Hard Workin' Mamas

Hosted by Natalie Tamminga
Group active since Fri, Aug 27, 2010

A place to share your quick and easy, crockpot and/or freezer meals.

Cindi Bauer
Nov 29, 2014

Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich... "YUM"

I've never had a turkey and cranberry sandwich, not until 5 years ago, and after I came across this recipe, which was posted by Emily Mathews at food.com. The turkey and cranberry sauce goes so well together, plus the bacon, mayo, and provolone cheese, brings this sandwich over the top. I love this sandwich, and hope others will give it a try!

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

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Vanessa Coleman
Dec 13, 2012


How do I change my username in here??

Melanie B
Aug 22, 2011

Freezer Queen

I got into the habit of cooking a bunch of stuff every other weekend (every week may be necessary for your family). I make batches of spaghetti sauce, pot pie filling, chicken Parmesan, all sorts of soups, taco meat, enchiladas, a variety of casseroles, meatloaf, etc...anything you can make and freeze. Then portion it out into serving sizes that fit your family's needs. Pull it out of the freezer in the morning, add a veggie or salad, and dinner is ready in 30 minutes or less.

I actually started doing this when there were just 2 of us at my house and we were on different schedules. I put meals into individual serving sizes, so my son could warm up a meal before he went off to class. I could also take a portion to work for lunch. I've told others that you just build up a rotation in the freezer. Make a double batch and freeze half. In a few weeks you'll have a lot ready in the freezer if you don't have a weekend to spend cooking.

I also make cookie dough and freeze it in a zipper bag. Make sure to write the cooking time & temp. When you get ready to bake them, bu the tip off the end of the zip bag and squeeze out your cookies. Fresh baked cookies if you can't eat a whole batch at one time.

Another plus, in the hot summer, you only spend one day heating up the house cooking and baking.

lilly bulski
Jun 25, 2011

i'm only 12

i am 12 and i already cook like crazy and take care of my brother.i love running a household in a way.

Rose Daly
May 17, 2011

Who Has A Paid Membership?

And is it worth it?
I've been thinking about getting a paid membership, and just wanted to know the pros and the cons.Any info you can give me would be
very much appreciated. :)

Gail New
Feb 21, 2011

Can anyone Explain who this person is?

Hello Ladies,

I posted earlier today that I created a new chat group called Gabbin with Gail.

I was soon contacted by Bea Liles (Coffeetime) and informed that there was already a chat group called Chatterbox,, I am very well aware of this, and I looked at Bea's profile and it said that she had only been a member since October of 2010,, She also pointed out and made it clear that she was Offended that I posted Gabbin with Gail Chat group in All of the groups I am in as well as Chatterbox,, She is wondering why.

I explained to her that It was just a little chat group and I in no way meant to offend or step on anyones toes.. But Bea seems to be highly upset as she went to every group I posted Gabbin with Gail and informed me that there was already a chat group.

Is she the Site Owner or a JAP site administrator of some kind? Have I done something terriably wrong?

Please advise me as I sure don't want to break any rules here at JAP.

Any advice would be most helpful.. Thank you.

Gail New
Feb 20, 2011

Gabbin With Gail

Dear Ladies,

I hope you don't mind, but I created a Chat group called "Gabbin with Gail" You see, I am disabled and spend alot of time at home by myself. Due to being disabled with Degenerative Disk disease and Artirits it is very hard for me to get around like a well person. Also, I have some anxiety and depression probems, which my love of cooking and sharing recipes has helped alot,, It is a type of therapy, When I am in the Kitchen cooking, All Problems and demands seem to melt away.

I would like anyone who would like to join me, Let's be friends and get to know each other better to please click the link below and come join this friendship group.

I would really appreciate it.


Rose Daly
Aug 28, 2010

Need To Change My User Name

How do I change my user name ? TYIA :)