Beans and Rice … Rice and Beans

Beans and Rice … Rice and Beans

Dinners
If any of you are familiar with The Dave Ramsey Show, you'll know that he is an advocate of being thrifty while trying to get out of debt. One of his favorite sayings is that if you are trying to cut back on expenses you can cut your grocery budget by only eating "beans and rice ... and rice and beans". Today I'm going to show you how you can feel like you are eating a gourmet meal by adding just a few Thrive ingredients and a few items from your pantry to really make those rice and beans pop. You can get these ingredients and full color recipe cards (7 complete recipes of 4-6 servings) as part of the Taste of Thrive Intro Pack or you can use what…
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Freezer Taquitos

Dinners, Uncategorized
It's soccer season, overlapped with hockey camps, topped with rugby season in our house. It was a scheduling accident that we completely overbooked ourselves this season. Rugby used to be a summer sport, but the league moved the season to spring. This was after my husband agreed to coach my son's soccer team so we couldn't get out of that. Since rugby is the favorite sport (outside of hockey) we had to sign up for that even though it came 6 weeks earlier than in the past. In the midst of all that my husband asked if it was okay if he could volunteer to help run a hockey camp for 6 weeks that the kids could attend as well. I agreed to the hockey thing because I wasn't thinking…
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Lime Shamrock Sugar Cookies

Desserts, Dinners, Meals-in-a-Jar, Recipes
My kids always like to have a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I was out of town last weekend and didn't have time to get anything super fun organized. So I did what all good moms do and resorted to searching Pinterest for ideas. I found this cute idea for shamrock sugar cookies that includes a little lesson idea to teach kids about how the Godhead is individual people but one in purpose. We do a little spiritual family lesson and/or activity every Monday night so this was perfect for us! I of course like to make things EASIER so I decided to use a leftover Christmas Sugar Cookie Mix I had and added a package of Lime Jello out of my food storage. I also squirted in…
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MEAL IN A JAR: SAUSAGE LASAGNA

Dinners, Recipes
Meals in a jar are something a lot of you have been very interested in lately. These are great because you can make a lot of them ahead for storage or quick and easy meals. They beat freezer meals because you don't have to come up with the freezer space and you won't get freezer burn on these. In November, as a thank you to our customers, we sent you a copy of our mini meal-in-a-jar cookbook that contained this recipe for a sausage lasagna. We wanted to share this recipe with you today because a number of ingredients in it are in the February Specials! If you're not on our list, make sure you sign up here to get cool things like this. Sausage Lasagna Pack the following in…
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How to Make Ricotta Cheese from Powdered Milk

Dinners, Freeze-Dried Beef, Pasta, Powdered Milk, Powders, Recipes
I've started a new little challenge for myself. Every week I pick a new recipe from a favorite blog, cookbook, cooking magazine, etc. and try to make it completely out of items in my "home store" pantry. That means nothing from the fridge or freezer, and I have to have it on hand already. It's been pretty fun so far. I made Chicken Mozzarella Pasta, Peanut Butter Poodle Pancakes, and most recently "Calm Before the Storm" lasagna (all pics on our Facebook page). For the lasagna. Here is the recipe I was originally working off of found in my Rachel Ray cooking magazine: Most of the substitutions were pretty easy. I used Thrive Freeze-Dried Ground Beef, chopped onions, and tomato powder for the basic sauce. I used freeze dried mozzarella…
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Buffalo Chicken Pizza With Bacon

Dinners, Freeze-Dried Chicken, Freeze-Dried Vegetables
I love the flavors of buffalo chicken, ranch, and bacon. There's something about that mixture that just speaks to me. I like that mixture on sandwiches, in wraps, salads, and anything else I can think of. The other day I was thinking it would make a great pizza. However, I didn't feel like thawing, cutting, and cooking chicken but that wasn't a problem at all! Enter in Thrive: This isn't a formal recipe, it's just something I put together. And you can too. Ingredients: Crust (pita, homemade dough, store bought dough, English muffin, whatever you want) Ranch Dressing Thrive Freeze-Dried Chicken Dices Buffalo Sauce Thrive Freeze-Dried Green Onions (Love these! Never throw away green onion leftovers again) Canned Pineapple Bacon (I like the precooked bacon from Costco for this. I…
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