Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sorta Cooking

Sitting here trying to deny there may be a few snowflakes swirling around-

I thought I would share some grocery/kinda cooking tips today-

We have been having lots of frozen vegetables lately-love to sample all the different blends-here are a few I can recommend
Birds eye lightly seasoned sweet potatoes with brown sugar
Green giant Italian blend
Birds eye lightly sauced brussel sprouts

I like canned too-I tend to like the canned better for greens and green beans

Seems like lately we get a rotisserie chicken about every other week-super easy to have the refrigerated already cooked mashed potatoes-although as they seem to raise my blood sugar pretty high -I often choose Mac and cheese with a coupe of sides of veggies-hmmm hate that word veggies-

As for a really good frozen Mac and cheese-I have to tell you about Marie Callender's comfort bakes-Vermont white cheddar Mac and cheese

I picked it up on sale a while back-not really liking white cheddar- it is awesome--so much better than stouffer's-now mind you I know how to make homemade and Robyn makes a delicious crock pot Mac and cheese-but this is excellent on an easy dinner night-

A totally mindless dinner-chunky beef vegetable soup over minute rice-and btw the store brand minute style rice is usually fine but typically not that much cheaper

Frank and Dillon like to have special bread with most meals-instead of the plain old refrigerated biscuits-pepperidge farm has a nice savory cheddar refrig biscuit

Oh yeah-and this is probably the best tip I can share-
Last night we had grilled cheese sandwiches with bearcreek brand dried soup mix -they have many options-we had the chili-all you added was water and tomato paste--it was a huge hit

Well that's all for now-wishing you sunny days and happy sorta cooking :)


  1. Replies
    1. Hmmm I thought I said something yesterday but not here now/I was saying if only the Mac and cheese came in a slightly larger package :)

  2. I agree Lynn, 'veggies' isn't a very nice word but has become quite universal. An anagram of vegetables is Steve Bagel, that's it for me from now on. An example on a restaurant menu then could be "all main courses include your choice of Steve Bagel"
    I'm having a Feeb West tonight and my Steve Bagel will includes Sweed, Corrats, Couliflawer and Boccorli. It's a tatsy dhis.
    Sunny happy days to you.

  3. Huh that's an interesting name for veggies haha-the blend you are having tonight is what we call California blend :)

  4. We loved the Bear Creek potato soup mix, and that is saying a lot coming from me because I hated potato soup growing up!
    Hope all is well.

  5. Yeah that sounds good Brenda -I want to try their gumbo -;)