One pan sausage and peppers meal

I like meals that are fast and easy. I’m sure you have seen that displayed in some of my posts regarding our meals.

on Pinterest I have been seeing a lot of recipes for one pan meals. everything is thrown on a sheet pan, you cook, and viola! dinner is done! clean up is minimal. well it should be, in our house it’s like one of everything is used to cook.

For this meal all you need is onions, peppers (color your choice), mushrooms (type and size your choice), and sausage (again type your choice.

basically you can make this meal adjusted to whatever vegetable and meat you are having. next time, I think I’m going to do chicken.

I cut up all the vegetables. placed on the sheet pan and seasoned.

For the sausage I had echrich cheddar sausage. put that on top of the sheet pan.

put in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes at 350*.

sorry the end picture is a little blurry. lol ok you really can’t see anything in the picture lol.

I made pearled couscous for the side.

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prepackaged good food

when I cook, i try not to rely on prepacked food. like hamburger helper, quick pasta meals..etc. I try not. but shopping the other day, I found some healthy alternatives to prepackaged food. tonight for dinner I decided to make chicken, red potatoes, salad, green beans, and zucchini. everything that I picked out for dinner was on sale. the total of this meal came to $10. yes, only $10. it helps when you are shopping the clearance in food. first, i made the vegetables all pretty. basically opened up the packages, covered in olive oil, seasoned and put in the oven on 350* for 10 mimites popped in the red potatoes in microwave for 8 minutes. started the chicken on the grill. got the salad going. tada! dinner is done !

lemon pepper chicken and couscous

I’m in love with my crockpot. I love being able to put a meal into it for a certain amount of time and bam it’s done.

do you like your crockpot?

what so you make a lot, casserole, roast, soup?

today I decided to make lemon pepper chicken with vegetables with couscous

have u heard of Campbell sauces? u can use them to cook meals for after grilling or use as a marinate.

I used it as a cooking sauce in the crockpot.

first into the crockpot went the chicken breast.

I seasoned with salt and pepper. covered with cut up potatoes, onions, and carrots.

on top of that, I put the Campbell lemon pepper sauce.

set on high and cooked for 3 hours.

when we came home, you could smell it through out the whole house.

I had put the couscous in the rice cooker.

it was delicious!

a lot more watery than I thought but I know it’s related to the chicken breast cooking and the sauce.

have you ever used Campbell cooking sauces?

cooking pearl couscous for first time

do you like couscous? I do for sure. I love that you can eat It warm or cold.

how do you enjoy it?

tonight I decided to make it with beef.

it is very easy instructions. basically you boil the couscous, then add the spice packet, boil some more and boom u have couscous lol.

I cooked sliced beef

I also cut up some green peppers and onions.

after everything was done, I basically just mixed together.

I know it doesn’t look fancy. it was very very good. next time I would like to add tomatoes and maybe more mushrooms and green peppers.

I served with a side salad.

the boys ate it right up!

what recipes do you make with couscous ?

Veggie stuffed chicken

Have you ever found a recipe on pinterest and your sucked in to the picture. It looks so easy to make and so good. But then you start cooking… your pictures are looking nothing like what you saw on pinterest?

Veggie stuffed chicken was that recipe for me.

Ingredients:

thin chicken breast

frozen chopped broccoli

frozen peppers and onions

mayo

diced tomatoes

shredded cheese

Also cooked this with rice on the side.

First, if your chicken breast is not thin, use a mallet and flatten it out.

next take the frozen vegetables and tomatoes. mix together with mayo and cheese. I basically eyeballed how much mayo I used. I didn’t want to much but enough.

I used a cast iron skillet and put the chicken on the edge. that way i could stuff and then turn over.

I cooked in the oven for 30 minutes on 350*. it did get watery. I’m sure because of the vegetable and mayo

I served with yellow rice on the side.

It tasted good…but it looks less than appetizing

this is how it was suppose to look from Pinterest.

Cooking together- pork chops, green beans, potatoes

The bf and I don’t get to cook together very often. Last night, we both were off work at a decent time and were able to sit down and cook together.

On the menu:

Thick cut pork chops

Green beans

potatoes

I know that it doesn’t sound like a lot. Or really anything fancy, but that wasn’t the point. It was us cooking together.

Basically, we cut up the potatoes into slices, mixed with olive oil and seasoning.

The green beans were tossed with olive oil and seasoning.

Both were put into the oven at 350* for 20 minutes. Took out half way and tossed.

The pork chops were seasoned and also put into the oven. they prob would have been better on the grill, but we realized we didn’t have any propane. lol

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Amish beef and noodles

howdy everyone. it’s a wonderful Tuesday here. the air is warming up and the air is clear.

tonight is archery and I wanted to just throw something in the crockpot so that I could go as well.

in my area there is a family run business that makes beef and chicken in cans. it is kinda expensive but oh so good.

you can make this recipe with any kind of beef, steak, chicken, etc.

ingredients:

beef, noodles, mushrooms, stroganoff, cream of mushroom soup, fried onions, mozzarella chesse.

first cook your noodles. well if you have to cook the meat cook that first. drain and put into crockpot with mushrooms and canned meat .

I know doesn’t look pleasant. mix all together

mix the stroganoff into it.

top with cheese and crispy onions

individual beef stew

I have these little individual dishes that are so cute. for dinner I wanted to do individual beef stew dishes with biscuits on top. I have done something similar before with mashed potatoes on top. all you need for ingredients is one pound ground beef, mushrooms, potatoes, beef stew mix, and biscuits. first brown your hamburger. add your mushrooms all the potatoes. I used canned whole potatoes that I sliced. I could have used raw but then it takes longer to cook. mix in the beef stew mix. this is actually to cook in the crockpot but worked out just fine. put into individual dishes. top with biscuits that you have tore apart. could also leave them together if you want. cook in the oven on 350* for 30 minutes. I served with a salad. it was very tasty.

Lemon Garlic chicken with pasta and salad

Have you seen these boxes called “Freezer to Plate” at the grocery store?  I have been wanting to try it and when I went to the store last weekend, I found a box to try!

Here is the box and the directions on the back to give you an idea what I am talking about. It seems to be very simple to make.

 

I think what draws me to this recipe is that it says “Easy 5 min prep!” In my world right now, I need anything that is easy.

In a baking dish that states that you should have ungreased. (side note, grease it. my pasta stuck) pour the pasta and then add water. I did not use frozen chicken breast but fresh, which meant that the water I added is less.

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Next you add thee chicken breast on top of the noodles with water. then use the sauce over the chicken.

Cook for 40-50 minutes on 425*20170906_193107

I also served it up with salad and mashed potatoes.

Crockpot stuffin chicken

This was last Monday’s meal. I debated putting it on in the morning before work and having it cook but then stay warm in the crockpot….but that worried me that the chicken would get dry. have you ever done that with your crockpot and it turn out?!?

This recipe is very easy. All you need is chicken breast, stuffing mix, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and green beans. If you don’t like green beans, try broccoli, okra, carrots, etc.

Set the crockpot on low for 8-10 hours.

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Top with the dry stuffing mix. Mix the sour cream and cream of chicken soup together. Put this over the stuffing mix. It does get a little tricky.

Top with your vegetable of choice. Make sure that it is frozen and not fresh. 20170905_121822

And… let it cook. I ended up serving this dish and realized my phone was dead so.. did not get a picture but here is one from a recipe that I found.

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