Sweet Chile Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks

I love chicken drumsticks! They’re easy to cook, affordable and make a great canvas for a variety of spices. I may or may not have forgotten that I pulled out 5 lbs a few days ago and needed to cook them tonight. Prep took all of 5 minutes, which was so awesome! Plus, I onlyContinue reading “Sweet Chile Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks”

Not-So Traditional Cottage Pie

I had some leftover beef from last night’s BBQ Bacon Sliders, so some Cottage (or Shepherd’s if you’re American) 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. Beef Filling: 2 lbs Ground Beef 1 cup Onion; dicedContinue 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. 2 lbs lean Ground Beef 1 extra large Egg ¼ cup Onion;Continue reading “BBQ Bacon Beef Sliders”

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. 1 lb Ground BeefContinue 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.  1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 3 large SweetContinue 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 and sourContinue reading “Sweet & Sour Pork Meatballs”

Cheesy Chicken Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

Day 24 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge I 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 gotContinue 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 with taterContinue 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”