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”

BBQ Bacon Beef Sliders

Finally! The BBQ bacon sliders! 😂 I was going to make them yesterday, but got home from work around midnight and was too exhausted to eat. So today’s the day! I only needed 1 pound of bacon, so naturally I baked 5 pounds. Because…bacon. Duh. 😆 BBQ Bacon Beef Sliders Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 40Continue reading “BBQ Bacon Beef Sliders”

Pesto Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

I was all set to make my BBQ Bacon Burgers last night, but I remembered last minute that it was my niece’s 12th birthday. Time to script the flip! We did Pesto Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash instead because…reasons. So the burgers are dinner tomorrow and I promise to post the hamburger bun recipe. Pesto SausageContinue reading “Pesto Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash”

Smothered Southwestern Chicken Skillet

I had some leftover corn, homemade black beans and Mexican rice from the other night, so I tossed them all together. 😂 Cooking it all in one skillet means less dishes to clean which is just fine by me. ❤️ It would have been better with cream cheese, but all of mine is frozen. What’sContinue reading “Smothered Southwestern Chicken Skillet”

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”

Homemade Black Beans

There is no price comparison when it comes to canned black beans and homemade. They’re so much richer in flavor and they’re not as hard as you think to make. You can also cook these in an InstaPot or slow cooker, but I prefer them on the stovetop. ❤️ Cooking them with broth instead ofContinue reading “Homemade Black Beans”

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”

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”

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”

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”