Since this is my first cooking/food post, I feel a disclaimer is in order. You should know that I am a terrible cook, like really bad (like managed to ruin a frozen pizza last week bad)…which is just as well because I do not enjoy cooking AT ALL. You should also know that I really, really love food. It’s an inconvenient combination, but one that I have learned to deal with by employing some first rate solutions. Firstly, by marrying a man who loves to cook and is very good at it, and secondly, finding meal solutions that both meet my domestically challenged standards and manage to be incredibly tasty. All this to say that you can be sure anything I post here is simple, tasty and quick!
Today’s post is a roundup of my go-to internet recipes. I have a file on my phone called “recipes” full of these links and if it’s 3pm and I start to freak because I have nothing planned for dinner, this is where I look for inspiration. They are ones I come back to time and time again and ones I know will please the whole family.
“Easy Meatloaf Recipe
I literally I googled that phrase, the first recipe that came up is this one, and I’ve been making it ever since. I know there are fancier recipes out there, but for classic meatloaf lovers, this recipe is everything you need.
Arugula Pesto Bow-Tie Pasta
In under 30 minutes you can whip up this easy dish which is packed full of flavor. You make a simple pesto with arugula and then simply mix everything together. It’s one of my favorite pasta dishes ever!
Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
This is one of my favorite Asian dishes, so when I found this slow cooker options that didn’t include sautéing or frying I was sold! It also cooks in under and hour and a half in the slow cooker, making it a good last minute option.
Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pasta
If the title of this dish alone isn’t enough to tempt you, let me just add that the “cream” is cream cheese and it can be made in 20 minutes. This one is a major crowd pleaser for young and old alike.
Killer Chicken Thigh Marinade
I made this last night and my husband deemed it my best meal to date. It’s simply a chicken thigh marinade with an Asian influence, but here’s the thing with chicken thighs, they are very hard to overcook, so yay for that!
Beef and Bean Taco Casserole
I love tacos, but with toddlers, I’ve found they can be more hassle than they are worth. This recipe is basically tacos in a casserole, and it is delicious and a cinch to pull together using items you probably have in your pantry.
Chicken, Mushroom and Brown Rice Slow Cooker Casserole
If you love risotto, you will love this recipe. It has a lot of ingredients (which I normally avoid) but the hassle is worth it, because it is delicious! And it’s pretty low in fat too.
So that’s my go-to list of inter-web favorites, what are yours???