Chicken and Mushroom Skillet

Here is a unique one pot meal for you (unless you count the pot to make the rice in, so just don't do that). The sun dried tomatoes give this dish a nice rustic feel and it's loaded full of veggies with all those tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms. Scoop a little rice into a bowl and top with the chicken mixture and you are set for dinner tonight.   You won't find me whipping up three different … [Read more...]

Chicken Marsala Casserole

I think my love for casseroles is evident. There are very few casseroles that you can’t prepare a head of time. This one you could prep the night before while dinner is cooking and stick it in the fridge until dinner time the next night. In the oven it goes and dinner is ready. What I love about casseroles is they typically include a protein, starch, and vegetable.  If you were really in a time … [Read more...]

Asian Chicken and Rice Bowl

Last week our dinner plans were cancelled on us last minute. Being a planner and trying to stick to a budget, I usually have all of our meals planned out to a T and that is all the food I buy for the week. Rather than grabbing a quick bite out I knew I had plenty of leftovers and pantry staples to pull together a quick meal. We had leftover grilled chicken in the freezer, but any protein would do. … [Read more...]

Crockpot Jambalaya

Easy, flavorful, and minimal time commitment makes this jambalaya a winner. Throw all the ingredients in the crockpot and walk out the door. When you get home from work you just need to add the rice and shrimp and dinner is served. This was actually my first time making jambalaya from scratch, most times I just add chicken or sausage to the Zatarain’s rice mixes which are pretty easy, but this … [Read more...]

Burrito Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice

How many meals can I make out of the leftover barbacoa or shredded chicken you ask? A lot! Hopefully you froze your leftovers in 1 and 2 cup portions to make this meal simple to throw together. The only thing we are cooking is the cilantro lime rice and from there each family member can assemble their own burrito bowl. Have any other topping suggestions? I would love to hear them. Burrito … [Read more...]