Beefaroni

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This is way better than hamburger helper and so easy to make.  Definitely a favorite of the boy’s in this house!

1 lb ground beef
2 TBSP minced garlic
one medium onion diced fine
2 TBSP garlic infused oil or olive oil
1 jar/can or 3 cups homemade spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 lb your choice of pasta
 
I boil ground beef before I brown it but you don’t have to.
 
Brown the ground beef and onions in the oil. When done add the 2 TBSP minced garlic.
 
Add the sauce and right on top of that add the heavy cream. Mix and heat through.
 
Cook the pasta and serve the sauce on top with some grated cheese and fresh basil leaves.
So easy to make!!  Great with ground venison and ground turkey as well!
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Meatloaf Cupcakes

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Who can resist dinner when you put this on the table???

Another super easy VERY kid friendly meal

Mix the 1 lb of beef, 1 package stuffing mix, 1 cup of water and 1 tsp. garlic salt in a bowl until fully incorporated

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Lightly spray your cupcake tins (I used the jumbo tins) and place even amount pressing down lightly so the top is smooth

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Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 30 minutes (or until cooked through)

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“Frost” with your mashed potatoes (store bought are fine in pinch) and sprinkles with corn

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I promise they will all be back for seconds!!

French Bread Pizza

I am sooooo far behind on my posts.  Time is not on my side lately with kids school, cheer, hockey, work, harvesting, and preparing the farm for winter!!

This is a quick very economical meal.  No tricks here!  Add a green salad and your whole meal for a family of 4 is under $10.

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Another wonderful thing about this meal is everyone can have what they like on their pizza!

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Chicken Hoagies

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This is one of my favorite all time dinners.  Caramelized onions and peppers with a chicken breast cooked perfectly in a little garlic infused oil, topped with provolone cheese and served on a fresh roll with a dab of mayonnaise.  AHHH it doesn’t get much better!!

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I like to use colorful peppers with the onions instead of green bell peppers as these are a bit sweeter when you lightly brown them in garlic infused oil and a tad of butter.  I used a sweet white onion as well. Once caramelized, set them aside and use the same pan for the chicken.

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I prefer the thin sliced chicken breasts but if you can’t find them, you can butterfly a regular chicken breast so you have a thin slice on your hoagie.  The thin breasts cook in approximately 8 minutes (4 minutes per side).  Use about 2 teaspoons of the garlic infused oil, salt/pepper, and a sprinkle of garlic powder when cooking.

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When cooked through transfer to your fresh roll that has a smear of mayonnaise, top with the pepper/onions and provolone cheese.

There are never leftovers as the kids and man of the house love these as much as I do 🙂