Friday, August 11, 2017

Recipes I Love And You Might Too

Another dreary, rainy summer day here on the coast. Between all the storms and hurricanes, we can not escape grey clouds. I don't mind the rain but it sure does not feel like summer. Our grill is taking a much needed break while we have been enjoying all the comfort food that accompanies cozy weather. Today I'm sharing our favorites from our week of meals. These are all worth adding to your menu ASAP. I wouldn't steer you wrong!

Sometimes, I am in the mood to cook and other nights I am not. When I'm working I want recipes that are simple and on the table quickly. Homemade Cheeseburger Macaroni by Foodie Crush will be that dish.  I was a little hesitant after seeing ketchup in the ingredient list; however, it's not overpowering. This was a winner with the kids! And husband.

One Pot Lasagna by Jo Cooks is another quick favorite in our home. One dish meals are definitely easy and filling for my teens' tummies. I need meals to be both :) We didn't make One Pot Lasagna this week but it's a favorite I thought I should add. 

Lentil Chili by Little Broken is one of my favorites and not so much my kiddos favorite. I would call this a grownup meal :) It's nutritious and on the cheap side. Which who doesn't love a little break on the grocery bill? Lentil Chili takes about 40 minutes from start to finish. You can't do wrong. Plus, if you are into meat free nights, this fits the description.

Mexican Shredded Beef by Your Home Based Mom is in our weekly rotation and has been for months! We still argue who gets the leftovers. I make the shredded beef with a slow cooker and it is perfect every time. This recipe is so fool proof. If I don't have an ingredient or two, I never worry. I always brown the meat in hot oil before moving to the slow cooker. You shouldn't skip that step because it gives it that yummy crispiness. 

This next recipe is quite time consuming but so worth it. I made this for Sunday lunch/dinner. We do a double batch because it's necessary ;) We found Authentic Louisianna Red Beans and Rice on in the pre-Pinterest days. We have been loving it ever since! It really is the best recipe for authentic taste. 

And because there must always be dessert, there was a little Peanut Butter Cookie competition this week. Classic Peanut Butter Cookies by Sally's Baking Addiction versus Disneyland's Peanut Butter Cookies by Six Sister's Stuff. I sent these to work with Kyli to share with her co-workers and all the teenage voters unanimously chose....Disneyland's PB cookies. Of course they did :)

I admit I loved the Classic PB cookies more. Disneyland's cookies were much too sweet for me. I know these things are hard to decide for others, so you might need to taste test for yourself!

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  1. When can I come over and eat? Everything looks delish...except lentils wig me out...LOL Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

  2. Yum my people would love that cheeseburger macaroni! And AMEN to Instant Pot Mexican beef!

  3. That mexican shredded beef looks and sounds amazing!