I haven't used this book too much in the past, but now that I've been making them for the cooking club I'm glad I am now! so far, all the recipes I've tried have been very good.
Tonight we had Grande Spaghetti Skillet p.142 and it was sure a good tasting, cheap meal! The corn, beans, ground beef, onions and green peppers, along with the pasta and tomato sauce sure was filling! its seasoned with chili seasoning and pepper, but I always add a little garlic. (thanks Heather for the suggestion!) Even my picky son didn't pick out the peppers or beans. we served this with garlic bread and a green salad. a good solid 4 stars.
I also tried Cozy Turkey Pot Pies p.132, but I used chicken instead of the turkey. These were soo good! Easy to serve because they are baked in individual baking dishes (I used oven safe bowls), and don't make the mistake that I made and not spray the bowls with cooking spray, they took some soaking to wash them up! These were a solid 5.
Heatland Tuna Bake p.106 was very good too. it wasn't all wet and creamy like DH prefers, but it had a certain moistness and was a good change with rice instead of pasta in the recipe. it was very filling and certainly cheap! Very flavorful with the Lemon Herb pepper seasoning. Good tasting tuna, corn, rice, onions, celery and cheddar, and you could really taste the cheddar in this, I still can't figure out why, but the flavor really came through. I gave it a 4-5 and DH gave it a 3, he said it would be a 4 if I had made gravy. (he likes all his casseroles super wet.)
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
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