3 Meat Preparation Ideas Your Taste Buds Won’t Want to Miss in 2020

Meat makes for a very simple meal. A chicken breast, a portion of gammon, a steak– all they need is a few vegetables to accompany them and it’s a meal in and of itself. When you’re in a rush in the evening and just want to grab some sustenance, a simple “meat and vegetable” meal is just about the best way to do it.

However, when you do have the time, it’s worth experimenting with different methods of preparing meat. You can still enjoy all the benefits of eating meat, but with a different spin on the traditional used to bring your serving from packet to plate. Below are four different meat preparation methods that you’ll want to try as soon as possible.

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9 Deliciously Simple Cheesy Holiday Appetizers

The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included!
The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included! The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included! The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included!

For most of us, the holidays can get pretty stressful.  With all the parties and events to attend, shopping there is to do, and planning to coordinate, we end up feeling anxious and run down.  Not at all joyous and relaxed as the word holiday is meant to imply.  A huge part of the festive season is eating.  Everywhere we turn there's food to be tasted.  You probably have obligations to bring a dish or two to a certain event.  Let me ease some of your stress by suggesting some Deliciously Simple Cheesy Holiday Appetizers.

All of these ideas are so simple you'll be left wondering why you've been spending your time making boring cheese balls and basic bruschetta as your go-to Holiday Appetizers.

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The Most Delicious Holiday Leftovers Round Up in 2020

Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first!

Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first! Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first! Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first!

It's here already!  No, not my latest amazon parcel.  Although that was pretty exciting, too.  I'm talking about the final post of my September Christmas Series!!  Wow did that month go by fast.  Meaning, our new baby is due to arrive, like, any time.  EEK!  Okay, before I get sidetracked with onesies and little hats, let's talk about Holiday Leftovers.

Yep, this week we're talkin' food.  And oh. em. gee. let me tell ya, I had a helluva time staying on task when I was doing this round up.  Do you know how freakin' awesome food bloggers are at photography?!  Seriously.  If the recipe is good, there's no need to torture us with the tantalizing pictures.  Not to mention the drool on my laptop.  Oops.

Lucky for you, I'm sharing all those photos here!  Don't worry, I won't judge if your tongue hangs out the whole time and your phone screen ends up soaking wet.

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The Absolute Cutest Christmas Treats

Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family.
Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family. Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family. Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family. Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family.

Happy Fall Y'all!  Here we are in September and all I can think about is Christmas.  Yes, you read that right.  I'm dreaming of sugar plumbs and pretty wrapping paper.  Today, specifically, I'm thinking about Cute Christmas Treats!  All the yummy goodies we get to indulge in during the holiday season.

And it's totally acceptable because it's the holidays!  And that New Year's Resolution is right around the corner.

This month I'm taking a break from the regular fall work to post solely about the Christmas season.  Yep, September is Christmas month over here at Hampers&Hiccups.  Imagine garland and tinsel strewn about my office, Christmas carols blasting from my speakers, and bells a jinglin' as I dance around my sewing studio.

Hey, I need to do something to get me in the spirit of things!

To kick off this month-long series, I've rounded up some adorable ideas for Christmas Treats.  They're so cute you'll be dying to try them all.

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A Pregnant Mom’s Guide to Freezer Meals in 2020

In my constant battle to get ahead for the arrival of our new baby, I've put together a list of easy freezer meals to prepare while nesting. Stock your freezer so you don't have to cook or grocery shop when that new baby comes home! Get ahead for the next busy time in your life. Or just have some meals in the freezer for those evenings when you really don't feel like cooking. Working mom? Even better reason to make a day of prepping some meals. Here's a nice list of some freezer meal ideas, as well as a few tips to make everything go smoothly for you. Enjoy your supper even more when you don't have to slave away all day to eat it! One afternoon can yield over 20 meals! Make extra when you're cooking up your favourites to throw in the freezer for an effortless meal prep. hampersandhiccups.com. homemaking. food. lifestyle. cooking. freezer meals. meal prep. meal planning In my constant battle to get ahead for the arrival of our new baby, I've put together a list of easy freezer meals to prepare while nesting. Stock your freezer so you don't have to cook or grocery shop when that new baby comes home! Get ahead for the next busy time in your life. Or just have some meals in the freezer for those evenings when you really don't feel like cooking. Working mom? Even better reason to make a day of prepping some meals. Here's a nice list of some freezer meal ideas, as well as a few tips to make everything go smoothly for you. Enjoy your supper even more when you don't have to slave away all day to eat it! One afternoon can yield over 20 meals! Make extra when you're cooking up your favourites to throw in the freezer for an effortless meal prep. hampersandhiccups.com. homemaking. food. lifestyle. cooking. freezer meals. meal prep. meal planning In my constant battle to get ahead for the arrival of our new baby, I've put together a list of easy freezer meals to prepare while nesting. Stock your freezer so you don't have to cook or grocery shop when that new baby comes home! Get ahead for the next busy time in your life. Or just have some meals in the freezer for those evenings when you really don't feel like cooking. Working mom? Even better reason to make a day of prepping some meals. Here's a nice list of some freezer meal ideas, as well as a few tips to make everything go smoothly for you. Enjoy your supper even more when you don't have to slave away all day to eat it! One afternoon can yield over 20 meals! Make extra when you're cooking up your favourites to throw in the freezer for an effortless meal prep. hampersandhiccups.com. homemaking. food. lifestyle. cooking. freezer meals. meal prep. meal planning

As you know, we're expecting our second baby in 6 (and a half) short weeks.  I've also mentioned that I'm doing as much as I can to get ahead, prepare for the holidays, and be organized.  Part of this is freezer meals!  Bonus if they're Crock Pot meals!

While I love having freezer meals stocked at all times, it is even more important now with a baby on the way.  Not to mention I'll have a 17 month old to chase after.

Hubby doesn't mind cooking, but I'd rather have the time he's home spent with our family than in the kitchen.  So, this weekend marked my first round of freezer meals.

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How to Make Simple and Delicous Homemade Croutons

DIY Croutons. Make your own croutons for cheap. frugal croutons using leftover bread

Today I'll go through one of my go-tos for using up bread ends: homemade croutons.

Where to Start

A few days ago we picked up our new stand up freezer.  Happy Dance!  I finally got a chance to fill and organize it yesterday.  While doing so, I came across my full bag of bread ends that I'd been ignoring forgetting about for the last while.

When we made the switch to strictly homemade bread, I found I was always left with the end pieces.  We usually cut as little off the ends as possible to maximize the actual loaf for toast, fresh slices, etc.  Not wanting to throw these pieces away, I decided to put them to good use.

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