Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Philly Cheesesteak Soup

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Turned the awesome classic Philly into a savory delicious soup with hoagie croutons!

Philly Cheesesteak Soup // Turned the awesome classic Philly into a savory delicious soup with hoagie croutons! #soup #phillycheesesteak #maindish #recipe

It's soup night!
We're gonna do it right.
Soup is a special treat.
It is so good to eat.

That is our soup night song. Soup nights are every Wednesday and yes, we sing the song each week. Because we're weirdos and we love it.  Philly cheesesteaks are a go-to meal for us when I need to fill up the monthly meal plan. It's not unusual for there to be variations -- and not just a Philly cheesesteak in sandwich form. I found this soup recipe in an edition of Food Network Magazine, which is the only magazine subscription I have. It looks so good in the pictures and I had to make it a couple times before I could get a good one. It's a fairly simple recipe and has turned out well each time I've made it. It has all the components needed for a great cheesesteak :)

Philly Cheesesteak Soup // Turned the awesome classic Philly into a savory delicious soup with hoagie croutons! #soup #phillycheesesteak #maindish #recipe

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kicked Up Tatortot Hotdish

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This Minnesota staple gets a spicy makeover with lots of cheese, peppers, and steak instead of ground beef!

Kicked Up Tatortot Hotdish // This Minnesota staple gets a spicy makeover with lots of cheese, peppers, and steak instead of ground beef! #recipe #onepot #castiron #beef #maindish #hotdish

I say how I am excited for recipes all the time and this Kicked Up Tatortot Hotdish is one I was really really excited to make. Other recipes I was excited about....this was I was more than just excited :) I grew up eating tatortot hotdish on a regular basis because it is Minnesota's thing. This hotdish is made entirely in a cast iron skillet and instead of ground beef, it has sirloin steak. PLUS JALAPENOS. YASSSSS! I'm sorry I just did that, but oh my goodness gracious, all the yasss to jalapenos. I adore the cubed cheese instead of doing shredded cheese. I can't really explain why, but it just really works in this one.

Kicked Up Tatortot Hotdish // This Minnesota staple gets a spicy makeover with lots of cheese, peppers, and steak instead of ground beef! #recipe #onepot #castiron #beef #maindish #hotdish

Monday, March 20, 2017

Menu Plan Monday - March 20, 2017

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Menu Plan Monday for Mar 20, 2017 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

Once again, we are going to be enjoying some old favorites for dinner this week. I don't think I've mentioned yet that I have recipes for the rest of the year planned out to post and those aren't even all the new recipes I tried in 2016, so I am allowing myself to make more old favorites in lieu of making new ones...even though the amount of new recipes I have saved is a large number. Anyways, what are y'all eating this week?

Monday - Blueberry Pancakes // Roasted Red Bell and Sausage Pasta
Tuesday - Chicken Fajita Bake
Wednesday - Beef Noodle Soup
Thursday - Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Muffins // Crockpot Beef & Broccoli
Friday - Guberburgers
Saturday - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cinnamon Rolls // Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies
Sunday - Mom's Pizza Loaf

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Alfredo Scalloped Potatoes with Ham #SundaySupper

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These Alfredo Scalloped Potatoes take scalloped potatoes to a whole new level - they are perfect for an Easter side or a spring main dish!

Alfredo Scalloped Potatoes with Ham // These Alfredo Scalloped Potatoes take scalloped potatoes to a whole new level - they are perfect for an Easter side or a spring main dish! #SundaySupper #spring #recipe #potato #ham

Hello, friends! It has been such a long time since I have participated in a Sunday Supper event (since November - wow!!), but I am back for today's EASY SPRING DISHES event. It is hosted by Anne of Simple and Savory. Spring makes me think of not only lemon and asparagus, but HAM. Maybe that's because of Easter, but oh my goodness, give me all the ham, please!!

This recipe is something I never would have tried years ago because I didn't like alfredo. Now that I love alfredo, I thought it sounded like the perfect thing to put into scalloped potatoes to make them rich and creamy. I was on point with that assessment. This would be a great side dish for Easter, but is also a wonderful main dish recipe because if you do have a bigger portion, it is filling. I love that it also has a veggie in it! The scalloped potatoes I grew up on had no veggies and little beef meatballs, so this is quite different from that.

The original recipe called for Swiss cheese - I am sure if you love Swiss, it would be great in this. However, no one in my little family likes it, so I subbed in mozzarella and gruyere.

Alfredo Scalloped Potatoes with Ham // These Alfredo Scalloped Potatoes take scalloped potatoes to a whole new level - they are perfect for an Easter side or a spring main dish! #SundaySupper #spring #recipe #potato #ham

Friday, March 17, 2017

Fantastical Friday: Top Ten Pasta Recipes You Have Got to Try!

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I love foodie holidays and have been trying to base my Fantastical Friday collections around them. March has a ton of monthly themes - like National Peanut Month and National Caffeine Awareness Month. Today's going to be focused around how March is National Noodle Month. I am a pastaholic. I have no shame in my game. So I'm sharing some of my favorite pasta recipes from my blog and some that I really want to try very soon!

Top Ten Pasta Recipes You Have Got to Try! // www.fantasticalsharing.com // #pasta #recipes #topten #fantasticalfriday #maindish #sidedish