My Inner Betty Crocker

So, I've never claimed to be a fabulous cook. I maybe could be, but I honestly couldn't care less about it. I don't hate it really, but I certainly don't relish the thought of slaving over a hot stove every day to prepare a meal. But now that I stay at home and we have realized that approximately 73% of the money we blow is on eating out, I've decided that I should make an effort to cook at home and save us some moolah.

Enter Pinterest. If I don't have new recipes to try literally every time I cook, I get so super bored that I want to cry. I can't just cook standard meals every day. I can't do it. It has to be new to hold my interest and make me want to do it. So I've started planning out our meals a week at a time based on things I've pinned. So far it's working quite well! Well, in reality we have like a good week or two where I cook at home almost every night and we save lotsa money, and then something goes wrong and we don't make it to the grocery store and we have a week of grabbing something outside the house every night. So, in theory it's working actual execution, it's working ok. Eh, it's something.

My mom laughs at me because I follow all of these recipes about halfway. If I don't have something because I forgot to buy it at the store or don't know what it is, I just leave it out or substitute something kinda close. Hey, it works for me and I've never gotten any complaints. This post is just proving everything A's dad warned him about marrying an American girl... Clearly I'm just faking my way through this whole wifey thing.

Anyhow, I can promise you that the following recipes have been tested by me and the husband and have our approval. Granted, I may not have followed them 100%, but close enough to be able to recommend them. If you're in a pinch for dinner ideas, give these a try. Here's an entire work weeks worth of dinners for you. Yep, you're welcome!

Chicken Ranch Nachos (I made them tostadas)

1 comment

  1. I'll have to send you over some vegetarian recipes to mix things up ;)


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