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  • millymill | February 12, 2017

    Dinner Date on a Budget

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    Starting 2017 my husband and I decided to grow up as far as our spending goes. We never say no to our wants or needs. Our kids have more than they could ever want or need and it’s been a blessing to be able to live in such a way. Now, we were blowing money on food and not paying attention to it. When we finally took the time to reflect on our spending habits we decided to pull back and become a bit more responsible. We can put that excessive spending elsewhere.

    We have not gone out to dinner since the New Year started and have only ordered 2 times. So, I decided to try and make a fancy, shmancy dinner that we would have ordered if we had gone out to dinner. I had most of the ingredients at home so I didn’t have to go out and spend extra money.

    I made Avocado, crab, and tomato stack for an appetizer.

    Steak over mashed potatoes and asparagus for him.

    Steak over mashed potatoes and asparagus covered with onions and mushrooms for me.

     

     

    Avocado, crab & tomatoes stack.

    His – Steak over Mashed

    Hers – Steak over mashed with Mushrooms and Onions

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  • millymill | February 7, 2017

    Simple & Quick Shrimp and Potatoes Meal

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    When I get home from work, picking my daughter up from Daycare and I’m starving this is a quick meal to turn to. You can use any other veggies you have to make it even better. I usually like to use asparagus and mushrooms along with what’s already included in the following recipe.

     

    1. Add oil to the pan and toss in onions and garlic. Cook them for a few minutes.

    2. Add Green Pepper to the mix and cook it all together for a few more minutes.

    3. Follow with tomatoes for a few more minutes so all the flavors could mix together.

    4. Add seasoning of your choice. I love everything spicy so I usually choose Cajun or the one pictured.

    5. Transfer the everything in the pan to a plate/bowl.

    6. Toss in the Shrimp and let them cook a bit. Once you see some color you can add them to the plate with tomatoes, Bell Pepper, onions and garlic mix.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    7. Same pan add a little more oil and toss in the potatoes as if you were making Home Fries.

    8. Once the potatoes are almost cooked add the Shrimp/Veggies mix over top of them.

    9. Add in Heavy cream. About 3/4 of a cup. Stir. Cook for additional 5 minutes.

    10. Add seasoning of your choice over top and tada! (Cajun is what I used)

    I garnished it with White Cheddar Cheese.

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  • millymill | July 31, 2015

    Quick Meal

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    Over the weekend I went grocery shopping and bought a bunch of veggies. I always buy mushrooms and asparagus but it ends up going bad all the time. So! I thought let me try a meal with both of them and let me tell you!!! This is the 3rd time this week I am having it. LOL I hope u enjoy it as much as I did!

    You will need:

    *Mushrooms

    *Onion(1)

    *Asparagus

    *Tomatoes (2)

    *Garlic Powder

    *Pepper

    *3 chicken breasts (diced)

    *Soy Sauce

    *Bow Tie pasta

    *Butter (1 Tablespoon)

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    1.Saute the onions.

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    2.While the onions cook clean and slice the mushrooms.

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    3.Wash the asparagus.

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    4. Once the mushrooms are sliced and asparagus is washed toss them in the pan with the mushrooms & pour in a little bit of soy sauce, about 2 tablespoons.

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    5. Once the mushrooms are browned a little add sliced tomatoes to the mix. Mix and let it cook for 2 more minutes then turn the stove off.

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    6. Once the chicken is diced/cut up and washed season it. A little bit of salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Then add a tablespoon of mayo and a tablespoon of hot sauce. Mix it and rub it all over the chicken.11787355_10152900592331493_1989769538_n11823916_10152900592336493_1885038084_n11793277_10152900592346493_413997795_n

    7. Place it in the baking dish and place it int the oven on 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes.11791756_10152900592426493_660682126_n

    8. In the meantime, boil the pasta.

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    9. Pull out the chicken and serve it over top of the pasta.

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    10. Add veggie mix on top of the chicken and…

     

    Tada!!! Here’s the finished MEAL! Comment below the pics of your meal! <311805959_10152900592691493_1085968538_n

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  • millymill | July 28, 2015

    How to make Stuffed Mushrooms

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    When I worked at a restaurant I used to always pay attention to how they cooked these fancy meals. One of my all time favorites and a huge hit are these stuffed mushrooms. You can stuff them with crabs, lobster, veggies, whatever you can think of. The easiest and one that mostly everyone will eat are the ones with onion, mushroom, and sour cream stuffing. 10912881_10152475643666493_751574204_n

    1. We rinse off all the dirt from the mushrooms.

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    2. Break off the legs(is that what they are called?) and peel the skin from the heads.

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    3. Place them in a baking dish and make sure they are pretty tight in there.

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    4. The remainder of the mushrooms should be cut up as they are in the picture above.

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    5. Cut up an onion in the same way.

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    6. Now, combine the mushrooms, onions, and the sour cream. (pictures above & below)

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    7. Not pictured but then put a little amount of butter in a pan and cook the mix for 3-5 minutes.

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    8. I used crab meat in some of the mushrooms for those that may like them.

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    9. Once you cook the onion, mushroom, sour cream mix take a teaspoon and stuff the mushrooms with the mix.

    10. NOT Pictured. Sprinkle shreded mozzarella & cheddar cheese mix over top of the stuffed mushrooms. 2-3 thick layers. Place in the oven on 350 and watch them bake. Watch for the cheese to melt and crisp a little.

    TADA!!!! Pull them out and enjoy them as one of the best appetizers you will ever eat.

    ENJOY!

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