We’ve now reached the chapter in our pre-move process where it’s crucial to try to use up what we have in the fridge/freezer and in the pantry. This is a super meal for times like these, if you happen to have these items hanging around. If not, well, groceries don’t get much cheaper than Ramen noodles.
(Contrary to popular belief, you can consume Ramen noodles in the comfort of your grown up home…not just off of a hot plate in a college dorm room.)
My kids love twisty, twirly Ramen noodles, and I love when I can turn something simple into something delicious. This dinner was a win-win. Read more...(669 words, 8 images, estimated 2:41 mins reading time)
Well, March certainly has roared in like a lion this year. Blizzards, thunderstorms, tornadoes….ugh. I’m so ready to put wintery food behind me for the year, but when it continues to be wet and blustery, I just want warm and cozy at dinner.
Dinners don’t get much cozier than this. Tender pork tenderloin, browned with juicy, sweet pears and then finished off in a vanilla cider cream sauce? Yes, please. Read more...(657 words, 9 images, estimated 2:38 mins reading time)
Christmas vacation is over. What a bummer! It was a fantastic, much needed break for all of us in the Chew Nibble Nosh house. Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new semester of school, after-school activities, and our usual craziness. Plus, sadly, it also marks the start of when I need to start setting my alarm clock again. That’s always a rough one for me.
Oh, well. Let the busy begin! Read more...(770 words, 9 images, estimated 3:05 mins reading time)
One of our favorite dishes to splurge on at a local Mexican restaurant is an amazing burrito that’s stuffed with richly flavored shredded beef, corn, tomatoes and all sorts of other goodies, and then it’s slathered in the most amazing green chili verde sauce. My husband and I LOVE that sauce. It’s what makes the dish!
So, when I came across this recipe in my latest issue of Cooking Light, I figured I’d give it a go. No, it’s not the burrito that we love, but it was a recipe for a quick, easy, and healthy chili verde, and it looked like something I may be able to get my kids to eat as well, which is always a plus. Read more...(978 words, 9 images, estimated 3:55 mins reading time)
I use my slow cooker a lot on busy nights during the school year, but I’ve found that it can also be a life saver during the hot, summer months when the last thing you want to do is stand over a hot stove or heat up the whole house with a hot oven. That said, a lot of slow cooker meals are wintery…stews, soups, heavy, heavy, heavy. I’m always on the lookout for something different to try in my Crock Pot, and when I ran across this sandwich recipe, it seemed like it would be light enough make a great summer dinner. Read more...(904 words, 9 images, estimated 3:37 mins reading time)
Emily, my oldest, loves broccoli. She loves broccoli so much that on her third birthday, she asked if I’d serve a big bowl of steamed broccoli alongside the chicken fingers I had out for the kids at her birthday party. Avery, my youngest daughter, who would rather eat my shoe than try most vegetables, also (surprisingly) loves broccoli. Since both of my girls will gladly devour a serving of steamed broccoli, we have it with dinner a lot. I realized recently that we may have it a little too often. Emily walked in while I was cutting up some broccoli to steam the other night and said, unenthusiastically, “Wow…broccoli, again? We eat a lot of broccoli. ~sigh~” and then she sulked off. Read more...(626 words, 6 images, estimated 2:30 mins reading time)
It’s another crazy Tuesday night! Crazy nights call for quick meals, but that doesn’t mean that you have to resort to Hamburger Helper or a drive-thru. Even on our craziest days, I like to try to have a home cooked meal on the table. Does it always happen? No way. But, it’s nice when it can. Plus, after running around like a crazed soccer-Mom (minus the children actually involved in soccer), cooking dinner tends to calm me down. I know. I’m weird like that. Read more...(813 words, 8 images, estimated 3:15 mins reading time)