Happy Monday! Hope you had a fantastic weekend! We spent our time resting up after having the sickies move through. Fun.
That being said, this week’s menu is all about comfort foods that are easy to cook up! I am a sucker for homemade mac & cheese, and this recipe looks like a winner!
Alton Brown’s Mac & Cheese
(From Fields of Greens)
Veggie Chicken with Mushroom Cream Sauce
(My own hodgepodge recipe)
Chili with Cornbread
(This isn’t my usual recipe, but this one looks yummy!)
And now, bonus recipe! We gave this a whirl a few weeks ago, and just had to share! It’s not necessarily a new invention, but we did build-your-own pizzas using English muffins as pizza crust!
I had bought a two pack of English muffins since my husband likes to use them as a breakfast sandwich base. We were craving pizza, and so I whipped this up.
Sauce options (we used two kinds – pesto and a tomato basil pasta sauce)
Variety of topping choices
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Open up the English muffins and lay the halves out on a parchment covered baking sheet. Bake English muffins (no toppings yet!) for about 5 minutes, until lightly toasted. Add sauce, then toppings. Bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
We put together three types, but decided only two were yummy enough to share.
Pesto Pizza – pre-made pesto for sauce, topped with
Traditional – pre-made tomato basil pasta sauce, topped with mozzarella, olives and onion
The third was a Mexican style pizza… and it needed some tweaking…
But the possibilities are endless! You could use roasted red peppers, hot peppers, do a Mexican pizza version, or add sausage! This would also be a great party idea. Have toppings already chopped and guests and DIY their own pizzas.
Need more ideas for dinner?
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