March 10, 2010

Our "Go To" Meals

I recently started teaching a new class for Relief Society, these are offered in addition to my FUNdamentals of Food classes. The 4-part series is called "Stretching Your Budget" and it was designed with the current economic issues in mind. The 1st class was "Menu Planning & Easy Meals". One of the biggest things we discussed other than the whys and hows of menu planning was our easy "go to" meals in our families.

If each family has approximately 14 go to meals for dinner then you can easily menu plan. Not only easily but quickly.

Our "Go-To Meals":
  1. Goulash
  2. Stroganoff
  3. Chicken & Rice
  4. Pizza (French Bread, Mini Biscuit & BBQ...or Papa Murphys)
  5. Chowder & French Bread (Chicken, Corn or Clam)
  6. Soup & Grilled Cheese
  7. Quesadillas
  8. Tacos/Burritos/Tostadas
  9. Chicken Enchiladas
  10. Tri-Tip
  11. Hamburgers
  12. Mac & Cheese
  13. Swedish Meatballs
  14. Spaghetti/Tortellini/Ravioli (or any form of pasta with red sauce)
  15. Alfredo (usually w/chicken & broccoli) 
  16. Chili: Green Chili, White Bean Chicken Chili, Sweet Red w/Black Beans
  17. Tuna/Salmon & Noodles
  18. Ham & Cheese Spaghetti Bake
  19. Chicken Divan
  20. Breakfast for Dinner
  21. Pork Chops (w/Rice or w/Scalloped Taters) 
  22. Bacon Fried Rice
  23. Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  24. Pork Spare Ribs
  25. BBQ Tuna
  26. Salmon - BBQ or Otherwise
  27. Empanadas
  28. Milanesa
  29. Pot Roast
  30. Stuffed Baked Potatoes
  31. BLT's
  32. Chili Mac

March 3, 2010

cabot cheese

I'm sort of a cheese snob. However there are 2 companies who make cheese which aren't very snobby. One is Tillamook. The other is Cabot. Tonight I'd like to share a little bit of yummy knowledge about Cabot.

We made quesadillas tonight as a snack....using Cabot cheese. Cheese we found at Grocery Outlet. Sun-dried Tomato Basil Cheddar quesadillas!!! All because of the yumminess that is Cabot Cheese. They also offer flavors such as Chipotle, Habanero, Chili Lime, Horseradish & Garlic/Herb.

GO explore!