Beef · dinner

Swedish Meatballs

Apparently, going to Ikea for Swedish Meatballs is a thing. I didn’t know it was a thing until I went to Ikea this week.  I mean, I’ve been to Ikea before, but I’ve never dined in their food court until now.  You should’ve seen the line up of people waiting to order their Swedish meatballs.… Continue reading Swedish Meatballs

Beef · dinner

Michael Symon’s Rigatoni with Meat Sauce

Boy, last night sure felt like a Sunday, didn’t it?  As is the case with all Mondays of three day weekends, I spent yesterday catching up from a weekend away and getting ready for the week of school ahead.  Bags were unpacked, laundry was washed, meals were planned, groceries were purchased, permission slips were filled… Continue reading Michael Symon’s Rigatoni with Meat Sauce

Beef · dinner · St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

This is St. Patrick’s Day dinner kicked up a notch.  I usually use a big pot with a lid on the stove top, but this time, I cooked my corned beef in a dutch oven- I am strongly anti-crock pot when it comes to meat  (I swear I can taste the crock-pot) but the biggest… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Beef · Dinners

P.F. Chang’s Knock Off Mongolian Beef

When my husband took a bite of this dinner, he proclaimed it one of the best things I’d ever made.  My year and a half year old son, who seems to just be a natural born vegetarian (if I hadn’t given birth to him myself, I wouldn’t believe he was ours) never eats meat, ate… Continue reading P.F. Chang’s Knock Off Mongolian Beef

Beef · Dinners · slow cooker recipes · Soups

Wendy’s Style Chili

Wendy’s Style Chili I love the chili and Wendy’s.  It’s one of the lower-calorie filling items on their menu, and on lazy days when I take my kids to the park and let them have fast food for lunch, I will pick up a bowl of the chili for myself.  So, when I saw this… Continue reading Wendy’s Style Chili

Beef · Side Dishes & Salads

Don & Kathi’s Crock Pot Chuck Wagon Baked Beans

This recipe comes from my in-laws, who make it often.  I think it is supposed to be a side dish, but it also makes a great dinner if you serve it with cornbread and salad.  Incidentally, it also is a great side dish, served at a BBQ with burgers and hot dogs, or ribs. I… Continue reading Don & Kathi’s Crock Pot Chuck Wagon Baked Beans

Beef · Dinners

Lasagna Roll Ups

I will admit, originally when I saw this recipe, I thought “Those are so cute… but they look like a pain in the ass.”  However, when I went and looked at the recipe, I was fully convinced that it was not any more complicated than just making a regular lasagna. I was right.  I found… Continue reading Lasagna Roll Ups