Not-So Traditional Cottage Pie

I had some leftover beef from last night’s BBQ Bacon Sliders, so some Cottage/Shepherd’s Pie it is! Good thing too because some of my red potatoes were sprouting. Be sure to drain the beef! 😂 It’s a mess if you forget. Not-So Traditional Cottage Pie Servings: 5 Cooking Time: 1 Hour Beef Filling: 2 lbs GroundContinue reading “Not-So Traditional Cottage Pie”

Cheesy Beef & Broccoli Shells

Day 38 of my #PantryChallenge Quick and easy dinner tonight. Cheesy Beef & Broccoli Shells! It would have been leagues better if I’d had whole milk and fresh broccoli on hand, but what can ya do. It’s really easy, inexpensive and kids love it! Definitely one of my favorite weeknight meals. Cheesy Beef & BroccoliContinue reading “Cheesy Beef & Broccoli Shells”

Black Bean & Chicken Enchiladas

Day 37 of my #PantryChallenge I spent an amazing night with my family yesterday and cooked dinner for them. I brought over most of it from my pantry, but my mom had all the fresh vegetables, cheese (that I forgot at home) and sour cream on hand, so I’m counting it. 😂 My dad saidContinue reading “Black Bean & Chicken Enchiladas”

Chicken & Vegetable Curry

Day 36 of the #PantryChallenge  I had a lot of the Curried Sweet Potato Soup I made last night left over so I repurposed it. Chicken & Vegetable Curry is what’s for dinner! I normally add cauliflower, sugar snap peas and zucchini but didn’t have any on hand.  Chicken & Vegetable Curry Servings: 5 CookingContinue reading “Chicken & Vegetable Curry”

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”

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”

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 Creole Split Pea Soup

Day 17 of my 8 week #PantryChallengeI was supposed to make my Honey Butter Chicken tonight, but I’m kinda over fried food right now. I decided to make Split Pea Soup instead! Some people love it, some people hate it, but all I’m saying is give peas a chance! I normally use ham hocks, butContinue reading “InstaPot Creole Split Pea Soup”

Smoked Tuscan Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Day 15 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge Smoked Tuscan Chicken Pasta made with powdered milk and garlic bread made from the heels of a Italian loaf I had in my freezer. I made a lot so I could stash a couple of portions in my freezer. It freezes really well and it tastes just asContinue reading “Smoked Tuscan Chicken Alfredo Pasta”