Thursday, April 14, 2022

Smoked Ribs, Charred Jalapeno Corn and Mashed Potatoes



 My husband just bought a smoker so he smoked some ribs for dinner. For the corn I charred some frozen corn and fresh jalapenos in a cast iron skillet with a little butter, and I seasoned it with Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning. With a side of instant mashed potatoes because yum :)

Spinach Artichoke Cheesy Tortellini and Lemony Green Beans


  Spinach Artichoke Cheesy Tortellini with Lemony Green Beans for dinner. The recipe is from Rachael Ray Express Lane Meals book. The green beans were steamed in the bag and tossed with a little bit of butter, Kinder's Master Salt and lemon juice.

Homemade Ramen


  My son wanted some homemade ramen for his 13th birthday dinner. I've made it once before but I always forget how easy and delicious it is. I use these two recipes below as a guide and kinda wing it. 

 Quick Chicken Ramen by Nicky's Kitchen Sanctuary

Simple Homemade Chicken Ramen by Fork Knife Swoon

Sweet Chili Rice Bowls


  Sweet Chili Rice Bowl! I marinated some tilapia in sweet chili sauce, soy sauce and minced garlic. Cooked in the cast iron skillet.

  I removed the fish from the skillet and threw in some frozen broccoli & edamame and tossed it in the left over sauces from the fish. 

  I had a little bit of coleslaw mix left from another dinner (not with sauce, just plain shredded cabbage) and I made a sauce with some Yum Yum Sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, honey and lime. Then tossed those together to marinate while I finished dinner up.

  The bowls consisted of brown rice, shredded carrots, broccoli/edamame, tilapia, asian coleslaw, and sriracha mayo. 


Sweet Garlic Chicken, Cheesy Broccoli and Skillet Veggies


  Random pantry meal. I marinated some boneless skinless chicken thighs in G Hughes Sweet Vinaigrette, lemon juice, minced garlic and black pepper. I cooked it in my cast iron skillet.

  The broccoli is steamed frozen broccoli mixed with salsa con queso and pepper.

  The veggies were cooked in the chicken juices in the cast iron skillet. I cooked the potato until it was almost done, then added in the rest of the chopped mushrooms from another dinner, some frozen bell pepper/onion mixture, a few hand fulls of spinach and seasoned with: Kinder's Master Salt, Buttery Steakhouse and pepper. Not very pretty but it was tasty.

BBQ Chicken Salad


  This just came together as I went lol. I took a few chicken thighs and seasoned them with Kinder's Blackened Seasoning, and cooked them on a cast iron skillet. I removed them from them from the pan, added a little bit of butter and put in a can of rinsed pinto beans and about a cup of frozen corn. I warmed that up while scraping the bits off the pan. While that was warming, I shredded the chicken and tossed it with G Hughes Sugar Free BBQ sauce.

  I chopped up these ingredients:
- Bell pepper
- Jalapeno
- Hardboiled Eggs
- Cilantro
- Red Onion
- Cherry Tomatoes

  I used some spring mix and cole slaw mix (not with the dressing, just shredded cabbage) as my base then tossed it all together. I topped it with some Bolthouse Farms ranch. Yum!

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Garlic Paprika Chicken, Veggie Orzo and Crescent Rolls

    I cannot for the life of me remember what recipes I used for this meal lol. 

  Garlic paprika chicken, veggie orzo and some crescent rolls. I DO remember that it was good!