Slow Cooker Beef and Pumpkin Ragu
This week, in my life, is nuts, CHAOS even! How am I writing this, why am I not doing the million and one things I need to do?!? Oh wait, I think this is one of the million things…
Wait just a second! What do I cook for dinner? Okay, I need to just stop for a second and figure out what day it actually is…
Hi, I’m Aimee and I own a food blog all about dinner and I often don’t know what to cook for, well, dinner. Guilty! Ultimately I may have just created this site for my very hot mess self so that I actually can easily figure out dinner. Maybe… I do have a few recipe gems that help me to not be so hot messy if you will, and this beef and pumpkin ragu is one of them.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Posole
Posole is possibly your next dinner dish possibility… Fun with words friends and fun with dinner is happening here (or maybe a combo of too much wine and not enough caffeine – I don’t know, it happens). More importantly, allow me to introduce you to this easy slow cooker budget friendly recipe because I know I could use more of all that in my life and I’m thinking you probably could too.
What is it exactly? Pozole or posole (which may or may not be the correct spelling, clearly I’m an amateur) means “hominy” and is a traditional soup or stew from Mexico served mainly for celebratory circumstances. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty much always celebrating food. It’s kind of WHAT I DO (hence the food blog), but dishes used for celebrating are generally next level as in all the fall abundance that’s about to be happening over the next several months. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say how about we celebrate “celebratory” food, friends because it’s the right thing to do.
Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
When you make a dinner and your husband responds, “Make this EVERY night, please!” and your kids actually eat it too you feel like you’ve just gone from Wife/Mom to Kitchen Goddess in the very best sense.
I thought I was really taking a chance on this recipe, because, hi it’s predominantly vegetables, which generally doesn’t go over well at my dinner table. But it’s creamy cheesy goodness won over my taste testers.
Pasta is what my food dreams are made of, but due to that high level on the starchy white carb level it’s never really filling and quite unfortunate for the waistline. Life doesn’t have to be this way friends! This is where spaghetti squash comes to the table.
Chicken Chili Stew
So yes, I know, it’s not quite time for stew type weather, especially here in Charleston where I think we may have had one brisk morning the other day but was brought back to reality when I realized it was 70 degrees. My frame of weather reference has shifted slightly since living in NYC. But school is getting back in session and that usually means heartier, healthier and easy dinners and this stew is light.
It’s a double duty dinner even! What’s that you ask? What’s a double duty dinner? Let me introduce you to this Chicken Chili Stew because you can enjoy it for one or two nights (depending on your appetite and or family size) and then turn it into a different dinner entirely of Chicken Chili Nachos. Therefore you have a, wait for it… double duty dinner!
5 Ingredient Half Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs
Just good ole’ spaghetti and meatballs here, nothing new to see, but hey 5 ingredients and you’re dinner done! And, oh wait, you’re cutting out gluten? Don’t worry, this meal is gluten free! Maybe you’d prefer low carb? I got you! I’ll show you how to take this meal from kid-friendly (or big kid-friendly, aka adults) to you friendly, meaning lower carb/clean eating.
The brilliance behind this dish is the quick and easy label it bears because most nights when it comes to dinner I need not only quick and not only easy but something everyone will eat, including my (what I like to consider) healthy self. This meal covers all the bases.
Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce
Oh hello there bright and beautiful looking healthy dinner option. I’m so glad you came to my table… So truly glad because the dinner struggle in our house is sooo real. So real, that I often dread making it, thinking about, shopping for it (yep, I said it, I’m a food blogger and making dinner sometimes causes me to have a nervous twitch). But this dish, this is an ONE POT MEAL friends, meaning all those delicious ingredients you see listed below and coming together so perfectly in the pics go in one happy little skillet (’cause skillets are happy, right? Especially, when filled with yum ingredients!)
This one takes about 50 minutes to prepare start to table finish, but before you click off this page thinking that timeframe will never do, just know you can enjoy it for more than one night. Yes, make it Sunday when maybe you’ve magically found some extra time in your jam-packed day and then eat it for leftovers on Monday when you’ve somehow lost time.
Farmer’s Market Skillet Pizza
Use all the ingredients such as zucchini, yellow squash, and corn that you just picked up at the farmers market to make this summer skillet pizza.
Guys, I have a problem or rather a habit, that’s a problem… I tend to cook the SAME exact meals over and over again for dinner! Let’s keep life simple right? Right! This totally works, up until I eventually, which sometimes happens quickly, get bored of a meal and then it somehow drops off the recipe rotation and gets lost among all those 1980’s casserole dishes I probably ate too much of as a kid. Just seeing a can of Cream of Mushroom soup makes me fly past the grocery store aisle with abandon.