Food & Recipes

Categories: recipes, UncategorizedBy Published On: August 8, 201318.8 min read413 words3 Comments on Food & Recipes

So I know you all get into a routine right? The same as I do?

Do you find yourself just going to same old recipes or dinners that are staples in your home? What foods are always in your cupboards and fridge?

Ours …just off the top of my head are

Tortilla chips and salsa

lunch meat and bread for sandwiches.

rice, pasta, tomotoes ( in some form) , beans

and we have plenty of french fries because we get them from a plant that a friend works at..

We tend to make the same things over and over….tacos, tostadas, spaghetti, pasta salads, lost of different casseroles, chili.


I like to cook. But it’s difficult to please so many people in one house. Honestly. Some hate potatoes….some hate cream. some don’t like spicy. LOL  I swear I could just serve potato chips and chicken nuggets every night just to please everyone. But then if you serve something to many days in a row…..they complain. LOL

So what I am wondering is what are your go-to meals. Maybe we can change it up …trade some recipes. Look for ideas. I go to pinterest and browse just like everyone else….but I know many quilters cook….so I just want to put it out there. Recipes that are tried and true.


I will leave you with this chicken salad recipe. We LOVE chicken salad sandwiches around here. We eat them all year long. I don’t have exact measurements because I usually just eye ball everything.


2 cans of chicken. ( I have also used a roasted chicken and just shredded it)

Salt and pepper to taste

garlic. I have used powder or fresh about 1 tsp.

fresh basil ( fresh is best)

grapes. Any color…cut in half or quarters ( about as much as chicken

celery….diced 1 stalk

green onions- I would say about 3 or 4 chopped

1/2 cup of mayo

1/4 cup of caesar dressing

Mix it all..if you feel it needs more liquid..just add more. The basil mixes with the grapes so’s really yummy!

We serve with sourdough wheat bread. Sometimes when I buy that type of bread it is kind of dry…so I just make the sandwiches ahead of time…and let them sit in a sealed dish for a few hours. The bread compliments the mix very well. But we also just eat it on plain wheat bread. This salad never goes to waste.






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  1. Virginia August 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I use dried cranberries instead of grapes…yum

  2. Amy August 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Here is the recipe I use for Ham and Potato soup. Big hit here! Also baked potato bar.
    Delicious Ham and Potato Soup

    recipe image
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    Submitted By: ELLIE11
    Photo By: Lightedway
    Prep Time: 20 Minutes
    Cook Time: 25 Minutes
    Ready In: 45 Minutes
    Servings: 8
    “A hearty, easy soup that’s ready in 45 minutes. Perfect for using up leftover ham.”
    3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
    1/3 cup diced celery
    1/3 cup finely chopped onion
    3/4 cup diced cooked ham
    3 1/4 cups water
    2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
    1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper,
    or to taste
    5 tablespoons butter
    5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    2 cups milk
    1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
    2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
    3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.
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  3. Amanda August 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    We do a lot of chicken nuggets and tator tots, but I also like chicken marinated in Italian dressing with cous cous and green beans. It takes a little preplanning, but not too much.

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