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Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry

Date: May 1st, 2017 Recipe: http://pinchofyum.com/creamy-thai-sweet-potato-curry Time to table: 30 minutes Servings: A full dinner with some leftovers for lunches Modifications: None Erin: Like Ben: Like Kids: Annie and Luke not so much (scary new food!), Charlie enjoyed it. Notes: I made the curry … Continue reading

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slow cooker beef ragu with pappardelle

Date: April 30th, 2017 Recipe: http://pinchofyum.com/slow-cooker-beef-ragu-with-pappardelle Time to table: 15 minutes prep, 70 minutes cooking Servings: This will feed our family of 5 for 2 dinners Modifications: I added an onion and some chopped spinach because we had some and its an easy way to … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Kale Soup

Date: January 8th, 2017 Recipe: Page 80 from “The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook“:   Time to table: 75 minutes Servings: This will feed our family of 5 for 2 dinners Modifications: Used twice as much sausage as it called for (20 … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Date: January 2nd, 2017 Recipe: http://flavorrd.com/2014/03/chicken-tortilla-soup/ Time to table: 45 minutes Servings: This will feed our family of 5 for 2 dinners Modifications: Didn’t make the fried tortilla strips and just used tortilla chips instead because we have kids. I also made some white rice … Continue reading

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Mexican Layer Casserole

Date: February 28th Recipe: http://elefantitasalegres.blogspot.com/2016/02/mexican-layer-casserole.html Time to table: 45 minutes Servings: Dinners and a several lunches Modifications: Didn’t use the frozen vegetables and used carrots, onion, garlic, and corn instead. We mixed the black beans in with the rice too. Next time I would mix … Continue reading

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African Peanut Soup

Date: February 21st Recipe: http://relishingit.com/2011/10/20/african-peanut-soup/ Time to table: 45 minutes Servings: Two dinners and a couple lunches Modifications: I used kale instead of spinach because I had some I needed to use up. The recipe calls for 2 cups of crushed tomatoes, I just used … Continue reading

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Sausage, potato, and kale soup

Date: December 13th, 2015 Recipe: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/sausage-potato-and-kale-soup/ Time to table: 45 minutes Servings: Two dinners and several lunches for me, this made a lot Modifications: I used more liquids since I think we had more kale than it called for. Ben: LOVE Erin: Love Annie: … Continue reading

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Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Date: October 6 Recipe: http://www.closetcooking.com/2015/09/sausage-and-pepper-stuffed-spaghetti.html Modifications: Actually didn’t use sausage – we used ground beef that we had on hand instead. Also just used a single squash. Servings: Fed the four of us for dinner with a little leftover. Time to table: You … Continue reading

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Butter Chicken

Date: August 19th Recipe: http://www.mealplanning101.com/2008/09/slow-cooker-butter-chicken.html Modifications: No cayenne pepper in the dish itself. Servings: 4-5 Erin: Like Ben: Love Annie & Luke: Like, I guess? Notes: Our neighbors were having this at their house one night when we crashed in to say ‘hello’ and … Continue reading

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BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad

Date: May 4th Recipe: http://whatsgabycooking.com/bbq-chicken-quinoa-salad/ Modifications:  I added a sautéed onion because we had half of one in the fridge, and I added paprika, garlic powder, and salt to the mix. Time to table: 30 minutes, we already had the shredded chicken … Continue reading

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