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Easy Dinner Idea- Spring Penne

Easy Dinner Idea of the Week

Our Easy Dinner Idea of the week is a simple and healthy pasta dish with fresh asparagus, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes.  If you’re scrambling for a last-minute dinner solution, this is the recipe for you.

Easy Dinner Idea Recipe

Spring Penne Recipe

 

Check out our past Easy Dinner Ideas of the Week:

easy dinner idea recipes

Greek Pita Pockets with Meditteranean Potatoes

 

easy family dinner idea recipe

Sauteed Steak with Spinach, Tomatoes & Avocado

 

easy dinner recipe

Berry-Good Pork Tenderloin with Herb Roasted Potaotes

 

 

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Cilantro Green Chile Pork Penne

Reincarnate The Leftover

This recipe is made with leftover cooked chicken or pork chops, or, as part of our Weekly Meal Plan.

Cilantro Green Chile Penne

Cilantro Green Chile Penne

Ingredients

  • Leftover cooked chicken or pork chops- about 2-3 cups
  • Penne pasta- 1 lb
  • Queso-fresco cheese- 1 round
  • Diced green chiles- 4 7oz. cans
  • Cilantro- 1 bunch leaves pulled from stems with one “twist-and-pull”

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta in salted water until tender.
  2. In blender, combine green chiles (not drained), three-quarter of the cheese leaving out about a fourth to crumble on top, and cilantro.
  3. Blend on medium until it becomes a sauce; do not over-blend; be careful not to puree it.
  4. Before draining pasta, use a glass measuring cup or coffee cup to scoop out about 1 cup of the cooking water.
  5. Drain pasta and return to pan.
  6. Add pasta water back to pasta.
  7. Pour sauce from blender over pasta.
  8. Add cooked chicken or pork chops to pasta.
  9. Serve topped with remaining cheese, hand-crumbled.
http://tonispilsbury.com/cilantro-green-chile-pork-penne/

Weekly Meal Planning for Busy Families

Weekly Meal Plan

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Reuben Dips

Home Entertaining

I’ll admit that I do a lot of entertaining in my home.  Whether it’s a “Mom’s Night Out” party or family gathering, I love to share food and time with the people I care about the most.

The fact is, I’m not a “chips and dip” kind of gal.  I can’t set out a bag of potato chips and then call it a party.

At the same time, I’m a busy on-the-go mom with a lot on my plate (pun intended).  Therefore, I’m always looking for delicious and classy appetizers that are easy to prepare in very little time.

Reuben Appetizer

Reuben Dips with Kraft Thousand Island Anything Dressing

Easy and Delicious Appetizers

If you’re hosting a party or family gathering, here’s my recipe for Reuben Dips that is sure to not disappoint.

Reuben Dips

Reuben Dips

Ingredients

  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Shaved Deli Pastrami- 1/2 pound
  • Swiss Cheese- 1/2 pound
  • Mini Bread Sticks (the perfect ones are found in the salad dressing isle)
  • Spring Salad Mix (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice cheese into strips
  2. Wrap a cheese slice around the tip of the bread stick
  3. Wrap a slice of pastrami over the cheese; the pastrami is moist enough to stick
  4. Spread salad mix over plate
  5. Place each wrapped bread stick on top of the salad
  6. Pour dressing into dipping bowl
  7. Serve
http://tonispilsbury.com/reuben-dips/

Reuben Dips using Kraft Anything Dressing in Thousand Island

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49ers Chili

Homemade Chili Recipe from The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System

Homemade Chili

Homemade Chili

Ingredients

  • ground sirloin- 1 lb
  • dark beer- 1 bottle (optional)
  • white onion- 1, peeled and minced
  • chili beans - 1 28oz. can, not drained
  • dark red kidney beans- 1 14oz. can, drained
  • diced tomatoes - 1 15oz. can
  • STAPLES
  • garlic salt- 1 tablespoon
  • chili powder - 1 tablespoon
  • paprika- 1 teaspoon
  • onion powder- 1 teaspoon

Instructions

  1. In large soup pot or Dutch oven, brown beef over medium-high heat
  2. Add beer and let it simmer until foam is gone, approximately 5 minutes
  3. Season beef with all seasoning including garlic salt, chili powder, paprika and onion powder
  4. Add onion, chili beans, kidney beans and tomatoes
  5. Bring to boil
  6. Once boiling, cover pot and reduce heat to low to simmer until beans are tender, approximately 20 minutes
  7. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese and Goldfish crackers for kids
http://tonispilsbury.com/49ers-chili/

 

Homemade Chili Recipe

 

Homemade Chili Recipe

Homemade Chili Recipe

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