Meat Lovers Lasagna & Easter #NewFavorites

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Spring always seems to be that time of year everyone is getting back into gear. It’s like wiping away that winter fog and getting things ready for a busy summer. What I enjoy about Stouffer’s Meat Lovers Lasagna is how easy it is to make for a springtime dinner. Even better when I am on the run trying to pick up eggs and fun decorations for my daughter to pop this in the oven allowing us more time to decorate.  It’s such an easy meal!
Stouffer's Meat Lover's Lasagna with New York Texas Toast for Spring Dinner #NewFavorites #CollectiveBias #shop via MooshuJenne.com

I love when she can shop herself and just run into Walmart and grab what I send to her on her phone. Generally, her and one of her brother’s will run in and grab a pasta dinner and Texas Toast for the perfect pairing. 

Stouffer's Meat Lover's Lasagna with New York Texas Toast for Spring Dinner #NewFavorites #CollectiveBias #shopYou can just hop on over to the next aisle and pick up your toast. It’s usually a 15 minutes store run. Easy dinner that’s done in less than 30 minutes without all the work. I enjoy that she can make it and I can prepare eggs and the stuff to decorate them.

Stouffer's Meat Lover's Lasagna with New York Texas Toast for Spring Dinner #NewFavorites #CollectiveBias #shopDo you have a go to meal or easy meal that you make when trying to have fun decorating for Easter? What plans do you usually have for Easter. We generally always try to make eggs in plenty of different styles. I think this year I would like to try eggs drawn on with markers. 

Stouffer's Meat Lover's Lasagna with New York Texas Toast for Spring Dinner #NewFavorites #CollectiveBias #shopLasagna is always a meal I think you need more of and really a little bit for each person goes such an absolute long way. This is the family size and it really is enough to feed all six of us with the Texas Toast on the side of course ;) 

Meat Lovers Lasagna and Texas Toast
Serves 6
Meat lovers lasagna with Texas Toast
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package Stouffer's Meat Lovers Lasagna Family Size
  2. 1 box New York Texas Toast
Instructions
  1. Cook Stouffer's lasagna for 9 minutes on high in the microwave and then cook at 50% power for 20 minutes. For Texas Toast just cook as directed on the box. Serve while coloring eggs!
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Moroccan Beef Stew

Just one day away till Halloween. It’s raining here but it’s suppose to make its way out before tomorrow nights festivities. What are your plans this Halloween? We are ordering pizza and I plan to make some cupcakes with a Halloween swirl. Though on Fall nights like this I love to make stew, soups, and goulashes. There just happens to be more then one way to make a goulash. My other half would assume this Moroccan beef stew is a goulash. I say it’s a stew. You can decide for yourself :)

Moroccan Beef Stew

 The aromatic smell of the allspice and cinnamon as this simmers on the stove reminds me of Fall. Most of all I dig the usage of apricots and raisins. Dried fruit really gives the dish flavor and color. I added some dried apricots to the top for more color but I cook some in the dish too. Too add a bit of green you can top with parsley or basil though we eat it without those.

Tonight, I plan on helping my daughter carve a pumpkin. I know the other half will probably take over and do his rendition of a Halloween Michael Myers pumpkin just like in the films and on the cover. I hope if it’s not to wet outside to get some pictures of my eerie graveyard and the pumpkin this evening. Do you make your own Halloween decorations? I have too much fun doing it. I don’t make costumes though. Sewing is not my forte. 

Moroccan Stew

Thinking of tomorrow night is anyone planning on watching the Ghost Adventures two hour Transylvania episode? I am going to try to catch at least half of it. I know for some part of it we will be trick or treating. What time do you head out? Do you wait till dusk or just go at around 7:00P.M.? We usually wait until dusk but lately more people have been starting earlier especially if it is a school night. However you celebrate I hope your preparations for All Hallow’s Eve are underway. 

Moroccan Beef Stew

Total Time: 2 hours

Serving Size: 8

Moroccan Beef Stew

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 lbs. beef stew meat
1 large yellow or white onion; diced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger; diced
3 cloves garlic; minced
1 tablespoon allspice
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 cup red wine
1/2 cup ketchup or 1 small can tomato paste
2 to 3 cups beef broth
7 whole dried apricots; sliced
1 handful of raisins
1 tablespoon Wondra flour
Salt and pepper

Instructions

In a large pot, add in olive oil and beef stew meat. Add in diced onion, garlic and ginger. Saute until the meat is browned. Add in allspice, cinnamon and crushed red pepper. Mix well. Add red wine to deglaze pot. Add ketchup and beef broth. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Add some of the apricots and all of the raisins. Simmer for about an hour to an hour and a half.

Once meat is tender add the one tablespoon of Wondra flour and stir well. Add salt and pepper. Serve over rice or pasta. Top with apricots for extra color.

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Meatball Stroganoff with Land O’ Lakes #SauteExpress

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Some weeks you just really want to do nothing but easy recipes that will fulfill your family. What’s worse is when you are tired of the same foods. I like making classic authentic food as much as the next but sometimes I hack it to make it delicious and easy. This Meatball Stroganoff is easy but gets easier with Land O’Lakes Saute Express Saute Starters. Helps me cut out the garlic and chopping of herbs. Super simple to start a meal off with!

Meatball Stroganoff #SauteExpress

I like to make a plan for the week with recipes that I know I can make or teach the teens to make. It’s great to plan meals for the week as it will help you throw out less produce. Just like tonight’s tortilla soup I made in which I also used the Saute Express Starters in it. Letting nothing go to waste!

Meatball Stroganoff #SauteExpress

Simply melt the starters in a pan and add in mushrooms, onions, and other goodies. The Saute Express Starters are good in soups or saute chicken. I like to just keep a notepad file of the recipes I want to make for the week. This week the plan is to make Czech goulash, Moroccan stew, taco soup, pasta pie, and a few other dishes. Do you have a weekly menu?

Meatball Stroganoff #SauteExpress

These are not only wonderful for sauteing foods they are also delicious on breads. Toast french bread and use it like a spread over the bread before toasting. Super scrumptious! Using #SauteExpress on Twitter or Instagram you can find more recipes featuring different Saute Express Starter flavors. They can easily be picked up in the butter and spreads section at Walmart.  I have a feeling the garlic and herb and the lemon pepper will soon become a staple in my fridge.

Meatball Stroganoff

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 8

Meatball Stroganoff

Ingredients

For Meatballs:
1 lb ground beef
2 cloves garlic; diced
1/2 white onion; diced
1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
For Stroganoff:
1 - 32 oz container beef broth
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 white onion; diced
8 white mushrooms; sliced
4 tablespoons quick mixing flour
3 tablespoons sour cream
1 - 16 oz package of egg noodles
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt and cracked black pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix beef, garlic, onion, parsley, bread crumbs, and milk in a large bowl. In a glass casserole dish add 2 tablespoons olive oil, roll meatballs, and place in dish. Bake for 30 minutes until cooked thoroughly.

In a large pot bowl water for egg noodle per package directions. Drain and set aside.

In a deep skillet, add saute express starters, onions, and mushrooms. Saute for about 2 minutes. Add beef broth, paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a bowl and simmer for 5 minutes. Add heavy whipping cream and lower to a low boil for about 10 minutes until it starts to thicken. Add quick mixing flour stirring well for no lumps. Cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until the sauce thickens. Add three tablespoons sour cream; stir until well incorporated. Once the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, remove from heat, and serve over egg noodles along with meatballs.

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Italian Beef Sandwiches

Cooking on Friday’s is NOT my forte’. With that being said, crock pots can come in handy when you want to make a meal and run off to see the new Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters film. These Italian beef sandwiches cook wonderfully easy in the crock pot without to many ingredients too; it is a budget friendly recipe!

Italian beef sandwich, beef dinner

The new Percy Jackson movie is definitely a hit in my book. It would be fun to read the entire series but so far I have only accomplished reading the first book. As soon as the first film came out we went to the theaters to see it. Unfortunately, I did not get to see this movie on opening weekend. Though the next film I will make it a point to go see it opening weekend. Did you like the new Percy Jackson film?

After running off to see the new Percy film, since our power was out due to maintenance, we went shopping. The Italian beef for the sandwiches slow cooked the night before. Rue 21 has some great jeans on sale. My daughter picked up four pairs of jeans for $50. Can’t beat that! Once we got home from shopping I just clicked the crock pot on to warm and by dinner time the Italian beef was warmed up for the sandwiches. Made my Friday night cooking easy!

As fall approaches, my Friday nights are spent making easy dinners and watching Haven. This show has an amazing cast! I simply cannot wait for this show to come back on. Guess that means I need to make more easy dinners just like this one. Do you have any easy meals that you make on Friday’s?

Italian Beef Sandwich

Gosh! This sandwich really is the bomb! In Chicago a.k.a Chi-town, you can get these bad boys all around. Here in Texas, we have one joint in a 100 mile radius that sells these but nowhere close to what you get up north. Sometimes it is nice to go out to eat and just grab a drippy sandwich. I wish we had places here that sold good food like this Italian beef sandwich. At least for the meantime I can make these as good as the ones in Chi-town at home. So without further ado here is the recipe!

Italian Beef Sandwiches

Total Time: 12 hours

Yield: Makes about 10 to 12 sandwiches.

Italian Beef Sandwiches

Ingredients

1 jar of pepperoncini's
1 32 oz container of beef broth
1 can of crushed tomatoes
4 lbs beef bottom round roast (not chuck roast)
Salt and fresh cracked pepper
Hoagie rolls, baguette, or preferred bread

Instructions

In a crock pot, add beef bottom round roast and top with beef broth. Add in crushed tomatoes and all of the juice from the pepperoncini's. Use half of the pepperoncini's in the pot and reserve the rest for garnish. Top with fresh cracked pepper and salt. Turn crock pot to high.

Once the crock pot has warmed to high and the water has been simmer/boiling for a good hour or two you can reduce the heat to low and let cook overnight. Pull the roast apart and drop into the juice and set the heat to warm to keep a warm temperature for serving.

Slice bread down one side and fill with beef. Make sure to add some of the juice over the top flavor your meat and the bread. Garnish with fresh pepperoncini's and/or red onion.

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Enjoy!

 

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

It is truly super fantastic when ground beef goes on sale. My entire family are ground beef eaters. On the other hand, I am not the biggest fan. Basically, that means hamburgers get old fairly quickly! Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joe’s is a recipe I saw on Pinterest. There is plenty of recipes out on the net for these Joe’s but I’m not a fan of the steak sauce they used or flour mixture to thicken the Joe.

Instead, I decided to use the natural beef flavor and enhance it with a bit of packaged brown gravy. It flavors the meat well and gives the texture of a sloppy joe. Onions, bell peppers, and garlic add to the flavor just like what you would expect in a regular Philly cheese steak sandwich. These Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joe’s go well with onion rings, tater tots, or crinkle cut fries.

philly cheese steak sloppy joe

The question inquiring minds would like to know is what cheese do you prefer on them? My oldest and youngest are not fans of cheese so they eat them without the cheese. But the age old question is how is a Philly best served with “what” style of cheese. Are you a cheese sauce (cheese whiz) or provolone fan? Tell us below how you take your Philly! The rest of my household are all provolone junkies but my middle one would use pepper jack cheese if he could.

philly cheese steak sloppy joe

Most of all, this recipe is so awesome because it is budget friendly and super quick to make on a weeknight before your TV shows come on. Good in the summer without heating up the house. Great in the winter cause it is a warming dish. Perfect on the go to the lake, soccer practice, or NASCAR races. It just so darn universal! I have to tell you though, I had to eat mine on Texas Toast! It does help soak up some of the sauce with a crispy bite each time. What’s your year round go to meal? Is it budget friendly?

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Yield: About 12 sandwiches

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs ground beef (90/10 preferred)
1 large white onion
1 large green bell pepper
3 cloves of garlic; minced
2 packages of brown gravy
1/2 to 3/4 cup of beef broth
Buns or Texas Toast (your choice)

Instructions

Dice onion, bell pepper, and mince garlic. Add vegetables and garlic to a large pot. Add in beef broth over vegetables and bring to a medium high heat. Saute vegetables about 3 minutes then add in the ground beef. Cook until ground beef is browned.

Add in gravy package to the beef mixture and stir well. Reduce heat to low. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. If you would like it to be saucy add a little broth and stir well. Top on bread or buns and serve.

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Chili Mac

With a 16th birthday and house remodeling taking up most of my time I have been absent from the blog for too long. Though luckily during all the remodeling I have been working on smaller projects too like DIY photography boards for my food photography. Plus, a list of recipes, including chili mac, that would look delicious here on the blog. It also helps if the family likes them.

Five people in one house can make it difficult to choose a recipe that everyone will try or enjoys. My oldest son does not like cheese. There is a few dishes that he will eat “certain” cheeses with like mozzarella. On the other hand, my daughter eats cheese but is not the biggest fan. My middle son, myself, and the other half all enjoy plenty of different cheeses. This is just a tiny dilemma since many dishes have cheese but it is super easy to remove it. Below is one dish I have found that the entire family will eat that does not come straight from mixing boxed food with canned food.

Mmm… Good comfort food. Chili Mac!

Chili Mac

 

Hearty meat, fresh spices, and comfort pasta make this dish so appeasing not only to adults but children too. Top it with cheese and onions for even more flavor. My son likes to add sour cream but I like mine with cheese and red onion. For extra heat the other half adds cayenne pepper over his after it is served.

Back to the DIY photography boards. Tell me these boards are not just super pretty? I just love playing with colors and leaving some natural. I am thinking about a post on how to make DIY photography boards with cheap acrylic paint, Elmer’s glue, and plywood. Just curious if any of my readers would be interesting in reading a detailed post about this?

Here’s the recipe for Chili Mac  :)

Chili Mac

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: 6

Chili Mac

Ingredients

2 lbs ground beef
1 - 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 - 12 oz box of small elbow pasta
1 large white onion; diced
2 California sweet red peppers; seeds removed and diced
1 cup beef broth
2 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 red onion; diced (optional for topping)
Sharp cheese (optional for topping)
Sour cream (optional for topping)

Instructions

In a medium pot, fill with water and add in salt with olive oil. Bring to a boil and add pasta. Cook pasta according to directions on the box. Drain and set aside.

In a large pot, add ground beef, white onion, and red peppers along with beef broth. Cook until meat is browned. Add in cumin, paprika, chili powder, and cayenne pepper; stir well. Add in crushed tomatoes and turn down the heat to low. Bring the sauce to a slow, low boil and add in pasta. Do not let sauce burn, watch it closely! Stir in pasta lightly until covered with sauce and cook for about a minute allowing the sauce to soak into pasta.

Serve topped with cheese, sour cream, and/or red onions.

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Plněná paprika polévka – Stuffed pepper soup

This plnena paprika polevka also know as stuffed pepper soup has been lurking in my folder for about two weeks now. I held off on it to finish the boards to photograph it on and once I finally photographed it I realized I left thick soup all along the edge and it looks horrible; well to me it looks horrible.  The plan to remake the soup continued to be put off since the weather is considerably hot here for this time of year. It probably just best to go ahead and share it. If we end up with another cold and rainy day I can always remake the soup and get some gorgeous shots.

Stuffed Pepper Soup - Plnena Paprika Polevka

Czechs generally make stuffed bell peppers a bit different then Italians do. My other half and I figured that out the first time we decided to make stuffed peppers together. He is full blooded Czech and well I’m Italian with other heritage but more prone to the Italian as I was raised with that cuisine and values. Czech stuffed peppers are simmered on a stove with paprika, rice, and ground beef  while Italian stuffed pepper are baked in the oven without paprika and a small amount of tomato sauce. This stuffed pepper soup is a rendition of Czech stuffed peppers turned inside out to make a soup. Love Czech stuffed peppers with dumplings also known as knedliky. We just had garlic bread at the time but it would have been nice to pair them with this soup.

The board turned out nice in the photograph. I am working on several others and thinking about a DIY post. Anyone that would be interested? The boards I am working on are going to be chalkboard, crackled,  and stained. Most of them will be painted with basic cheap acrylic paints you can pick up at any hobby store. Hoping to get the rest of them cut tonight so I can work on them over the next few days.  Also in some serious need for heavy poster board. Looks like another run to the Dollar Tree.

Plněná paprika polévka – Stuffed pepper soup

Plněná paprika polévka – Stuffed pepper soup

Ingredients

2 red bell peppers; diced
2 yellow bell peppers; diced
2 orange bell peppers; diced
1 white onion; diced
3 garlic cloves; minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1 cup of white long grain rice
2 large cans of tomato sauce
3 regular sized cans of stewed tomatoes or diced
3 tablespoons paprika
salt and pepper

Instructions

In a large pot, on medium high heat, add in diced onion, garlic, and peppers. Add in two tablespoons of olive oil and saute for about 2 minutes. Add in ground beef and cook with vegetables until meat is browned.

Add paprika to the beef once browned and stir well incorporating all of the paprika. Add in the rice, stewed tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Using the tomato cans put in a little water to clean off sides and add that water to the pot. Bring the heat to low and cook for about 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

If you would like the soup thinner just add any broth of choice. Garnish soup with parsley, dumplings, and fresh bell pepper.

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And now I am off to cut those boards… well make the other half do it while I eat fresh tortillas with salsa and butter. Guilty pleasure!

#SundaySupper – Patty Melt, Hand Cut Fries, & a Shake

Growing up there was this old drive in my grandparents used to take me to that served patty melts and delicious food. I remember the green sign and the big bags of fries. Nothing like any other joint around. It was called Lucky Boy. My grandmother loved their pastrami sandwiches. My grandfather loved the burgers and fries. I remember the milkshakes.

Lucky Boy in South Gate - Patty Melt

Lucky Boy in South Gate

I want to give everyone a dish that would be reminiscent of a time I spent with my family for this #SundaySupper. So here is my version of a patty melt, hand cut fries, and a chocolate milkshake.

Patty Melt, Hand Cut Fries, & a Shake

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 burgers, a bucket of fries, and one shake per recipe ingredients.

Patty Melt, Hand Cut Fries, & a Shake

Ingredients

For Patty Melt
One loaf rye bread
1 1/2 lbs grounds beef
Sliced cheese of choice (we used cheddar and pepperjack)
1 onion; sliced in rounds
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter for bread
For Hand Cut Fries
6 to 8 potatoes; sliced into strips
Vegetable oil for frying
Salt and pepper to taste
For Chocolate Milkshake
3 scoops of chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup milk
3 squeezes of chocolate syrup

Instructions

For Patty Melt

Make hamburger patties square or round to your preference. In a frying pan, add one tablespoon olive oil and fry burgers until cooked to desired wellness. Pull out patties and butter the bread. Toast bread with cheeses and add the meat. Serve with gooey cheesiness!

For Hand Cut Fries

Wash potatoes and cut in half and then in to long strips. Heat oil to medium heat and fry potatoes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and then salt and pepper to taste. A small amount of cinnamon, paprika, sugar, salt, and pepper makes a wonderful seasoning to the fries.

For Chocolate Shakes

In a blender, add three scoops of chocolate ice cream and 1/2 cup of milk. Blend for 1 minute on high. Add three squeezes of chocolate syrup and blend for 30 seconds. Serve with whipping topping and a cherry or plain jane.

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Shepherd’s Hand Pies

Yes, I love pie! Oddly enough I prefer cherry or meat pies. These Shepherd’s Hand Pies feature shepherd’s pie in a handmade pie crust. The can be made with beef, chicken  or just vegetarian. Creativity with this recipe is your friends. The more intricate the ingredients the richer the flavors. I make these with beef and onion as the flavors just fall together. For vegetarians mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, onion, celery, and corn make a pie. For the gravy just use cooked carrots and blend them in a blender with a bit of heavy whipping cream. They make a fantastic gravy that is full of color and nutrients. If your a chicken fan you can do chicken with a chicken gravy and matching vegetables. If you really want to jump out of the box you can use crawfish or crab meat to make a seafood rendition.

Shepherd's Hand Pies

Hand pies are delicious fresh or they can be frozen to heat up later on another occasion. This makes them perfect for movie night or for weeknight TV shows you don’t want to miss; such as Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Haven, Grimm, and Once Upon a Time. Hmm… did I leave one out? Oh! Of course our beloved The Walking Dead. Do have to say I have been waiting for them to kill off the annoying blonde and the governor. Just not a fan of nut jobs.

Speaking of Vampire Diaries, is anyone else tired of the poor Elena thing? I am. Let’s get on with it. Damon and Elena should be together. Let Tyler hook up with the wolf chic from Secret Circle, and the judgmental Stefan and Caroline should end up together. Maybe spin off some weird love relationship with Klaus and Bonnie as they will both soon hate the new professor in town.

Anywho! Back to the pies.

Shepherd

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 12 pies

Shepherd

Ingredients

For Filling:
1 lb ground beef
1 can of gravy (canned, jar, or homemade)
2 carrots (diced)
1 potato (diced)
1 can of corn
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 yellow onion (diced)
1 tsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 egg
For Crust:
You may use a homemade recipe or store bought.
I suggest homemade as it stretches more.

Instructions

Roll out pie crust on a large floured surface. Use biscuit cutter to cut the dough and set aside. Repeat until all dough is cut out. Place round crust cutout on floured surface and roll to spread out the circle. Set aside.

In a large skillet, place diced onion, garlic, olive oil, and beef in skillet. Heat to medium high heat. Add salt and pepper. Add in carrots and potato and cook until meat is done. Drain can of corn and add to skillet. Add in gravy and stir well. You may add the mixture to a bowl if you would like before adding in the gravy.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Fill rolled out crust circles with about a tablespoon and a half with dough and seal around edges with a fork. Continue until all the dough is used. Beat egg in small bowl and coat over crust. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 to 40 minutes until crust is a golden color.

Serve with mashed potatoes or by themselves as an appetizer.

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Two Year Blogiversary

Yay! It’s our  Two Year Blogiversary! The blog and I have made it two years. Though, I am a few days late on this post due to my birthday and the cold front that swept in and made everything so dark that there would be no way to get one single natural light photograph. At least the sun is back out and my son and I can have some fun photographing our favorite lunch container by Frego!

Today, for the blogiversary, I am giving away one Frego lunch container! This beast is the guru of all lunch containers. One of my very personal favorites! Here is a video to tell you why it is my favorite with all the super cool features this container comes with. We’ve used this container over and over and it works very well in the microwave and the oven. It’s sturdy and the double seal is fantastic; no leaks!

 

 

I wanted to share a recipe that I use to put in my Frego container. It’s an older recipe on the blog but one of my absolute favorites when the Autumn air comes rolling in.

 

Italian Goulash

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Serving Size: 6

Italian Goulash

Ingredients

1lb ground beef
2 white or yellow onions (chopped)
2 bell peppers (chopped)
4-5 cloves of garlic (chopped)
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
4 cans stewed tomatoes (regular size cans)
1 large can of tomato sauce (28oz)
2 tablespoon Worcester sauce
1 tablespoon paprika
1lb small shells pasta

Instructions

Fill a large pot with water and a few drops of olive oil. Salt your water bath and bring to a boil. Drop in pasta and cook till done.

In a large sauce pot, add in your chopped onions, peppers, garlic, and olive oil. Saute for about 2 minutes. Add a little salt and then add in your ground beef. Stirring frequently, breaking up your meat while browning. Once your meat is browned add in paprika and Worcester sauce. Then add in your four cans of stewed tomatoes and large can of tomato sauce. Bring to a low boil and cook for about an hour.

Mix your pasta and sauce in a large bowl and serve!

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*Disclosure: I was given two containers from Frego to review. I was not reimbursed for writing this post and all opinions expressed are my own.