heellloo there! i apologize for missing last month’s $30 for 5 meals. as many of you know, i had surgery. since my recovery time will be 6 – 8 weeks, i’m not sure when i will be able to get in the kitchen and create some recipes. then, i had another unexpected hiccup, which was a post surgery infection. i am still hopeful that my recovery period will not be as long as projected. i did, however, cook ahead and store a few recipes that i will be sharing during my recovery. anyway, i hope you enjoy the recipes in this month’s edition.
slow cooker italian sausage, peppers and onions – this is the kind of recipe we need. a slow cooker recipe smack dab in the middle of the summer. every-time i cut on my stove, we instantly start sweating. lol. okay, maybe not that severe, but we feel it. this recipe is a sure way to stay cool and have a tasty meal on the table in no time.
pizza spaghetti bake – this pizza spaghetti bake is amazing. i wanted to make a baked spaghetti recipe and thought i would throw in my favorite pizza components. i’m so glad i did. this recipe is very versatile. you can add mushrooms, sausage, banana peppers, whatever floats your boat! also a great recipe to double up on and freeze!
chicken lo mein – ah, lo mein. hands down one of my favorite ever meals. not only is it a great way to use up veggies in your fridge, but it cuts the cost in half making it yourself. this recipe was created with ingredients i had on hand, but feel free to fancy it up with whatever you like. versatility is this recipe’s middle name. 🙂
beef fajita pasta- this skillet is another quick and easy meal that hits the table in no time. our family loves fajitas and orders them a lot when we eat out. i found a way to stretch the cost of the beef by adding pasta. full of flavor, i know your family will enjoy it!
slow cooker ranch cream cheese chicken – as you can see, slow cooker meals are my bff. i love letting my bff do all of the cooking for me while i am busy running my errands. well, it was nice to come back to this meal. the chicken is seasoned with my own ranch dry rub and then slow cooked. i then melted down a block of cream cheese and poured it into the the chicken juices created by the chicken. one of my best recipes ever.
the GRAND total? $30.55! awesome. so happy we hit the mark. here is our receipt, by the way…
okay, let me know how you liked these meals along with your own unique touches. see you next month!