In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

My family loves Jag. It’s a Portuguese one pan rice dish that you can change the ingredients to use what you have on hand. It’s my husbands all time favorite meal.

Jag One Pan Rice Dish Recipe

I got sick from the heat on Saturday, and laid down to rest. I ended up taking a THREE hour nap!! I woke up at 6 to my husband making supper. That works for me! lol

Did I tell you that I got a dishwasher?! I haven’t had a dishwasher in about 7 years or so. So I have to get a new kitchen routine. I need to make sure it’s just about always ready to fill with dirty dishes. I’m going to train my family to load their dishes as soon as they are done with them. Wish me luck! lol

 

In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

Now…. to answer the question that I get asked about a hundred times a day……….What’s For Dinner?

Saturday – quick & easy- Chicken tenders, oven fries, corn – Husband cooked!

Sunday – soup & sandwich dayJag

Monday – chicken –  Fried Chicken Breasts, slow cooker mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, corn

Tuesday – pizza/pasta – Pizza, salad

Wednesday – Taco Night- beef or chicken – Beef Tacos with all the fixings

Thursday – chicken – Chicken from the freezer, homemade alfredo noodles, green beans

Friday beef –    Chili Beef and Cabbage

 

 

For more ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday

 

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

One of my favorite meals from last week was Chicken  Bacon  Ranch Pockets. The bacon was turkey, the pockets were wheat, and I used chicken from the freezer that I made last week.

 chicken bacon ranch pocket

It made a nice meal, that was quick, easy, and didn’t heat up the kitchen too much.

 

On Wednesday last week, I cooked 5 pounds of hamburger. We had tacos that night, and I put 3 – 1  1/2 cup bags of taco meat in the freezer. I also put 3 – 1 cup bags of cooked hamburger in the freezer, too.  Most likely, I will use it for spaghetti. But you never know.

freezer hamburger

That’s why I like to put plain meat in the freezer, so I can change my mind on what I am going to make if I want to. lol

 

In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

Now…. to answer the question that I get asked about a hundred times a day……….What’s For Dinner?

Saturday – quick & easy- Chicken Stir Fry

Sunday – soup & sandwich day – Turkey bacon, eggs, toast

Monday – chicken – Oven baked Chicken breast, rice, broccoli

Tuesday – pizza/pasta – Pizza, salad

Wednesday – Taco Night- beef or chicken – Beef Tacos with all the fixings

Thursday – chicken – Chicken from the freezer, homemade alfredo noodles, green beans

Friday beef –    Steak & Cheese pockets, broccoli

 

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For more ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday

In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

I made this One Pot Pasta again last week. I made a couple of changes this time. I used canned tomatoes, instead of fresh. And I added some cooked hamburger I had in the freezer.

skillet spaghetti

This dish tastes great, and is very easy to make.

I was out of canned diced tomatoes, so I used whole tomatoes and cut them up. I dumped all the tomatoes in the pan, and used my kitchen scissors to cut them up.

Quick & easy! And no cutting board to wash! lol

cutting tomatoes with scissors

 

I also made Easy Chicken Curry last week. This has become a family favorite. It also only uses one pan and is easy to make.

chicken curry

I serve it over rice, but I have eaten it the next day for lunch without rice. It’s good that way, too.

chicken curry rice

I cooked up a couple of chicken breasts in coconut oil on Saturday to put in the freezer. The coconut oil adds a great flavor. If you let the chicken brown, it will get a little crispy on the outside, without any flour or batter. I love this on salads, or to make a quick chicken salad sandwich. Just defrost & eat! I love having my own homemade convenience foods!

chicken coconut oil

I also sliced two chicken breasts and sauteed them in the coconut oil for supper that night. I served them with alfredo noodles, and peas & carrots. I did have some slices left to put in the freezer for another meal, too. :)  This was my plate, and I did have more chicken on it. I remembered after I started eating to take a picture! lol

chicke alfredo noodles

Yes, those are noodles from a package! I bought a few of these to have on had for when my daughter’s teeth hurt after brace adjustments. They are easy for her to make whenever she wants one. Turns out, the family loves them. So I serve them once a month or so to keep them happy. It’s easy for me, too! lol I need to come up with a one pot alfredo noodle recipe!

I talked before about how I went from cooking for seven to cooking for 5. (One son moved out, another buys his own food & cooks for himself) My daughter left on a mission trip two weeks ago, so I have been down to cooking for 4. I don’t know how to cook for 4 people! lol This morning I dropped my youngest off at camp, then next week he goes to another camp. So I’m down to cooking for 3 people for the next couple of weeks. I have no idea how I am going to just cook for thee people! lol

 

In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

Now…. to answer the question that I get asked about a hundred times a day……….What’s For Dinner?

Saturday – quick & easy- Chicken sauteed in coconut oil, alfredo noodles, peas & carrots

Sunday – soup & sandwich day – Chicken tenders, homemade macaroni & cheese, green beans

Monday – chicken – Chicken, turkey bacon, lettuce & tomato stuffed pita pockets

Tuesday – pizza/pasta – Spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, green beans

Wednesday – Taco Night- beef or chicken – Beef Tacos with all the fixings

Thursday – chicken – Baked chicken, rice, beets

Friday beef –    Fish fillets, oven roasted potatoes, carrots

 

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For more ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday

In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

It finally stopped raining long enough here in Kentucky for us to cook out on the 4th of July. We had some wood under cover, thankfully, as it was slow going building a fire to cook on. Note to self: make sure the guys put kindling under cover, too!

While the guys were getting the fire started, I threw together a quick Ranch Pasta Salad.

Ranch Pasta Salad

 

 

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

I have no pictures of last weeks food to share. Well, unless you count the pictures of the restaurant food on Father’s Day. I had Chicken Alfredo.  lol

I was so busy last week getting my daughter ready for her mission trip, then seeing her off at the airport. We did eat. lol I just didn’t get any pictures.

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Jag – One Pan Rice Dish Recipe

This recipe came from my husband’s family. They got it from a lady from Portugal when she made it for them. They said she made hers with fish.

Jag is an easy, one pan dish that everyone will love. Even kids!

Jag One Pan Rice Dish Recipe

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

One of my teenagers practically had a melt down when I served this for lunch!

bread and cheese

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