Lasagna

This has been my go-to lasagna for quite a while now. It is a combination of Easiest Lasagna Ever (minus the fancy stuff and a couple of steps, which makes this version the actual easiest ever ) and Lazy Day Lasagna (to which I will be forever grateful for the knowledge that you don’t actually have to…

Party (or Funeral) Potatoes

What’s in a name? Well, a lot, but the truth of it is that this hashbrown potato casserole is the same from here to eternity and the only giant difference is what you call it. Personally, I appreciate “party” potatoes. “Funeral” sound too glum, while “casserole” immediately makes me not want to eat it. But…

Taco Tot Casserole

My friend Joan contributed this recipe to our freezer meal group years ago. It’s a very Nebraskan dish; right up there with “salads” made with whipped cream folded in. And seriously, don’t knock it. It’s super yummy. 1lb lean ground beef 1 – 1.25oz pkg taco seasoning mix 1 – 15oz whole kernel corn, drained…

Baked Ravioli

I found this recipe via Pinterest, but it comes originally from a Tasty Kitchen user. It’s easy; it’s more often than not a hit with the kids. Good enough for me. Ingredients: 1 (26-ounce) jar pasta sauce 1 (25-ounce) bag frozen ravioli (I usually use Best Choice meat ravioli, but you can use cheese or whatever suits…

Irish Potato Pie

I admit that when I got out of bed this morning, I had no plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at all, but something about the tantrums my kids threw over not having and/or not wanting to wear and/or not having the right color green got me in the spirit. This meal was at first…

Perfect Potatoes au Gratin (with Ham)

I had potatoes and I had ham, so that settled it—time to make Potatoes au Gratin. I selected The Pioneer Woman’s recipe, tweaked it a little and doubled it for our small group dinner last night. It was crazy good; as in, two helpings good. Which is saying a lot for me because I usually…

Lazy Day Lasagne

This recipe is from the (old) Zion Cookbook. I think Brook has a similar recipe from her mom. It’s on the menu at our house this week. Ingredients: 1 12-ounce carton cottage cheese 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded 2 eggs 1/3 cup parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/8 teaspoon pepper…

Italiaroni

This is one of the meals I made for the freezer meal exchange. It comes originally from Jana Ghormley in the NZC. As a bonus, I made my version this time for just under $5, which makes this meal about $0.62/serving. Not bad. Ingredients 1 (12-ounce) package rotini pasta 1 pound ground beef 1 teaspoon…

Potato Casserole

I love potatoes more than makes rational sense. This isn’t a lowfat menu option, but I think you could cut some corners and make it a bit healthier. I paired it with meatloaf and wasn’t worried about calories at the time. A few days later I reheated some casserole alongside scrambled eggs… oh my goodness,…

Corn Casserole (The Midwestern Way)

This casserole is good stuff. My friend Julie used to make it. She moved far far away, leaving me somewhat sad and Julie-less and without this kind of corn casserole. The recipe includes Velveeta, thus I’ve determined it to be very midwestern in nature. It’s another from the OZC, courtesy of one lovely Dawn Tompkins….