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Weeknight Family Supper Meal: #6 Hobo Dinners

Weeknight Family Supper Meal , an inspiration for a meal any night of the week that may include ideas how to make part of the meal ahead, how to freeze any leftovers or how to make leftovers into a makeover for another meal.    Hobo Dinners are the perfect meal to make on a busy weeknight.  The hamburger, potatoes, carrots and celery and onions are all cooked in a foil packet making clean up virtually nonexistent. To change things up sometimes I add a wedge of cabbage.  Season each layer of vegetables to keep the whole meal flavorful. 

Old Fashioned Creamed New Potatoes and Peas in a White Sauce {Granny's Recipe}

Old Fashioned Creamed New Potatoes and Peas , sometimes called Southern New Potatoes in a White Sauce.  There is one thing for sure about this recipe for New Potatoes, and English Peas smothered in a creamy white sauce, it has been around for ages.  My Mother passed it down to me, and her Mother passed it down to her, tried and true recipe. The first vegetable I want to eat in the spring from our garden growing up is new potatoes and fresh English peas. Mother would wash and scrap the new potatoes, slice them, or you can also quarter them if you like a chunkier potato.  While the potatoes are cooking, she makes the white sauce. I want to let you know I use leftover new potatoes at times to make a leftover makeover dish.  Especially in the summer when new potatoes are plentiful from the garden.  Boil the potatoes and eat them with butter and fresh herbs refrigerate the leftovers and then the next day use them to make New Potatoes in a White Sauce. Growing up mostly,

Rush Hour Supper {A Family Favorite One Pot Meal}

Rush Hour Super is an old recipe using ground beef that my Mother in law gave me when I first got married. Something Easy and Quick is what she helped me learn to cook. Sometime in the late 80's my Mother in law gave me this recipe for Rush Hour Supper that someone had given her, that someone had given them, and so on. Isn't it like that, you get a recipe from someone, that gets it from someone, and then you never know where it originated from. All I know is that this recipe was a staple in our house when my children were growing up.

Weeknight Family Supper Meal: #5 Spaghetti Pie

Weeknight Family Supper Meal,  an inspiration for a meal any night of the week that may include ideas how to make part of the meal ahead, how to freeze any leftovers or how to make leftovers into a makeover for another meal.   With Valentine's Day next Wednesday, I thought you might like a meal for the special occasion.  When my children were small, we chose to celebrate the moment with our children at the family table instead of a quiet romantic meal just husband and me.  I would set the table with the fine china, crystal tea glasses, real cloth napkins and well the silverware was our everyday. I would serve a one pot dish, like Shrimp Creole over buttered rice, green salad, and for dessert, we would have chocolate cake.  Oh, the memories are flooding in.  sniff sniff!