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Freezer meals so you aren't eating chicken nuggets every night

Below are the recipes that I use most often and some tips/tricks I have learned along the way

Crockpot (prep in bag, then freeze)

- Crockpot liner bags are your friend.  You can mix everything together, put a twisty-tie on it, and throw in freezer.

- Use a Sharpie to label what it is.  Trust me, after a month in the freezer, it all starts to look the same.

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Cheap and Easy Shredded Chicken

One of the easiest ways to save money in your budget is to use shredded chicken from bone-in chicken.  It's a lot cheaper and if you do it in the crockpot, it has more of a rotisserie taste to it than boiling chicken.

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This is a recipe I got from my mother-in-law that I modified.  To make it quicker and easier, I just layer tortillas instead of rolling them.  If you get a 9x13 rectangular foil pan, using 1 large tortilla normal and tearing another one, it fits well.  So tortilla, filling, tortilla, filling, etc. 

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Simple Homemade Bagels

Since it is hard to justify packing up the kiddo, driving across town, and paying $3 for one bagel, I decided "it can't be that hard to make bagels." And you know what?  It isn't.

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Ways to get the Hubby to Help with Meals

My husband is a stereotypical "Man's man" who insists he doesn't know how to cook anything besides Ramen, frozen pizza, and microwaveable chicken nuggets.  I can ask him to make Macaroni & Cheese, and instead of reading the directions on the back of the box, he will blankly look at me and ask "How do I make this??"

Similar to trying to get your kids to do something, it's all about how you present the task. 

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I am a WAHM who runs a web development company (hence baby DEVELOPER) while chasing a 11 month old and is pregnant with another.  As things keep getting crazier, I figured I would share some ramblings, tech advice, and useful tips.

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