Meal 1: In Our Series of 3 Meals For 2 People Without Leftovers

Beef Taco Casserole for two people no leftovers joanns food bites

Three Meals for Two People Meal One: Beef Taco Casserole This meal is designed for a weeknight of maybe chilling out and having a cocktail. It goes great with a margarita….see my classic margarita recipe by clicking HERE The following are our ingredients for meal one     Directions for Beef Taco Casserole for TWORead more

Three Meals for Two People

Three meals for two people - joanns food bites

For those readers who are empty nesters or for those living alone, I am constructing three days worth of meals for you.  I will not be preparing but three meals this week, due to evening meetings and commitments elsewhere.  Maybe this will alleviate leftovers sitting in the refrigerator for weeks. Here is your grocery listRead more

10 Step Southern Cubed Steak Meal Plan

Cubed steak, mashed potatoes, leeks, broccoli

Cubed steak was a staple in our house, growing up in Georgia.  It is a cheap cut of beef, which is usually very tough.  Pan frying it, allows drippings to form the base of the good ‘ole white gravy, we southerners like to put on anything. Patience is important, as well as very hot pan,Read more

Fish Tacos: 100 Day Real Food Challenge

fish tacos - 100 days real food challenge

Challenge is an UNDERSTATEMENT. When your household hates vegetables and you are a foodie, this 100 days of real food is nearly impossible. Today’s recipe is in Lisa Leak’s new cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous: The Easy and Delicious Way to Cut Out Processed Food.   Easy Fish Tacos with PicoRead more

Pork Medallion Dinner Ready in 20 Minutes

Pork medallions with mustard sauce

Looking for a quick, home cooked, weeknight meal? It does not get any simpler than Pork Medallions with Mustard Sauce.  To easily round out the meal, use instant potatoes and a canned pinto beans, with biscuits.  There are only 200 calories per 3 ozs of pork with 2 Tablespoons of sauce, making this a decentRead more

Empty the Fridge Breakfast Burrito

My husband HATES leftovers.  So, I usually devise new ways to incorporate leftovers into new dishes.  He will never realize he is eating leftovers, if I call it something totally different.  Saturday morning, I realized I had several odds and ends in the fridge, so I concocted a breakfast burrito to get rid of theseRead more

Crispy Pan-Fried Pork Chops

I did not have a clue what I was going to make for dinner, so I thumbed through a great cookbook, Cooking for Two 2012 (America’s Test Kitchen)   This cookbook has come in handy since Doug and I became empty-nesters. With appropriate portion sizes and accurate ingredient lists, every recipe has been a winnerRead more