This Week’s Menu – Classic Style

Classic Dinner and Cuties Washing Dishes

We have so many new friends around here that may have missed some of the deliciousness we put out in the first weeks. Here are a few fan favorites that will become regulars in your rotation, too!

Kale and Pepper Hash with Eggs
This hearty egg-based dish is good for any time of day. We used kale and red peppers, but try your favorite veggies. Swiss chard is particularly fun!
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Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala with Rice
This sauce is the best intro to Indian food you'll ever try. Beginners will love it and experienced spice fans will also rave! We like to pair the chicken and sauce with rice, but try it with naan or roasted veggies.
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Tater Tot Casserole
Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole
This is guaranteed to be a family favorite! (Well, at least if your kids are as tater tot feens as mine are.) We add veggies to the sloppy joe part and make our own quick sauce to maximize health and flavor.
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Puppy Chow
Puppy Chow
A most classic take on snack time. Sure, there are dressed-up versions of puppy chow around the interwebs, but we always come back to our first true love.
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How To Use This Week’s Menu

Raise your hand if you’re getting sick of dishes.

Yeh, me too. But – we aren’t going anywhere any time soon, so soap up, friend. Or rather, let’s cook the comforting food first. THEN we’ll do the dishes. (Maybe save the Puppy Chow for post-dishes as a reward. 😉 )

Ingredients are starting to get just a wee bit tricky to find, so I have two dishes this week that can use substitutes easily. The Kale and Pepper Hash with Eggs is great with any hearty greens and your favorite veggies. Add meat if you like, too.

The Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole can be made with any ground meat. I usually do ground beef, but turkey or chicken sounds great (add a little oil to the pan while heating up). Same goes for the veggies – use whatever is on hand.

Finally, that Chicken Tikka Masala. Guys, if you don’t have this on repeat, then you’re doing quarantine wrong. Yes, it uses all of the spices (seriously, all of them), but once you find the bottles, you’ll have the ingredients for this dish forever! It’s so comforting but still feels fancy. Have it on Tuesday or save it for At Home Date Night.

Hang in there, friend!