It's comfort food season and I've got you with easy casseroles and yummy slow cooker meals!
Don't forget to check out the time saving tips to get the most out of these meal plans!
📅 Food Holidays
- September 10 National Hot Dog Day would be a great time to try your hand at making corn dogs!
- September 11 is National Hot Cross Bun Day which makes no sense to me but you might like my white chocolate and citrus version.
🫑 What's in Season?
A better question might be, "what isn't in season?"
Make the most of these fresh flavors.
- Bell pepper
- Green beans & Wax beans
- Winter squash
- Zucchini and yellow squash
💭 Tips for success
- Use frozen meatballs to get a head start on the honey garlic meatballs.
- Double the recipe for the Honey Garlic Meatballs and freeze half. You'll have an easy dinner when you need it.
- Make extra fried potatoes to serve with breakfast later in the week.
- Leftover grilled chicken and bourbon peaches are delicious when added to a salad.
- Lemon icebox pie freezes like a dream so make a couple and have them on hand for when you need a quick dessert.
- Freeze leftover biscuits for quick breakfast sandwiches.
🍹This week's cocktail
Y'all know I love chocolate and this creamy cocktail is one of my favorites!
Honey Garlic Meatballs
These honey garlic meatballs are done in less than 30 minutes. Save even more time by using purchased meatballs!
Crispy Fried Potatoes
Nothing tastes better to me than these easy fried potatoes! Add some onion and bell pepper to give them even more flavor.
Oh Henry Bars
These old fashioned Oh Henry Bars are a cinch to make! Creamy chocolate and peanut butter fudge tops a crispy oatmeal and brown sugar layer. Save some of these to crumble in the chocolate ice cream instead of chocolate chips! So good!
It hardly seems appropriate to create a meal for today without acknowledging 9-11 with a moment of silence and hope that we can somehow find a way to live in peace with one another.
Grilled Chicken and Bourbon Peaches
This is one of my favorite recipes for the grill! Grilled Chicken Breast is tender & juicy but when you add those bourbon peaches the whole dish becomes amazing.
Pea & Cheese Salad
Creamy, sweet - pea & cheese salad is full of old fashioned goodness!
Chocolate Ice Cream
Don't put that ice cream maker away yet! This chocolate ice cream is super rich and chocolaty with lots of chocolate chips.
Frito Chicken Casserole
Chicken, beans, cheese, and Fritos make this Frito Chicken Casserole a family favorite. You can assemble this ahead of time, too!
Lemon Ice Box Pie
This easy no bake Lemon Icebox pie has just 3 ingredients! It's so rich and creamy, plus you can make it ahead of time and freeze it! This time try making it with lime juice for a tangy change. Serve it thawed or frozen - it's always a big hit!
Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken
This simple slow cooker chicken recipe could not be easier. Just 3 ingredients and a couple of hours in your slow cookier.
So soft and buttery! Potato rolls are delicious and they freeze well, too.
Lemon truffles are an easy, homemade candy that are so melt-in-your-mouth-creamy I bet you can't eat just one.
Crockpot Beef & Noodles
Sometimes I just need comfort food no matter what season it is! I love this slow cooker beef and noodles recipe because it's so simple but SO delicious.
Broccoli Casserole with Ritz
Broccoli casserole is a favorite with even my die hard broccoli haters. It's baked with a creamy, cheesy sauce and a crisp Ritz cracker topping.
Pumpkin Bundt Cake
This easy cake stays moist for days. Pumpkin spice bundt cake is full of fall flavor and it's so easy to make.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Chicken bacon Ranch casserole is a family friendly favorite! So easy and you can assemble it ahead of time.
There's nothing like homemade garlic knot rolls! They're not hard to make and they are just so yummy!
Classic Oatmeal Cookies
Old fashioned oatmeal cookies - the recipe that was on the back of the box of Quaker Oats when you were a kid! Chewy and delicious.
Old fashioned deviled chicken is easy to make and one of those retro dinners that just hits the spot.
Green Beans & Potatoes
Green beans and potatoes area classic! They're the perfect side dish for this meal.
Imagine the chewiest, gooey-est brownie with a swirl of salty peanut butter and m&ms in every bite. Now go make these m&m Brownies!
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I use my slow cooker all year. It saves time and it really helps to keep the kitchen cool in the summer. This is the one I buy my kids when they leave home. It's been used in military bases all over the world as my kids traveled from one duty station to the next and has moved with them time and time again.