Easy Taco Salad to Feed a Crowd – Ultimate Recipe Swap

Taco Salad

Labor Day is the ideal time to gather a crowd for one last summer hurrah. Host a BBQ or a pool party and just enjoy these last few carefree days of summer. It’s not a great party, though, without some great eats. And feeding a crowd can be a huge undertaking. One of my favorite […]

Favorite Crockpot Recipe: Shredded Beef

Enchiladas 2

This week on Ultimate Recipe Swap we’re sharing recipes that work well in the slow cooker. When I do big freezer cooking days, I almost always have one or more crockpots cooking away on the counter while I do work on other things. One of my favorite items is Shredded Beef Filling. It’s a great […]

Pesto Pizza with Feta (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Anything Goes)

Pesto Pizza with Feta 2

Welcome to Ultimate Recipe Swap. I’m your host, FishMama. This is a weekly roundup of great recipes. I hope that you’ll find all sorts of great goodies to cook up this summer each Thursday. In case you missed it earlier this week, here’s the summer schedule of URS Themes. June 10: Anything Goes June 17: […]

Freezer Cooking with Bone-In Chicken Breast (Recipe: Chicken Bacon Sub)

Chicken Bacon Sub

One of my favorite ingredients for freezer cooking is chicken. And since our family prefers white meat, I often buy bone-in chicken breasts. While boneless, skinless chicken breasts are certainly more convenient, chicken on the bone has a richer taste, and the cost is much lower than the boneless version. Since I got twenty pounds […]

Freezer Cooking with Ground Beef and Turkey (Recipe: Lawnmower Taco)

Lawnmower Taco plated crop

Lawnmower Taco is a favorite recipe in our family. It’s a simple yet delicious taco casserole that my family gobbles down. That wasn’t always the case. One young man in his picky phase refused to eat it

Poblano Chile Enchiladas

Poblano Chile Enchiladas

One of my very favorite dinners in the whole wide world is this one. In the early years of our marriage, I discovered a recipe called, “Chile Relleno Enchiladas.” It was very similar to this one, except that it called for red salsa. Red salsa mixed with sour cream looked a little too much like Pepto Bismol. Not really that appetizing. So, as with most recipes, I started tweaking so that we could make a family favorite.

Chicken in Marinades

Chicken in Bags

One of the easiest things that I pull together for freezer cooking is chicken bagged in marinades. Not only is it quick to prepare for freezing, but it’s also a quick meal on the other side of thawing. Just hand the bag of thawed, marinating chicken to my husband to cook on the grill while I make a few sides dishes. And even some side dishes, like mashed potatoes and garlic bread, can be made ahead of time and frozen.

Last night I prepped six meals for the freezer this way. You’ll be amazed at how easy this is!

Meal Planning & a Recipe for Jambalaya Pasta

Jambalaya Pasta

This past week, I saw some great successes with my meal planning and some …. un-successes. FishBaby had been battling some kind of mystery illness that had me on the phone and in doctor waiting rooms quite a bit. After three doctors and two medications, I think we’re on the mend. But, in the midst […]