Some crazy days lead into crazy dinner nights! Tonight was one of them. I got the kids all set, but what about me? Well… what about an easy and yummy meal just under 10 minutes from start to finish? This Easy Roasted Lemon-Garlic Shrimp recipe from Skinnytaste is a winner! I love the taste and simplicity of this go-to meal for mommy.
Ok so this next one is one of my specialties. I call it the “Taco Pizza” only because I use a taco shell as my crust, there is nothing else “taco” about it. I have told you all before that I am really bad when it comes to eating lunch. I usually skip it, because it is too hard for me to come up with something easy to make. The one day I was in the mood for pizza, but the kid was napping, and I had no cash for pizza delivery. I brainstormed, and came up the the perfect solution! Let me introduce to you to… the Taco Pizza! Easy, healthy, and delicious, especially if you are a pizza lover like me.
I have been becoming more and more adventurous with my recipes, and I stumbled upon this Skinnytaste recipe and it looked so good and so easy. Spoiler alert… it was both of those things! The flavors really complimented each other, and the pecans added a crunchy texture, which was to die for! The only thing I couldn’t do myself was make the eggs. No matter how hard I try, I cannot make sunny-side-up eggs to save my life! I had to call in the big guns, aka my husband to do that part. Thanks, babe! Enjoy!
I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner and he said “something Mexican flavored,” so here goes my first attempt at enchiladas! The were relatively easy to make, and I had most of the ingredients at home already, which is always a win! Give them a try! Enjoy!
I was in the mood for pasta, but I didn’t want just regular pasta with red sauce. I stumbled upon this Skinnytaste recipe and I had to give it a shot! I wouldn’t say it was difficult to make, but it did have quite a few steps. However, it was worth it! The creaminess of the butternut squash, paired with the spicy sausage was delicious! Give it a shot and let us know what you think!
Are you sick and tired of the same old breakfast? Here’s an easy, no prep meal that you can make ahead of time and eat throughout the week. The bonus? You make it in the crockpot! Crockpot steel cut oats are super easy! When you’re ready to eat, garnish them with your favorite flavors. I added a little honey, cinnamon, walnuts and craisins. Yum! I also added some chia seeds for additional fiber.
Combine 4 ½ cups of water with 1 cup of oats. Add ¼ teaspoon of salt for taste (optional).
Cook on low for 6-8 hours (or high for 2 ½ – 3 hours) or until desired texture. Stir once part way through the cook time.
Top with your favorite toppings. I used pecans, craisins, and a little cinnamon.
This amount serves 4. I put the leftovers in a container and refrigerated. I scooped out the amount I wanted each morning and then reheated in the microwave. If needed, you can add a little water to thin it and reheat.
You all know how much I love my slow cooker meals… maybe it’s because they are easy, maybe it’s because I am lazy, but in any case, this one is fantastic! There are minimal steps for this recipe, and not much to prep before sticking it in the crock pot. I even made more than I needed so I could take it for lunch a few days this week. Check it out and let me know what you think! Enjoy!
I feel like I have been living under a rock for my whole life because I JUST discovered tostadas recently (see BBQ Tostadas Recipe ), and I am now obsessed! I found this Seven Layer Tostadas recipe and had to give it a shot. I’m grateful my husband is not a picky eater, and is dealing with my new obsession of tostadas. The real recipe is vegetarian, but my husband’s one request is that our meals have some sort of meat, so I added ground turkey. I guess maybe I should call this eight layer tostadas?? In any case, they were so easy to make, you know how I love that, and so good! I would add these to my weekly meal rotation! Give them a shot.
1 1/2 cups guacamole (purchased or homemade guacamole)
1 cup light sour cream
1 tsp. Taco Seasoning Mix
1 cup finely grated low-fat cheese such as Four Cheese Mexican Blend
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup sliced black olives (or use a 4 oz. can sliced olives)
4-6 flour tortillas, 6 or 8 inch inch size
⅓ pound of ground turkey
olive oil for greasing baking sheet, about 1 tsp.
Preheat oven to 450F
Cook ground turkey until brown and add ½ tsp of taco seasoning mix.
Put flour tortillas on the baking sheet with a touch of olive oil and toast tortillas in the oven until they’re crisp and barely starting to brown, turning several times. This will take less than 5 minutes so watch them carefully.
While tortillas are crisping, put the refried beans in a bowl, stir to break them apart, and microwave 2-3 minutes, or until they’re hot.
Stir the remaining taco seasoning mix into the sour cream.
Chop the onions, slice green onions, and slice the olives.
Put crisped tortilla shell on a plate and top with:
a thin layer of refried beans (1-2 tablespoons)
a thin layer of guacamole (1-2 tablespoons)
a thin layer of seasoned sour cream (1-2 tablespoons)
several generous pinches of finely grated low-fat cheese
Put back in the oven for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted then top with chopped tomatoes, thinly sliced green onions, and sliced olives
Serve right away, with salsa or hot sauce if desired.
Usually once a week we have a pasta night. It is mainly due to being easy to make, and to be honest, we love pasta! Our normal pasta night consists of penne/ziti/whatever is in our cabinet, marinara sauce, and frozen turkey meatballs. I thought to myself, how hard is it to make meatballs? Well, the answer is… not hard at all! There are so few ingredients, and even fewer steps to make them. My husband doubted my ability to make meatballs because I never had done so before, but he couldn’t stop raving about them! Give them a try. Enjoy!
I was in the mood for Mexican food, but I didn’t want tacos since we had made them a few nights prior. I was doing a little recipe grazing, and stumbled upon this one. I am so happy I did too. It was so easy and really fulfilled my want for Mexican food. It also sent my husband for seconds and thirds! I am not sure if I didn’t fill the peppers to their fullest, or if the peppers I bought were small, but I had enough leftover for another meal! This was a win! In the freezer they go!