This week you can look forward to fall comfort food from casseroles to slow cooker meals! Tacos, creamy King Ranch casserole, and a homemade Hamburger Helper copycat that is out of this world!
📅 Food Holidays
We celebrate a couple of fun food holidays this week. They're silly little holidays but it gives us an opportunity to make some memories and have some fun!
- Celebrate National Key Lime Pie Day on the 26th with a Key Lime Pie Margarita!
🫑 What's in Season?
- Beet greens
- Winter squash
💭 Tips for success
- Put a couple of pounds of chicken breast in the slow cooker on Friday. You'll have enough chicken for the tacos plus the King Ranch chicken, chicken spaghetti, and the fiesta chicken.
- Add some bbq sauce to any leftover chicken and use it to make bbq sandwiches for lunch.
- Brown a couple of pounds of ground beef to carry over for both the cowboy casserole and the beef and potatoes skillet.
- Add a can of cream of chicken soup to leftover chicken and serve it over leftover cornbread for a light lunch or dinner.
- I know I'm weird but I love the leftover cucumber salad made into sandwiches. Just layer the cucumbers between slices of white bread and spoon on the dressing.
- Cinnamon gelato goes really really well with that apple cake!
🍹This week's cocktail
Apple Cider Sangria
Just updated and perfect for lazy fall weekends and cozy holidays! Apple cider sangria is full of autumn spice and fall flavors.
Chicken Street Tacos
Make the tacos anyway you want but start with this tender tequila lime chicken made in the slow cooker! Serve with some rice on the side and your favorite taco toppings.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cobbler
This easy chocolate dessert comes together in 10 minutes in the microwave.
Beefy cheesy goodness! Cowboy casserole is kid friendly and topped with Tater Tots. Super easy!
Southern Green Beans
Classic southern green beans are a delicious side for any meal!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
I love the salty sweet goodness of this no bake chocolate peanut butter pie with pretzel crust.
King Ranch Casserole
King Ranch Casserole is comfort food with a capital "C"! It tastes like a creamy chicken enchilada but is so much easier. A salad is all you need to serve with this.
This easy apple bundt cake is sweet and spicy with a whiskey glaze.
Beef & Potato Skillet
Just about as easy as one of those boxed Hamburger Helper dinners! Beef and potato skillet is creamy and cheesy.
I love this creamy cucumber salad and if there are a few lone summer cucumbers at the store I'll snatch them up and make this while I can!
Peanut Butter Cookies
Remember old fashioned peanut butter cookies? These have crispy edges and chewy middles - just they way we like them!
Classic southern chicken spaghetti is creamy and cheesy - always a family favorite!
Classic Fried Cabbage
Fried cabbage with bacon is rich and comforting. One of my favorites no matter what's on the menu!
Peach Cobbler Dump Cake
All you need is about 2 minutes prep time on this easy peach cobbler dump cake! Serve it warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
Slow cooker fiesta chicken has all the Tex-Mex flavor. If you start with precooked chicken from Friday you really only need to heat it up in a pan on the stove.
This cornbread is great alongside the fiesta chicken and rice OR spoon the chicken right over the cornbread!
Chocolate Sheet Cake
You'll love this easy, classic chocolate sheet cake with whipped chocolate frosting that's baked and served in one pan.
Sausage Alfredo Skillet
Make this easy smoked sausage Alfredo skillet dinner in about 15 minutes - just long enough for the pasta to cook. I like to add steamed broccoli in as well.
If you get the chance to make this rustic multigrain bread it's fabulous with this meal!
If you've never had chocolate chess pie before you've just got to try it! Fudgy and delicious and this is the best of them all!
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