Eating with the Armstrongs

Lately, life has been a flurry of out of town trips, wedding preparations for a friend, and getting ready to pack up our little house and move to Baton Rouge, Louisiana (more on that in another blog post to come). Last week I never made a meal plan or even went to the grocery store, honestly I have no idea what we ate. Things are making their way towards organized chaos as our schedules are a little slower this week and the packing begins.

I’ve still been cooking and although I haven’t had time to take lovely photos of our meals, I want to share with you a few recipes that we have really enjoyed lately! I hope you find a bit of inspiration for your weekly menu or parties in the following list:

Cheesy Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

-Total comfort food, easy to put together, and can feed a crowd. No cream of soup or anything like that. I’ve made this for friends and passed the recipe along, it’s been enjoyed by all who’ve tried it. Easily cut in half and makes great leftovers.

-My only change to the recipe is that I only put about a half cup of shredded cheddar on top rather than the larger amount it calls for. Also, for the chicken you can either buy a prepared rotisserie chicken or throw some chicken breasts in your crock pot and shred them for the casserole.

Three Bean Summer Salad

-This recipe is full of flavor and packed with protein. The grilled onions, corn, and jalapeno have a sweet taste and crunchy texture that compliment the three kinds of beans. It’s filling for lunch or a perfect side to grilled chicken.

Pepper Jack Potato Stuffed Poblano Peppers

-Another comfort food meal and a great adaption of stuffed peppers. I added some cooked, drained chorizo layered beneath the potatoes for a filling dinner for my meat eating husband.

Thai Beef Tacos

-A creative and unique take on tacos with Asian flavors. My husband isn’t a huge fan of coconut so I didn’t use coconut milk in the marinade which worked out perfectly fine. The coconut milk would definitely add a rich creaminess.

Lemon Ice Box Pie Ice Cream

-Ok, if you have an ice cream maker, this is something you HAVE to try. Light, refreshing, and absolutely divine. We’ve made it multiple times for friends and everyone has raved about it!

Peanut Butter Pie

-For this pie, I substituted plain greek yogurt for the cream cheese and it worked perfectly! A creamy, sweet, and absolutely divine pie. Make your own chocolate graham cracker crust and you are set!

S’mores Brownies

-These babies are gooey, chocolately, and just, well, perfect.

all photos were taken from the blogs where the recipes were found

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