Monday, February 1, 2016

Weekend Highlights {Happy February}

Monday is here once again. Luckily, we had some warm(ish) weather this weekend. It was so nice to see some sunshine and get out without piling on multiple layers.

We spent the weekend celebrating my mom's birthday--61 is looking pretty good on her! My sister came into town and we threw together a birthday dinner complete with a Coca Cola cake. The story behind the cake is that my mom is a huge fan of Coke however she recently gave it up but still talks about it constantly so we thought it would be funny to make her the cake. It was really good! Of course everything tastes better when you make it wearing a dog apron. 
My kitchen was already a mess from the party on Saturday so I decided to get the most out of it and prep some crockpot freezer meals. The premise is you prep all the ingredients then freeze and it's all ready to toss into your crockpot. I use my crockpot at least once a week so I hope these turn out good! I prepped for taco soup, honey teriyaki chicken, and chicken cacciatore. I have a Pinterest board devoted to these recipes. I'd love to hear your favorites! 
crockpot freezer meals

As always here's some Monday motivation...

How was your weekend?

25 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your mom! A Coca Cola cake sounds so interesting.. Can you post the recipe? Have a great day!
    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  2. Happy birthday to your mom! Sounds like a fun weekend celebrating her! :) I love the idea of prepping crockpot freezer meals!

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  3. Happy birthday to your mom!! So awesome that you were able to celebrate together! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Happy Birthday to your Mom! I love those aprons. I haven't tried the prep freezer crockpot meals but I love making a big batch of spaghetti sauce or soup in the crockpot and freezing it for later. I also love that quote about coffee. Have a great Monday! Jess at Just Jess

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  5. Your momma is such a cutie! Happy Birthday to her! I love the idea of pre-prepped crockpot meals! I always say I am going to set aside time and do that. What recipes did you pre-prep? Happy Monday

    Sarah
    www.sarahemilyblogs.com

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  6. Tell your mom she seriously looks 40!! Happy Birthday to her! And yes- that apron is awesome!! Make today work, Rachel -CubicleCouture

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  7. I need to do some crockpot freezer meals myself. Talk about convenience!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  8. Crockpot meals are the best! Love the last quote <3

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  9. Happy Birthday to your Mom. That is so wonderful that you got to celebrate together.

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  10. Hope your mom had a great birthday! Where did you find the cake recipe? There is one I found that I've been meaning to try out--we've somehow ended up with a surplus of coke in our fridge and we don't drink it that much, so I think using it for a cake would put it to better use :)

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  11. Your Mom does look awesome!! I always forget about the crock pot freezer meals, what a great time saver. I am going to check out your board on that!

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday to your Mama! I hope she had a great one. What a fabulous idea to meal prep for the slowcooker! I should start doing that! There are days when I want to use it but I am crazy in the morning trying to get myself and my daughter out the door and I dont have time to chop everything and prep. Prepping in advance is so smart! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Your mom is so cute, glad she got that Coke cake! :) My mom loves coke too and is always trying to cut back/quit hehe- but I need to remember that cake for her next bday! Crockpots/freezer prep is the way to go!

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  14. Happy Birthday to your mom! I can totally relate to her on giving up cokes, I have had very few the past few weeks and it is SO hard! We love crockpot freezer meals at our house!!! So helpful for weeknight dinners!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  15. Happy birthday to your mom! That coke cake sounds delicious and a funny/great idea! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  16. A coca cola cake sounds pretty interesting--frozen coke's from Burger King are my weakness in the summer! I keep saying I need to try some freezer meals-I'll check out your Pinterest board!

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  17. Your mom looks amazing! I would have never guessed she was 61! And that coke cake sounds delish! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  18. I need some more of that magic potion made from delicious beans this morning! And happy birthday to your mom, that cake sounds super yummy <3
    Green Fashionista

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  19. Crockpot meals are the best! So easy if you plan ahead!

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  20. Happy belated Birthday to your mom!! Love your crockpot meals - I need to try some of those! One of our favorites is white chicken chili, we're having it for dinner tonight actually!

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  21. Your mum is so cute! Happy belated Birthday to her!

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  22. It looks like you had a great time with your mom looks fun Video Captioning Services

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  23. Hope your mom had a great birthday! Where did you Voice over artist find the cake recipe? There is one I found that I've been meaning to try out thanks for the tip :)

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  24. I'm very glad to read and see that you had a great weekend and could rest from routine tasks and worries.

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  25. I like this note on the morning coffee. It is really something highly unusual for me. I hope that you'll share more updates on that later.

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