Category Archives: Dinners
Weeks ago, I came across a great article on Stocking Your Pantry from Paula Deen. Interestingly enough, pretty much everything that author Kendra Adachi cites as musts for your pantry, fridge, and freezer are staples here in the ‘Lil Burgher house [prior to reading], too! You never know when you might have unexpected guests or reason to throw a party. I also like to keep some easy dip mixes on hand from Tastefully Simple to toss in with these staples and viola! have a spectacular spread.
I am a huge fan of breakfast, but my preference is to have breakfast for dinner (or after dark at a great Myrtle Beach locale, Pan Am). One of my favorite bloggers, Michelle/Burgh Baby, posted a great recipe for Lucky Biscuits, and make sure you check out her story behind them! It was a typical, cold February night when I decided to whip up a batch of them myself. Paired them with some hashbrowns, they made a perfect dinner. The best part is that it made me realize I can make my daughter her own version since I made my own biscuits instead of using the canned ones (hers would be made with soy milk, and the ONLY reason I made my own is that I didn’t have any canned on hand). This was a delicious meal that we will definitely be making again. Thanks Michelle!
A few weeks ago, the always delightful fellow mama blogger, The Mrs. of Trying Our Best, tweeted about making a Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese casserole. You had me at Buffalo, mrs.! 🙂 I asked her if she would share the recipe, and she led me to the Food Network’s version of the recipe. She doctored it up to be lighter and healthier, I doctored it up to be more “me”. 🙂 (I will share her link when she has it ready.) I am sharing tonight because this dish is my contribution to an AFC Championship party (GO STEELERS!) tomorrow night, and if I get people asking how I made it, I can direct them here.
Last night, Greg asked what we wanted for dinner. For some reason, I was seriously craving homemade pizza. He worked his magic on the dough (I have never seen him prep dough, it was quite honestly intimidating ’cause he is so good!), Arianna ran trash duty, Evan chilled in his sling, and I seasoned the pie. Ari had her special non-cheese version in the oven and was so excited when the timer went off, “Pizza done! Pizza done!”. We thoroughly enjoyed cooking together, and it made us realize we don’t do homemade often enough. It was simply delicious and called for a repeat tonight. Looks like we are breaking out the bread machine more often!!! (On another note, it made Greg think of a gift wish for us–a pizza pan probably wouldn’t fit in our oven, but a baking stone sure could be nice!)
Tonight was a yummy meal that was very filling and hearty, perfect for 13 degree weather! Last night I tossed a pork loin in some garlic, season all, and chachere’s cajun. Next I threw it in the crockpot with some water, white zin, sweet baby ray’s bbq sauce, sweet and sour salad dressing, ketchup, and garlic/onion sauce. After letting it marinate all night, we set it on low just before 8 and let it cook almost 12 hours. What resulted was pork that fell apart and was so tender and juicy…a perfect sandwich! My husband prepped corn and a brocoli/cheese pasta. A great meal! Yum!