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Need to use up those tomatoes?

Everyone is harvesting their gardens for the last time before it freezes and I have a great way to use up the tomatoes and basil if you have them 🙂


I made this really quick last week for us to snack on before football practice knowing we would be eating dinner late. It was super quick, super easy and super delicious!

1/4 cup diced red onions
4 diced roma tomatoes (or whatever kind you have)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
8-10 basil leaves chopped
salt and pepper to taste

I mixed all of that together in a bowl in the morning and covered in the fridge so the tomatoes could absorb all the flavors.

Right before football I sliced my baguette and spread with butter. Put them in the oven at 400 degrees for a few minutes. Topped with a spoonful of tomato mixture and a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese…..AMAZING!

My family loved it so much that I have this in the fridge right now ready to prepare before football tonight!

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#1 Ordered Item this week!

Guys, this cookbook was the number one ordered item by The Kidd Life readers this week and you can still snag it for just $2.99 in the kindle version! Remember Amazon prices can change at any time so act fast before the price goes back up!

Miss Gina shares some amazing quick fix recipes along with slow cooker recipes in this book that our family just loves!!


For those of you that ordered it this week or have it already please share what your favorite recipe has been or what you look forward to trying!

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One of my fave cookbooks

**update: The price has increased

Guys, this is seriously one of the best cookbooks. Her recipes are all delicious, easy, and good for you! My whole family enjoys them! I would say we do anywhere from 3-5 meals a week from Skinnytaste!

You can now purchase the kindle version of her latest book for just $2.99!! Remember Amazon prices are subject to change at any time
Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes

Just go to the above link and make sure you choose the kindle format! Don’t worry if you don’t have a kindle as you can use the kindle app on pretty much any device you have! I have pulled this up right on my MacBook and have that sitting on the counter as I cook!


See all the recipes we have marked, you’re going to love this book!

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Quick Lunch – Promo code

My nephew is spending a few weeks with us and he LOVES Panda Express. There’s an online promo code for $3 off a $5 purchase right now! Enter code: Sweet at check out!

I was able to order him a Plate with 1/2 chow mein, 1/2 fried rice, an entree of honey sesame chicken and an entree of kung pan chicken! PLENTY of Food and it was only $4.10!

Ordered online and ran through the drive thru to pick it up when I got there! Quick and easy! 🙂

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Freezer Meals for the hubby

The kids and I are heading back to Fort Collins this weekend and will be there for 11 nights! That is 11 nights that Tyler will be in charge of dinner by himself! Of course he is a big boy and 100% capable of taking care of himself, but let’s be realistic. This means Sunday-pizza, Monday-Taco Bell, Tuesday-Pizza, Wednesday-maybe hot dogs, Thursday-Pizza, and so on and so on! Oh yeah, and breakfast EVERY one of those day-Leftover pizza! My husband LOVES LOVES pizza and would eat it every day if that was ok!

So….my plan this week is to prepare some easy meals for him that he can add into the mix while we are gone. Fingers crossed! I know full well that I may come home in a few weeks to everything still in the freezer!

We are going to do burritos for dinner tonight, and it is so easy to just double the recipe. I will individually wrap 10 or so for him and freeze them and he can grab them and heat them in the microwave whenever he’s hungry. Great to take to work for lunches too! His are super easy: tortilla, refried beans, taco meat, cheese, green chili (which we buy every time we are in Fort Collins and bring home with us because South Dakota is CRAZY and doesn’t sell it anywhere here!). Boom, wrap it, freeze it, and this will cover a few dinners and lunches for him.

During the school year we make a big batch of breakfast burritos once a month and freeze them. The girls warm them up before school when we are running behind and don’t have time! They love them!  Tortilla, eggs with Rotel, bacon or sausage, cheese, green chili! Adding another kiddo to the morning school routine this year may mean this happens more often 😦  Especially the first week or so, as I cry through the mornings wondering how my little man is starting kindergarten already!!

I’m also going to make a batch of shrimp with a cajun seasoning and veggies wrapped in foil. These are as quick and easy as it comes! Plus, my husband loves seafood and we don’t eat a ton around here because the kiddos and I don’t care for shrimp. To prep, I cut up a few pieces of Andouille sausage (or any type of sausage that you enjoy), slice up a zucchini, red pepper, onion and some mushrooms. Lay out about 4 large pieces of aluminum foil. Then, I mix together cajun seasoning and salt and pepper in a bowl and toss the shrimp to coat them. Divide the veggies, sausage and shrimp between the foil pieces (can season with some parsley and basil) Finally, I add about a tablespoon of Pinot Grigio or any dry white wine, and 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Wrap them up and place in individual freezer bags.

When he’s ready to eat them, he just preheats the oven to 425 and pops them in for about 45 minutes!

I’m thinking I will also make a batch of chili and separate into two containers, he can do chili one night and chili dogs one day. Super easy.

Any other ideas anyone wants to share???

FullSizeRender 13.jpgUs at a surprise date night this last weekend to celebrate our anniversary since I will be in Fort Collins on the actual day! What a sweet guy!