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Italian Sausage and Peppers

Italian Sausage and Peppers

Again, as always, I am the WORST at taking food pics!! Teach me, Masters, teach me!
On my plate it’s a gourmet meal. On my phone it’s dog food.
So as I always have to say, go by the recipe not the picture, lol

This recipe is sooooo easy; it’s filling, you don’t have to follow it perfectly and it’s also a great way to use up veggies that aren’t going to last much longer.

A pack of sweet (or spicy) Italian links at the grocery is roughly around $3.50 a pack and they go on sale often. Krogers has them for $2.99 a lot.

Warm a small amount of oil in a deep skillet and start adding your veggies. Thinly sliced bell pepper are pretty much a staple in the recipe. But like I said, if you have veggies that have seen better days and need to be used. throw them in.
I commonly use:
diced tomatoes
garlic- you can’t go without the garlic!! I keep a large container of minced garlic from Sam’s on hand at all times. Like the Frank’s commercial, “I put that S&*$ on everything.”
Don’t forget your spices- you’ll need salt, pepper. Italian seasoning if you want.

Ok, so saute those veggies…..get your bell peppers soft. Once they start to soften- throw in your Italian sausage links cut in small slices.
When your sausge starts to brown you’re going to want to add a jar of your favorite sauce. This can be marina, meat flavored, etc (Basically, your favorite spaghetti sauce)

You can serve this over crusty bread slices or in a hoagy bun. So filling- so much flavor!


Cheesy Ranch Chicken Mac n’ Cheese

Just kind of threw this recipe together but it turned out not so bad and it’s  has been the only mac n’ cheese my teenager wants to re-heat and eat again.  Super easy!
You will need:

1 large chicken breast; baked then diced
1/3 box of elbow macaroni; cooked
1 pack of dry ranch mix
2-3 dashes of Franks wing sauce (or more, depending on your taste!)
Various cheeses
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tbs butter

No, this is not calorie friendly!!

  As I said, prepare your chicken & pasta. Combine and add rest of ingredients.


Root Beer BBQ

Yay! My first recipe in 2018!  I’m so excited!

This is for Root Beer BBQ

Ok so recently Kroger had a CRAZY good sale on pork loins.  (Limit 5) I snatched up all five of those bad boys.  There’s so much more you can do with this hunk of meat than just throw it in a crock pot.
As a family of three I try to get as many meals as I can out of these.  pork loin     I pulled the smallest one out of my freezer and thawed it out.  Which by the way, I paid less than $3.00 for!
I cut 6 small pork chops out of it.  (Dinner #1)    Then I threw the rest in the crock pot with potatoes, carrots & apples  (Dinner #2) With the left over meat from dinner #2, I got this recipe:)

Shred your left over pork loin.
Add 1 can of root beer
1/2 bottle of your favorite bbq sauce.


 When warm, serve with cole slaw