Grocery Shopping for Busy Moms

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I don’t know about y’all, but I am finding myself busier and busier, and there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done! Since we’ve just moved to New England, and have never experienced winter up here, I have to admit, I am a bit intimidated by all of the winter weather stories I am hearing from various people. FEET of snow! I’ve only ever seen a few inches. I don’t know how in the world I am going to drive around to do my errands. Everyone says that the streets are plowed and perfectly safe to drive on, but I’m from the South – I can’t comprehend this ūüôā I’ve been looking around for a few online delivery options, and mygofer.com looks very promising.

This is a service where you can shop and order items online, and have grocery delivery right to your home – they even offer FREE shipping on orders over $49 and they work in conjunction with the Shop Your Way Rewards program, as well as many¬†other¬†savings options. In some cases, you can get same day delivery as late as 9pm – which should fit almost anyone’s schedule! You can schedule orders for pickup too at local Kmart stores, with curbside pickup, which is FREE. How wonderful that you wouldn’t have to get the kids out of the car in inclement weather! ¬†I am planning to try this service out for myself next week, with the curbside pickup, because I will be near my local Kmart anyway taking both pets to the vet. I was worried that I’d have to make a second trip across town because I don’t want to leave them in the car while I shop, but this is a perfect solution for me. Continue reading »




Baked Penne Rigate

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This Baked Penne Rigate Recipe is quick and easy to make, perfect for busy weeknight dinners!
Baked Penne Rigate

Baked Penne Rigate

Baked Penne Rigate is a recipe I make using my leftover “Sunday Sauce” when I make spaghetti. If the sauce is frozen, I unthaw it either all day in the refrigerator, or if it’s last minute, in the microwave while the pasta is boiling.If you don’t have any made (or time to make it), a jar of whatever Ragu style sauce you enjoy would work just fine too!

Just heat up your sauce while you boil the pasta, and then pour it all into a baking dish.

Cover the pan with foil, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and add some shredded Mozzarella Cheese to the top.

Place it back in the oven for about 5 minutes, just so the cheese can melt.

Meanwhile, Slice a loaf of Italian Bread in half and top it with butter and garlic salt (or powder) and bake it for about 10 minutes. If you have extra cheese, consider adding it to the bread for cheesy bread. You could also add various herbs or spices, whatever your tastes prefer.

Finally, serve it on a plate, perhaps topping with Parmesan Cheese, to a hungry and waiting family.

 

Baked Penne Rigate
 
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Just heat up your sauce while you boil the pasta, and then pour it all into a baking dish. Cover the pan with foil, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and add some shredded Mozzarella Cheese to the top. Place it back in the oven for about 5 minutes, just so the cheese can melt. Meanwhile, Slice a loaf of Italian Bread in half and top it with butter and garlic salt (or powder) and bake it for about 10 minutes. If you have extra cheese, consider adding it to the bread for cheesy bread. You could also add various herbs or spices, whatever your tastes prefer. Finally, serve it on a plate, perhaps topping with Parmesan Cheese, to a hungry and waiting family.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • Sunday Sauce (or jar of Ragu Style Sauce)
  • Box of Penne Rigate
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Italian Bread
Instructions
  1. Just heat up your sauce while you boil the pasta, and then pour it all into a baking dish.
  2. Cover the pan with foil, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and add some shredded Mozzarella Cheese to the top.
  4. Place it back in the oven for about 5 minutes, just so the cheese can melt.
  5. Meanwhile, Slice a loaf of Italian Bread in half and top it with butter and garlic salt (or powder) and bake it for about 10 minutes. If you have extra cheese, consider adding it to the bread for cheesy bread. You could also add various herbs or spices, whatever your tastes prefer.
  6. Finally, serve it on a plate, perhaps topping with Parmesan Cheese, to a hungry and waiting family.

These are a few of the items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing this recipe:

 Pyrex Basics 3 Quart Glass Oblong Baking Dish, Clear 8.9 Inch X 13.2 Inch Р3 Qt Ragu, Old World Style, Traditional, 24 oz Barilla Pasta Sauce Variety Pack, 24 Ounce, 4 Jars Barilla Penne Pasta, 16 Ounce (Pack of 8) OXO Good Grips Two-Fold Grater AmazonBasics 18-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 6 Leafware Square Plates (25 Pack), 10 Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container, 42-piece Set, Red (1880801)

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