Foodie Friday~ Beef Stroganoff!

If you are looking for a delicious meal to have on the table in 20 minutes flat, this is it! First off, most people have their own version of Beef Stroganoff, and that is OK…this is mine and I hope you’ll love it as much as we do!

We made this the other week after a VERY long day of doctors appointments and driving…I was feeling pretty cruddy by the time we got home but as soon as I opened the fridge and remembered we were making our Stroganoff I felt my stress begin to melt away! Just the thought of the sour cream and onions mixing with yummy tender beef and mushrooms (drooling over here!). Anyway, it’s a super quick, and fairly healthy meal to have on the table quickly which makes it a perfect weeknight meal! Serve with a side salad and you’re all set!

Look out next week for a birthday post! Eee! I celebrated my 30th (ahh) yesterday and we are doing the friends/family party this weekend! Guess where we are starting the day off? Axe Throwing!! I know right?! Can you believe they are going to let me throw an axe at a stationary object…I sure can’t 🙂 Looking forward to some fun memories this weekend,and I surely cannot wait to share them with all of you!

Enjoy ❤

Foodie Friday Easter Edition!

Happy Easter everybody! I hope you get to take some time to spend with your loved ones over the next couple of days and fill your tummies with delicious meals!

Today I am sharing with you a yummy dish you can prepare ahead of time to enjoy through the week, and by making simple adjustments you can get multiple meals from it! It all started with an excess of chicken thighs in the fridge and my hubby telling me he didn’t want the “usual” chicken dishes we make…oh boy! I accepted the challenge and by the time he got home that night I had a hearty, simple meal on the table (which was gobbled up quicker than clean-up)!

The nice thing about this dish is that you can change it up a bit if you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, and can really customize it to your picky eaters. A nice Hearty Chicken and Dumplings (with my own little cheats for time) is exactly what you need to transition you from this cold winter weather to the freshness of Spring!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did (and by we, I not only mean me and my hubby but also my mom and a colleague who I shared the leftovers with…that’s how big this recipe is!). Nom Nom Nom!

Foodie Friday~ Creamy Carbonara

Oh here we go!! Spring in the air calls for a classic Pasta Carbonara…a yummy pasta dish with bacon, cheese, eggs, and peas (well in MY version anyway!). It is probably one of the easiest pasta dishes to make and it tastes like you spent hours making it! Sooo much flavour in only 15 minutes of time.

Many people may shy away from it because of the “raw” egg factor, but I promise you they cook once they hit the steaming pasta and hot bacon mixture! It is sure to be a yummy hit for your family this weekend, and like I said it only takes 15 minutes from START to FINISH (what could be better!).

Foodie Friday- Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry

*A day early…YIPPIE!!!*

 

Hey ya’ll!! I am so sorry I was unable to post last week (or even give an update)! We were in the process of having our services switched over and were without our WiFi for a couple of days. On a positive note, we are saving soooo much money a month from this one little switch…*hint* it includes an Android box!!

Ok, enough with the boring stuff (maybe I’ll post up about it in a couple of weeks), but for today we will be making my Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry…Mmm Mmm! I whipped this one up using things I had in the pantry already, mixing the sweet and spicy to create a dish that both me and my hubby loved! Thankfully when I make meals I always make more than I know we will eat in one sitting, it lets us devour the dishes we LOVE, and saves some for lunches the next day! Win win!

So click away friends, be inspired and remember, you can switch out the meat and veggies for ones you have on hand at home…be creative! After all, everybody needs a little creativity in their lives ❤

Foodie Friday -Hearty Sausage and Kale Soup

I don’t know about you guys, but I have been in such a soup kind of mood lately! With it being the middle of winter, the cold grey days are starting to get to us. There is nothing like coming home to a quick soup that tastes like it has been simmering for hours.

This Hearty Sausage and Kale soup was created accidentally a few weeks ago when I realized I had taken nothing out for dinner but still wanted something loaded with flavour. Luckily for us we always seem to have at least one bunch of kale in our crisper, and since we make our own sausage, we always have some links in the freezer! So I grabbed some of the sausage, defrosted in super quick, and got to work on this yummy, flavour packed soup!

Enjoy ❤

 

Feeling a Little “Chili”?

I don’t know about you guys, but I CAN’T believe that it is November already! That means it is only going to get colder, and with the sun setting earlier we are going to start feeling those winter blahs soon enough. Christmas decor and gift ideas will soon be filling all the store shelves, and snow will be making our drives a little bit longer and a lot more stressful.

Lucky for you I recently decided to be a little more adventurous with a classic recipe  and created the most delicious Chicken Tortilla Chili! It is sure to be a new family favourite for the cold nights ahead, and you can even make it in the crockpot so it’s ready when you get home.

There are a few shortcuts you can take if you are running low on time (or patience) and with just a few simple ingredients it won’t break the bank. It makes a heaping pot of chili, more than enough to feed a family of 4 at least two times…see the recipe for my spin on what to do with the leftovers for a fun family meal the next day!

Shorter Days and Colder Nights

Hey everyone! Sorry this edition of “Foodie Friday” is a couple of days late! Last week was slightly crazy for us…in fact, the craziness is still continuing! As I type this there are three men in my kitchen installing new granite counter tops. Anyway, for this weeks dish I wanted to bring you something that was as quick as it is delicious!!

I was thinking, with these super cold days we have been having (we had SNOW yesterday!) I wanted to share with you something that was stick to your ribs, fill your tummy good, and loaded with vegetables! So friends, this week you will be shown how to make my very tasty Chicken Pot Pie.

I hope you enjoy it, and as always please feel free to leave a comment with your favourite dish or substitution so I can share with everyone else!

Foodie Friday!! ~Delicious Kale Pizza

Hey ya’ll! I am so excited to announce the beginning of a regular post; Foodie Friday for you! Each Friday I will post a new dish that I’ve made ranging from appetizers to desserts that I think you will love! They are simple dishes with one thing in mind, FLAVOUR! I can’t tell you the number of times my hubby and I are talking about what we want for dinner and I say to him, “I just want something that has good FLAVOUR, a nice savory dish, I don’t want anything bland!”.

So friends, here it is, your first edition of Foodie Friday 🙂 Click here to find the ingredients you will need as well as the directions for the delicious Kale Pizza. If you have a recipe you think the blogosphere has to try leave me a comment and we may feature it on our next Foodie Friday!

I hope you are inspired to make this delicious fall-inspired pizza…after all, everybody needs a little creativity in their lives ❤