Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Day 35 of the #PantryChallenge  Hey look! It’s soup…again. 😂 Still can’t really do the whole solid food thing, so immersion blender to the rescue! I love pureed soups and I added a bit more peppers to try and help clear out my sinuses.  It could have done with a splash of heavy cream, butContinue reading “Curried Sweet Potato Soup”

Sweet & Sour Pork Meatballs

Day 34 of my #PantryChallenge Dinner tonight is Sweet & Sour Meatballs over farfalle pasta! I normally make my meatballs with a 70/30 pork to beef ratio, but didn’t have any ground beef defrosted. 🤷‍♀️ So pork it is! This recipe also works great with ground turkey. You can, of course, use bottled sweet andContinue reading “Sweet & Sour Pork Meatballs”

Cranberry Lime Roasted Chicken Thighs

Day 32 of my #PantryChallenge Still feeling pretty crummy, so dinner isn’t pretty but it’s quick and tasty. I needed to use up the rest of the chicken thighs from the other night and I was craving vitamin C. Turned out pretty darn tasty for winging it! ❤️ Served with Creamy Zucchini & Sweet PotatoContinue reading “Cranberry Lime Roasted Chicken Thighs”

Hamburger Sausage & Veggie Soup

Day 26 of my Pantry Challenge. ❤️  I told myself to only make 4 servings. 😩 But if I taste something and it needs another flavor I toss it in. Next thing I know, the soup’s doubled. Hamburger Sausage & Veggie Soup anyone?! I didn’t have any beef broth, so I used the stock fromContinue reading “Hamburger Sausage & Veggie Soup”

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Day 25 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge Another quick dinner before heading back to work. I’ve never been more excited for a lettuce wrap in my life. 😂 I had to start buying fresh produce again and I feel SO much better for it. The lettuce and celery were $1.20 and I only used aboutContinue reading “Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps”

Cheesy Chicken Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

Day 24 of my 8 week #PantryChallengeI had a Scatter Brain Jane moment yesterday and totally spaced pulling the Pork Half Loin out of my freezer. YAY!!! (sarcasm heavily implied) Sooo, I quickly thawed some chicken sausages and snagged a box of dehydrated Cheesy Hash Browns from my pantry, both of which I got fromContinue reading “Cheesy Chicken Sausage Hash Brown Casserole”

InstaPot Copycat Chipotle’s Pork Carnitas Tacos

Day 22 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge Am I the only one who drools over Taco Tuesday posts and has to make tacos the next day? I really wanted Chipotle’s Carnitas Tacos. I decided to go on Chipotle’s website and looked up how much 10 tacos would cost. $36.83 was the grand total and that’sContinue reading “InstaPot Copycat Chipotle’s Pork Carnitas Tacos”

Honey Mustard Chicken Croissant Rolls

Day 21 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge I needed to use up some of the generic brand crescent/croissant tubes I bought on special for 89¢ and stashed in my freezer a while back. I don’t really like my sweet main dishes to be cloyingly sweet, so I often add chiles, garlic, onion and vinegar. NotContinue reading “Honey Mustard Chicken Croissant Rolls”

Fried Cornmeal Mush

Day 8 of the 8 week #PantryChallenge Breakfast for dinner! I wanted something a little lighter because I know I’m going to double in mass tomorrow. Did anyone else grow up eating Fried Cornmeal Mush with maple syrup and fried eggs?   The whole pan set me back 20¢ and it makes 4-5 servings. I makeContinue reading “Fried Cornmeal Mush”

Baked Bean Burgers

Day 13 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge I had to run errands on my lunch/dinner so I couldn’t get home to eat. Finally home and whipped up a few quick burgers. As a kid I used my burger to scoop up the beans, but now I just pile it right on top. 😂 Served withContinue reading “Baked Bean Burgers”