In-A-Pinch Pasta Salad

Memorial Day has come and gone, and with it, most of the food I had prepared. Do you have picnic leftovers, too? Everything was gone, except for two red, white, and blue deviled eggs and hot dogs. I had five hot dogs leftover. I was tired of chips and pretzels, which is what we usually have with our doggies. I needed to find something else to pair with hot dogs without running out to the grocery store. I came up with my rendition of Italian Pasta Salad.

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Can’t Beat this Broccoli Alfredo Tortellini

My vegetarian daughter just came home from college.  I made this meal and she just raved about it.  Which is saying something because she is quite picky.  It is super easy to make and ready to eat in under 30 minutes.  Plus it satisfies the broccoli obsession that I have had lately.

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My Seven Main Types of Dish and Dash Meals

How do I decide what to make for dinner?  Weekly, I go through the grocery fliers and decide what is on sale and what I can make with it.  If I want to try something new, I will do an internet search and see if anything looks interesting.  We tend to be a more meat and potatoes type of family, so I focus more on the meats when I plan.   Everyone in my family has things they like and don’t like so I choose to cater a little to their tastes as well.  Your main menu categories may fall elsewhere but mine tend to be grouped into seven categories.   Continue reading “My Seven Main Types of Dish and Dash Meals”