Enchilada Verde Nachos


I was looking for a simple bar food type of meal to serve the other night. I was thinking enchilada verde but didn’t want to take the time to roll all the enchiladas and bake them. So, we did a nachos version! Verdict: These nachos take a bit more work than regular nachos to make…

Corned Beef Potatoes Au Gratin


So I looked up what Au Gratin meant when I was making this dish. Sprinkled with bread crumbs, grated cheese, eggs and or butter. So, I think this dish kind of qualifies as most of that. It has cheese and butter.  We will just go with it. I usually try to cook large pieces of…

Grilled Chicken with Garlic Cheese Sauce


Well, our air conditioner is officially dead. We have some people coming towards the end of this week to give us quotes on a new one. We are all still sleeping in one room despite it being a bit cooler during the days. Unfortunately there are no trees around our house for natural cooling. We…

Cordon Bleu Pasta


So, a Mommy moment. As part of his Autism my son struggles with vocal issues. He has trouble realizing how loud his voice is, his inflection tends to be very flat and monotone and he has never been able to sing, at all. He could technically “sing” but it wasn’t very good as he couldn’t…

Rachael Ray Inspired Moussaka Sloppy Joes


As I was driving around town today I noticed all the signs for $5 lunches. I thought, “Hmmm, that’s not bad.” But, then the other side of me kicked in. That is lunch for one person. Could someone take that money and make dinner for their family with it? Of course. I started to think…

4 Cheese Tortellini Pizza


I was thinking about creating a Thanksgiving Pizza for dinner but my ever fiscally responsible son reminded me we would need to buy turkey, ingredients for stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. He was right. We should use what we have on hand first. So, we went searching through the freezers to see what we…

Tostachos (Tostados Nachos)


I am all for using up every little piece of food in my refrigerator and freezer before it goes bad. Every time I grocery shop I notice how all the prices across the store are rising so nothing irritates me more than when I have to throw away a vegetable or leftovers that got pushed…

Irish Nachos


It seems like every day it gets harder and harder to blog. In the beginning it was easy and I seemed to have too many things I wanted to write about. Lately, I seem to be doing more and writing less. I am still trying to keep a shortened version of our Dinner Game going…

Smothered Chicken Casserole


We are coming to the end of “N0-Buy” January in our house.  That means lots of chicken and potatoes.  Normally I serve lots of chicken but potatoes, especially white potatoes, are not used very often by us.  That is probably why I have so many to use up now. “No-Buy” January is never easy but…

Potatoes au Gratin with Ham


I love comfort food.  I would eat mashed potatoes with gravy and meatloaf every day for dinner for weeks on end if the rest of the family would let me.  The rest of my family are dessert eaters.  I hardly ever eat ice cream or cookies.  I would far prefer a side of corn casserole…

Chili Fritos Walking Tacos


Chili Fritos Walking Tacos – without toppings This Memorial Day weekend was a busy one in our household.  It was our 18th anniversary.  We always have dreams of spending it in some exotic place or even just having dinner together.  But, we usually end up celebrating similar to the way we did the year our…

Individual Layered Mexican Pizzas


We needed something really quick and easy for dinner tonight that would travel fairly well for our “To-Go” meals.  I still have lots of ground beef to use and had left over cheese sauce from last night’s dinner that I really wanted to use in something.  I hate throwing food away and am always looking…