lunch box, make ahead / reheat, soups

Turkey & Dumpling Soup

Thanksgiving leftovers! Last year, I made a turkey cranberry flatbread. In addition to the turkey and dumpling soup I made yesterday, I still might make one more thing for this year's Thanksgiving leftover edition. This recipe is similar to my grandmother's chicken & dumpling soup recipe. You wouldn't really need to do anything except switch… Continue reading Turkey & Dumpling Soup

chicken, main courses, reheat, weeknight cooking

Sheet Pan Chicken With Garlic Lemon Potatoes & Green Beans

I made this for dinner tonight (with leftovers for lunch tomorrow). This would be an easy weeknight meal - I'll definitely be making it again after work one night. I thought the green beans would be overcooked, but they came out perfectly. I feel like the amount of potatoes was a bit disproportionate to the… Continue reading Sheet Pan Chicken With Garlic Lemon Potatoes & Green Beans

low-cost, lunch box, make ahead / reheat, soups, vegetarian

Vegetarian Chili (vegan option, too)

This recipe follows the basic method of what I usually use to make my chicken tortilla soup and meat chilis. For the first time ever, my chili came out perfectly seasoned without any adjusting needed at all. The recipe itself is vegan - only the toppings take away the vegan-ness and make it vegetarian. Ingredients… Continue reading Vegetarian Chili (vegan option, too)

beef, chicken, lunch box, main courses, make ahead / reheat, seafood, weeknight cooking

Chipotle Lime Fajitas

This post contains affiliate links (marked with *). I receive compensation for purchases made using these links. I was having some friends over for dinner, but didn't have much time after getting home. I had a bell pepper that needed to be used, shrimp in the freezer, and there was skirt steak on sale at Wegmans.… Continue reading Chipotle Lime Fajitas

lunch box, main courses, make ahead / reheat, pasta

Baked Rigatoni

I made this dish because I wanted something easy to reheat for lunch throughout the week. I don't have a toaster oven at work, so anything I make for reheating needs to be something that microwaves well. This dish turned out to be great reheated. Sometimes I needed to add a little water to the… Continue reading Baked Rigatoni

low-cost, soups, vegetarian

Southwestern Tomato Soup

A friend has surgery recently and was really craving a flavorful soup, but it had to be entirely pureed (cheese in the photo was my test bowl - cheese is optional.) At first, I was going to try to make something similar to my chicken tortilla soup, but I didn't have all of the ingredients.… Continue reading Southwestern Tomato Soup

beef, main courses, pasta, pork

Gnocchi Bolognese With Braised Short Rib

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which are marked with *. I receive compensation from purchases made using these links.  I have a "book club" with a group of girlfriends that really isn't a book club - we get together and eat good good and drink wine. Why is it called book club, then? Long… Continue reading Gnocchi Bolognese With Braised Short Rib