Friday, June 17, 2022

Korean Beef Bibimbap

This recipe was shared with me by one of my third grade students...thanks Ryan! He LOVES this recipe and knows how much I love to cook so he sent this recipe my way to give it a try.

I've made Korean Beef Bowls in the past that we really liked but this Bibimbap recipe was different because it added in a TON more veggies than the other recipes. I LOVE veggies so this recipe was perfect for me. 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Sweet Potato Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

 I am a big fan of mushrooms and have yet to find a stuffed portobello mushroom I don't like. I wasn't sure how this one would go over with the kids since Lexie is not a fan of sweet potatoes BUT...she ate it without any complaints, had seconds, and told me that she liked it so much that she thought it was squash. Win for Mom!

I have to agree, this was a tasty combination! The sweet potato paired with the apple, pepper, and walnuts was a winning combination. The addition of the poultry seasoning is a must too! I loved it on top of the portobello mushroom but could also eat the stuffing plain 😋

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Baked Broccoli Penne

 

This recipe caught my attention because the prep seemed to be SUPER easy. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a baking dish...you can't get much easier than that!

I was slightly unsure how the pasta would cook in this recipe. Part way through the bake time, I took a peek. So happy that I did because I realized that not all of the pasta was fully submerged in liquid and it was not cooking evenly. To avoid crunchy, uncooked pieces of pasta, I quickly stirred up the mixture before placing it back in the oven. Really not much of an inconvenience at all. 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Mom's Lasagna



The ultimate comfort food...Mom's Homemade Lasagna. Our recipe may not be your favorite but it's my favorite lasagna recipe :) My kids are big fans as well!

Some of the best perks about making lasagna
- the kids are happy
- there are leftovers for the kids to eat on a busy weeknight
- if you add spinach, veggies are included
- you can make it ahead of time and refrigerate until you're ready to bake it

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Tomato and Black Bean Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1j2oyySG2AmkSvrtnxrk7QqqnIeM6uZ14
I LOVE mushrooms! We’ve tried a number of different stuffed portobello mushroom recipes, all of which I’ve loved! When I saw this recipe, I thought it may be a good one to add to our selection. 

The flavor was wonderful! I was a little nervous when I finished making the stuffing because I thought I was a bit too seasoned BUT when it was paired with the portobello mushroom, it was the perfect balance. So yummy! The added asparagus was a nice touch as well :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Chickpea and Cucumber Salad

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1M-8sRXvggBaLmjf09mpVcwAFNaPQIQjW
This Chickpea and Cucumber Salad was a tasty treat. It was full of flavor and crunch. The added sunflower seeds were a nice addition. 

I’m usually not one to add dressing to an entire bowl of salad. I tend to keep the dressing on the side and add a little as needed. For this salad, I took the plunge and added the dressing. Good decision 🙂 It was delicious! If you find it has too much dressing for your taste, just add in a little more cabbage. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Crock Pot Pulled Pork


This Crock Pot Pulled Pork could not be any easier. Only two ingredients needed for a delicious, moist, pulled pork that can be served in so many ways!

This is another crock pot recipe that I have made while camping 🙂 Put the roast and root beer in the crock pot in the morning and return the campsite in the evening for a delicious meal. Serve on buns plain or with BBQ sauce. I like a little crunch so I like to add shredded cabbage to my sandwich or forgo the bun altogether and just eat the pork over the cabbage. I also like this pulled pork over a baked potato. If you like sauerkraut, that is also a taste addition. So many options when it comes to serving this meat.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Peanut Butter Banana Cups



If you have a sweet tooth, this recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Cups is one that you have to try. They are super easy to put together and then you just wait for them to freeze.

I did not add the additional powdered sugar that was mentioned in the recipe to help prevent the peanut butter mixture from softening too quickly. I can hardly wait more than a minute to eat the PB cups once I take them out the fridge so softening too quickly wasn’t an issue for me.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Crock Pot Lazy Lasagna



My kids love lasagna but I don’t always have the time to make or bake it. This Crock Pot Lazy Lasagna is a quick and easy recipe that I can throw in the crock pot in the morning and know that dinner will be ready to serve when we arrive home that evening.

My kids enjoy this meal so we’ve made it multiple times. It is not my favorite so I make sure that I have a salad on hand or some steamable veggies to serve alongside this meal. Garlic bread is also an addition that we frequently make. A few minutes in the air fryer and the cheesy garlic bread is ready to serve.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Beef Pad Thai



I’m not an expert on Thai food but I really liked this Beef Pad Thai! The flavor was amazing and it was a nice light pasta dish.

My kids all inhaled this dish as well. It wasn’t a dish that they reached for when they had their choice of leftovers but they had no complaints eating it the night I made it. I was ok with that since the leftovers all came my way!