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Barbecue Sandwiches – Quick and Easy

  1. 1.5 lbs of ground beef
  2. 1 can tomato soup
  3. 1 can Chicken Gumbo
  4. hamburg buns ( or your favorite bun/bread)

Brown Ground Beef. Drain and add the soups. That’s it! I had to share this because it is one of the recipes when I’m struggling with dinner prep, this is a good one! 👌🏻 and it is quick, easy and cheap! 💵 This is one we warm up for leftovers throughout the week. My hubby loves this with tortilla chips too and for me that’s a Gluten free option 👍🏻

Thanks to my mom, who shared this recipe with me ❤️ she knows I need all the help I can get 😉

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Instant Pot – Mashed Potatoes

These potatoes were a hit with my kiddos, especially my middle! She even said they “almost as good as nana’s” LOL! hey I’ll take that 😉

Start with Peeling the potatoes, we don’t mind a little skin, so having them perfectly peeled isn’t a big deal for our family. However, it is for some, so do as you’d like. Cut into slices (don’t have to be thin), put in pot and cover with water (as much water as it takes to cover them). Set value to seal and cook high pressure for 8-10 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to pot. Then add remaining ingredients and mash ’em up!

  1. 6-7 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
  2. salt and pepper to taste
  3. 1 stick of butter ( I like a lot of butter, so I use 1/2 when I mash and the other 1/2 when they were all mashed up, ready to serve and melting into yumminess in the middle)
  4. 1/4 cup milk
  5. 1/4 cup sour cream
  6. water (as much as it takes to fully cover the potatoes in the pot)

This was a really simply, cheap recipe and tasted outstanding! I will defiantly make these again! all in all these took about 20 minutes from start to finish.

Mix ’em up
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TUNA SALAD 🍴

So total honesty friends – I did not care so much for this recipe :/ It was missing something, I don’t know if it needed salt, more onions or of course more mayo is always a good option… I maybe should have tried that.

But I researched a few other Tuna Salad recipes and here are a few add-in options that others had suggested: cream of mushroom soup, milk, bread crumbs and of course more cheese is always a good option 🙂

However, I’m still going to share this recipe because even though it maybe wasn’t great the first time, doesn’t mean it won’t turn out good the 2nd time. And just because I don’t like it, doesn’t mean you won’t😏

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 3 cans of tuna (5oz.)
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tbsp. celery seed
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook macaroni, drain, rinse with cold water, and let cool completly.
  2. Boil your eggs, if you haven’t already.
  3. In a bowl, mix mayo, relish, celery seed, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in the Tuna.
  5. Pour Mayo mixture over the cool pasta. Mix well.
  6. Add chopped eggs, onions and peas.
  7. Stir well and cool in fridge for a couple hours.
  8. Then enjoy for lunch or add as a side your burger cookout

Blessings! 😊

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Chicken and Rice Dinner

Planning out our families dinner menu tonight, I came across this very simple, yummy recipe with only 4 ingredients, so it’s pretty cheap too!

Ingredients:

  • Chicken (Bone-in) I have always used the bone-in, skinned chicken for this recipe but you could try skinless, boneless if you have that as well, I’m just not sure how moist it will be.
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 package onion soup
  • 1 can of cream of chicken

Preheat oven 375. Use a 9×13 pan and mix rice and onion soup. Lay chicken in pan, on top of the rice mixture. Cover chicken with cream of chicken soup. Use the soup can and add 3 cans of water to pan. Cover with tinfoil and bake for an hour and 30 minutes. With the last 30 minutes, removing the tinfoil.

Add a steamed vegetable and you have dinner! Enjoy and have a blessed week!

 

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Casserole – Chicken Noodle with French Onions

Once in awhile , I break from our normal menu and try something different and I am so happy I did , because this was a hit with EVERY ONE in the family – AMAZING I Know 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of cooked chicken
  • 1 cup of French Fried Onions
  • 2 cans (10.75 oz) Cream of Chicken
  • 1 16 oz container of French Onion Dip
    • I didn’t have a full container, because honestly chips and dip is a huge weakness of mine, so I had half a container and mixed in sour cream and it still tasted great!
  • 12 oz Egg Noodles
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese
  1. Cook Egg Noodles according to package directions
  2. Preheat oven to 350
  3. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray
  4. Mix Chicken, soup, dip and cheese in bowl. Stir in egg noodles last.
  5. Once all mixed, pour into pan.
  6. Crush french fried onions and sprinkle over top of dish.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes.

I served with Broccoli and homemade bread. Simple dish and great for leftovers!