This easy taco soup recipe comes together in minutes, is inexpensive, and makes a great freezer meal. Cooked on the stove, in the slow cooker, or in your Instant Pot…it’s the perfect weeknight meal.I know. It’s July and I’m posting a soup recipe. What am I thinking? Here’s the deal…this is one of the only soups I still make in the summertime because it’s so quick and easy, and something about the Mexican flavors makes it feel like it belongs in the heat. Plus, if you make it in the Instant Pot, you avoid heating up your house…which I’m avoiding at all costs these days….
This cozy chicken and dumpling soup is a great, easy meal on a cloudy day when you need some good, healthy comfort food.
One of the best things about fall is that I get to whip out my big pots and make soups again. I LOVE making homemade soup. Chicken soup with homemade noodles, tomato basil, minestrone, super loaded baked potato, cauliflower chower. Mmmm. Don’t talk to me about canned soup…I don’t consider that to be real food. Besides, soup is such an easy meal to make from scratch, and it just fills my house with happy thoughts on a gloomy day.
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In my house growing up, when I asked the question, “Mom, what’s for dinner?” there was a good chance the answer would be one of two things…
- I.D.K. (interpret: “I don’t know”)
- Chicken something
We joked about this, and to be fair, my mom somehow always managed to pull together a tasty meal, even when she had no idea what that meal was going to be as of 4:30 in the afternoon.Now that I’m the mom in the house who is supposed to answer that dreaded question, I’ve found that the key for me is to not have to decide in the moment.…
This quick and hearty French dip is great for nights when you don’t have much time to get food on the table.
Fun fact: in my house growing up, “French dip” consisted of oval-shaped hamburger patties that were pan fried and then put on hoagie rolls to be dipped in Au Jus. I’m not sure how that started (probably a result of some picky eater children…sorry Mom), but the first time I ordered French dip at a restaurant, I was totally confused by the meal that the waiter brought me….
This Mexican casserole is an easy dinner that comes together quickly with only 5 ingredients. It’s kid-friendly and is a great meal for sneaking in extra veggies without your kids knowing. Mom win!
We’ve been in lazy mode this week. Since returning from our Florida trip, I haven’t felt like being super ambitious (our trip filled my ambitious quota for awhile), so we’ve done a lot of playing in the sand box, making smoothies, and reading stories….
This twist on a classic meatball sandwich is perfectly kid-sized and fun for everyone. Plus, it comes together SUPER fast for a great weeknight dinner.
It was Monday, and it was getting dangerously close to the time I needed to make dinner or face the wrath of hungry, cranky kids. I’m usually pretty good about planning our meals ahead of time, but I hadn’t gotten around to planning that week yet. So I started wracking my brain. …