Garlic Herb Butter

Freezer friendly garlic herb butter. Just three ingredients! I almost always use with a french loaf of bread. It's so pretty and delicious.

I’m always looking for ways to jazz up side dishes. This is one of the many reasons I love this garlic herb butter. It can be made ahead of time, frozen or refrigerated and then plopped on any kind of bread you want to make scrumptious. It’s SUPER easy to make too. Lets get started!

Start by chopping up some fresh parsley.

Freezer friendly garlic herb butter. Just three ingredients! I almost always use with a french loaf of bread. It's so pretty and delicious.

Beat up some softened butter real well–until it’s nice and fluffy!

“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: September 26-October 2

Real Food Menu Plan for September 26-October 3. Packed with healthy, kid-friendly meal ideas!

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

This week, I’ll be stocking my freezer with our delicious Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders and my favorite Meatballs with Sneaky Veggies. Both are requested frequently in our house and freeze well, which is a double win. For a healthy and mouth-watering 20-minute weeknight meal, definitely give our Pumpkin Chili a try. It’s perfect for packing in your lunch the next day, too.

P.S. Did you know you can have these menu plans emailed to you to weekly? All you have to do is sign up here.

That One Time I Won a $500 Noonday Shopping Spree

That one time I won a $500 Noonday Giveaway!I’m not really someone who enters into giveaways often. I do recognize the irony of the fact that I write for a blog that holds a few giveaways a year. I’m so thankful you guys enter them because if there were a bunch of Polly’s out there, our giveaways would be a total flop.

I’m working on it.

Anyway, I love supporting my momprenuer friends and their hard work so I set aside my jaded attitude towards giveaways and entered into a Noonday giveaway that my friend Sara had put together at her fall launch party. If you don’t know what Noonday is, you can read up on the company and the trunk show I hosted a while back.

I knew my chances were slim, but I was secretly really really hoping to win this one. Reason is, I love Noonday jewelry AND it was for over $500 worth of it. I mean, wow. Anyway, there were various ways to enter and I did as many as I could–of course trying to play it cool like I wasn’t trying TOO hard to get more entries. 

Honey Garlic Skillet Shrimp {Freezer Meal}

This honey garlic soy shrimp marinade makes a great healthy dinner. I love the sweet savory flavor and that the shrimp can be used in a variety of ways. This recipe also includes how to make a freezer friendly version! So, if you're looking for a healthy freezer meal, look no further.

 

Through all the recipe testing for our cookbook, I’m learning that I instantly gravitate towards any sweet-savory flavored recipe. Any combination of a honey-soy-garlic marinade is pretty much going to be a win in my book. So it comes to no surprise that this shrimp recipe received a big thumbs up in my opinion. It’s pretty easy to make too. This honey garlic soy shrimp marinade makes a great healthy dinner. I love the sweet savory flavor and that the shrimp can be used in a variety of ways. This recipe also includes how to make a freezer friendly version! So, if you're looking for a healthy freezer meal, look no further.

“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: September 19-25

Real Food Menu Plan: September 19-25--Easy, delicious, and healthy recipes for the whole week!

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

Killer deals this week at Hy-Vee on That’s Smart! frozen veggies ($.89!), russet potatoes ($.99 for a 5lb bag!), eggs ($.99/dozen!), and red seedless grapes ($.99/lb!). So, I’m playing it smart and planning some meals around these Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks specials. Favorites on the menu this week? It’s tough but I’ve personally got to go with the Hearty Vegetable Soup and Apple Cinnamon French Toast.

P.S. Did you know you can have these menu plans emailed to you to weekly? All you have to do is sign up here.