On busy weeknights I content myself with feeding my family “Real Fast Food” – meals that are made of real ingredients and that come together faster than the local pizza company can deliver pizza.
How about the ooey-gooey cheese-ness of your favorite burger coming from INSIDE the burger?!? Yes, please! And for those watching calories…serve it on a Sandwich Thin…I liked it better than the bulky buns!!! (And one more thing I like about the Sandwich Thins…they freeze really well. That, and they are just 100 calories per thin!) [...]
These didn’t stay on our plates very long! Ingredients 1 cup water 1 Tbsp olive oil ($.10) 1 tsp salt 1 cup whole wheat flour ($.28) 2 cups white flour ($.40) 1 tsp garlic powder ($.05) 1 tsp Italian seasoning ($.05) 1 Tbsp sugar ($.05) 1 package yeast ($.25) 1 cup spaghetti or pizza sauce [...]
I started to make this meal in the 9×13 baking dish, but them switched to the smaller baking dish because I didn’t want there to be any leftovers…and I know that with a 9×13, we’d have lots of leftovers. And from my past experience, baked french toast meals and egg casserole meals just taste better [...]
Breakfast for Dinner…a special treat! With a touch of chocolate goodness!!!
It’s been a while since we had “Breakfast for Dinner”! Here is a quick and easy old favorite! Ingredients 10 eggs ($1.01) 1/2 cup organic black bean salsa ($.50) 1 cup shredded cheese ($.45) Couple slices bread or tortillas ($.25) 2 Apples ($.99) 2 Oranges ($.38) Directions 1. Scramble eggs. When eggs are just about [...]
Last week a bowl of fruit inadvertently ended up on my dinner table. It’s been lurking around there ever since. I don’t really have a “winter” centerpiece that I use. Christmas centerpiece has been put away and I just can’t seem to get my spring stuff out yet! So the bowl of fruit it will [...]
Tonight’s meal was supposed to be pulled pork sandwiches. But, since I did not make the pork roast the other night, I don’t have any leftover pork to make pulled pork sandwiches. So I went scrounging around in my freezer and came up with this meal. Colorful and well balanced! Ingredients 3 pork chops ($2.12) [...]
I was so unprepared for this dinner. Not enough eggs, so we didn’t have eggs. Not enough white flour, so I used all whole wheat flour (which makes “thick” waffles)! Not that that’s bad, I like to mix white and whole wheat flours! To the grocery store I go…tomorrow! A simple dinner after a busy [...]
This meal is inspired by my brother in law. We went to visit them in Chi-town this past Labor Day weekend. He cooked up a storm! It was such a joy to watch him take on the same role as his dad! Host and chef! Also, want to say a quick congrats to my BIL [...]