Wednesday, October 22, 2014
It is no surprise that I am digging this gnocchi bake. It's got all the elements of a great meal: PHILLY CHEESESTEAK. I mean, 3 1/2 years ago if you told me Philly cheesesteak anything was for a meal, I would probably have fake gagged and made a distasteful face to go along with it. I made my own Phillies during one of Nick's deployments because it's one of his favorite foods and that was it. I suddenly found myself liking Philly cheesesteak anything. I've been all sorts of cheesesteak goodies and I know Nick absolutely loves that I am just as obsessed with cheesesteaks now :)
I am also completely obsessed with my cast iron skillet! Nick and I just celebrated 10 years of being together and he got me another cast iron skillet from the Lodge Cast Iron Factory. I hope we can get into a house soon, so I can use them! :) So basically this recipe is just everything that is right in the world and super delicious!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow - what do you call it? I typically call it puppy chow, but I like to keep the name that the original poster used. Plus I guess not everyone knows that the alternate name is puppy chow and they are like "WHY ARE YOU FEEDING YOUR KIDS DOG FOOD???". I promise this is NOT dog food - it's far from it! This recipe of muddy buddies reminded me a ton of the Cinnamon Roll Chex Mix I posted last December - just in muddy buddy form. They are a little messier, but still addictive as all get out! :)
Monday, October 20, 2014
A little later in the day, but still Monday - here is what we're eating this week, my grocery list, and what I ended up spending on these items!
The Best Chicken & Dumplings
Chicken breasts, cake flour, chicken bouillion, milk (had heavy cream, carrots, onion, and celery on hand)
Triple Meat Pizza Casserole
Canadian bacon, pepperoni, Italian sausage, 24 oz. marinara, rotini pasta, 2 cups mozzarella
Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Chicken
Chicken breasts, broccoli, 4 cups cheddar cheese (had half and half on hand)
Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches
dinner rolls, roast beef, provolone, sharp white cheddar, cheese sauce
Bacon, Egg, & Chicken Sandwiches // Red Velvet Brownie Cookies
English muffins, bacon, chicken tenderloins, medium cheddar (had American cheese on hand) // butter (had chocolate chips on hand)
Total Spent: $96.86 [without tax]
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Friday, October 17, 2014
I just finished my sixty hour in-class observation time and have been furiously writing 4 papers this week. I still need to finish my last one. But I'm procrastinating. I probably would have been done, but I decided to work on my laptop and then I got distracted by fixing it. I think I finally have all the mess of problems wrong with it fixed and it's running faster and better now, so that's good.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I guess it's a good thing that I've been posting crockpot recipes lately. I wasn't even aware there was such a thing as "Crocktober" but I like it! Crockpots are awesome and I fully stand behind supporting them 100%. I don't know what I do without mine and I really would love to get a few more - especially for holidays and entertaining guests.
This recipe is just a simple chowder and it is quick to put together and like most crockpot recipes, you just cover it and let it cook all day - that's the best part, right?! This soup is hearty and has lots of flavor. It's like a cross between corn chowder and potato soup. Yum!