We were so very excited to try out Hello Fresh. If you haven’t heard of them they offer a subscription plan where you choose your plan and your meals. They will deliver the meals, fresh from the farm to your home, and they provide a tracking service so you will know when to expect the package. You even have the option to skip a week or two, if needed.
You will need the basic kitchen utensils plus a few things like, butter, olive oil, salt and pepper, and sugar. Other than those ingredients they pretty much provide everything right in the cute little bags they deliver.
The first meal I made was the Lobster Ravioli with Chorizo in a Sherry Cream Sauce with Honey-Roasted Carrots, which was a Premium meal. Seems so fancy, doesn’t it? Continue reading “A Completely Honest Review Of Our First Hello Fresh Box!”
This is one of those simple dishes that reminds me of growing up. I think everyone should learn to make this dish so you can have it to fall back on for those days that you just don’t feel like doing anything challenging.
I usually pair this with some mashed potatoes and a veggie on the side. I will also include the instructions for turning this into Oven BBQ chicken after the recipe. Continue reading “Easy Baked Chicken & Oven BBQ Chicken”
My family loves this dish. The ‘gravy’ can also be used on burgers to make what we call a ‘smothered burger’. This dish can also be served over rice or noodles instead of in buns.
- 2-3 lbs pork loin, cut into thin strips
- 4 T.butter or margarine
- 4 T. oil
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 2 c. mushrooms, sliced
- 1 1/2 – 2 c. beef broth
- 2 T. Dijon mustard
- 2 T. soy sauce
- 3 T. cornstarch
- 1/2 c. water
- 8 – 10 hoagie rolls, or hot dog buns
Heat 2 T. butter and 2 T. oil in a large skillet. Add onion and cook until starting to brown, add the mushrooms and cook 3-5 minutes more. Remove from pan and set aside.
Heat the remaining butter and oil in the same skillet. Add small portions of the pork and cook until done. Cook the remaining pork in batches. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add the broth, mustard, and soy sauce in the same pan. Use the whisk to scrape up any little bits in the pan. Mix the cornstarch and water together and add to the pan. Heat until slightly thickened. Return the onions and mushrooms to the pan. Heat through.
Fill the buns with the pork and spoon the gravy mixture over the top.
You can also add the meat to the gravy before serving.
This is a family favorite. I wasn’t too sure about it when I first made it several years ago but my oldest son fell in love with it. We usually eat it over a bed of rice but you can also eat it over noodles. Continue reading “Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken”
Beans are fairly inexpensive so I try to include them in our meal plan at least once every week or so. Personally, I enjoy them more the day after if there are any leftovers. Continue reading “Bean Dishes”
Below are some of our favorite dishes that use different cuts of beef. Please note that almost any recipe calling for ground beef can usually be made with ground turkey, chicken, or pork.
How to cook frozen ground beef in the Instant Pot
Continue reading “Beef Dishes”
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Below are links to some of our favorite crockpot meals. I love to use my crockpot as I can just throw something in there in the morning and forget about it until dinner time. It’s so easy to do. If you haven’t been using yours then I suggest you pull it out of the closet, clean it up, and get ready to enjoy some delicious meals. Continue reading “Crockpot Meals”
Casseroles are so easy to put together and usually feed a crowd. Below are links to some of our favorites.
BBQ Chicken and Pasta Bake
Cheesy Chicken and Potatoes Casserole
Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas
Chicken and Rice Casserole
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Casserole
Chicken Divine Casserole
Chicken Pot Pie
Chili Dog Casserole
Daddy Can’t Wait Casserole
Easy Burrito Casserole
Easy Chicken Casserole
Easy Pork Chops w/Rice
Hamburger Casserole (Serve with a salad and buttered bread)
Impossibly Easy Pizza Bake
Meatball Sandwich Casserole
Another version of meatball sandwich casserole
Mom’s Oven Stew
Pizza Mac N Cheese
Poppy Seed Chicken
Quick and Easy Burrito Casserole
Red & White Pasta
Shepherd’s Pie in a Skillet
Tater Tot Casserole
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We love fish and seafood. We love to catch fish and eat them too! A couple of my older kids have a seafood allergy so I may not have too many of those on the menu but occasionally I will stumble across a meal that I just have to try. I give warning to the older kids so they know to keep away. Continue reading “Fish and Seafood Dishes”
This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forget to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.
Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
PB & J w/fruit
Oven Fried Chicken, Baked sweet potatoes, slaw
Pintos, hoe cakes, greens
Bean Quesadillas w/leftovers
Tater Tot Casserole, Veggies
Scrambled Egg Sandwiches
Chili Dog Casserole, salad, chips
Salmon Patties, Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Peas
ramen noodles, grilled cheese
Sweet N Sour Meatballs, Mac N Cheese, Veggies
Bagels w/cream cheese, fresh fruit
tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies
Broiled Parmesan Tilapia, Steamed Asparagus, Steamed Red Potatoes
Russian Tea Cakes