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

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Lasagna Casserole with Zucchini

Lasagna Zucchini Casserole

Lasagna Zucchini Casserole

I had a pound of ground beef to use up and my craving hit: I wanted lasagna.  I wanted a cheesy piece of lasagna Bolognese with slices of zucchini.  I didn’t want to use zucchini as the noodles, they’d be extra texture.  I was going to use Mafalda.  I like to make lasagna soup using Mafalda so making a pan of lasagna with the smaller noodles would be a fun change. Continue reading

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Enchilada Casserole

When I made crockpot shredded chicken a couple of weeks ago I made a crockpot casserole with the remaining vegetables and juices.  It was the easiest meal ever!  After simmering for hours, the juices were full of flavor and I simply had to decided whether to add rice or pasta to the dish.  Rice won out. I called it an enchilada casserole since it had similar flavorings and ingredients. Continue reading