On-The-Go Salad Stuffed Rolls

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There are many days when we are out on the road during meal times.  Often, I cringe at the idea of taking the kids to a fast food restaurant.  A good substitute is to head into the local supermarket and find quick and easy foods that can be put together in the car. This dinner idea is one of our favorites.  All you have to do is take a bulkie roll, poke a hole in the side … [Read more...]

Chicken Wraps with Balsam-melized Red Onions


I made up a new word. I think. I haven't googled it.  And I don't plan on it.  I'm going to play ignorant on this one and just revel in my new word. Balsam-melized. Onions. Caramelized. In balsamic vinegar. Balsam-melized. Add said onions with some grilled chicken, lettuce (and swiss cheese if you're not dairy free) in a tortilla...and you've got yourself some … [Read more...]

Smokehouse Maple Chicken


While foraging yesterday, I found some Smokehouse Maple grill seasoning hanging out amongst the other spices in the spice cabinet. Hmmm....let's try this with some chicken. And I just so happened to have picked up a few packages of chicken at the store this morning. This could not have been an easier chicken to make. It went something like … [Read more...]

Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps


I have been itching to make some lettuce wraps ever since getting my lettuce transplants from the store earlier this year.  I've been waiting for the leaves to grow larger enough to actually wrap...and that time is now. When I learned about Chris Lilly and his Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Mango Marinade recipe from KC Masterpiece, I was inspired.  I made my own … [Read more...]

Beef & Bean Burgers – $5 Dinner Challenge


A few notes about this lovely meal. These were SO GOOD, but they were super crumbly...from the beans...so I would add an egg to hold the burgers together. The cilantro and lettuce are from the garden. The bread...because I had no buns in the house. And ran out of time to make them from scratch. The salsa is homemade from last year's garden. (Canned, of course.) The … [Read more...]