30-Minute Monday Skillet Shepherd’s Pie
I honestly can’t believe it’s Monday already! Man, where does the time go? This week we’re going comfort food, and what says comfort more than a saucy, meaty filling with veggies and mashed potatoes piled high on top? Pretty much nuthin’ if you ask me. When mashed potatoes hug a saucy, meaty, veggie-filled filling, it’s magic my friends. Comfort food magic! If you have anti-veggites (people who don’t like veggies that much) in your house, like I do, you can sneak in some extra veggies and they probably won’t notice. If I work veggies into something with meat and gravy, The Stud Muffin will happily eat the veggies. If they sit on his…
Chicken Potpies with Herbes de Provence
Today seemed like a good day to get my French on, and share my chicken pot pie recipe with you! Everyone needs a solid chicken potpie recipe in his or her arsenal and this is one such recipe. What makes it special and a little out of the ordinary, (and a little French) is the addition of Herebs de Provence in the Velouté.
Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
Comfort food people! This is comfort food!! It’s like being in your jammies, in front of the roaring fire, with your bunny slippers on, wrapped in a Snuggie, and reading a good book and sipping hot chocolate, but for your tummy! This dish came about when I opened up one of my cupboards and realized that my potatoes were growing eyes and I knew I had to use them before I would lose them to the trash. Because I only buy organic produce, that wasn’t an option. These potatoes were a little spendier than conventional taters, so I had to come up with something fast. I had a hunk of antibiotic-free, hormone-free, preservative-free,…
Chicken Salsa Verde with Cornbread Dumplings
Pretty much everyone loves chicken and dumplings. And almost everyone loves Mexican food. So why not combine the two and come up with a welcomed departure from the norm? I couldn’t come up with a good answer as to why I shouldn’t either, so I went ahead and made this for dinner last week. A seriously easy recipe to prep for and it’s even faster to put together. Comfort food, Southwestern flare, fast/easy prep and it comes together quickly? Um, SCORE!!
One Pot Hearty Beef Stew (Organic/GMO-Free)
I don’t know about you, but nothing warms me up like a bowl of beef stew. Rich gravy-like sauce, tender veggies, chunks of beef that melt in your mouth. It’s soul food if ever there was. This stew is comforting, hearty and it’ll warm you up. It’s like getting a hug from the inside out. Eating this stew even makes me happy. How’s that for emotional eating?
Clucker-Noodle Soup (GMO-Free)
I’m not normal- And because I’m not normal, I like to call foods by other names. For instance, the humble chicken. Since we eat chicken about 3 times a week I get tired of saying chicken and feel that maybe if I spruced up what I call it, it won’t seem like it’s the THIRD chicken dish I’ve made this week. Enter: Clucker. Chickens cluck, which makes them cluckers so I call chickens cluckers. Are you glad I’ve shared this little bizarre corner of my world with you? Hopefully so, because yer all in for a groovy ride if you stick around with me for the next several years. Whooey! Let’s talk about…