Grilled Cheeseburger Wrap

I made these for dinner a couple weeks ago. And everyone loved them! I used a dairy-free cheese for Maria’s. And for the kids, I diced up the tomatoes to better disguise them in the wrap.  Also I added mustard to the beef mixture, because we are all fans of mustard in our house!  Very easy to prepare the ground beef the night before.

 

Grilled Cheeseburger Wrap

1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 1/2 teaspoon mustard
1 tablespoon grated parmesan
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 sandwich wraps (I use Flatout Wraps)
sliced or shredded cheese (I used cheddar and dairy-free cheddar)
2 roma tomatoes, sliced (or diced for fussy eaters)
1 cup of romaine lettuce
Additional ketchup (optional)
Additional Mustard (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a medium to large skillet coated with cooking spray cook the beef on medium till almost cooked through but still a little pink (about 7-10 minutes). Break beef up as it cooks. (I prepared the hamburger in the Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker, 4 minutes on high, break up, then an additional 2 min on high)
  2. Add worcestershire, ketchup, grated parmesan, dried onion flakes, salt, and pepper to the beef. Mix together until thoroughly combined.
  3. Continue cooking until beef is cooked all the way through and is no longer pink.
  4. Preheat grill plan or indoor grill.
  5. In the center of  the wrap place cheese and 1/2 cup of the beef mixture. Add tomato and lettuce. Then if you are using, add some more ketchup and mustard.
  6. Roll the wrap and place seam side down on grill. Once there are nice grill marks turn over. Grill for another 2-3 minutes then remove.
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the rest of the wraps.

Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken

So good!  I loved this too.

 

Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken

Ingredients:

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 5
Salt and pepper
1 cup of honey
1/2 cup of low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Cornstarch
Sesame seeds

  1. Place the chicken thighs in the crockpot insert and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, garlic, onion, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine well. Pour over the chicken in the crockpot.
  3. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 1 1/2-2 1/2 hours.
  4. When done, remove chicken from stock pot and cut into chunks. Prior to putting the chicken back in the stockpot, combine some cornstarch in water and whisk it into the crockpot to thicken up the sauce a bit. Throw the chicken back in and stir around to recoat the chicken in the sauce.
  5. Serve hot over a bed of white rice (optional) and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs

I found this recipe on Six Sister’s Stuff and made it tonight. We loved it! I used Sutton & Dodge meatballs found in SuperTarget’s meat department. I also added 3 sliced carrots! Yummm!
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs
Ingredients:
32 oz. package of precooked, frozen meatballs (you could use turkey meatballs)
13.5 oz can of unsweetened pineapple chunks (put juice aside)
1 large green pepper, diced
3 medium carrots, sliced
1 cup of brown sugar
2 Tbl. cornstarch
2/3 cup of vinegar
2 Tbl. Soy sauce
Directions:
Place meatballs in crock pot and top with green pepper, carrot, and drained pineapple chunks. In a separate bowl, mix reserved pineapple juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, vinegar and soy sauce. Pour sauce over meatballs, pineapple and green peppers. Cook on low for 3-4 hours.

COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

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COOL WHIP Whipped Topping.  Yum!  A childhood favorite, not only mine, but now my kids love it too! It was for special occasions when I was a kid, which was usually at my grandparents.  COOL WHIP whipped topping on pie, gelatin salads or desserts.  And being from the Midwest, it always made appearances at potlucks!  But my favorite part was licking the tub in my grandma’s kitchen.

Whipped topping adds a touch of special-ness to our everyday food.  With a busy schedule, I am finally learning to keep things simple.  And as much as I wish I could make everything from scratch, when I can’t I’m always looking for ways to “doctor them up” to add a little “Wow” factor for my kids. COOL WHIP whipped topping is a simple way to meals and snacks a bit extra special.

  • On strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, bananas, and other fresh fruit – YUM!
  • On ice cream sundaes – YUM!
  • Banana splits minus the ice cream?  Yep – Bananas, a little Chocolate Syrup and COOL WHIP whipped topping!   YUM!
  • On pudding – YUM!  (Butterscotch is our favorite flavor)
  • On cake or cupcakes– YUM!  No need to frost a cake, especially in the warmer weather. Whipped Topping is the perfect “frosting” for cake and cupcakes.
  • In your coffee – If you like cream and sugar in your coffee, you will like COOL WHIP whipped topping in it too!
  • On top of waffles, pancakes or French toast with fresh fruit – peaches & blueberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Especially easy with frozen waffles.
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And if you’re having company, there are so many easy desserts that everyone will love like…

  • All things Banana Cream (my husband’s favorite) – cupcakes, pudding
  • Angel Trifle
  • Tres Leches Cake
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Crockpot White Chicken Chili

I had bought some dry white northern beans for something a while ago and never used them. Plus I thought a white chicken chili would be a great compliment to my go-to recipes, weeknight recipes.

I found a recipe at food.com and adapted it to my likings, including using dried beans instead of canned beans. (cheaper!!)   It was great!

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Crockpot White Chicken Chili

20 oz boneless skinless chicken (I used thighs)
16 oz dry white northern beans
1 (15-oz) can hominy
2 tbsp taco seasoning (= envelope of taco seasoning)
1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chiles
1 (10.75 oz) can cream of chicken soup
3 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup sour cream
shredded cheddar or jack (optional)

  1. The night before, empty beans into crockpot. Cover with 1.5″ of water. Let soak overnight.
  2. In the morning, drain and rinse beans.
  3. Place chicken in crockpot. Top with beans and corn (drained)
  4. In a medium bowl combine taco seasoning, chiles, soup & chicken broth.  Pour over ingredients in the crockpot.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  6. Before serving, stir gently to break up chicken, then stir in the sour cream.
  7. Serve with cheese, if desired.

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are a favorite in our house. I grew up associating them with birthday parties. They are one of my favorite comfort foods. Plus easy and quick and my kids eat them (bonus!).

Somewhere along the way, I came up with this version of them and pretty much stick to it, although there are a few ingredients that are occasionally added or subbed depending on my mood, and I rarely measure; there is a lot of tasting going on! AND there are a few ways to make them, again depending on mood. Lately my favorite is in the microwave in my Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker, but stovetop and even crockpot work just as well!  This is a “quick to the table” meal and works great if made ahead of time and reheated.
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Sloppy Joes

1 – 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 can Chicken Gumbo Soup
1/2 cup barbecue sauce – (Sweet Baby Ray’s is my sauce of choice)
2 tbsp mustard
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Ground the ground beef and drain.  Add in remaining ingredients. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, uncovered.  Remove from heat.  Sauce will thicken the longer you let it sit uncovered.

Microwave: Cook in covered glass or stoneware dish for 4 minutes. Break up ground beef and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.  Drain. Add ingredients and stir. Microwave (covered) for 3 more minutes. Remove, stir and let stand uncovered for 3-5 minutes.

Crockpot, for larger batches: Ground beef on stovetop or in microwave.  Drain the meat. Add to crockpot with other ingredients.  If I triple (or more) the batch, I usually cut back on one can of soup. Cook on low for 1-2 hours.

Other ingredients: chopped green peppers, can of diced tomatoes, ketchup (instead of BBQ), splash or 2 of white vinegar (especially if only using ketchup), white sugar (instead of brown)