Friday, July 12, 2013

Italian Goulash

I promised you!  And I always deliver on a promise! :)

Today was an unbelievably rainy day.  No matter how much I wanted to go, we could NOT go to the pool.  Instead, I spent the day inside, assisting my MIL while she unpacked boxes, doing laundry that's been piling up (affectionally called Mount Washmore)....and taking a nap.  Yes.  Yes I did take a nap.  It was raining.  Isn't that what you're SUPPOSED to do when it rains?  It was only about a half hour nap, so don't get TOO jealous!

Well, when I got up from my nap, I knew that everyone would want to eat.  They always do.  Well, I made a variation of a recipe I call Tuscan Chicken (which I'll share later when I make it again).  I didn't want to use chicken due to the fact that my MIL and I are sincerely tired of chicken!  So I tried it with the Lean Ground Beef.  Yummy!!!!

This can be served over Fit & Active Brown Rice, I did...over Cheese Club Macaroni & Cheese. :)

Italian Goulash

1 lb. Fit & Active 93% Lean Ground Beef
1 large zucchini, large dice (I do 1/2" cubes)
1 medium onion, small dice
1 carrot, julienned
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Can Happy Harvest Dice Tomatoes, drained
1 Can Happy Harvest Crushed Tomatoes
1 Can Dakota Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed

Brown ground beef in a large skillet.  Add zucchini, onion, carrot, garlic.  Add diced tomatoes.  Cook until the vegetables are crisp tender.  Add crushed tomatoes and beans.  Simmer on low for about 20 minutes.

Serve.  And enjoy! :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Haven't been cooking too much lately...

But I will start again soon, I promise.

I know I mentioned that my MIL moved in with us back in the end of March.  I've had little time to be creative lately.  But as things start to slow down and get more settled, I will be back at it soon.  I've been dabbling with Aldifying a few new recipes.

I'll be posting soon! :)

Meanwhile, check out your local Aldi for some amazing summer deals!  Mine has had some very fun flavors of ice cream, and some of our favorite summer snacks (love Clancy's Cheese Puffed Popcorn).  Prices on berries have dropped as well!  Our local Aldi has had gorgeous strawberries for .99/pint!  UNREAL!

See you soon, folks!  Thanks for hanging in there with me!