Back to School: 5 Easy Casseroles for Busy Days


Casseroles are one of my go to meals when life gets busy. I especially like slow cooker casseroles because they can cook while I am busy doing other things. Even the Spare Rib casserole is part of a cook once eat twice meal. Spare Rib Casserole (click for link to recipe) This is one of…

Barbecue Pork Pasta


So day three of eating pork. We had pork butt (click for link to recipe), Caramelized Pork (click for link to recipe) and now Barbecue Pork Pasta.  The nice thing was that no one complained because the dishes were so different that they didn’t feel like they were eating pork every day. And, I still…

Caramelized Pork


So, we cooked a pork butt (click for link to recipe) and had tons of leftovers to cook with. We froze some and left some out to cook with the next day or two. My family will start to revolt after a few days if I keep feeding them the same thing so I have…

Slow Roasted Pork Butt – Cook Once, Eat Twice (or More)


Pork Butts (actually shoulder area) have been on sale here lately. They are super cheap and are a great way to cook on the weekend and eat several meals over the week. Once the roast is cooked I sliced it up to eat pork with mashed potatoes and gravy one day, Caramelized pork a second…

Loaded Chili Baked Potatoes


Making a simple chili can be a delicious dinner and the leftovers? A loaded Chili Baked Potato for a second dinner! Yes, I love the cook once and eat twice meals. They make life easier for getting dinner on the table. Verdict: My family loved the baked potatoes for dinner and they are so easy…

Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Steak


I loved this meal because it was one of our cook once, eat twice meals. Since we were already grilling it is super simple to add an extra steak (or two) to the grill for a second meal. That is generally how I get two meals out of one. Cooking extra meat is generally easy…

Meal 2 – Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Pizza


So, we started this meal yesterday with Meal 1 –  Baked Chicken Nuggets (click for link to post). I made an extra pound of chicken nuggets so that I could have leftovers for dinner tonight. I am personally NOT a fan of leftovers but if I can make them into something completely new I am fine…

Meal 1 – Baked Chicken Strips


Even though I make many “different” meals for my family they still want “kid” food once in a while. I am not a believer in that there are kids foods and adult foods. Kids menus and foods began back in the 1920s because prior to that time most parents dined out without children. Starting in…