Friday, January 15, 2016

Tomato, motz, arugula pasta salad


* 2 boxes of penne
* arugula
* marinated mozzarella balls
* cherry tomatoes
 Mix all ingredients to your liking! I used 3 containers of marinated mozzarella balls, 2 boxes of penne, 2 containers of cherry tomatoes and about 2 cups arugula. The marinade from the mozzarella balls makes an excelent sauce! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sloppy joe casserole

* 2lbs ground beef or turkey
* 1lg bag of tater tots or potato rounds
* 1 lg can of tomato paste
* yellow mustard

-Brown ground beef in a skillet, season according to your liking
- add can of tomato paste
- add 1/4 c of yellow mustard
- mix, turn off heat
- add sloppy joe mixture to casserole pan
- top sloppy joe mix with bag of tater tots
- bake at 375 for 20 mins!

My family really enjoyed this one! 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Chicken bacon ranch spaghetti squash pasta


* 3 spaghetti squash
* 1 bottle Hidden Valley Ranch
* 1 pkg of chicken breast
* large bag of shredded cheese
* kraft parm cheese
* 1 pkg bacon

** set oven to 375, bake your chicken and bacon until done, make sure bacon is really crispy!
** While the chicken is cooking you need to cook your squash. All you do is take the squash one at a time, put into microwave for 11 mins. When each one comes out put it on cutting board and cut in half. Let cool.
** after squash is cooled scrape out seeds, then take a fork and scrape inside of squash. This should produce long strands of squash that look like spaghetti, do this to all 3 squash. Add spaghetti squash to baking dish.
** when chicken is done, let cool then tear into small pieces or cut into small cubes, add to baking dish with squash.
** crumble all bacon into baking dish with chicken and squash.
** Add your ranch, I used the whole bottle 
** add as much cheese as you like (I use alot) and mix all ingredients together in the baking dish.
** finally add more cheese to the top and bake for 20 mins at 375.

This was really good! I found this chicken, bacon ranch pasta dish I wanted to try but don't like eating pasta all the time. I decided to try and substitue spaghetti squash, it was just as good as any pasta! This is a good way to sneak veggies into your kids diet!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Crockpot deer burger, broccoli, pasta alfredo

*1 1lb pkg deer burger
* 1 small bag of frozen broccoli
* 4 jars of your favorite alfredo
* 2 small boxes of favorite pasta (I used gluten free)

This recipe is really easy, I use recipes like this on nights when i'm working late or have sports. The only prep is to brown the deer burger, once browned add to crockpot. Mix all the rest of the ingredients in, set on high for 3 hours. If you are going to need to to cook longer just set it on low!