It was 4 o’clock again, and I had forgotten to let any sort of meat thaw for dinner. Dinnertime was rapidly approaching, and my plans of any kind of decent meal were flying out of the window because… no meat, no dinner. I live with some total carnivores! But then I remembered I had ham in the fridge, and that’s when ham and cheese lasagna roll ups popped into my mind. They’re the perfect effortless weeknight meal.
Like most busy moms, I love a quick and easy dinner recipe. I’m all about finding shortcuts in the kitchen that allow me to prep a dinner quickly and serve my family in a short amount of time before we have to run off to the next practice, game, or activity. While we try really hard not to over-schedule, a busy family with work, school, and play means that easy meals are a complete blessing. So, when I stumbled upon a recipe for a super simple stromboli that takes about 20 minutes in a recent issue of Taste of Home’s Simple and Delicious magazine, I knew I had to try it at home… with a twist or two of my own. Now, after repeating the recipe with my family and tweaking it each time, we’ve found 3 super simple strombolis that we love to eat on busy weeknights.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Crystal Farms, but all opinions are my own.
I love macaroni and cheese. It seems like the ultimate comfort food, especially in the winter. The best mac and cheese is creamy, with just the right amount of good, wholesome cheese.
So, when I teamed up with Crystal Farms and saw their mac and cheese blend, I knew exactly what I needed to do.
And, you’re going to want to stick around to the very end for this one, because you could win this Crock Pot Programmable Cook and Carry Slow Cooker and some Crystal Farms coupons so you can make Mac and Cheese just like this at home (plus a ton of other great cheesy slow cooker recipes!)
Do you like meat? And easy recipes? And recipes that can be made with leftovers and ingredients you have on hand?
If you answered yes, then you’re going to absolutely love this meat lovers pasta bake. If you answered no to the meat question, stick around… you can make this dish with veggies instead. But the meat part? Oh-so-good.
If you have pasta, cheese, diced tomatoes, and some leftover meat (pretty much any kind will work), then you’ve got dinner. Bonus points if you have pasta-friendly veggies like mushrooms and onions.
Everyone loves comfort food, right? From dumplings to chicken and noodle soup, comfort foods keep us happy and make us feel… well, comforted. One of my favorite comfort foods growing up was grilled cheese with tomato soup for dipping. Who doesn’t love rich, hearty tomato soup with a hot, gooey, melty grilled cheese sandwich?
I remember the first time that it occurred to me in my first apartment that, while making a grilled cheese on my George Foreman, I could add ham to make it better. Obviously, that’s nothing new. Hot ham and cheese sandwiches are pretty standard, but it blew my mind at the time.
The other day, I picked up a can of tomato soup at the store and realized I could combine a few of my favorite things for something unique, and that’s how this recipe sort of came about… it’s the best of comfort foods with a special twist.