Cheesy Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Super simple and fall like. This works so well as a base for SO many things. Ground beef or chicken, a can of beans.
Dinner on the table for less than 5!
Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce; with meatballs of your choice.
This is an ESSENTIAL part of every dinner wardrobe. It is almost as simple as opening a jar. Pureed tomatoes, butter, salt and sugar. That’s ALL.
This week, I used the InstantPot; placed items from the recipe below in the IP and did a Pressure Cook at low for 30 minutes.
Added meatballs (previously made or frozen work) and set it back to slow-cook at low for 3 hours.
Came back home and dinner was ready. Such a win!
Dress to Impress
Roasted butternut squash, ham and mascarpone.
Yes, this is pasta but one that is worthy of “fancy” status.
It is rich, decadent and bursting with fall flavors. I have been making this when the weather turns cold for at least 15 years. Yes, I think it is that good.
Pair with your favorite wine or a cider spritzer.
Pots & Pans: 1
Prep Time: About 5
Total Time: Under 15 minutes
Shortcuts, cans, microwave! These are your staples for these meals
Pots & Pans: 2-3
Prep Time: Under 20
Total: About 30 minutes
Some of these freeze very well; allowing you to get 2-3 dinners with one effort.
Pots & Pans: 3+
Prep Time: About 45; but sometimes less
Total: An hour or more (many hands off)
Notes: Yes, these take time but are worth the effort.