Now that we aren’t at baseball or softball 4 nights out of the week, and the current sports are more manageable for dinners, I am cooking again.  It was time to try out some recipes I found on Pinterest, so here are some tried and true ones for you.

Biscuit, Bacon and Egg Bake

  • This was super good.  I was up for a girlfriend’s weekend and Sunday breakfast was my meal to make.  I purchased cherrywood smoked bacon and used some leftover diced ham from breakfast the morning before.  I did NOT make the gravy.  You don’t need it.  This was plenty rich.  I cooked it for fifty minutes and it could have baked a bit less, I think.

Skillet Chili Mac

  • This was a real winner, for the kids especially.  I made it mostly per the instructions, only I used 1.5lbs hamburger (I get mine packaged that way at the butcher when we buy our annual 1/4 beef).  I upped most of the ingredients and used a big skillet for this recipe.  The cheese I used was Dubliner aged cheddar and mozzarella.

Slow Cooker Stout and Chicken Stew

  • Okay, so this one had a lot of modifications.  I just threw everything in the crockpot, so no braising.  I also didn’t add mushrooms (didn’t have them) or bacon (forgot to defrost).  The bacon would have been a good addition.  This was good.  Not blow-your-socks-off good, but I would make it again.  I made some fresh (from frozen dough…I’m no Betty Crocker!) rolls.  My slow cooker cooks fast even on low, so I went home over lunch to plug it in.  I put some frozen roll dough in a pan, and let it unthaw and rise.  When I got home I pre-heated the oven, put the peas in the crockpot with some shredded cabbage and then cooked the rolls.

Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry

  • I made this and ate this all by myself for lunch one day.  I didn’t have Sriracha sauce, so I used hot sauce on it.  It was yummy.

Hope this helps with dinnertime!