5 Simple Recipes to Survive the Season

I’m highlighting my top 5 go-to recipes to keep my family fed during our busy weeks of football.

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The less planning we need to do during the season, the easier life is for everyone. It doesn’t matter how busy our week is, my kids insist they need dinner every night! I’ve yet to convince them a bowl of popcorn and some apple slices is a well-balanced meal, so instead I’ve learned to keep a few things stashed in the freezer to avoid the drive-thru as often as possible.

Here are my 5 Go-To Recipes During the Season


Taco meat freezes perfectly and is very versatile. We use taco meat in tacos, over nachos, and as a protein in burrito bowls. I’ll often made a few pounds of ground chicken up and immediately freeze half for the following week.

With growing boys I’ve learned the best way to keep the cost on tacos low is to add canned beans to the mix. Pinto and black beans are inexpensive protein sources which also happen to be great pairs with tacos!

Here’s my favorite homemade taco seasoning recipe:

  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 2 tsp Oregano, dried
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 3 tsp Sea salt
  • 2 tbsp ground Cumin

Store in a mason jar.

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