About two weeks my friend Paula sent me this awesome email for 3 free meals from Hello Fresh. I was so ecstatic, because that meant 3 nights of dinner that I didn’t have to prepare anything.
Especially around the holidays it can be so crazy that dinner seems to be pushed to the back burner. Or pizza nights become more regular on speed dial.
This dinner was probably the most easiest dinner I have ever prepared. I think the longest part was peeling and cutting the Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans up. Dinner was prepared and served within 45 minutes. And it was delicious!
I do wish that I grilled the steak instead of pan frying it like how I was instructed. But this mama wasn’t staying out in 20 degree weather!
My favorite part was the Sweet Potatoes! I believe I am going start making more Sweet Potatoes with dinner. They were amazing, I could have just made that my dinner.
So if you are looking for a different side for dinner, I would say make the Sweet Potatoes.
Writing about them makes me want to make some now to snack on!
If you are curious on how to make this dinner or just want to try their awesome Sweet Potatoes then check out Upgraded Steak and Potatoes.
How are your holiday preparing coming along?
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Winter is in full swing here in Pittsburgh. A few weeks ago I was kind of skeptical whether or not it going to to happen, it was nice to be able to wear my flip flops a little longer this year.
I am typically not a morning person and the thought of making breakfast sometimes is not always appealing. Thankfully Sophia is not a picky eater and is into bagels, cereal and fruit. So I thought I would make an overnight Crock-Pot Oatmeal breakfast.
I have never made Oatmeal in a Crock-Pot before, so I was actually excited to give it a whirl.
Not only was it super easy to make, but on Saturday morning the entire first floor of my house smelled like Apple-Cinnamon heaven. It’s almost worth just to make the Oatmeal so you can have scent through the whole house.
What You Need:
2 Whole Apples ( I used McIntosh Apples, diced)
1/3 C. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2 C. Quaker Oats
4 C. Water
How to Make it:
- Put Apples, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon at the bottom of the Crock -Pot
- Pour 2 cups of Oatmeal and 4 cups of water on top. Don’t stir.
- Cook overnight for 8 – 9 hours on medium heat.
I personally really enjoyed this Oatmeal and so did Sophia!
It was absolutely perfect for Pittsburgh’s really cold morning..especially mornings that you weren’t expecting to wake up to snow. Definitely warmed us all up!
Normally when I eat Oatmeal I use milk instead of water. I am not much of a milk drinker, so when I can incorporate it into my diet..I do. I think I drank to much of it growing up…
So, I am wondering if I made this recipe with milk and instead of water if i would love it even more? Probably. So I may have to try in it the future.
If you happen to have those Crock-Pot liners it would be completely ideal to use them for this recipe. I noticed that some of the oatmeal really stuck to the sides of the Crock-Pot and was awful to clean.
What is your favorite breakfast on cold winter mornings?
Also…The Winner of the lipgloss giveaway is…..(drum roll please)….
Homemade Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Creamer!!!
“Saaay what?” Yes. If this makes your heart skip a beat and bring hearts to your eyes then I have the perfect recipe to share with you.
This is from my Better Homes and Garden 100 Best Pumpkin Recipes magazine I bought about two months ago.
Last week Sophia and I met up with my friend Paula and her daughter Emma for a day in downtown Pittsburgh. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to whip up some Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Creamer, since Paula is a Spiced Pumpkin fan.
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