Quick & Easy Dinners that are Perfect for Summer

Quick & Easy Dinners that are Perfect for Summer

If you are looking for ways to make meal time more efficient with the kiddos home for summer then look no further! We made steak and fish tacos with fresh ingredients shipped to our front door, and I am hooked!

Quick & Easy Dinners that are PERFECT for summer from Home Chef!

**A big thank you to Mavenx and Home Chef for sponsoring this post. All opinions and ideas are 100% my own. See my full disclosure here.**

Quick & Easy Dinners that are Perfect for Summer

Hey Mommas!

Summer break is here for some of you, and right around the corner for the rest of us! Can I get a woohoo!?

We have a sort of laid back summer that I hope to jam pack with fun activities, short trips, and lazy days. LOTS of lazy days.

That’s what summer is all about right?

The LAST thing I want to worry about is what to make for dinner every night… especially when it is hot, and nothing sounds good.

So… I tried Home Chef to see what all the hype is about, and give my readers a full review!

AND here is the best part… I have a promo code for you at the end of this post so that you can try Home Chef too!

If you are like me, and have been living under a rock LOL let me tell you what Home Chef service is all about.

You sign up, add your food preferences/allergies, and they select meals that they think you might like.

Home Chef labels and packaging for two different meals in the same box

Don’t let that scare you though because you can switch them out! We picked the steak, and fish tacos. They are labeled and packaged (see picture above), so that you know what ingredients go with what meal.

You can’t mess it up… even in a hurry! 🙂

A confirmation email will show you the meals, and a link to replace them with different ones by a certain date (before your box ships).

Home Chef Fish Tacos

The box was delivered to my house by Fedex right around lunch time. It was insulated with ice packs, and a divider between the meat and other ingredients along with a cute little white binder to keep your recipe cards!

See!

The divider with the meat at the bottom of the box

 

This is how they pack all of the fresh yumminess into the box

 The recipe cards have pictures, and LOTS of instructions for those of us who are cooking impaired. I make very simple meals, but the recipes were so thorough that even I could do them.

A friend of mine said to look over the recipe card before I started, (Like Home Chef also recommends) and that helped.

Home Chef recipe cards that you put into your binder that is included

 

Let me tell you that both of these meals were waaaaaay easier to make than I thought, and they are good size portions. We got the meals for 2 people, and had left overs. I could only eat 2 of the fish tacos, and there were enough for each of us to have 3!

 

Now for the good part… Thanks to Home Chef… I get to offer you $30 off of your first purchase if you use my link (Click here) or use Promo Code:  MOMLIFE

 

What an easy way to have dinner covered for at least a couple of nights a week!

No making a list, no going to the store, no trying to decipher a complicated recipe… just cook, serve, enjoy, and get on with summer time!

Let me know if you are going to try it out 🙂

 

With Love,

Sahvana Stapleton

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Start a Christmas Family Tradition this year

Start a Christmas Family Tradition this year by delivering Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies to your friends and family!

 

Christmas Family Traditions

(Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by General Mills, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.)

Christmas Family Traditions: Spreading Cheer with Betty Crocker Cookies

Hello Mamas!

 

The Holiday Season is upon us! It is my absolute favorite time of year, but it sure is busy isn’t it? As mothers we run things. We get things done, but as I am strolling up and down the Christmas aisles at Walmart with my littlest one in tow… I start to think about what is really important this season: Christmas family traditions, and spreading cheer. What is a better way to do that than with sugar cookies decorated by tiny humans? Haha. They might not be pretty and perfect, but they are cute and delicious!

 

Betty Crocker at Walmart
My littlest gal picking out her favorite Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

 

The last 2 years my toddler and I have decorated sugar cookies… and of course shared them with guests, but I really want to teach my kids what the Christmas season is all about. They will get to feel how good it is when you spread holiday cheer. We decided to spruce up our sugar cookie game without the stress by using these quick Betty Crocker cookies.

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Chicken Artichoke Pizza

Chicken Artichoke Pizza

chicken artichoke pizza

Chicken Artichoke Pizza

Anyone else have “Pizza Friday” at their house? We sure do! Our family loves pizza. Going out for pizza or ordering delivery can take a toll on the budget, so I wanted to try to recreate one of our favorites at home.

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Chicken Pesto Bake

Chicken Pesto Bake

 

Chicken Pesto Bake

 

 

Greetings!

This chicken pesto is one of my favorite dishes because it is so simple, and it satisfies without being heavy. The tomato and pesto make it a great summertime dinner, as long as you don’t mind using your oven. When I am in a crunch, this is my go to meal. It only has 4 ingredients! It is probably the easiest thing I make.

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Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

EASY Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

 

Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

 

 

EASY Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

 

We eat a lot of chicken around here. These crockpot chicken fajitas have to be my favorite. They are colorful, flavorful, and scrumptious. Something just makes me feel like a better mom when I serve a colorful dinner. Anyone else feel this way?

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Sahvana’s Famous Chicken Hoagies

These are the EASIEST Crockpot Chicken Philly Sandwiches…

Crockpot Chicken Philly Sandwiches

Sahvana’s Famous Chicken Hoagies

 

My recipes are for the cooking impaired. If a dish requires more than about 5 ingredients then it will not be served in this household. I believe in letting the kiddos help. Making a meal together can create an opportunity to bond as a family. Make a mess, laugh, and enjoy. Grab your aprons and get to it!

 

Crockpot meals are great for letting the kids “cook” with you because you don’t have to work near heat. I cut the onion and green peppers, and let my son add it to the crockpot before I even turn it on. Since I have been letting him make dinner with me, he always volunteers to help me in the kitchen. Hopefully this will extend into his teenage years. Fingers Crossed! Haha 🙂

 

Sahvana's Famous Chicken Hoagies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 4-8 Sandwiches

Sahvana's Famous Chicken Hoagies

Ingredients

  • 2-4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2 Green Peppers
  • 1-2 Tbsp McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • Package of Hoagie Buns
  • Cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice the peppers and onions. Put half in the crockpot then place your chicken on top. It can be frozen or thawed. Take the other half of your sliced onion and peppers, and sprinkle them on top of the chicken. I sprinkle the Montreal Steak Seasoning on top until there is an light layer across the whole thing. Your family might like more or less depending on how spicy you want it. I go for a more mild flavor.
  2. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours or until the chicken shreds easily.
  3. I just use two forks to pull apart the chicken, and then I stir the mixture up in the crockpot.
  4. I like to toast the buns because the mixture tends to make the bread a little soggy, but it also tastes just as delicious on regular bread. (Sometimes I can't wait for toasted bread, this stuff is too yummy!)
  5. Scoop the desire amount onto your bread of choice.
  6. Add cheese if you like! Sometimes I like to put shredded mozzarella on top, but it is optional 🙂
  7. I usually serve these sandwiches with fries and/or a salad, and enjoy the yumminess!
  8. P.S. The leftovers are great to make sandwiches for lunch!
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If you like this recipe, try out my Chicken Fajitas from the crockpot as well!

With Love,

 

Sahvana Stapleton

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