My Family Weeknight Kitchen

Who doesn’t love quick and easy meals? Face it, having a meal on the table in 30 minutes or less is a busy mom’s biggest accomplishment on some days. (along with getting Sally to dance and Nick to Soccer – at the exact same time.) We need all the help we can get in the kitchen, and a whole plethora of recipes and ideas at our fingertips. That’s where Food Network comes in – Check out The Weeknight Kitchen on Food Network, sponsored by GE Appliances.

There is an incredible resource of information available right at your fingertips with The Weeknight Kitchen. From great 30 minute meals from your favorite Food Network celebs, to great tech savvy options to make your kitchen more functional, you will love all the tips and ideas. I cannot get over how cool the new, amazing GE Appliances are.

Check these out:

Want to see the appliances in action? Check out GE: Kitchen Reimagined.

Once you have the wonderful GE Appliances to make life in the kitchen and meal prep so much easier, I’d like to share some 30 minute meals with you. As you know, most of the meals over here at Daily Dish Recipes are Quick and Easy and most are ready in under 30 minutes. But here are two of our reader favorites:



If you’re a fan of these recipes, you’re going to love what you find on Weeknight Kitchen! And if you’re a fan of appliances you’re going to want to check out Kitchen Reimagined by GE Appliances! There is something for everyone – enjoy! Or be sure and check out all the great recipes and inspiration found on the GE Appliances Pinterest Page.

Weeknight dinners should be quick and easy for any busy family.  GE Appliances can help streamline the kitchen process with their hands-free auto-fill refrigerator, their double oven range, to their 102 jet wash system dishwasher.  To see these appliances in action check out GE: Kitchen Reimagined.  For more tips on weeknight dinners head over to FoodNetwork Weeknight Kitchen page for recipes, tips, and much more!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of GE Appliances. The opinions and text are all mine.

Have a SAFE Halloween – and new topic!

Ok, I wish all of you a safe halloween. Stay warm, (or cool if you’re in a hot state!) We have rain today, so it’s not looking real great for us tonight. We shall see. Our new topic – Thanksgiving/Autumn decorations. Frugality is a must! I am so THANKFUL that our Halloween topic is finally… 

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Be Safe!! or BOX it up!

Be safe tomorrow night! Keep those children in sight at all times, and look up safety tips (remember your flashlight!) Ok here are some cute halloween costumes using BOXES!! (someone actually emailed this list to me so I have no idea where it’s from!) Pokemon card Last year I made my 6 year old into… 

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Sweats and Tights!

So far the favorite costumes are anything having to do with sweats or tights. Do you think it has something to do with the fact that sweats are so cheap at Wal-mart?!? LOL Well, here are some just for you guys who love those costumes! SKUNK: Black sweats with white strip down the back. You… 

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Some more spooky things to be!

QUASIMODO (THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME): Build the “hunchback” out of foam or cardboard. Find an old coat several sizes too large to accomodate this. Old, ratty clothes are great! Wear a snaggly wig and keep putting hand up to ear and muttering “eh?”. PIRATE: Form a fake wooden leg by wrapping your bad one… 

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Wow! I didn’t realize there were so many!

I had no idea I really had THIS many costume ideas! LOL Here are some more! OLD WOMAN: Old style dress, just below knee, knee-hi stockings rolled down a little, oxfords, large black purse. NERD: Slick back the hair, grab some paints that are too short, white shirt, white socks, penny loafers, or lace up… 

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Wedding Speech For My Parents

On January 10, 1993 my father passed away. On October 26, 2002, my mother married her boyfriend of 8 years. She met Ed in 1994. They were such close friends, I don’t think any of us were sure what would happen. However, I am pleased to say that they have celebrated 11 years together now… 

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Knock, Knock – It’s UPS

I read about someone dressing her children in her husband’s UPS uniforms from work. The parents were the packages wearing big boxes with “handle with care” and “fragile” stickers. They were the hit of the neighborhood! So, if you want to mimic this idea – you could put your child in a cubscout uniform shirt… 

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Hmm…more ideas?

NINJA: Black turtleneck (best) or long sleeved shirt, and black pants (sweatpants look best) and 2 strips of bright (neon) fabric. Use one strip for a belt and one for a headband. Black stretch gloves (about $1 at WalMart or Target) make a nice addition if you’re in a cold climate. You can make ninja… 

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Last minute – what will they wear?!

Ok, to wrap up this crazy week before Halloween, we’re going to focus on costume frugality. I will give several costume ideas a day. If you don’t like them, don’t blame me. I collected them from all over and some of the magazines are ancient! LOL That’s why I’m giving you a few to pick… 

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Some final thoughts on frugal decorations…

Ok I threw in a couple because I don’t plan to have this topic again until NEXT year! So here are some extras.Sidewalk path candle lights.Instead of buying premade paper bag candle holders or fancy candle holders, make them yourself from cans. Clean several cans of various sizes. Put water in them and set them… 

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