Spaghetti and meatballs is probably my family’s favorite meal. Meatballs and a robust marinara need time for the ingredients to cook so the flavors can mingle a bit and produce that deep rich flavor that makes them taste so heavenly. Who has time for that during a busy work week? I sure don’t! So on Saturdays when I don’t have much planned outside the home, I work hard to batch cooking both marinara and meatballs and freeze them to use later. I shared my marinara sauce recipe this weekend, now to share my meatball recipe! Continue Reading
Some weekends I am far too busy to meal prep anything complicated for the coming week. However, every once an awhile I find a little extra time and I try to prepare and put back plenty of those more difficult meals so we can enjoy them for weeks to come. Like any family, my fellas enjoy pasta dishes with red sauce. You don’t really think I’m going to feed them tomato sauce out of a jar, do you? There’s no love in that! Continue Reading
At the Hungry Household, breakfast is our favorite meal. We love it so much that we often have breakfast foods for dinner and we call it “brinner.” Savory meats, tender scrambled eggs or ooey gooey sunny side up eggs, soft fluffy biscuits with fresh honey or apple butter, served up with fresh squeezed orange juice, oh my goodness, that is just one example of breakfast heaven! Over the years we have had fun exploring a variety of ways to make pancakes and waffles and will top them with any number of fruits. Or how about omelets brimming with vegetables and cheese? Mmm, mmm. MMM!!!! No doubt about it, breakfast is where it’s at! Continue Reading
When I was little my mom would sometimes warm and enjoy a bowl of Campbell’s Tomato Soup. I hated the stuff and would not have anything to do with it. For this reason I spent years thinking that I did not like tomato soup. Eventually I decided this did not make sense because I do like tomatoes. How did I rectify this conundrum? I started making my own tomato soup and I’ve loved it ever since. It is my favorite food on a chilly day. Continue Reading
Put the words “southwestern” and “peppers” together and my senses instantly perk up. Of course, the word “southwestern” alone brings to mind delicious savory dishes rich in flavor and spices. It may also illicit visions of cowboy boots, long hot days in the sunshine, wide open spaces, and sunsets spilling over with warm colors of gold, burnt orange, purple, and pink. So one would expect the southwestern dinner table to be saturated with color and bold flavors. I’ve got just the thing! But you expected no less from me, correct? Continue Reading
Are you in need of a tasty and pleasing recipe that make the kids ask for seconds? I’ve got one for you here! And of course after last Friday’s adventure, it involves grapes. I found out about the grape harvest too late to preserve them. I just didn’t have the time to put into learning how to preserve. Next year I will be on the lookout so that I can get prepared and make some grape jelly or jam. I look forward to it!
Soup is one of my favorite meals, mostly because it is so versatile and easy to prepare. It also freezes well which means if you make a double batch it can be separated into portion sized bowls and put in the freezer. This can help you get ahead on prepping for lunches each week. I call that a win!
Who isn’t always on the search for a great snack food? Something versatile that can be used for both meals and special occasions? One of my favorite solutions for this conundrum is hummus! Hummus isn’t just a great snack food it also works well as a spread in addition to being perfect for lunch boxes, parties, or special occasions such as birthday parties, baby showers, holidays, and so much more.