Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What We Ate This Week

I love to cook but have been way to busy to really put my heart in it this summer. I finally got a Sunday to put together a menu and a moment to run to the grocery store last weekend so I was able to cook most nights.

Now that school will be back in session on Tuesday I am hoping I will have more time and this post will become a weekly special.

Monday night we had Pizza Bake. It was super easy, made of things I generally have on hand, and a great base recipe. This one is going in the book for future dinners.

The three main ingredients are Bisquik, Mozzarella Cheese, and Pizza sauce. We topped with pepperoni but you could stack with anything you like. Next time I will make two and one will have mushrooms on it!

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Thursday night we had a variation of these Stuffed Taco Shells. They look so fantastic in the picture so I was very much looking forward to this meal. After three trips to different stores looking for Jumbo Pasta Shells I gave up and modified this to be Taco Lasagna Roll Ups instead.

What a mess that was! The noodles fell apart and I ended up with a not so attractive meal. But it did taste good. In the end it was a lot of work for something that tasted a lot like an Enchilada. I am not saving this recipe because I have a similar Enchilada recipe that is much less work but I recommend you try this if your grocery store has jumbo shells!

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Sunday we had Parmesan Chicken Bake which was not only easy but very yummy. It reminded me of my Caesar Pork Chops but it was made with Mayo, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese, all things I have in my pantry on any given day which makes this an easier staple to our menu than the Caesar Pork Chops since I don't always have Caesar dressing on hand.

From this site

Anyway! This recipe would as wonderful on pork as it was on chicken and it is going in the book for sure!

I hope these leave you inspired, enjoy!!


Anonymous said...

I'm going to try the Mexican Stuffed Shells with manicotti shells if I can't find the jumbo pasta shells. And I'm going to try that Taco Seasoning as well.

- MB

Myranda said...

Those all look so yummy! I have found for some reason only like 1 brand (in my area) makes the jumbo shells, so if they are gone I can't find them :/
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