Cooking with Erin

Tasty Tuesday!

One thing you have to know about me is that I am a picky eater. I dont like alot of veggies. Potatoes, corn and Β green beans are my go to veggies. But I am sorta sick of them. I was on pinterest looking for yummy recipes that are low calorie . I saw a bunch of recipes with zucchini. I never tried zucchini before so I was hesitant to buy some ( oh and squash- but I loved that when I was a kid ) Β .

My fiance and I went to Denny’s a few weeks ago and I saw on the menu that I could choose zucchini and squash as a side . It was a sign! πŸ™‚ So I ordered it with my chicken and LOVED it!

So the following food shopping day I bought some zucchini and squash and made one of the recipes I found on pinterest for dinner.

Easy Cheesy zucchini and squash bake. Β It’s so good. I didn’t use green onions, basil or thyme since I didn’t have them on hand. So I added some Β italian seasoning. To each their own πŸ™‚ Β And I substituted the pizza cheese with Cabot Mozzarella cheese.

Try it and and let me know how you like it πŸ™‚

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Cooking with Erin, NaBloPoMo14

Stew Time!

I love to cook. But cooking for picky people ( fiance and his mom) is annoying. Jon isn’t as picky as his mom. When I find a recipeΒ I have to adjust it so all 3 of us will like it and eat it.

I found this recipe called Hamburger Stew Β last month when I was unsure what to make with the hamburg I took out that morning to thaw. I wanted to try something new. Β This recipe sounded yummy and with a few adjustments I knew the picky one would eat it.

Here is MY version of Hamburger Stew

In a large pan ( I used one that I use to make spaghetti in)

1 lb of hamburg – cook and drain grease

cut 3-4 small potatoes in to small pieces ( or 2 cans of potatoes or a half bag of hash browns)

1 cup of tomato sauce

2 cups of water

1.5 cups of corn

1 can of carrots ( or any veggies you like)Β 

small amount of salt

small amount of Bell seasoning ( my addition)

add all this to the pan, cover for 30 minutes on medium high until it boils , uncover and cook for 30 minutes more or until the potatoes are cooked.

My pictures arent that good due to sucky kitchen lighting.

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I don’t like carrots so I picked them out πŸ™‚

Ive made this about 3 times now and it keeps getting better!