Leftover night is supposed to be an easy dinner night, but oftentimes I find myself spending more time heating up individual plates one by one, and then after babysitting the microwave for 25 minutes, the first plate is cold again!

This method takes the same amount of time – about 20 minutes – but is completely hands off and much more time efficient. I simply dump all the leftovers onto a foil-lined sheet pan and pop it in the oven at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.

As you can see, I literally dump the leftovers in little sections and that is it! When I have leftover corn, soup, baked beans, etc., I place them in an oven safe bowl and set that bowl on my tray as well.

If I’m worried something might dry out, I place a piece of foil over it to protect it.

At dinnertime, I simply set the tray on the table and everyone grabs what they want. Minimal fuss for me, and everything is hot at the same time without me standing around the kitchen waiting on the microwave!

You can’t beat Costco’s $5 rotisserie chicken, and I have found a great way to get the most out of them! By purchasing ten chickens at once, I can maximize my dinner options.

10 Rotisserie Chickens = 16 Meals

When I buy just one chicken for our family, I tend to waste more. The dark meat gets eaten immediately, I am left with just a small amount of white meat, and the wings often get thrown out.

With ten chickens, I actually waste a lot less because I have enough of each type of chicken pieces to make better meals. Using ten chickens, I am able to prepare chicken for 16 meals for my family of five. I spend less than an hour cutting up the chicken and then I have chicken ready for quick meals the rest of the month!

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Kid-Friendly DIY Minecraft tools!   Before3PM.com

Today I have a tutorial on how to help your child make their own Minecraft tools! For this project, you will need:

  1. Large piece of cardboard (a broken down shipping box works great)
  2. Sheets of colored paper
  3. Old cardboard tubes (from paper towels, wrapping paper, etc)
  4. Clear packing tape
  5. Glue Stick
  6. Scissors
  7. Ruler

You will also need to print out a picture of the Minecraft tool you want to make. My recommendation: type in the Minecraft tool you want to make in your Google search bar and scroll through the images to find one that clearly shows the block pattern.

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