Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Food Lately...

Simple Dinners

I've been behind in blogging lately, and may get back to it gradually!  For the last two weeks or so, we've had some pretty flexible meal plans.  We were out of town for a short trip, and kept things simple before we left (while we were gone for my mom and Moriah who stayed together), and when we returned.  I've also been trying to use up miscellaneous things that have been in the pantry for long enough!

So, here are a few of my simple dinners...

Chicken Nachos from Amy at He Graces
These are becoming a new "go-to" dinner... easy and delicious :) I love Crock-Pot cooking.

from He Graces

This can take lots of forms, and that's a good thing!  Banana Pancakes from Pinterest have been a recent hit. English muffins with scrambled eggs, cheese, and bacon are quick and easy.  We also loved enjoying our English muffins with eggs and avocado slices.  

from Hott Mama in the City

Sometimes it's frozen leftovers of Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup from 100 Day of Real Food, using our homemade stock and Crock Pot Whole chicken.  Other times, not homemade at all!  Campbell's comes in handy, and I've loved making a can of tomato soup by adding whole milk and dried basil lately.  It's extra creamy that way, and tastes great with Parmesan cheese on top.  Having a grilled cheese sandwich on the side rounds it out!  We've also enjoyed our Crock-Pot chicken tortilla soup from allrecipes.com with sour cream, avocado, chips and Jiffy cornbread muffins. 

from 100 Days of Real Food

chili & Jiffy cornbread muffins

Using our homemade spaghetti sauce from Passionate Homemaking, I can add any pasta needed to the sauce I've frozen to keep on hand.  It's quick and full of veggies!

from Passionate Homemaking

While this isn't quick in my mind, it's do-able for me over the weekend, and gives us LOTS of leftovers to have for dinners or lunches throughout the week.  I'm happy to invest a little more time for the ease of reheating later on busy nights!

One night this week we'll make homemade pizza (with mushrooms, olives, onions, peppers, and pepperoni), but we've also been thankful for some Papa John's promos lately that have earned us free pizza!  I predicted the Super Bowl coin toss correctly, and Matt received a $10 gift card from a bank customer.  Pizza nights are always nice.

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