Oktoberfest Stew

Oktoberfest Stew | Lady Melady: My Castle, My Food

Oktoberfest Stew | Lady Melady: My Castle, My Food

I ran across this recipe and thought it would be great to try for Oktoberfest.  Then I got busy and the next thing I knew it was November.  Oops!  Life has a way of moving too fast some months.  Novemberfest is now a thing in our castle, especially with the discovery of this hearty soup!  So much flavor and relatively easy to make (Call it rustic and skip peeling the potatoes!) Continue reading

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Elbow Spaghetti {cooking from jars}

Elbow Spaghetti

Elbow Spaghetti

I used a jar of Ragu® spaghetti sauce to make dinner for the grandkids awhile back. It went against my standards but they like it. I was surprised to find I liked it too!  When I was at the grocery store recently I texted my daughter in law for the brand of the sauce. I’d forgotten already! I wanted to have a jar for a quick  dinner when needed.  Having a jar of sauce on hand we actually like will be golden. Continue reading

Mexican “Chopped” Chili

Mexican Chopped Chili

Mexican Chopped Chili

I hadn’t planned a meal, and I didn’t want to go out to dinner.  I had just enough energy and interest to throw some contents of the fridge and a few from the cupboard into a skillet and call it a meal.  I’d use the small container of beef stewing meat I’d thawed several days earlier for another dish. Since that dish didn’t happen, it was going to be repurposed into a Mexican  dish ala one of our favorite shows, “Chopped”. Continue reading