Beef, Uncategorized

Cheeseburger Pasta


I wanted to make this for lunch today, but we ended up doing something out. We were dead set on going to the city today. I thought I’d go to buy myself some bulk food, maybe head to the farmer’s market, and one of my favorite places Kohl’s. It didn’t happen. Instead I hit up Wal-mart. Ya’ll….I hate that place. If I could boycott it, I would. It’s always crazy busy, people are rude to each other, and finding a parking spot is like finding a needle in a haystack. After Wal-mart I went to a clothing store. I ended up getting Coop 2 shirts. He seemed as happy as he could be. He’s still feeling crummy. I’m having to give him cough med’s at night just so he can get relief long enough to fall asleep. I’m probably going to call Monday, I feel like it’s warranted if his cough is still ugly. Anyway, I came home for a few hours and then had to go to the grocery store, but I didn’t need much this time. It took me merely 30 minutes to get that done. Came home and doggonit it still took me forever to cook a simple meal. It was after 8pm when we ate. I hate eating that late! It’s the worst.

1 lb ground beef

1 lb cooked pasta

3/4 cups half and half or milk (I prefer to half milk and half the other.)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Ensure Pasta is cooked and drained. Brown beef. drain fat. Add salt and pepper. Set aside. On low heat add milk and cheese. Mix until melted. Add parmesan cheese and stir. Add beef. Add pasta and mix well.


Slow Cooker Irish Stout Sliders — Nicole’s Tasting Spoon — My Meals are on Wheels

St. Patrick’s Day is less than a week away and what better way to honor the Irish than with stout sliders? Slowly cooked Irish Stout shredded roast beef, layered with onions, mustard and cheese between a warm buttery pull-apart roll topped with a sprinkle of salt is exactly how St. Patrick’s Day should taste. These […] […]

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Pork, Uncategorized

Pork Chops with Apple Cider Sauce


I generally don’t make too many recipes that I don’t like, but this sauce I’m not fond of. I’ve never been a fan of apple in anything but apple pie, so I’m not surprised. I just wanted to try something different. I will say though, my husband and children loved it.

It’s almost spring break time here for our schools. I’m looking forward to it this year, because I’m planning to take our Coop somewhere fun. We haven’t been able to do a lot of things this year. At least we finally are doing something with him. What do you do for Spring Break?

4 pork chops

1 tablespoon olive oil

3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

For the sauce:

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup minced onions

1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic

1 1/2 cups apple cider

1/2 cups chicken broth

1/4 teaspoon sage

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper

Opt: 1 pink lady apple, diced, tossed with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper pork chops. Brown pork chops on both sides. remove from heat. transfer to a baking sheet. Bake until cooked through.  Put butter in sauce pan and add onion.  cook about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook about 1 minute. Add cider and broth. Add sage. Mix together cornstarch and vinegar in a bowl. Add to pan. Cook until thickened. The recipe says to strain through a sieve. I didn’t. I liked the chunks. Add any juices from the pork. Stir. Top the pork with apples and sauce.


Irish Guinness Beef Stew Recipe — Chew Out Loud — My Meals are on Wheels

A big bowl of this Irish Guinness Beef Stew makes a supremely satisfying meal for the entire family. This beef stew is unrivaled in tenderness and flavor. It’s also perfect for weekly meal prep, as leftovers taste amazing. After a blustery winter filled with intense polar vortex vibes, we’re [hopefully] seeing some light at the… via […]

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Chicken, Uncategorized

Asiago Chicken Pasta


I woke up this morning thinking “Is it the weekend yet?” I’ve been tired all day. I’m out of routine. That’s my problem. I could use a nap, but I know if I do nap, I wont be sleeping at all tonight.  Instead I’m finding things to do around my house to keep myself awake and going.

I’m looking for land. We desperately want to move. We thought we found the perfect land, but it fell through. Now we’re on the search again. I hope we find something. We found a house, but we put it on hold for the land…and of course it’s pending now. Go figure. Let’s hope we find the right place for us. I hope it’s soon.

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

2 oz shredded asiago cheese

1 lb boneless chicken cutlets

1 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided

1/4 cup all purpose flour

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon minced garlic

9 oz linguine pasta, fresh

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup half and half

2 cups baby spinach

Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Coat chicken in flour on both sides. Shake off. In a preheated saute pan heat butter and oil. Cook chicken on both sides until browned and 165 degrees. Remove from pan. Place garlic, thyme, salt and pepper into pan. Cook and stir. Add pasta, stir in broth and half and half. Cook until pasta is tender. Stir in cheese and spinach. Cook until cheese melts. Serve chicken over pasta.


Pork Carnitas — Joann’s Food For Thought — My Meals are on Wheels

Growing up, my parents made Chinese food at least 90% of the time. So you would think my blog would be mostly Chinese food recipes. Nope. Once I moved out and was left to cook on my own I enjoyed trying all sorts of new food types and trying new recipes. If you ask my […] […]

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Pork, Uncategorized

Garlic Pork Loin Roast


What a day! It’s been an interesting bit. It seems like every time I let Coop have a friend over, he ends up sick. I let Cooper have a friend over Saturday and he ended up sick and not in school today. I don’t think it’s contagious. It really seems like a sinus infection. Sunday afternoon he slept most of the evening and then went back to bed that night. My poor little feller was miserable. His little head hurt and he said his throat was hurting. Honestly though, I can tell he has a lot of drainage, so I am sure that’s the issue with his sore throat. Fast forward, I tried to wake him up this morning and he grumbled when I shook his shoulder and I told him it was time to wake up for school. He sat up and I said what’s wrong son? He looked at me mighty pitiful and said I just feel horrible. I could tell he did because he just looked like he got hit by a big ol’ truck. I told him just lay back down and he didn’t get up until almost 10am. He asked for some breakfast so I made him some. As the day has gone by he’s still not feeling to hot. He’s just laying around now. I sure hope he feels better tomorrow 😦

1 boneless pork loin roast

3-4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

salt and pepper

oilive oil and butter


3 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup dry white wine

2 tablespoons butter (or use the drippings from your pork)

Cut slits every 1 inch and insert garlic into the slits. Season pork with salt and pepper. Heat oil and butter in saute pan. Add pork and sear on all sides. Transfer to oven. Roast pork until an instant read thermometer registers 145 degrees F. For sauce use the drippings or the butter from the pan. Add flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add wine and broth and deglaze the pan. Bring to a boil until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.