Shepherd’s Pie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Bust out the green beer and the shamrock bead necklaces, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Me? I’ll be sitting at home, wearing my customary green outfit and eating leftover Shepherd’s pie. Sounds like my kind of party!

Don’t forget to wear green, you don’t want to get pinched!

Anyways, back to the food. Mmmm food… I grew up eating shepherd’s pie with my mom, although her version was a bit different than this.

Shepherd’s pie has always been a favorite meal for me. What’s not to love? Flavorful meat and veggie filling all topped with glorious mashed potatoes. Continue reading “Shepherd’s Pie”

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Not My Mama’s Tuna Noodle Casserole

I have told you before just how ingenious my mother was when figuring out how to feed us. She worked full time (plus some) and had to deal with me on her own, so it’s no wonder we ate quick and easy meals most of the time.

My mama’s tuna noodle casserole consisted of egg noodles, cream of chicken soup, a couple of slices of american cheese, a can of peas, and a can of tuna. That was that.

I loved my mama’s tuna noodle casserole, and I won’t pretend like I have never made it that way myself, but if you’re looking for a delicious stove top version of this classic meal and don’t want to use canned soups definitely give this recipe a try!

Don’t worry about the dijon mustard, it adds a nice little sumtin’ sumtin’ to this dish! Continue reading “Not My Mama’s Tuna Noodle Casserole”

Creamy Beef and Black Bean Enchiladas

After making enchilada sauce the other day I followed it up with these drop dead amazing enchiladas.

Let me say that again… amazing!

When I visit a new Mexican restaurant one of the first things I try on the menu are the enchiladas. If you give me a fantastic plate of enchiladas then you are my new best friend.

Spicy, flavorful, cheesy, and plate lickin’ good!

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Frozen Meal Prep: Mexican Lasagna

I decided to do an experiment this weekend and I am happy to announce that it was a success! Something I have learned in the kitchen is to roll with the punches and adapt as you go. I took this idea after binge watching the food network channel and saw one chef make enchiladas, another make a glorious lasagna, and yet another make a tasty looking Mexican rice casserole. I decided to combine all of these elements and create my own version in my itty bitty kitchen. Thankfully, I am happy with the results and figured I should share my success with you. Continue reading “Frozen Meal Prep: Mexican Lasagna”

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash and Kale Casserole

Remember that roasted spaghetti squash I showed you how to make? Well, this is what I ended up doing with the cooked squash. Originally, I grabbed what I had available and threw it together as a simple dish to sneak more vegetables into Sam’s diet but as I was tasting it I decided I was going to enjoy this just as much, if not more, that he will.

Toddlers are be such picky things aren’t they? One day Sam will eat anything and everything, the next day he turns up his nose at the exact same foods. From what I hear it doesn’t get any better! All I can do is push as many healthy foods at him as possible and hope some of it sticks.

Thankfully, this seems to be something he enjoys. I am pleased with how this squash and kale casserole turned out and I love the fact that I can freeze it in little containers and pull it out for individual meals.

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French Toast Casserole

For me, french toast has always been a royal treat in terms of breakfast food. I think the only time I ever ate french toast while growing up was at a restaurant, and why is that? French toast is actually a fairly easy meal to make, and oh-so delicious. Now that I have my own kitchen, I have made it more often. Happily, I have even branched out and found some glorious alternatives!

This casserole is a fantastic alternative to your everyday piece of french toast. It goes together quickly and easily and saves you from having to stand in front of the stove watching over each slice of bread as it cooks. Be prepared to have a very happy house when you serve up this delectable treat.

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