Friday, August 3, 2012

July's Hits and Misses

July was unusual for us in that we only had one recipe that wasn't a keeper!

Two Timin' Pasta Bake claimed to be a ringer for the Four Cheese Bake Ziti at Olive Garden.  The claims were correct!  Even better though was the recipe called for jars of spaghetti sauce.  It doesn't get any easier.  This will definitely be filed under the category of fast weeknight meals.

Our family loves breakfast for dinner because our normal breakfasts require no prep.  :)  We tried Make Your Own Mini Frittatas.  The kids loved these and again, my favorite kind of recipe - easy!

Mini Frittatas

I try to plan one meat free meal a week.  Needless to say, not the kids or Tony's favorite night but they humor me.  To disguise all the beans in the wrap, we substituted refried beans for the pinto beans for these Spicy Bean and Rice Burritos.  Even Parker who doesn't like beans declared these keepers!

Now for the miss...Cheeseburger Pasta was like a made from scratch Hamburger Helper.  I don't mean to be a food snob, but I've only had it once in college when my roommate couldn't believe I had gone through my whole life without having Hamburger Helper.  Once was enough for me.

This new recipe brought me the most joy!  If you love appetizers, especially dips, then don't wait another minute!  Make Loaded Baked Potato Dip.  Now.  It takes a lot less time than baking a potato.

1 comment:

Katie Casey said...

I'm going to have to try the pasta and the dip! Thanks Jennifer!