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I’ve really been messing up dinner time lately.  I haven’t followed my own advice to menu plan – or at least, I did so poorly.  We also had a couple of events come up that meant changing dinner plans.  I’ve freshly realized how much I appreciate having a meal or two (or three!) in the freezer.  So I’m going to spend some extra time this holiday weekend doing just that – getting some things in the freezer!

But first…let me help you make a menu!  Loooking at what’s on sale this week, there are lots of choices!

Main Dishes

  • Cheeseburgers – You can go all fancy if you like and do a stuffed burger, but really, I like a good burger topped with plain ol’ cheddar cheese!  Baker’s has these on sale this week.  Fareway has hot dogs on sale that would go well with them.
  • Beefy Mac & Cheese – With all the ground beef that’s been on sale lately, this could be a real winner.  I think I’ll make a big batch and freeze them this weekend.  How easy would that make dinner some time?
  • Barbeque Pulled Pork Sandwiches – A friend of mine delivered her baby 8 weeks early and this is the meal that I brought her family.  It doesn’t get any easier than this!  Super Saver has the meat on sale.
  • BLTs (Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato) Sandwiches – No Frills and Bag N Save have all the ingredients on sale.  Cook your bacon in the oven and save yourself lots of hassle!
  • Tacos – Another simple meal that uses ground beef.  I usually have taco meat in the freezer; time to pull it out and make tacos.  Or maybe taco salad!
  • Since Super Saver has peanuts on sale, this is also a good time to buy some to make Salted Nut Roll Bars.Blueberries are on sale at Aldis and here’s a dessert that you can make with them.  It’s a coffee cake with a cream cheese layer.  At first, I didn’t think it was going to turn out – the batter seemed way too thick and I seemed to have way too much cream cheese layer.  But it turned out great!  At least all my co-workers loved it even if my 2-year-old didn’t!  I think this would be a fun 4th of July weekend breakfast or even great for a bridal or baby shower.  I made mine the night before I served it and just refrigerated it all night and then let it come to room temperature before serving.blueberrycreamcheesecoffeecake

Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Ingredients

For The Batter:

  • 1 c butter
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c sour cream
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 small carton fresh blueberries

For The Filling:

  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the Crumb Topping:

  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 1/4 c butter

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a glass 9x13 pan with cooking spray.

For The Batter:

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar, then beat in the eggs and sour cream.
  2. Add the baking powder and salt and mix a little more.
  3. Add the flour a little at a time until completely mixed in.
  4. Last, gently fold in the fresh blueberries.

For The Filling:

  1. Beat together the cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.

For the Crumb Topping:

  1. Mix the sugar, flour, and butter with a pastry blender (or fork) until crumbly.

Putting it Together:

  1. Spread half the batter into the bottom of the 9x13 pan. It won’t seem like you have enough, but you will.
  2. Next, spread the cream cheese filling over the top.
  3. Then with the remaining batter, place spoonfuls all over the filling (try to spread them out evenly).
  4. Last, sprinkle the crumb topping over everything.
  5. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes. Let the cake cool before serving.

Jayme is a wife to 1 and, so far, a mother to two little boys. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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  • Pamala gomez July 25, 2017, 1:51 pm

    Hi, Nicole. Today morning I make this coffee cake it was really tasty and its aroma is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your amazing recipe

    Reply
    • Nicole July 26, 2017, 11:19 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It’s perfect with coffee. 🙂

      Reply

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