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Pressure Cooker Deconstructed Lasagne Soup Recipe

Pressure Cooker Deconstructed Lasagne Soup Recipe

Share List This. Was. Great. I love lasagne but its time consuming and expensive to make.  This Deconstructed Lasagne Soup Recipe was the answer to my dilemma. I adapted a recipe from PeggyUnderPressure.com to fit what I had on hand and our tastes.  She made […]

Vegetarian Potato Curry – Yum!

Vegetarian Potato Curry – Yum!

Share List I am a complete novice when it comes to Indian food.  I make a few dishes with curry powder, and I thought adding curry powder to some stuff would be as “exotic” as it got for me – but I was inspired by […]

What’s For Dinner – Feb 19-25, 2017

What’s For Dinner – Feb 19-25, 2017

Busy week – but still time to get dinner on the table every night.  Saturday we’ll be out celebrating our 21st anniversary, so boy will be home with a delivery pizza on his own.  Treat for him/easy for me. 

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 – Meatloaf with Italian Roasted Potatoes & Asparagus.  Hubby specifically requested meatloaf for Sunday – and I found this yummy roasted potatoes recipe on Pinterest and Saved it – the whole meal was excellent and we have enough for leftovers on Monday.

Monday Feb 20, 2017 – Leftovers!  I love me a Meatloaf Sammich!

Tuesday Feb 21, 2017 – Chopped Salad with Roasted Chicken Breast.  Gym tonight and making a meal after that is always awful – so I will roast some chicken in my Pressure Cooker and we can cut it up to put on our salads when we get home.  I’ll prep the salad before we leave so we just have to dish up & eat.

Wednesday Feb 22, 2017Mozzarella Chicken Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes– Another Pinterest recipe I’ve not tried before – but it looks so good and I’m CRAVING pasta lately.  So this will be a treat.  Have half a loaf of french bread in the freezer I’ll thaw and broil with butter and garlic powder…yum – and of course a salad!

Thursday Feb 23, 2017 – Leftovers.  HOPING there will be enough.  We have gym tonight and making food on gym nights is always hard.  If we don’t have enough leftovers I will probably put together some Lasagne Roll Ups and have them on timed bake in the oven – we can eat when we get home – and pasta after the gym sounds DIVINE.  We were supposed to have them last week but it just didnt fit in!

Friday Feb 24, 2017 – Grilled Pork Chops, Baked Sweet Potatoes & Salad.  It’s been in the mid-50’s here and I’m jonesing to use my grill – so we’ll grill some chops and have some yummy sweet potatoes with cinnamon butter.  

Saturday Feb 25, 2017  Our anniversary is actually Monday but we’ll celebrate Saturday night.  Pizza for boy, yummy grown up dinner for us.

Weekly Menu Feb 12 – 18, 2017

Weekly Menu Feb 12 – 18, 2017

Share List Dinner this week – yum.  I am trying out a few new recipes AND I’ve gotten a new kitchen tool – an INSTANT POT.  I’m pretty happy with it so far and have at least 2 recipes planned using it this week. What […]

Cowboy Caviar – Small Batch

Cowboy Caviar – Small Batch

Share List I found a nice recipe for Cowboy Caviar but honestly – they make SO MUCH and I really didn’t need to have so much in my fridge.  I cut the recipe here and there and it still made quite a bit – great […]

Oven Baked Tacos

Oven Baked Tacos

I am a fan of the crispy taco.  The soft taco is good, too – but sometimes the crunch is just what you need.  But I needed a taco recipe that solved the dreaded crunchy taco disintegration issue – this Oven Baked Tacos Recipe does the job.

I thought the issue was just the way the taco crumbled UNTIL I found this oven baked taco recipe.  The one I found had chicken in it, which is good – but I had ground beef thawed out and no black beans…what’s a gal to do?

Well first, I had to solve the bean problem.  Instant Pot (or Cuisinart in my case) to the rescue!  I found a recipe for Slow Cooker Charro Beans that looked good – but I wanted to make some adjustments, and not have to cook them for 10 hours, so I adapted it for the Pressure Cooker an came up with these Instant Pot Pinto Beans.

Then I turned the beans and my ground beef into these AMAZING baked tacos.  I made a batch of my Cowboy Caviar to go on top (sans the beans, too many beans did not a happy home make).

SO – by baking the topping in the shells with a bit of cheese, the bottoms get a bit soft – still kinda crunchy though – and they don’t break into a million pieces.  PERFECTO!  

Give these a try, you won’t be disappointed.

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