Easy Home Cooked Meals

The BF and I lived together all throughout college (the 1st year with a bunch of guys, the 2nd and 3rd year with a bunch of girls, and the 4th year with one roomie) and we started cooking together with cheap ingredients from the start. By the 4th year of college, I was planning out basic but still yummy meals by the week and posting them on the fridge. These dishes are not "authentic" ethnic dishes or anything, the BF and I just love to eat simple food. BF loves Mexican food (he's not Mexican though)... he IS from San Diego after all! All pictures are mine.. sorry I don't have pics of the rest, I usually don't take pics of what I eat each day.

Spicy Honey Chicken Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

This is my most favorite salad EVER. Everyone I have made it for loves it and devours it. It's so easy to make. The spices may cost you a bit more if you don't have them in your pantry but they will last for a long time and you will get to make this salad 8-10 times after that.

Creamy Chicken Taquitos (I use corn tortillas because I like them better)

My Special Guacamole Recipe
Cut up fresh garlic cloves (I use a lot, like 5 cloves), white onions, and tomatoes (add as much as you want). Mix and mash avocados and add your diced ingredients. Add garlic salt and pepper to taste. Add a scoop of sour cream and mix all together! I like my guacamole a bit chunky so I don't mix too hard. Lastly, squeeze some juice from about 1/4 of a tiny lime.

Cover a pan with enchilada sauce (green or red). Shred chicken breasts and mix with pepper, garlic salt, diced green chiles (canned), and grated mexican cheese. Roll chicken mixture into individual corn tortillas (like a taquito) and place into pan. Repeat until entire pan is full. Drench in sauce and top with shredded cheese and olives. Bake in oven at 350 until cheese is fully melted.

Alfredo Chicken Pitas
Cook chicken breasts, saute onions and garlic and add alfredo sauce to chicken in saucepan towards the end. Season generously! Top pitas with chicken, green leaf lettuce, diced tomatoes and feta cheese.

French Bread Pizza
Mix equal parts canned tomato paste with canned tomato sauce. Drizzle with garlic salt, garlic powder and pepper. Spread tomato mixture onto french bread, sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and top it off with any toppings you like. I prefer pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, and sausage. Bake in oven at 350 until cheese is melted and gooey.

Bacon/Avocado/Egg Bagel Sandwiches
This one's easy and sooo delicious. Just put bacon, avocado, egg and cheese in your toasted bagel and you have a bagel sandwich!

Salmon Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Bake salmon with butter and lemon wrapped in foil. Mix balsamic vinegar with olive oil and pepper. Eat salmon over a bed of baby spinach with dressing. Mmmm! I can eat 3 plates of this...

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Saute chicken breasts in teriyaki sauce. Wrap chicken with green leaf lettuce and top with rice noodles and chopped peanuts. Eat with peanut sauce!

We also make carne asada fries, homemade ranch dressing, homemade french fries, BBQ pork ribs, BBQ beef ribs, korean BBQ, and various salads. If you want more recipes let me know, or if you want to know the specifics leave a comment below. What are your go-to meals at home?


Daisy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooh I have to try those lettuce wraps! They sound awesome.

Jess said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The spicy chicken looks SO good!! I need to make it :) The recipe says "1T" "2T" and such. Is it 1 teaspoon or tablespoon?

fabulouslyfrugirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! This is an awesome list!

I love enchilada's and the Mexican food in Toronto is pitiful, so I'm going to have to make my own!

smart sorority girl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yum! Those recipes look awesome! The salad is definitely refreshing now that all the holidays are over. Anyway, first time commenter. Love the blog and good luck with building your e-fund!

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