Thursday, December 1, 2016

#Lighttheworld: 25 Days in 25 Ways

I couldn't be more excited about a new initiative our church has started today to help bring Christ back to the center of Christmas: #LightTheWorld. We all get so busy and it's easy to get distracted during the holiday season. I am grateful for this new program that will help me, and my family, keep our lives centered on Christ during this Christmas season.

Check out their website where you can print off the entire calendar with the 25 simple things we can do each day to have a wonderfully spiritual Christmas. Each day on www.lds.org they will highlight the new day's goal along with a short video to help get you excited. Here was today's video to highlight the day of service. We were encouraged to help lighten someones burdens today. Really, as a Mom, this is what we do ALL day, right? I feel like the most important service we do is in our own home. However, it is great to get outside and find new ways to serve. It's been inspiring on Instagram today to see all the different ways people have 'shown light' today.
My Mom found an opportunity for my teenagers, my sisters and me to go and help organize a refugee donation center. When we first got there, it was a HUGE mess. Nothing was organized and it was hard to make sense of the thousands of items of clothing, canned food, shoes, etc. After several hours, it was SO fun to see the room come together and to have everything in it's own organized place. Service just makes you smile, doesn't it!? It was worth every second to see my kids think outside of themselves and to have them realize how blessed they are. We were also able to mingle with some of the adorable refugee children at school and they were SO cute! They would come up to my daughter and play with her hair. She smiled and laughed with them. It was priceless! For all who have teenagers, you realize how special these simple moments are. If this were the only thing we were to do this month, this #LighttheWorld initiative has brought the spirit of Christmas into our family--for that, I am grateful!

If you're interested in doing this, head over to my friends site and see all of her cute journals, ornaments and cute printouts she's put together to help make this initiative even cuter and more fun for your family. Hope you love ;) Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Best Deals to Meals Pricing and Giveaways!


The BEST Christmas deals are here! Give your loved ones the gift of saving time and money with a gift certificate to Deals to Meals. These low prices are our gift to YOU this Christmas. We are so grateful for your support of Deals to Meals for the past 7 years that we are offering our lowest prices EVER. We wouldn't be here without you and we are grateful every day for your support. To say thank you, we are going to be giving away several FREE memberships this month to four different winners.

We know there are people in your life who could benefit from using Deals to Meals. If you have a friend or family member that's in need of a Christmas gift, you can give them a membership for less than $15! That's a gift that's affordable, useful, and will bring savings and blessings for months to come.

These prices will end December 24th, so don't delay! Everyone who orders a gift certificate for a friend will be entered into a drawing for a FREE year's membership for YOU.  Winners will be announced each Saturday (thru Christmas Eve), so hurry and order your gift certificate today!
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Once you order a gift certificate, we will automatically enter you into the drawing for the Deals to Meals memberships.  Thanks again for your support and we hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

Buffalo Chicken Corn Chowder

This week in our Deals to Meals meal planner I am excited to share a new soup recipe with you. I don't remember where I found the idea for this soup (probably Pintrest?!), but it was amazing! It's like a corn chowder, meets a chili, meets bbq chicken wings. The whole combo was so unusual and really fantastic. This soup even got better as the flavors sat and was delicious for several days for lunch. If you are bored of your traditional soup recipes this time of year, give this one a try! You're going to love it! Login to Deals to Meals to find where you can get all of the ingredients for this recipe on sale.

Not to mention there are some GREAT holiday baking sales this week. If you need to stock up on items like butter, flour, sugar, chocolate chips, etc. this is the time to do that! Many places have butter on sale this week for only $1.99 a pound! How great is that?! Stock your freezer and save some BIG money!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Carrot Cake Pancakes

There is something about these Carrot Cake Pancakes that just screams a lazy Saturday morning breakfast on a cold, snowy day. I had several bags of carrots I needed to use up the other day, so I decided to come up with a carrot cake pancake recipe. I am a huge fan of carrot cake and it seemed like this sweet dessert would make a great breakfast food as well (a little less sugar of course ;). These pancakes were super moist, soft and fluffy. The spice cake mix makes these pancakes extra fluffy and soft, so don't leave this part out. Garnish these pancakes with your favorite syrup recipe (Cinnamon Syrup, Butter Syrup, or maple syrup). Hope you love this recipe as much as we did ;)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cranberry German Pancakes

There is one breakfast that everyone in my family loves. From the time I was a little girl I grew up eating German Pancakes, a fluffy, eggy pancake. They are a favorite of all of ours! Not to mention they are completely easy to make. Just add all of the ingredients together in a blender (or whisk in a bowl), throw in the oven, and voila, breakfast is done! I wanted to switch things up a little and turn our traditional German Pancakes into a holiday version with a sweet cranberry layer. We all loved the addition of the cranberries and are excited to share it with you.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Turkey Cranberry Quesadillas

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone I'm excited to share a few favorite leftover recipes with you. I can never have too much leftover turkey after Thanksgiving because the options are limitless of meals I can make with it. The other day I was experimenting with some turkey leftovers and came up with an amazing creation for these Turkey Cranberry Quesadillas. Gooey cheese, soft cream cheese filling, sweet and sour cranberry and tender turkey--all melted together in a soft tortilla. The combination melts in your mouth and is like Thanksgiving all over again. You're going to love it!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Prepping 101: Tips to Simplify and Plan Ahead


Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away, so it's the perfect time to start prepping for all of your upcoming parties and meals. Here are a few tips to help make your day go more smoothly and allow you to enjoy the holidays without too much stress.


24-48 hours before: Do your grocery shopping (using Deals to Meals) and use your grocery list to make shopping easier. Pick and choose those meals you want to make for your upcoming Thanksgiving meals, as well as leftovers and your week's meal plan. You don't want to have to go out shopping over the weekend with all of the crowds, so plan ahead for a week's worth of recipes your family will love.
Went shopping today and got my 14 days of recipes, extra pork, turkey, ham, chicken, sausage and roast for my freezer, everything I need for Thanksgiving and food storage items I needed to stock up on. All of this for under $200! Login to Deals to Meals to see all of the best grocery deals in your area.
12-24 hours before:  There are several items you can prep ahead of time to make Thanksgiving easier. Here are a few of the recipes you can prep ahead of time.

  • Sweet Potato Casserole: Boil the sweet potatoes, drain and let them rest and cool until you are ready to peel them and get them ready. Once they are cool, peel them, add the butter, brown sugar, salt and eggs and beat them together until smooth. Once they are smooth, put them in a baking dish and cover with tinfoil. Refrigerate until ready to bake. Make the crumble (or use marshmallows) and have that ready to put on the casserole right before baking. Sweet Potatoes also freeze really well if you want to make them weeks in advance.
  • Fresh Cranberries: Making fresh cranberry sauce is super easy and so much better for you. This can be made up several days (even a week before) and kept in the fridge until ready to serve. It also freezes well if needed.
  • Fresh Green Bean Casserole: Make the casserole a day or two ahead of time and keep in the fridge until ready to top with the French's Onions and bake. This casserole also freezes and can be made ahead.
  • Stuffing mixture can be made (sausage, onions, celery, etc.) and stay in the fridge for several days. If you need dried bread, cube that and place on a cookie sheet to dry for a few days until ready to combine the two ingredients and make your dressing. 
  • Appetizers: Most of my favorite appetizers that I like to make for weekend parties can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge until the party. Some of these are: stuffed mushrooms, dips, salsas, hummus, and much more.
  • Rolls: Rolls can be made, rolled onto a cookie sheet and frozen for later. On the morning of your meal, remove them from the freezer and let thaw for several hours until risen and then bake.
  • Creamed Corn: This recipe also is easy to make several days before and kept in the fridge until ready to warm and serve. 
10-12 hours before: Depending on the size of your turkey, you will want to make sure and have it completely thawed and ready for cooking. 

  • Turkey: I like to season my turkey and have it all ready to go in my roaster pan the night before so when I wake up I can put it straight in the oven (or slow cooker). 
  • Mashed Potatoes: You can peel, dice and place the potatoes into a large pot of water. You can keep the potatoes in the water for several hours until you're ready to boil them and make the mashed potatoes. One tip: If you are needing to make the potatoes several hours before serving, keep them warmed in a slow cooker on low heat until ready to serve.
  • Stuffing: Assemble the stuffing and have ready to bake an hour before cooking.
  • Pie crusts can be made, as well as the fillings and kept in the fridge until ready to bake and assemble. Pie crusts also freeze really well in case you need to make them several days ahead and have ready to bake.
  • Decorate: It doesn't hurt to begin decorating the night before your party. The more you can have ready ahead of time, the less stressed you will be the day of.

3-4 hours before: There are a few things that need to be made the morning of your meal.

  • Rolls: Although you can make rolls ahead of time and freeze them, I am a little obsessed about having fresh, warm rolls right out of the oven. Give yourself three hours to make several batches of homemade rolls so you have plenty of time to let them rise sufficiently and be beautiful and delicious ;)
  • Check the cooking turkey and make sure it will be ready on time. Plan according to when your turkey will be done.
  • Bake all of the casseroles you made ahead of time so they will be ready for serving.
  • Cook your pies so they have time to cool before serving if needed.
30 Minutes Before: Have everyone gather so you can pull everything out of the oven and be ready to eat as soon as people gather to the table. No one wants cold food, so make sure people are ready when you take the food out of the oven.
Give Thanks: Going around our table and each of us sharing things we are grateful for is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. It is such a great time to reflect on all of the blessings we have been given. To share these feelings and blessings with family and friends is even a greater blessing. I hope your week goes smoothly and you are able to enjoy this time with those you love. I sure love and appreciate each of you!

Thanksgiving Favorite Recipes


Since I have been working on our new blog layout (entering 1500 recipes takes forever--yikes!), I thought I would share a link from a post last year with some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Now, if you want ALL of our favorite recipes, you need to login to Deals to Meals, but this is just a sneak peak ;) Hope your Thanksgiving prep is going great and I just want you to all know how thankful I am for YOU!!

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Monday, November 21, 2016

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies


November is the time of year that I can not get enough of pumpkin desserts. Whether it's Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread or Pumpkin Cake. You name it, if it has pumpkin in it, I will love it. I thought it would be fun to take our favorite gingersnap cookie recipe and give it a little pumpkin flair. The combination was perfection. 
The outside of the cookie is slightly crisp and the inside is soft and tender. Covered in a sprinkling of delicate sugar or drizzled with melted white chocolate, these cookies are amazing! Hope you enjoy them and happy baking this week prepping for Thanksgiving ;)

Thanksgiving Baking Deals and Recipes

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Delicious recipes your entire family love! These are all our tried-and-true Thanksgiving favorite recipes. Make your Thanksgiving extra special with the most delicious recipes around ;)



Friday, November 18, 2016

Money Saving Tip: Prepackaged Chip Bags

For those who follow our Instagram (thanks mucho!) you might have seen a Money Saving Tip I shared earlier today. Making home lunches for my children can be a challenge and it can add up quickly. Although it is still much less expensive to send a home lunch, sometimes having all the 'fun' snacks, can break the bank. My kids love chips (they get it from their mother ;), so instead of buying prepackaged bags of chips, I make my own. The nice thing about this is that I can determine how many chips I want in each bag and what kinds of chips my children like to eat. It seems I buy those big packages of pre-bagged chips and they tend to only like a few of the flavors. So, when a chip goes on sale that my children like, I buy a couple bags and then come home and put a handful in separate bags for my children's lunches. This week chips are on sale for only $1.77, so I was able to get 17 bags of chips for only $0.10 each! That's a fourth the price of the bags you can buy at the store. Hope this simple tip helps your family save a few extra dollars each month ;)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Holiday Traditions and Homemade Hot Chocolate


Anyone that's followed this blog for awhile knows how completely important I feel traditions are for families. In fact, you could probably say I'm slightly obsessed with traditions. My parents made my childhood SO fun! In fact, many times I feel guilty that my childhood was such a pleasant experience. I know it's not that way for everyone, but I know one way to make home life more enjoyable is by adding a few simple traditions your children can look forward to. It's funny how you can do the simplest thing but if you do it every year, it becomes a fond memory for your kids. This season, I hope to share some of our favorite traditions with each of you. Our traditions are nothing fancy. In fact, they are things any of you can do with a little prep work, and maybe some yummy food ;)

I would also LOVE to hear your traditions too. We are always looking to add another fun activity, so feel free to send them my way! The first holiday tradition of the season for our family is the second Sunday of November we always put up our Christmas tree (okay, trees--yes, my husband puts up 10--yikes!). When we put up our big tree in the family room we always watch Polar Express and have hot chocolate. It's the perfect show to watch while putting up the tree because there isn't much of a story line, so if you get side tracked, that's okay. Ha! Nothing fancy right, but you can't believe how excited the kids get to do this every year. Simple, yet fun. Let the holidays begin!

5 Tips to Save you TIME and MONEY this Thanksgiving



1. HAVE A PLAN 

The holidays are in full swing and all of us are looking for ways to save a little money and keep from pulling our hair out from unwanted stress. I am excited to share a few of my favorite time and money saving tips to help you during this Thanksgiving holiday.

First and foremost, have a plan! If you are able, start planning your Thanksgiving meal at least a week (or more) before the holiday begins. Have a quick list of what items you would like to make, who will be making each recipe, and have a game plan for the busy day. There are lots of different components to planning a Thanksgiving meal, so think through the different aspects to the meal (and day) and put it on paper. Everything from decorations, shopping, food prep, cleaning can all be organized and put to a schedule to help the day go more smoothly.

Our free Thanksgiving Menu Sheet is a great way to stay organized. We upload this as a Google document so family members can all add to the document and decide what they would like to help with.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2GlPW5TKJfmelV4MGR0RnJLUFk/view?usp=sharing

Want help with your menu plan as well? Deals to Meals is here to help simplify your life! On November 18th we will give all Deals to Meals members a detailed Menu Plan and Grocery List to help make your meal planning easy and fun! Members of Deals to Meals also have access to all of our tried and true recipes we know your family will love.


2. START EARLY AND MAKE EXTRA

Once you have a plan, it's time to start thinking about ways you can relieve stress the day of your party, by doing things ahead of time. Many Thanksgiving recipes can be made a week, or several days before, and frozen for later.

Here are some of my favorite recipes that work well with this method.

*Sweet Potato Casserole freezes beautifully and can be baked an hour before serving (thaw in the fridge the night before).
*Homemade Cranberry Sauce can also be made several days in advance and either frozen or kept in the fridge.
*Homemade Pie Crusts are another great recipe that can made, rolled out into pie shells, and frozen until ready to bake (or of course, you can use store bought if you wish).
*Mashed Potatoes can also be frozen ahead of time. Make them as usual, let them cool, and then freeze in a large tupperware or Ziploc bag. Before serving, thaw the potatoes in the fridge the night before. When you are ready to reheat the potatoes, place them in a crock pot to heat slowly. Add some more heavy whipping cream and butter to help soften the potatoes and whip them with an electric mixer once they are warmed through.
*Turkey: if you are using a turkey breast, you can crock pot the turkey, shred the breast meat and freeze until the day of the dinner. When ready to reheat the turkey, you can place into a crock pot and warm on low heat for 3-4 hours, or until ready to serve. Add some chicken broth to keep the turkey nice and moist before serving.
*Homemade rolls are so fun to make ahead and have in your freezer (I use this method all year--no more Rhodes in our freezer!) Make the dough recipe as normal, put the rolls on a greased cookie sheet and then wrap with saran wrap. Put the rolls in the freezer as soon as you have them rolled out (you don't want them to begin to rise). The morning of Thanksgiving, pull the frozen rolls out of the freezer and place in a warm spot of your home. Let the rolls rise on the counter on a pan (about 2-3 hours) and when they have doubled in size, bake them as usual until they are golden brown. If you want to have these rolls on hand for other recipes, just put the frozen balls of dough into a Ziploc bag and keep in the freezer until ready to use. These work great for monkey bread, calzone dough, etc.

Another tip is to double your holiday recipes so you have plenty of leftovers you can enjoy the following week, or freeze the extras for later. For example, my family loves sweet potatoes all year but yams are rarely on sale besides in November. I always make 3-4 pans of the sweet potato casserole and then freeze several of them for later. Keep freezer tins/pans on hand to make freezing the recipes easier. We also love having cooked meat in our freezer for quick meals on busy nights. So, while I am cooking one turkey breast, I always throw in a second so I know I have lots of leftovers and turkey for another meal. You can do this same thing if you are cooking a ham, pork roast, beef roast, etc.

3. BE AN INFORMED SHOPPER

Being an informed shopper will save you BIG money this week. Most families will spend an average of $50-$100 on this one meal, so it's important you know what you are buying and where to get the best deals. Some of the year's BEST grocery deals are on this week. Nearly everything you need for your holiday meals will be on sale. Whether you are looking for turkey, canned pumpkin, frozen pies, stuffing mix, soda pop, potatoes, yams, etc., it is ALL on sale this week.

Deals to Meals will tell you where all of the best grocery deals are in your area. We compare all of the grocery store prices to Costco and Walmart and tell you when items go on sale for great deals (without having to use coupons). Just login to our website, click on the stores you want to shop at, and you're set to save!

4. STOCK UP AND SAVE 


There are over 25 grocery items everyone should be stocking up on this week. If you miss the chance to stock up on these items, many of them won't be go on sale again for another 365 days! That's a long time to wait for a another sale--especially if it's items your family uses on a regular basis.  So, save yourself from having to buy these items at full price throughout the year and stock up this week!

I went shopping last week and spent $109 on many of the Thanksgiving deals I wanted to stock up on and saved $166! That's nearly 60% off Walmart's regular low prices. How cool is that? Tip: don't just buy the items you need for the one holiday meal, stock up and buy several to put in your pantry or food storage for a later time. Check the list below to see which items you might want to stock up on.

Visit Deals to Meals for a detailed list of where all of these grocery items are on sale. Focusing each week on the gold starred items (meaning they are LESS than Walmart and Costco), will save you the most money (up to 70% off)!


5. SIMPLIFY

There are many things you can do to simplify for the holidays. Here are some of my favorite tips:
*Use paper products instead of fine China. If you are less formal, this is an easy way to save you hours of doing dishes.
*Let people help you. Don't try to put the entire meal together on your own.
*Keep your menu simple. Stick to only those recipes your family loves and cut out any extra recipes that don't seem to be people's favorites.
*Cook a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey. Turkey breasts can be cooked in a crock pot and are much easier to carve and bake. Here's our favorite turkey recipe.
*Remember the real meaning and purpose behind the holiday season. It's not a time to be stressed and run around unable to enjoy the holiday. Keep your focus on family and relishing the moments we have together.
*Keep your meal plan simple, do a lot ahead of time, watch for the best deals, stock up when items are on sale, and you will be set for the greatest holiday season ever!

Here at Deals to Meals we wish you a most delightful (and delicious) Thanksgiving season.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Cheater Chicken Chow Mein


The other night my sister and I were needing to make dinner for a couple families and we needed something simple and quick--that could be mass produced for a large crowd. She and her husband are huge fans of Asian food and so she wanted to show me how to make a simple Chicken Chow Mein. I had never made this before, so I was excited to give a new recipe a try. Let me tell you--it was a HUGE hit! We doubled this recipe and the kids gobbled it up in just a few minutes flat. We were so sad there wasn't any leftovers because it was so yummy and flavorful. Not to mention, nearly all of the ingredients (besides maybe Oyster sauce) you probably already have in your pantry or fridge. This is a simple, weeknight meal your whole family is going to enjoy! Thanks Kris for this great recipe ;)


Serve with some Ham Fried Rice as a side dish and you have Chinese feast for everyone ;)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Happy Veterans Day to our Military Men and Women


Happy Veterans Day! Went to the most touching and patriotic program at my children's school today (seriously, it's the BEST school ever!). There were few dry eyes and we all left feeling so grateful for the men and women who serve our country. I feel so blessed to live in America. After this recent election and all of the ill feelings from both sides, it's great to be reminded about the real things that make this country so great. To those who serve and sacrifice for our freedom, THANK YOU 🇺🇸

Flashback Friday: Mixed Green Pomegranate Salad with Sweet Pomegranate Dressing


For our Flashback Friday recipe this week I wanted to share a recipe that is highlighted on our meal planner this week. This is pomegranate season, and if you're like me, I LOVE this sweet, tart fruit. I love to buy them, open them up and snack on them throughout the day. You can find these as low as $1 each at certain stores (check out Deals to Meals to get the exact deals in your area). Using this fruit, make this delicious mixed green salad for a healthy, simple dinner or lunch. This salad has the sweet pomegranate fruit, gorgonzola cheese, candied nuts, apples and mixed greens. You could even add some grilled chicken for a little extra protein. Either way, this salad is a favorite this time of year and so beautiful and festive! Hope you enjoy ;)

Mixed Green Pomegranate Salad with Sweet Pomegranate Dressing

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins


Bring on the baking sales! These awesome grocery deals are in full swing getting us ready for baking season to begin. Pretty much everything you need to add to your food storage for your baking needs are on sale this week: flour, sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, evaporated milk, coconut, chocolate chips, cake mixes, brownie mixes, pie filling, butter and MUCH more! Login to Deals to Meals to see all of the best grocery deals in your area.

Many stores this week have cake mixes on sale for LESS than $0.50 each! That's an amazing deal and a great time to stock up and buy your year supply. Who doesn't need cake mixes on hand for those quick and delicious desserts? I know I do!

I wanted to share a simple muffin recipe that uses a cake mix for a simple snack or dessert. You could always frost these muffins with some cream cheese lemon frosting, or just dust with powdered sugar. Either way, it's a simple recipe that's fun to have any time of year! Hope you enjoy :)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Amazing Grocery Deals at Smiths and Kroger

There are some amazing deals at Smiths and Kroger this week! Don't miss out on this chance to stock your freezers with butter and your food storage with pasta! This butter sale is as good as it gets, so stock up and buy enough for the next year. Yes, the next year! Why not...it won't get any cheaper ;) I bought 65 pounds and that seems to be close to my years supply. Sounds like a lot, but it's crazy how fast it goes!

As for pasta, a years supply is usually about 40-50 lbs. per family. If you love pasta, buy a little more. If you don't, then buy a little less. Either way, this is as good of a price as you'll get, so stock up! I am hoping these deals will continue next week, so check Deals to Meals to see all of the best deals in your area.

Vanilla Cranberry Oatmeal Protein Bites

With the holiday's getting in full swing, that means some busy days and nights with lots of running around. I am excited to share one of my favorite snacks on-the-go with you that will help you stay feeling full and satisfied for hours to come. Instead of snacking on processed snacks full of sugar and fat, these protein balls are the perfect solution for you and your family to enjoy all day long. I keep these in my freezer so I can have them on hand anytime we need. If you want another version, here's our recipe for Peanut Butter Protein Balls  which are also great. Hope you enjoy!


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Pumpkin Caramel Cupcakes with Whipped Frosting


Now, I know we have all had probably more sugar lately than we should, but save some special calories for this next dessert. Of all the treats, sweets, desserts I've had in my life time, these cupcakes just might be the best. My friend Tamara brought me a plate of these the other night and I took one bite, only planning to have one bite before bed. Let's just say in less than 5 minutes I ate two cupcakes, went and woke up my sister and made her eat one and we were both DYING at how amazing these were. If you love pumpkin and caramel, these cupcakes need to be on your agenda to make asap. They are seriously the most rich, decadent cupcake I've ever had. Tamara got the idea of these cupcakes from an amazing blog Your Cup of Cake (beware, you gain calories just looking at her recipes!). Tamara made some yummy adjustments and I have the perfected recipe for you below. I'm. In. Love!!

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