Family Dinner- Lasagna

We had a great Saturday night family dinner. I made 2 lasagnas. All the noodles were boiled and cooled. The meat one was beef with all the Italian spices. The sauce was Barilla. The Cheese one contained a whole tub of ricotta. I have done these before on the blog. The best part was the family. Best friends and Uncles and Aunts to my girls.

Leftover Loving- Chicken Friand

Is the weekend over already? We had a great day…slept in, ate bagels and cream cheese for breakfast, had pajama day until it was time to put on bathing suits for the pool, ate Jimmy John’s at the pool, swam for hours, read, went to the store (ALONE!), and made and ate a delicious dinner.

Last week I made this…

So I took the leftover chicken and made this family hit. One of the biggest hits on this blog and on my Pinterest account. This would also be great for a dinner party. Everyone can get their own…



Baked Tacos

Evening kids! Taco night is upon us, so I thought I would change it up a bit. So, you know those crunchy taco shells you are supposed to bake in your toaster oven or oven before you all all your ingredients? Well, most of the time, some of them get burned or not at all cooked through. I saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to add my own spin. Turned out great! The girls gobbled up their tacos. The awesome part about tacos is you can really add your own likes in that tiny shell. You could add a combo of black olives, black beans, refried beans, or ground beef. Mine are made with straight up cheese and ground beef.

Baked Tacos

1 package crunchy tacos
Ground Beef with Homemade Taco Seasoning- See below
shredded Mexican cheese blend

Preheat oven to 350
Make your ground beef. Drain and cool a bit.
Put your shells in a long casserole dish. Put cheese on the bottom. Add in a spoonful of beef to each taco. Top with more cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or so until shells turn golden brown and cheese is all melted. Add your favorite taco toppings. You could make a ton of these for a party and set out a taco bar!


Homemade Taco Seasoning-

Sautee 1/2 a chopped onion and 2 cloves chopped garlic in a bit of oil in your hot pan. Take out the onions and brown a pound of meat. Once browned, take it out and strain it. Add it back in the pan with your onions and add your taco seasoning.

Seasoning- Of course, you can always add more of less of these ingredients. I am using real sautéed onions and garlic, but you could use ground onion and garlic if you have it.
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon corn starch
Add your seasoning to the beef and about 1/2 cup water over the heat until it absorbs, about 5 minutes



Superbowl Party Idea- Sandwich Bar

Hey guys! Happy weekend! Normally there is no such thing as leftover bacon in our house, but today we had some leftover from breakfast. If you have any bacon in your fridge, may I suggest this idea for a great lunch or perhaps even a Super Bowl party idea??? Get the kids involved as well! They love this!

Sandwich Bar- In our case, a BLT bar- Not really rocket science…lay out bacon, lettuce(I used boston, but bibb or iceberg would be fine), tomato, toasted bread, and your condiments. You could even put out some cheese, sliced avocado, ham, turkey, sliced pickles, hot sauce, etc. to make a sandwich bar so anyone can make whatever sandwich they like!