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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Pantry Challenge Beefy Fritos Burritos

Day 20 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge Tonight’s dinner is the most simplified version I could make of the only thing that my brain and stomach seem to agree on at the moment. Beefy Fritos Burritos! Except I didn’t have any Fritos…or Queso… So I cut some corn tortillas into strips and mixed some cheeseContinue reading “Pantry Challenge Beefy Fritos Burritos”

“Tokyo Joes” Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls

Day 14 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge⁠⁠ 2 weeks in and I’ve saved around $400! One of my favorite restaurants I frequented VERY regularly over the 14 years I lived in Colorado was Tokyo Joes. I miss their Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls. I’ve been making my own for 6 years now and they’reContinue reading ““Tokyo Joes” Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls”

BBQ Bacon Chicken Fry Bread Pizzas

I found a heck of a deal on bone-in chicken breasts. 49¢ per pound! So, I got 12 pounds. Tonight’s dinner is Personal BBQ Bacon Chicken Fry Bread Pizzas with some seasoned fries and fry sauce on the side. BBQ Bacon Chicken Fry Bread Pizzas Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 20 Minutes 1 large Chicken Breast;Continue reading “BBQ Bacon Chicken Fry Bread Pizzas”

Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

My body was craving vegetables and I’m sick to death of soup. I normally make my lettuce wraps with beef, chicken or turkey, but cauliflower and broccoli made an amazing substitute. Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps Servings: 5 Cooking Time: 20 Minutes 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 2 cups Cauliflower; chopped 2 cups Broccoli; chopped 1 cup Carrot;Continue reading “Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps”