lazy/busy to write the blog about it. This month’s choice was one of those what-do-I-already-have-in-my-fridge/pantry-because-I’m-not-leaving-the-house-today type of meals. It was a lazy Sunday (and it was awesome). We had a bag of 4 bell peppers, Zeus had already thawed out some bison…

January – Say Cheesy One-Pot Pasta

Politics, religion, and the state of the world right now may divide us, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s food. Zeus and I love food, and love discovering new things, so this new year brings 12 new recipes! Hopefully. Last year I doubled up a few times so we made…

It’s a Bit Chili Out

I mentioned in the last post that our meal of the month for October was Chili, but I forgot to take pictures of it, so I made it again last Friday (the last Friday of 2016). Friday was one of the only cold days of 2016, and I took advantage of it so Zeus would actually want…

December – Hashbrown Casserole for Christmas

So now that all our vacation posts are done, I shall return to our meals of the month and farm bags. The last time I posted about a meal was a few months ago, but we did make chili in October; I just didn’t take any pictures of it. I was 2 votes away from winning…

A Tale of Two Crockpot Meals

Preparing for a big vacation means trying to save money, and one of the easiest ways to do that is by not eating out. But eating out is so much easier than cooking, so how do you solve that problem? Crockpot meals of course! One crockpot meal can produce enough food for a week of leftovers…

August – Hamburger Helper for Adults

It’s been a busy few weeks. Hell, a busy few months. So when trying to figure out this month’s new recipe, I wanted something easy. Zeus works most weekends, so while these new recipes may be a venture we wanted to do, I’m usually the one making it, so easier is better. He helps when he…

July – Stop Taking Away My Noodles!

The title of this post was Zeus’ response to my suggestion of making zucchini lasagna. We were trying to find a recipe for July’s meal of the month, and that was all I could think of to make with the ingredients that were already in the fridge. But then my mom tagged me in one of those Facebook…