Occasionally it’s always good to eat whatever is in your fridge and freezer. It allows you to get out the old and then later on bring in the new. It also allows for you to not spend money and make do with what you have. I don’t always do this. But I do tend to do it more in the summer when we go on vacation and then need our dollars to stretch until next paycheck. So yes, I am doing it again. LOL Sorry you’re having to see it again. But here’s what’s left in my fridge and what we will be eating for 9 days until my hubby gets paid.
We just got back from a short vacation. We had a blast and as all vacations go spent more then I wanted too. So this will most definitely be a use it up week. Here’s what we are having for dinners this week.
Monday Ground turkey chili It’s simmering right now and smells divine. I also made pink salad for dessert.
Tuesday Baked Chicken and rice with a side of broccoli
Wednesday My hubby’s birthday! We’ll be having per his request beef stew and cornbread. Yummo
Thursday Tilapia, baked potatoes, green beans
Friday Homemade veggie pizza
If all else fails I always have pinto beans and cornbread. Do you have a good dump recipe you’d like me to make a featured dish? Share it with me in the comments and I just might make it next week! I love to hear how you use up all your leftovers.
I was so fortunate to get this lovely package of red gold tomatoes love delivered by my handsome UPS driver the other day. I thought and thought about what goodies I could make. I wanted it to be a grilled burger but wasn’t sure how to make it different. Then I came up with the Jalapeno Burgers that has no actual jalapeno in it. They are so yummy, very tasty and not too hot. Make sure you like Red Gold on facebook and check out their sweepstakes that they have going on! Follow them on twitter and get in on their #rgparty. You can win a green egg grill on their facebook page! Hurry sweepstakes ends Aug 30! Here’s my recipe in pictures and then the lovely actual recipe to follow.
Drain tomatoes and reserve liquid to baste burgers. Combine onion, tomatoes, spices and hamburger meat. Pat out patties after thoroughly combined. Grill 8 minutes each side. Make sure no pink. Then add salsa, sour cream and cheese to burgers and eat. Yum!
By Dina Demarest (@dinade)
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My family eats so much salsa. My middle child reminds me of me. That’s what I had as an after school snack on most days. It’s what he loves also. We have so many tomatoes right now that I had to make some and use them up. Here’s my quick and easy recipe for salsa.
Homemade Salsa tastes like you were at a Mexican restaurant
Chop onion in food processor. Boil water and drop tomatoes in after cleaning them. Let boil for 3 minutes drop in cold water with ice to stop the cooking. Let sit 3 minutes. Peel the peel off the tomatoes and core them. Add to food processor. Chop 1/2 the bunch of cilantro and add to food processor. Add seasoning and pulse. You can have it chunky or smooth your choice. So good!
This makes 2 batches at once. You can half it if your family is smaller then mine. 🙂
I love to cook and can my goodies from the garden. However the canning process makes me so nervous that I tend to freeze most everything. We went to a blueberry farm and we picked tons of fresh organic blueberries. What on earth should I do with all this?
I decided that I needed to try making blueberry freezer jam!
I made it last week and it was so good! I took lots of pics so I could share the recipe here!
Here’s how I made the blueberry freezer jam.
The cast of characters were:
4 jelly jars with lids
2 packets freezer jam pectin
3 1/3 cups of crushed berries
1 1/3 cups sugar
First I crushed the berries using my potato masher. I, also, used my meat tenderizer to make sure all berries were mashed.
Then I added the sugar and pectin.
Stirred it up for 3 minutes. Make sure you stir for 3 minutes.
Then ladle into jars and let sit for 30 minutes.
Then freeze. And if you’re me, you make toast quickly and put the yummy blueberry jam on it!
I’ve never made blueberry freezer jam before.
But I most definitely will make it again. It’s quick and easy and so yummy! I made this simply following the directions on the Ball fruit pectic. So easy, simple, and delicious.
I’d seen these around on the web and had to make them myself. I’m not one for following recipes and I just kind of winged it.
But here’s how I made my slow cooker chicken fajitas.
I picked my garden clean of peppers. Washed and cut up into long strips 4 bell peppers and a few banana peppers. Scraped the seeds into the trash.
To that I added one roughly chopped onion and 2 lbs of chicken tenderloins that had been frozen. I just added the frozen chicken straight into the slow cooker.
I opened a can of diced tomatoes and chilis and poured it in juice and all.
Optional add a block of cream cheese 20 minutes before serving. I didn’t but may do this next time.
Added 2 tsp cumin and 1 tsp chili powder
Cooked on low 3.5 hours. Set to warm the last 30 minutes.
Served on whole wheat tortillas steamed in microwave.
You could add sour cream or guacamole.
Such Yummy Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
They were really good. I loved that I was able to feed my family something healthy and not have to watch over it the entire day. Set it and forget it. That was the best part. My kids and hubby ate it up! What’s the latest greatest recipe you tried in the crockpot? Anything you’d like to me to attempt? Leave me a comment and let me know!
It’s summertime and it’s hot. I don’t like to heat up my kitchen to make a baked potato. So here’s what I came up with the other day. I cooked my potatoes for 3 hours in my slowcooker. It worked wonderful and we all had baked potatoes with no heat increased in my kitchen. It was so nice. Here’s how.
Wash your potatoes thoroughly.
Prick the potatoes with a knife.
Roll up aluminum foil and put in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
Add your sour cream, bacon bits, butter, broccoli, chili and whatever toppings you enjoy!
That’s it. It was that easy. I hope you enjoy your baked potatoes and that you enjoy not heating up your house.
I saw this recipe floating around facebook so I had to try it. I have no idea where I saw it to give credit. But it wasn’t hard to do from memory. I make popcorn weekly in my air popper and I know the recipe by heart. But this time you can adapt that recipe and make it in your microwave. Here’s how.
Grab a pyrex bowl and a microwave safe plate that covers the bowl completely.
Add your favorite toppings, butter, cinnamon, etc and enjoy! I found the flavor similar to the air popper. It was a touch chewy but is a great way to pop some popcorn and save money on an air popper should mine break! Try it and let me know if you like it. Thanks for reading!