Scalloped Potatoes & Hamburg Bake




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Scalloped Potatoes & Hamburg Bake

Listen, I’ll be honest with you, I am terrible at coming up with names for my recipes. I just call them as I see them. When I started this blog all I knew was that I could cook, I didn’t realize that there were so many different elements to blogging. Along with cooking I also had to learn photography & improve my semi non existing writing skills. So bare with me as I learn. I am currently reading a book by Anne Lamott called Bird By Bird. I will warn you there is some foul language in the book. I am not finished with the book yet but basically she is showing me how to break down my writing into one category at a time and quit the other voice’s in my head so I can deal with one voice at a time. In one particular part of the book she asks you to close your eyes and imagine all those voice in your head are mice. She then says to to put each mouse (voice) in a separate jar so you can sort through the voices one by one. I know that sounds confusing but it actually does help, a lot!

Ok, that’s enough about my writing skills. Lets talk about this Scalloped Potatoes & Hamburg Bake! So this recipe basically came to be out of pure laziness. My husband said he wanted a meatloaf and every time I think meatloaf I think scalloped potatoes as a side. In my mind they go together like Peanut butter and Jelly, like coffee and mornings, like me and burlap. You get it. I had everything ready to go, the potatoes laid out, hamburg thawed, oven preheated. But then I got lazy, really lazy. I thought, forget it. I wasn’t in the mood to make all that but now I was now craving scalloped potatoes and my husband still wanted something with ground beef. So I thought to myself, I know, I’ll just throw the ground beef in with the potatoes. Perfect, right? wrong. To feel good about myself as both a wife and a mother I knew I had to add a veggie. I thought about making a veggie on the side but that would mean another dirty dish and I just wasn’t having it. I found a bag of peas in the freezer tossed them in and called it a day.





Meals that are ready in 20 Minutes or Less

20M Final

Meals that are Ready and on the Dinner Table in 20 Minutes or Less

Whether you are a busy mom, or just live a busy lifestyle, you will appreciate this round up of Meals that are Ready in 20 Minutes or Less. There is a quick meal to fit just about any diet in this roundup. It is always a good idea to keep the pantry stocked with ingredients to make a few of these quick meals for the “just in case” moments during the week. I hope you will give some of these meals a try, and if you do, I would love to hear what you thought of them. =)

20M F1

1.) Tuna Burgers with Roasted Pepper tartar Sauce – Living Sweet Moments

2.) Turkey Brie Quesadillas with Pears – Living Sweet Moments

3.) Cacio E Pepe Pasta –  Living Sweet Moments

4.) Popcorn Chicken Nuggets –  Kenarry

5.) Reuben Wraps – Ally’s Sweet and Savory Eats


20M F2

6.) Mini Tuna Melt Sliders – Ally’s Sweet and Savory Eats

7.) Super Easy Dorito Nachos – Couponing foQuick Beef Stewr 4

8.) Easy Egg Drop Soup – Couponing for 4

9.) Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burritos – Mama likes to Cook

10.) Easy Vegetarian Sopes – Mama Likes to Cook

20M F3

11.) 10 minute Tilapia Tostada – Mom Fabulous

12.) Sriracha Almond Crusted Salmon – Peas & Crayons

13.) Cowboy Food – Become a Coupon Queen

14.) 5 minute Frito Pie – Nerdy Mamma

15.) Quick Beef Stew  – Nerdy Mamma

20M F4

16.) Ham and Cheese Melt with Honey pesto Sauce – Happy Deal Happy Day

17.) English Muffin Pizza – Happy Meal Happy Deal

18.) Spicy Pepperoni Pizza Cups – Mom on the inside

19.) Creamy Dijon Tarragon Chicken – A Lady in France

20.) Easy Bacon Ranch Pasta – Burlap Kitchen

Taco Chili

taco chili


Ingredients:

1 (64 oz) bottle of v8 juice

1 pound ground beef

1 packet taco seasoning ( I use mild)

1 (15.5 oz) can light kidney beans

1 (15.5 oz) can black beans

1 (15.5 oz) can corn

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 table spoon peanut butter – optional ( I know what you are thinking, peanut butter??!! Yes, peanut butter! My mom has always made her chili this way, and now, that’s how I do it too. The peanut butter just helps to thicken the chili . It also leaves this little hint of flavor that your guests can’t quit figure out, but makes them say, yum! )

Toppings- Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips, chives.

Directions-

Brown beef in a medium/large dutch oven over medium high heat. I like to season my beef with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder as it is cooking. Once the beef is browned, throw kidney beans, black beans, and corn in with the beef and cook for a few minutes until the beans and corn soften a little ( about 3-5 minutes). Turn heat down to medium/low and add v8 juice, taco seasoning, tomato paste and peanut butter, stir together. If the peanut butter scares you, just add a little more tomato paste to help thicken the chili, about 1/2 a tablespoon or so. Turn heat back up to medium high and bring chili to a boil, once chili starts to boil set heat on medium and let chili simmer for 30-45 minutes or until chili has thickened and beans are soft, stirring occasionally. Serve in a bowl and load it up with cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips and chives! yum!

Buffalo Egg Salad

 

Buffalo Egg Salad

A while back my good friend Prudy, from Butter Basil and Breadcrumbs, posted a recipe for buffalo deviled eggs. After looking at her recipe, I am now a firm believer in LOVE at first sight. These deviled eggs look DIVINE; I can’t wait to try them!  If you have yet to visit her blog, it is a must. She has so many amazing recipes that are sure to make you drool. (she is currently having technical difficulties with her site, but I will be sure to link the recipe as soon as she has it up and running)

 

Now let’s talk about my recipe, shall we?

I knew I wanted to make Prudy’s Buffalo deviled eggs, but I was having a lazy day. I didn’t feel like halving the eggs and scooping out the middles. Then,  if I made it that far,  I would have to whip out the old pastry bag to fill them up so they looked pretty. So I decided to recreate her recipe by turning it into an egg salad. Quick, easy, and delicious.

Also, if you are trying to go low-carb, but the family is not quite on board, then this is the perfect meal to make. You can roll yours in a lettuce leaf while still serving theirs on a biscuit. That’s what I call a win, win!

I hope you enjoy my version of Prudy’s Buffalo Deviled eggs. P.S. I’ll be trying her recipe soon, and very soon!

Buffalo Egg Salad 

Ingredients: 

6-7 Hard boiled eggs (shell off and rinsed)

1/2 pound of bacon ( fried and crumbled)

1/4 Cup Mayo

2- 3 Tbsp. Buffalo Sauce (depending how hot you like it)

1/2 stalk of celery (diced)

Blue Cheese (optional, I used goat cheese because, I do not care for blue cheese)

Salt and Pepper to taste ( hold on the salt until you put the bacon in, as the bacon will add salt.)

Biscuits and/or Lettuce leaves to serve the egg salad on.

 

Directions: 

Finely dice hard boiled eggs and toss into a small bowl. Add mayo, buffalo sauce, celery, most of the bacon ( If you want you can add all of the bacon. I like to save some for the top of my sandwich.), salt & pepper. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Scoop on  biscuits or in a lettuce leaf and sprinkle with some blue cheese, or in my case goat cheese.

Buffalo Egg Salad 2

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