If there is one meal that I love its soup with bread. Soon the heat of summer will be on us, which means no more soup for me. One of the reasons I love fall so much is I can get back to my regular cooking style, in the summer when I don’t want the oven on, I will freely admit I am much less creative in the kitchen. Cold Sandwiches is a perfect summer meal for me, no cooking and it’s nice and cold to eat. The temperatures haven’t gotten to hot yet, so I have been able to still have my oven on, yay for me! So last night we had corn chowder, and I had some sour cream that was needing to be used up so I served these yummy biscuits on the side. They were great dipped in a wee bit of soup, plus they were super easy.
Recipe from Allrecipes
- 1 cup Bisquick
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup melted butter
1. Mix all ingredients together. Spoon into greased mini muffin pan. (Makes 12 minis)
2. Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees.
3. Eat and enjoy!
I found this recipe over at one of my favorite blogs Plain Chicken . It combines two of our families favorite foods, mac’n'cheese and pizza. So I knew we would love it when I saw the recipe. Guess what, we did! Although we usually have a frozen Delissio for movie night, as my son is chief movie night chef, I may have to occasionally take over and add this to the rotation. Or, as my son is getting older and loving cooking, this is easy enough that I could even teach it to him. Yup, that sounds like a good plan to me. So make it, eat it, you’ll thank me later. Oh and special thanks to Stephanie, for the recipe in the first place
- 1 pizza crust-store bought or homemade
- 1/2 cup alfredo sauce
- 1/4 cup macaroni, cooked and drained
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1. Grease pizza pan, spread out pizza dough. Cook in a 400 degree oven for about 4 minutes.
2. Top with alfredo sauce, then macaroni, both cheeses and bacon.
3. Return to oven and cook for additional 15 minutes, or until bottom of crust is cooked through.
4. Slice, Eat, Enjoy!
While in the winter and fall months you can be sure to find a nice loaf of fresh-baked bread and a pot of soup simmering on the stove, spring and summer will find a lot of sandwiches and pastas in the kitchen. I like to use the stove top more, less baking, less oven heating up the house. Although our weather has been gloriously rainy and a smidge cool, our meal plan was more summery. Tonight, we are just having sandwiches, now that it is quite chilly, I will probably add some tomato soup to the meal, last night was pasta. A quick throw together meal, pasta with a bit of a Mexican flair.
Recipe from Kraft
- 3 cups rigatoni- or your favorite pasta ( I used medium shells)
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 small onion
- 4 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 large zucchini
- 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 1 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 3/4 cup Mexican cheese blend-or cheddar
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.
2. Brown meat, onion and garlic in large skillet until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain grease. Add zucchini, corn and chilli powder, cook an additional 7 minutes, or until zucchini is tender. Add tomato and salsa, cook 3 minutes.
3. Stir in drained pasta, and 1/2 cup of cheese. Top with remaining cheese.
4. Eat and enjoy!
Ah Pizza Buns a staple of every childhood. I used to walk up the street and stay with a neighbor before school, while my parents went to work, and every Friday we had Pizza Buns for breakfast. Always a fun treat, and although I certainly didn’t serve them for breakfast this time around my whole family loved them. Really who wouldn’t love pizza buns?
Recipe from Allrecipes
- 4 Large Hamburger buns, split (or 8 small)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1 (15 ounce) can pizza sauce
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 1/4 tsp. Italian seasonings
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. Onion powder
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1. Set oven to broil, lay buns open-faced on a cookie sheet and broil for 1 minute to toast buns. Watch closely, you don’t want them to burn.
2. Cook ground beef and onion until meat is browned, drain grease. Add pizza sauce, parm cheese and all seasonings. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Scoop onto buns, and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
4. Eat and enjoy!