My husband doesn't like Pasta much. However, he does like Lasagna. Most Lasagna's to me can be a little on the "heavy" side. This recipe uses less egg and some reduced fat options. I substitute clove garlic with Lowry's garlic pepper. The Lowry's garlic pepper is delicious in any recipe and isn't so strong. For some reason, real garlic cloves make me sick. I have my family and co-workers use to the Lowry's and they love it as well. In fact, I add it while I am cooking the hamburger meat. Then, go ahead and add right before you put it in the oven.
I love to taste my foods while I am cooking. Good food isn't an exact measurement of ingredients. You need to do a little "dash of this" and a "dash of that" while you cook. Most of our mom's and grandmas didn't use measuring cups or spoons. They dashed and dibbled along the way! That's the Southern way!
Here's the deal on this "skinny" version of Lasagna:
9 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef SAVE $
2 Teaspoons, Lowry's Garlic Pepper
1 Jar Organic Bertolli Olive Oil & Garlic Sauce
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1 container (15 oz) reduced-fat ricotta cheese.
2 cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
There are many ways to cook chicken spaghetti. In fact, I change it up often. That way it never gets old or boring. I love chicken spaghetti for a #sundaysupper meal. I can take my time on Sunday's and let the chicken cook in the Crock-pot on low. This makes the perfect shredded tender chicken for your casserole.
In the Crock-pot, I added 3 large chicken breast, 1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup, 1 cup of Organic Chicken stock, the 1/2 cup of chopped white onion and 1/2 of the can of Hunts stewed tomatoes. I added the other 1/2 later. Simmer in Crock-pot on low until chicken is tender. About 4 hours. Go to a movie and lunch and it will be ready when you get back.
On Stove top - In a medium-large sauce pan, add your water and I used the infused extra virgin oilive oil. This is delicious and makes your noodles light and tasty. Bring to a boil and cook your spaghetti until tender and floats to top.
Drain your spaghetti and add drain spaghetti into your Crock-pot. Stir in and let simmer about 30 minutes. Then, I transferred to a baking dish. I drained the mixture using a colander so that the noodles retained some juice but not soaking wet.
Once in baking dish, add in the rest of your stewed tomatoes, Italian seasoning & red pepper. Top with the small pkg of mild cheddar cheese and bake at 350 Degrees for approx 12-15 minutes.
Serve with crackers, bread, toast or whatever you like. It is a hearty chicken spaghetti and perfect for a Sunday Supper. Enjoy!
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Nachos - It's all about the Nachos this Sunday Night. Nachos and Sunday Night Football are my husband's favorite combo.
If you have been following the blog and my TV Segments on THV11 The Vine Morning Show, you are aware of the fact that I love to cut out my cheese using cookie cutters. From pumpkins, reindeer, ghosts, trees, and more, they make your charcuterie boards, or as I call them, your grazing boards, stand out! The little shapes really stood on on my extra long ultimate table runner. Be sure and check out this fancy all edible table runner and watch the segment.
The left over scraps of cheese from cutting out the shapes are perfect to use for these Ultimate Sunday Night Supper Nachos. I store the cheese scraps in a large zip lock bag until I can use them in other dishes. I also had a variety of chips that I used on the table runner that was left over and stored as well in a zip lock bag. The combination of the regular restaurant style TOSTITOS® Tortilla Chips, The Blue Corn Chips, and the Nacho Cheese flavored chips, resulted in ultimate nachos for sure!
Pre-heat Oven to 350 Degrees
I started out by lining my large sheet pan with a pan liner. Start doing this if you don't already. It sure makes clean up a whole lot easier. Scatter the three chips throughout the pan.
Brown your hamburger meat ( I use extra lean) in a pan with about 1/2 cup chopped white onion. Dash salt, pepper & garlic pepper (I only use Lowry's) to season. Brown and stir over medium heat until the meat isn't pink. I also added a teaspoon of Chili Powder, along with a pinch of cumin to make these ultimate nachos. I like it this way or without the chili powder and cumin. Depending the mood we are in and the taste we are craving for that day.
We love Bush Beans Frijoles Bush does them best. I drain the juice and simmer in my meat mixture. Simmer all together on low/medium for about 10 minutes. Then drain your meat mixture using your colander.
Bring it all together
Next scatter your meat mixture on top of your chips throughout your large cookie sheet. Top your cheese mixture on top. (This cheese mixture was a combination of mild cheddar, medium cheddar, and provolone. It did not disappoint.
Place loaded pan into pre-heated oven at 350 Degrees and bake for approximately 15 minutes until your cheese has melted throughout.
Garnish - Romo tomatoes, Living Lettuce, & Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Slice your Roma tomatoes into small pieces. Top with Lowry's Garlic Pepper & Avocado Oil to get an awesome tomato flavor. Peel off lettuce from your Living Lettuce head to top your nachos. Believe me, once you start using Living Lettuce, you won't go back. This is such a fresh organic lettuce. I also top my nachos with Kraft Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese for an extra cheesy flavor.
You have just made yourself some awesome Ultimate Sheet Pan Nachos. This whole meal can be done in approximately 30 minutes. They are delicious and are a perfect Football game meal.
The Ingredients included:
1 pound of extra lean hamburger meat
Chips - I used Restaurant Style TOSTITOS® Tortilla Chips, Blue Corn & White Cheddar Chips
1 can of Bush Bean Frijoles
1/2 cup Chopped White Onion
1 Teaspoon of Chili Powder
1 pinch of Cumin
2 cups of cheese variety - Mine included mild cheddar, medium cheddar & provolone
1 cup of Kraft Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese
1 cup of Living Lettuce
3 diced Roma tomatoes - (pre-soak in Lowry's garlic pepper & avocado oil)
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Soup Sunday - Comfort for the Soul!
Soup is also good if you are feeling at little "puny." Greg has been "puny" all week with some type of bug. It was time to break out the crockpot and make a big batch of homemade soup. Tonight's soup was Roasted Chicken Vegetable. It was delicious and simple to make. It is a little twist to my white bean chicken soup.
I started out with a really good herb roasted chicken. I pulled off the breast and shredded the chicken for the soup. I was in Kroger on Saturday, so I picked up one of their Savory Roasted Herb whole chickens in their deli section. They are delicious and very moist. The nice thing about these chickens, you can use them for wraps, soups, tacos or just to eat on a sandwich. Plus, my little dog Farrah loves chicken so I make sure she gets a little.
I served up the soup with Greg's favorite club crackers and a few of the medium cheddar cheese slices. We love to have cheese and crackers with our soups.
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Here's the Scoup on The SOUP!
Roasted Chicken Vegetable Soup
3 cans (drained) Bushes Great Northern Beans
1 Small Can Tomato Sauce
1 Small Can Diced Tomatoes
1 Small Can (drained) Sweet Yellow Corn
3 Red Potatoes (Peel & Dice)
1/2 cup Sliced Carrots
1/2 cup - White Onion diced
2 green onions (dice (including the green stem)
Lowry's Garlic Pepper
1 Cup Chicken Stock
1-Cup Water (as needed)
2 cups Roasted Chicken Breast (cooked)
1/2 Teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes
Make sure and drain all the cans and pour into crockpot
Add in the cooked roasted chicken breast
Add in the white onion, diced potatoes, green onion, red pepper flakes, and 2 Tablespoons of the Lowry's Garlic Pepper
Add Salt/Pepper to Taste
Add in the tomato sauce, chicken stock & water (gradually)
Simmer on medium heat (about 4-5 hours) until potatoes are tender
P.S. I add in more pepper, Lowry's Garlic Pepper as I stir to taste.
Greg likes it with club crackers & cheese slices or it is good with my Sweet Yellow Cornbread recipe, of course!
This soup is good in all Seasons........................Enjoy!
Oftentimes on Sunday you are tired. By the time Sunday evening rolls around you think to yourself, "where did the weekend go?" If you work the 40-50 hour week like I do, then you cram your laundry, grocery shopping, Target run, what I call my piddlin" run in. A piddlin" run is when I go to TJMaxx, Marshall's or the Painted Tree to just walk around and piddle. Once Sunday rolls around, it is Church, lunch, and whatever else you have to get done.
Greg and I always like to go to a movie sometime on Saturday or to a show at the Rep if there is one in town. We made it to Sunday evening and sometimes I am just beat! This is an easy meal to throw together. It is filling and a little lighter. I call it the "bread-less taco hamburger."
Here's the deal on the taco burger:
You will need:
Hamburger Patties (I used the lean angus beef)
Lowry's Garlic Pepper (a must in my house)
Salsa (I pick it up fresh at The Fresh Market or Walmart deli) I like mild. I can't handle the heat.
Living lettuce (this is the best lettuce there is)
Shredded Cheese --I like this either mild or sharp cheddar. Kraft is always good. Or you can shred your cheese if you like.
Tonight I served these with Alexa Crispy Rosemary Fries ( You can find these at The Fresh Market)
Lowry's Garlic Pepper & Extra Virgin Olive Oil for these as well
For the Taco Burger:
On your grill pan cook burgers until there is no pink in the middle. You can put them on a griddle if you like or whatever stove top you have. Be sure and add Lowry's garlic pepper ( a few shakes) salt & pepper to taste.
After they are brown (with no pink be sure and pat off the grease. I always take and put mine on a paper towel and really pat the grease off.
Top with shredded cheddar cheese (about a palm size)
Top with the living lettuce and then add 1 Tablespoon of the salsa on top.
Guess what? You are done with those burgers. No need for bread. Remember, we are going bottomless for tonight.
Pre-heat oven to 400 Degrees
Spray a large cookie sheet with Pam Spray to coat
Scatter fries flat throughout the sheet
Sprinkle 1-2 Teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top of fries
Sprinkle Lowry's Garlic Pepper on top
Bake at 400 Degrees for approx 20-25 minutes - (don't over bake - these don't need to be too golden)
You have yourself a simple, yet delicious #SundaySupper. You did the cooking, now let your significant other do the cleaning up!
Spaghetti is one of my very favorite meals. I love it cooked on the stove top or baked. It seems for Sunday Supper night, I do prefer it baked. That gives me a chance to do some work or cleaning around the house while it is in the oven. On a cold night, oven casseroles can be the best. Over the summer or hot days I tend to not do the oven as much.
I guess you could call this spaghetti casserole. Who doesn't love a good casserole? #yumilicious This recipe is simple and not expensive to make for a crowd of folks.
Serve this with some of my good 'ole sweet yellow cornbread and you have yourself a great #sundaysupper meal. #sweetyellowcornbread
16 oz spaghetti cooked
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
1 lb ground beef
1 small onion Chopped
4 TSP Lowry's Garlic Pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian dressing
1/2 teaspoon salt or to your own taste
2 Tsp Black Pepper
1 green pepper diced
1 Large Jar Beritolli Tomato Basil Sauce
14.5 oz diced tomatoes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Brown meat, onion, seasonings and green pepper over medium heat making sure to break up the meat very well. (Drain any fat if needed).
Add pasta sauce, Italian seasoning and tomatoes to meat. Simmer 5-10 minutes uncovered. Stir in spaghetti and parsley.
Spread into a 9x13 pan, top with cheeses and bake 25-30 minutes or until hot and cheese is browned and bubbly. Cut into squares to serve.
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I grew up when #SundaySupper included #potroast almost every Sunday afternoon. Mama always made the traditional pot roast, mash potatoes & brown gravy. It was delicious. Oftentimes, she would serve it with some good 'ole homemade cream style corn and those big huge #cathead biscuits she could master.
I think the first time that I ate Italian pot roast was at Carino's. It is delicious! I love good 'ole southern pot roast, but it is great to switch it up some. Italian Pot Roast on a cold winter night is great! This dish is also great to serve on a special day like Valentines Day or a dinner party.
This goes in your Crock-Pot and the longer it cooks, the tender it becomes. Give this a try for a change to ordinary pot roast.
Put all in the Crock Pot on low 6-8 hours and serve! It is delicious and hearty! P.S. My husband likes to have corn-on-the cob with his.
Let's face it. It's a little cold out today. What makes a better Sunday Supper? A hearty soup. I think I have been on a soup kick lately. I was watching the Today Show recently and they were saying if you way to stay fit in 2019 eat soups 3-4 times a week. Soups are filling, let you get your veggies in (when some won't eat them) and make you warm and cozy. A perfect combination for a good #SundaySupper meal.
Tonight it is a yummy tomato, mac & beef soup. It is delicious and it heats up well!
I think my mama made this often when I was a kid. I loved it so much that I frequently would ask for it. Truly delicious! What isn't delicious when you include macaroni with hamburger?
All you need with this is some good 'ole #sweetyellowcornbread and slice a couple of sharp cheddar cheese to go on the side of the plate. You have yourself and your guests one great meal.
Here's the scoop on the soup:
Soups are a great Sunday Supper. You can put them in a crock-pot or put them in your favorite dutch oven on your stove top. Either way, they make a great Sunday Supper meal for yourself or your guests.
I am allergic to jalapenos so this recipe does not include them. You can add them for a garnish on top if you wish. This soup/chicken chili does bring some heat. It is delish and a hearty meal!
P.S. Great Super Bowl Meal!
This is one of my favorite dishes that reminds me of growing up. My mama would make this for Sunday Supper often. Who doesn't love Chili? and Noodles? Put them together and you have a #winwin. This is a great dish for cold weather. There is nothing better than good 'ole comfort food on a Sunday Night with a chill in the air.
Here's the scoop: