Roasted Bratwurst and Potaotes

Roasted Bratwurst and Potatoes

I really wanted to grill sausages, but it was very windy today.  Monday, there was rain, and there was hail.  We decided, perhaps, today was not a good day to grill.  Instead, we decided to make another roasted meat and vegetable dinner.  This time, the meat in question was Bratwurst which we roasted on a bed of potatoes.     We served the Brats on buns with potatoes on the side. 

Roasted Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, and Cauliflower

Roasted Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, and Cauliflower

I keep thinking that Summer is almost here, but then the weather turns cold again.  The temperatures dropped down low again yesterday, so I decided that it would be a good time to share this recipe for Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower, and Chicken.  I really love this recipe because it’s all prepared in a single pan that’s tossed in a hot oven, where it’s basically ignored until serving time.  Simplicity is a word that I would use to describe this recipe for Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower, and Chicken, and we all need simplicity when trying to get dinner on the […]

Roasted Onion and Musroom Burgers with Potatoes--A one pan meal.

Roasted Onion and Mushroom Burgers with Potatoes

Roasted Onion and Mushroom Burgers with Potatoes is a one dish meal that gets a family friendly dinner on the table in no time.  It’s simple, delicious, and is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight.  I created this meal when my family requested burgers and roasted potatoes, but the burgers were still frozen, and my attention was needed in other places besides the kitchen.  

Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters and Potatoes

I love that this meal is cooked in the oven in only one pan.  I love that it cooks for 1 hour without requiring any of my attention.  I love that it calls for leg quarters because they are usually the most inexpensive cut of chicken, so this recipe helps our family stick to our grocery budget.  The best part is that it’s a delicious and family friendly meal, too.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes is a simple and delicious recipe for a nearly complete meal from your slow cooker.  A chicken is stuffed and “roasted” in the slow cooker atop a bed of russet potatoes.  The end result is chicken, stuffing, and baked potatoes that are cooked while you’re at work.  All you need to do when you come home is cook a vegetable or throw together a salad.    Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes allows you to have a fancy Sunday Dinner on a weeknight. 

Bolder-Better-Chex-Mix

Bolder, Better Chex Mix

Chex Mix is a perfect snack food for a crowd,  and our Bolder, Better Chex Mix is always a welcome snack.  It’s simple to make, and this recipe makes a ton.  I may be exaggerating a bit, but this recipe definitely makes about 12 cups of the snack mix. 

cheeseburger pie--a one dish entree

Cheeseburger Pie

Since making a Southwestern Cheeseburger Pie during my 30 days of beans, I have been thinking about making another plain cheeseburger pie, and I finally  had the chance today. The best thing about this pie is that if you use an oven safe skillet (like a cast iron one), the whole thing can be cooked in one pan.  Of course, I did need a bowl to mix up the batter and a knife and cutting board to cut op the onions.  There was the grater, too.  But the point is that all of the dirty utensils can be washed while […]

Barbecued chicken and potatoes foil pouch dinner--Simple ingredients assembled in a foil pouch create the perfect 30 minuted grilling meal. PattyCakesPantry.com

Barbecued Chicken and Potatoes Foil Pouch Dinner

This is the latest of our foil pouch combinations.  What can be simpler than throwing ingredients into a foil pouch  and tossing it on the grill?  This is a simple and delicious combination. Potatoes tossed with onions, and mini peppers are layered with chicken tossed with barbecue sauce before sealing them in a foil pouch and grilling for 15 to 20 minutes until done.    The finished dinner is loaded with the delicious flavors of summer and clean up is as easy as throwing away the foil when you’re through. It seems that our foil pouches are made from what we […]

Southwest cheesebuger pie

Southwest Cheeseburger Pie

A few decades ago, Bisquick introduced the impossible pie recipe.  The recipe was so named because a batter was poured into a pie plate and made a pie.  It was called “impossible” because the pies were made without a crust.  I have an old cookbook that belonged to my mother that contains a collection of these “impossible pies.”  Basically, these recipes require you to fill a pan with whatever savory food items you choose.  The filling is then topped with a batter made from Bisquick, milk, and eggs and baked in a 400 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes […]