31 Days Towards 10 Minute Dinners


Over the last four years, I have been sharing a peek into my role as a Family Manager at my lifestyle blog, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. During this time, one of the main focuses has been suggestions on not only ways to manage meal time, but also suggestions on how to do that while staying on budget.

As I began sharing more tips and tricks for tackling the “What’s for Dinner?” dilemma, a theme of quick and easy dinners came into play, and thus this new blog has been born.

Yes, today, 10 Minute Dinners has launched to take you on a journey. It’s my journey really; a busy mom of five children who struggles to stay one step ahead of her chaotic schedule and get meals on the table just like everybody else.

10 Minute Dinners will be more than a place to come for simple recipes; it will be a place of inspiration and encouragement. Over the next 31 days I will begin sharingΒ  how to preparing for meal time in a new light. We will equip ourselves with the tools, knowledge, and necessary short cuts to prepare home cooked meals.

Since sometimes ten minutes is all we have, my desire is that we use those moments wisely so we can spend more time gathering around the family table connecting over a shared family meal.

I invite you along for this journey of conquering meal time mountain once and for all.

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  1. Oh this is going to be a meal planning rescue resource for me. I can tell that already! With out crazy-busy schedules, I’ve been trying to plan quick & easy prep meals. I’m just running out of ideas. I’ll be taking notes. πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve been so encouraged by you at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam, and I know this site will be a motivation to me as well. Best of luck with your new site, and I look forward to learning lots from you!

  3. Squeeeee, so excited. Teach me, Jen. Teach me!

  4. Looking forward to following you over the next 31 days! (And then some……………………)

  5. Yay!!! I SO need this right now!

  6. LOVE it!!!! Thank you for this! I. Need. It. Badly.

  7. I LOVE THIS!! So excited to read your series. I most definitely could benefit from more quick and easy recipes. THANKS!

  8. Okay Jen, you are a ROCK STAR! Committing to ONE 31 Days series is tough, doing TWO at the same time is downright insane. Or brilliant. Congrats on the new site, it looks great & I’m sure it will be a gigantic success. xoxo

    • No, I am totally insane! I’ve been planning on launching this site for what…two years? πŸ˜‰ My posts at BBB are going to be short and sweet, but I knew I couldn’t leave that out since that is my baby. BUT, there are no rules and who says we have to actually post every day of these 31 days? I have yet to ever actually do that;) No rules. It could be 31 days spread out over months. haha

  9. As busy full-time working mom, who also home schools, this is a much needed series! Really looking forward to it.

  10. As a busy teacher, this will be a go-to source! Thanks!

  11. Oh my goodness! You amaze me. I love BBB and I am sure I will love this as well. I love your practical and down to earth vibe. So good, Jen, so good!! Can’t wait to see what you have for us πŸ™‚

  12. Whew – 10 Minutes!!! I’m anxious to see what you have for the next 31 days. We all can use super quick meals.
    We are doing 31 days of Homemade Pantry

  13. Can’t wait to try your recipes

  14. Ooh, I’m SO excited about your 31 days series! I’m always looking for quick tips and recipes to make life in the kitchen just a little bit easier. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  15. I have been a reader of BBB for quite a while. I love all the info you share. I will definitely be interested in the one too!
    You are one busy lady!

  16. Looking forward to 31 days of quick dinners — exciting!

  17. I love this! 3 kids (4 and under), one perpetually starving husband, 2 dogs, 2 jobs…I so need 10 minute dinners πŸ™‚

  18. Can’t wait to read these. I am always looking for quick dinners to keep from eating out! πŸ™‚

  19. ooh, great topic! my hubs and i work a ton, yet i still love to be able to provide dinners at home for us. i look forward to your posts!

  20. Yay!! Excited that you launched it! Can’t wait to read more Jen! πŸ™‚

  21. Recently found your blog via The Nester’s 31 Day Challenge…I’ve joined the challenge this year too and can’t wait to come back for more in your series!

    In Gratitude,
    31 Days of Preparation with The Homesteading Cottage

  22. Yay, Jen. I love BBB and this site looks wonderful. As a homeschooling mother of four, a pastor’s wife, a piano teacher and blogger, there are definitely days when all I have is ten minutes. This will be great. Thanks.

  23. WOW! I have been following Beauty and Bedlam for quite some time now…had no idea when I clicked on 10 minute dinners it would be the same person. Look forward to all your dinner ideas!!

    • Yes, I have been talking about my 10 Minute Dinners so much on Balancing Beauty and Bedlam that I knew eventually, it would need a place all of its own, so it’s finally here. πŸ™‚


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