Thursday, May 23, 2013

Simplified Pantry {TOS Review}

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Boy do I sure love my "job".  Reviewing things for amazing companies.  So when this review came up on my "radar" I jumped at the chance.  Let me introduce to you Simplified Pantry.  The Simplified Pantry was created by Mystie Winckler when she realized she could no longer use prepared foods because one of her children has a food allergy. 

My husband works second shift.  This creates a big problem for us when it comes to mealtime.  We want to share a meal together once a day.  Since he leaves at 2pm we eat our large meal at lunchtime.  Now I am not a morning person...there I said it.  I take a long time to get going in the mornings.  So when I started reading through the description of the ebooks we were given to review I jumped for joy!!  We were sent three ebooks for review purposes:

Simplified Dinners ($12.99)
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Simplified Dinners Gluten and Dairy Free ($12.99)
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Paperless Home Organization ($3.99 PDF and Kindle format)
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All three of these are available for purchase on the Simplified Dinners website.  You can download them as soon as you checkout and make payment.  No waiting for it to arrive in the mail.

The one that I chose to review is the Simplified Dinners.  This book was an answer to prayer.  I wanted to give my family a great tasting meal without all the hassle. Best of all, it didn't take me long at all to put this system into place!  Her way of cooking is SO much like mine.  A bit of this and a bit of that.  The recipes I used as a base and put my own twist on them.

So let me show you some of the things I made:

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast p. 7
 
Skillet Cutlets p. 10
 
Enchiladas p. 16
I did not want to roll each one so I cut up the tortillas and mixed them into the meat mixture.  I also diced up a couple of tomatoes and threw them in.
 
Stovetop Pasta p. 13
I added some cream cheese to the sauce and topped with cheese.
 
These meals took under 30 minutes except for pot roast.  That was done in the crockpot.  Who knew that making meals could be done in the mornings!  I highly recommend this cookbook!  You will not be disappointed.  One thing I love about this book is the pantry list.  I printed this and have it hung up on the inside of the pantry.  It is great having an running list of everything I use.  I placed the list in a page protector so I can check off something I need.  Makes it so easy to keep our pantry stocked.  A stocked pantry is key to putting meals on the table. 
  
 
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2 comments:

5kidswdisabilities.com said...

Just reading this made me hungry...looks delicious!

Renee said...

I'm definitely going to check this out. Thank you!