It is currently 70+ degrees right now in New Jersey in FEBRUARY so you better believe I’m writing this post outside on my patio. I also just went for a nice walk around our apartment buildings because I feel like I haven’t been able to really get out and move in months. But anyway, that really doesn’t have anything to do with what I’m writing about, I just had to let you guys know. 🙂
What I actually wanted to write about, that I mentioned in my last post, Friday Favorites, was a recipe roundup of all the yummy dinners that we’ve been eating over the past few months. I’m always looking for new dinner recipes so I figured there more than likely is others too so hopefully this will be helpful. (PS. Black is not a good color to wear when sitting out in the sun!!) Also, there aren’t quite as many recipes included as I originally wanted, but I plan to better document our dinners going forward and plan to have more in my next post. I get a lot of these recipes off of Pinterest and have a few Recipe boards, so if you like these and are interested you can follow me on Pinterest here. 🙂
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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
This soup was perfect. It was delicious and super easy to make. It also only took about 30-45 mins. It has cheese tortellini and sun-dried tomatoes in it. I also made some garlic bread, which was absolutely perfect to dip into the soup. Definitely one of my favorites soups I’ve found.
T W O
This was another super easy recipe to make that took no time at all. Usually when recipes that say 30 mins to make, it usually takes me anywhere from 45-60 mins (maybe I’m a slow cooker, I don’t know haha) but this one truly only takes 30 mins to make. My husband actually made it both times and it comes out so, so yummy.
T H R E E
Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken
We used whole grain linguini to make this recipe just a little bit healthier. I also sent this recipe to my cousin about a month ago and her and her family loved it as well. This recipe also uses sun-dried tomatoes so it’s helpful to make this one within the same week or two as the soup so that you can get your money’s worth for those expensive tomatoes! (That’s what I did at least 😉 ). Oh and I also doubled the sauce because I just really like extra sauce on everything.
F O U R
Cheeseburgers with Sautéed Onions + Cheesy Steak Fries + Asparagus
- To cook the burger, I used a skillet to cook them and added onion powder, garlic powder, and Emeril’s Bam! Burger Seasoning (affiliate link) on both sides.
- To cook the onions, I sliced them and sautéed in olive oil + salt and pepper. Then when they’re almost done I add about 1-2 tbsp of Marsala Cooking Wine (also an affiliate link).
- To cook the fries, I sliced them into wedges then lined a cooking sheet with foil and placed them on the sheet. Then I drizzled olive oil over them, and added salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder to both sides of the potatoes. I cooked them for about 30 mins. About 1-2 mins before they were done (or when they are just turning brown), I added some mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top. They were a bit of a splurge but so worth it!
- To cook the asparagus, I followed this recipe.
These were all recipes that we liked so much that we have made more than once. I hope they give you some ideas and are helpful for those nights where you just need something super quick but also super yummy! 😉 All of these recipes make quite a bit of food or are easily able to be doubled so are good for leftover days too! Let me know if you try any and what you think!