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I’ve been trying to keep it simple in the kitchen lately. So that means I’m making basic meals, or throwing something together without a recipe. Pretty boring, actually. I’m bored with the cooking, but everyone is eating the meals, so maybe they aren’t as bad as I think.
In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu
Here’s a few pictures.
Tacos are a regular on the menu here. This time I made a ranch slaw to put on top. The correct term would be threw together. lol It turned out too saucy for most of the family. But I liked it!
Another night, I wanted to make tacos, since it would be quick and easy with the taco meat I had in the freezer. I didn’t have any fresh tomatoes, though. So I mixed some diced canned tomatoes into the meat. It works perfectly, if you need to try.
One day I bought a couple of large packages of chicken breast while it was on sale. As soon as I got home, I packaged it for the freezer. Two packages with BBQ sauce, and 2 with Italian salad dressing. Italian salad dressing is an awesome marinade for chicken, and other meat. It’s so nice to pull already marinated meat out of the freezer. More quick meals for the win! lol
I had some cranberries left that I had purchased last November, the only time of year you can find fresh cranberries. So I made Orange Cranberry Bread. So good! With lots of butter, of course! You can buy the cranberries, then throw the whole bag into the freezer until you are ready to use them. As long as they are dry when they go in the freezer, they won’t stick together.
I had a birthday this month, so my husband make be a cake. He didn’t’ put the correct number of candles on the cake. That would be a fire hazard. lololol
I needed a veggie side dish one night, so I used leftover veggies! I sautéed some onion and green pepper from the fridge. When those were about done, I added some leftover corn. I added salt, pepper, onion power, garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin. I sautéed until some of the corn started to brown. I added some of the diced tomatoes that I had left from the tacos pictured above and heated through. It came out great! So great, we ate it all. lol No recipe, because I was literally throwing leftovers and seasonings in the pan. I’ll have to make it again and write the recipe!
My daughter made cheesecake! She makes it from scratch. The kind of cheesecake that you bake for an hour. Then have to wait hours for it to cool. But is it ever worth the wait! Of course, I like it with chocolate sauce! lol
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Now…. to answer the question that I get asked about a hundred times a day……….What’s For Dinner?
Monday – chicken or turkey – We had left over chicken and pasta my son brought home from church
Tuesday – pizza/pasta – Baked Italian Chicken pictured above from the freezer, baked potatoes, Brussel sprouts
Wednesday – Taco Night- Hamburgers
Thursday – pork or chicken – Jag
Friday – Quick & Easy – Venison in the slow cooker with potatoes, carrots, and onions
Saturday – Quick & Easy or Husbands Choice – Grill or take out, depending on the weather
Sunday – soup & sandwich day – Soup, sandwiches, or leftovers
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