Thursday, January 10, 2013

Easy Dinner Recipes

Since I've been sick since Sunday, I've been cooking easy meals. The less time on my feet, the better. I'll share them with you!

Easy Quesadillas
  • 2 cups cooked boneless chicken (or you can use left over taco meat, shrimp, sausage... whatever meat you want) I use left over rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (or a Mexican or taco blend)
  • Taco sauce (or salsa if you prefer chunks)
  • 8 soft taco shells (or 4 burrito tortillas)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Put one shell down on baking sheet, spread sauce, chicken, and cheese over top. Top with a second shell.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and chicken is heated through.

Let sit for a minute and cut into quarters. Serve with desired toppings (we use sour cream and taco sauce)

Slow-Cooked Vegetable Beef Soup
  • 1 lb. beef cut into cubes (you can also use venison)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of tomato sauce (or use V-8 for extra flavor)
  • 2 cans diced potatoes, drained
  • 4-8 oz. frozen mixed vegetables (I use peas, corn, and green beans. Sometimes I find a bag with lima beans in it as well)
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Lawry's Seasoned Salt (depends on how spicy you want it)
Put beef, tomato sauce, and Lawry's Seasoned Salt into your crock pot. Cook on low for about 5 hours (or on high for 3 hours). Add drained potatoes and frozen mixed vegetables. Cook on high for another hour.

Serve with bread or rolls. Serves approximately 4-6 people.


  1. OMGOSH!!! I want some quesadillas!!! I am trying that one out DEFINITELY!!
    PINNING! ;)

  2. Y'know.. I never really thought about using V8! I bet it's much healthier than tomato juice!!!!

  3. I used to make it with V-8 all the time, and it adds more flavor than just tomato sauce or juice. It probably is healthier with all those vitamins in it, which I never thought about, lol!

  4. LOL, Boo loves these things, if you like cheese, you'll like them!

  5. LOL!! Well, I LOOOOVE quesadillas!!! LOL ;)

  6. Oh my goodness - those sound yummy!!!!

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