Super Quick Dinners – They’ll Think You are Super Mom!

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Since I’ve been a full time work at home mom, I have welcomed all the challenges that come along with merging my inner domestic diva with my career at home.  It’s not always the easiest job, but it is right where I want to be and I wouldn’t have it any other way!  When I first decided to become a full time work at home mom, I knew it was going to be a balancing act and I would have to get a little savvy so I could make it all happen…and have fun in the process.

Cooking has always been a big part of my life.  Not only is it a huge hobby of mine but I love yummy, home cooked food!  However, spending an hour plus cooking everyday doesn’t fit in with my busy schedule.  So I improvise and am always on the lookout for recipes that I can throw together in a flash!

Here are the latest super quick recipes I have added to the rotation:
1. Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas with Guacamole-Salsa Salad -

http://www.publix.com/aprons/meals/AllRecipes/SimpleMeal.do?mealId=2468&mealGroupId=1000

If you are a fan of Mexican food, you will love this!  I put the toppings on the side since my seven year old is not too fond of lettuce, tomato and olives.

I serve this over elbow macaroni for the kids and top with colby jack cheese.

 

3. Homestyle Chicken Tender Bake with Apple Streusel Pizza – http://www.publix.com/aprons/meals/AllRecipes/SimpleMeal.do?mealId=6468&mealGroupId=1000

This recipe is so delicious that my kids beg me to make it again the next night!

4. Roast Pork and Black Beans on Rice with Zesty Herb Salad -http://www.publix.com/aprons/meals/AllRecipes/SimpleMeal.do?mealId=133&mealGroupId=1000

All four recipes are delicious and my whole family and any guests we have over eat every bite. And they all think I am super mom!!  Little do they know, it really doesn’t take much time to make these meals happen.

Looking forward to sharing more recipes with you in the future!  If you have any quick recipes that help you pull off your super, savvy mom gig, feel free to share.  My daughter and I are always looking for new recipes to try together….which is also spending quality time with her at the same time.  Multi-tasking at it’s best!!

Blessings,


What is Your Favorite Holiday Recipe??

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Happy Thanksgiving Eve ladies!

I am putting together a list of holiday recipes from all my Savvy friends and would love to share your recipe and website or blog here on TheSavvyWAHMom.com!!  What is your favorite holiday recipe?  Post it here in the comments.  I can’t wait to see all of the yumminess!  I’m getting hungry already:)

I’ll start….One of my new favorites that I made last year for Christmas and Thanksgiving is Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Pecan Crunch. It is SO super yummy, even the kids liked it! Here’s the recipe:

Makes 8 servings.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Ginger, Ground, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 cup dried cranberries
6 tablespoons butter, cut up, divided
1/2 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix 1/4 cup of the brown sugar, orange juice, vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon each of the cinnamon and ginger, and salt in large bowl. Add sweet potatoes; toss to coat well. Spoon into 13×9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with cranberries. Dot with 2 tablespoons of the butter. Cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, mix flour, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon each cinnamon and ginger in medium bowl. Cut in remaining 4 tablespoons butter with a fork until coarse crumbs form. Stir in pecans. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and stir gently. Sprinkle evenly with pecan topping.

3. Bake, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes longer or until sweet potatoes are tender and topping is lightly browned.

And that’s it. Hope you guys enjoy!

Don’t forget to post your favorite recipe and website/blog link in the comments so I can share it here on TheSavvyWAHMom.com.

Hope you all have a VERY blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving!