Monday, June 3, 2013

quality time in the kitchen

Summer-time calls for mornings spent at the Farmer's market, afternoons at the pool & evenings gathered around a bonfire with friends - leaving little time to spend in the kitchen! Plus, I always get so hot while cooking, so I like tricks that get me in, out & fed with as little time/effort spent as possible!

By stocking up on Summer essentials at Kroger I not only get all of my shopping list crossed off in one stop (saving time!), but I also get it all for less (saving money!)

When I find free time during the week, I like to prep a few items that will be tasty dinners over the days to come.

Having already cooked meal "bases" makes my dinner making motivation that much easier.
Things like risotto, quinoa, & plain pasta can quickly be transformed into full meals & are easy on my grad student budget.
Because let's be honest, I would rather save my money for clothes!!
shrimp & risotto - on the menu for this week! {via}
Greek pasta salad. A go to in our house, it gets better every day, but we usually eat it in the first 1-2 days! {via}
Feta + arugula quinoa. Delicious warm or cold! {via}
Shopping at Kroger means more time & money to spend enjoying the Summer!
Save time & money by building your digital Kroger shopping list based on your Summer menu (& take it with you using the Kroger mobile app!). And earn 2x Fuel Points to make your savings go further!

This week at Kroger save an additional $5 when you spend $25 on any paper, laundry, household cleaning, hair or oral care products!

What Summer meals make your life easier??

I am always looking for new, simple recipes!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. That shrimp looks so yummy–I cook shrimp a lot during the week!

  2. They are called Krogers here, and Fred Meyers up in Oregon where my fiancé is from... you can see all the family of stores at the bottom of their homepage http://www.kroger.com/Pages/default.aspx.
    And yes, I love anything from the grill!


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