Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tuesday Ten Linkup - Favorite Foods and Recipes

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?  Rabia and I thought it would be fun to honor the month and make our first March Tuesday Ten all about food!!  Today we are sharing lists of our ten favorite foods, favorite recipes, or go-to family meals.  I'm going to make my list a combo of all three!!

1.  Pizza is probably one of my favorite foods and definitely a "go-to" family meal.  You can change it up with different toppings and everyone can get the kind they like.  Of course, I like the traditional pepperoni or cheese, but I love BBQ chicken pizza.  It's even better when it's delivered! :-)
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2.  Pasta - I make spaghetti or some sort of pasta at least once a week.  Again, you can change it up with different noodles or different sauces like alfredo, marinara, etc.  It is one meal that always goes over well with my family and it is a quick, easy dinner.  (Here are a couple past recipes: Chicken, Broccoli, Pasta with Alfredo and Lasagna.)
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**Bonus - If you want to combine the first two on my list, try this recipe for Pizza Pasta Casserole!

3.  Tacos - This is one of the only other meals that is sure to be a crowd please at my house.  Everyone can customize their own to add what they like and leave off what they don't!  Most of the time, I use one of the store-bought taco kits and make them with ground beef, but occasionally I like to change it up and this Crock Pot Chicken Tacos recipe is AWESOME! 

You can also try this incredibly easy crock pot Taco Soup recipe!

4. Chicken  - If given a choice of protein, I almost always choose chicken.  In fact, I would be happy serving my family chicken at least 3 or 4 nights a week.  I don't think they would like that, though.  Chicken is usually quick, easy, and versatile.  One of my favorite, "go-to" chicken dishes is this BBQ Chicken Recipe that is so incredibly easy it's almost not even an actual recipe!

5.  Roast - When I'm not serving chicken, one of my favorite meals to serve and to eat is a classic roast.  Served up with a side of mashed potatoes, green beans, and gravy, there is no food on any menu that reminds me more of home and family.  Here's the recipe I use for a Classic Slow Cooker Roast.

6.  Since we are still apparently on the throes of winter (I'm typing this on Monday and my kids are being dismissed from school early today for impending ice), I have to include some comfort foods.  In that category, I love this recipe for Chicken And Dumplings.   It is so easy to make in the Crock Pot and comes out great every time.  If you ask my nine year old what her favorite food is, her answer will be "Mommy's Chicken and Dumplings!"  In fact, she requested this for her birthday dinner in December!  It's THAT good!
7. Another winter recipe I love is this one for White Chicken Chili.  There are a couple reasons I love it. Again, it is an easy crock pot meal.  It is delicious.  And, thanks to Pinterest, it is my most viewed blog post ever!!!  That means it must be good, right!?!?
8.  There always has to be some dessert, too! Ice cream is a great dessert.  You could eat it every night of the week and never have the same flavor!  Around here, ice cream is a staple on the grocery list.
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9. Banana Pudding- I don't have many recipes that I'm "known for," but this is one that people actually request from me during the summer - My Almost Famous Banana Pudding.  It is not hard to make, it feeds a crowd, and it is delicious (and, I'm not even a big fan of bananas!).  It is a quintessential southern dessert. :-)

10. Chocolate - Finally, no list of my favorite foods would be complete without chocolate!!  I will pretty much eat chocolate in any form, although I prefer milk chocolate more than dark chocolate.  It is also made evvn better with a little caramel.  Just a couple days ago, I shared this recipe for a Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake which is, in my opinion, a little bit of heaven on a plate!

There you have it - my ten favorite foods complete with some recipes.  For even more recipes, check out my list of Sunday Supper posts.  I share a new recipe every other Sunday here on the blog and I love to hear about what's cooking in your kitchens!


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Janine Huldie said...

Seriously great list and love how you combined #1 and #2. Many on your list is on my list here, too. And by the way, The White Chicken Chili seriously is a winner and so glad it is getting you tons of views from Pinterest :)

The Dose of Reality said...

YUM!! I can see it is going to take all of my willpower to keep from eating like a pig today after this Tuesday 10 because I am now STARVING after seeing all this delicious food!! I love banana pudding. It reminds me of my grandmother. She would always make it for us when we visited. It's the ultimate comfort food for me! --Lisa

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thanks Janine! I can't believe how many views that chili one continues to get. Now, if only that translated to new followers or $$! :-)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I know! I kept having to stop and grab a snack when I typed this one! :-)

Ginnymarie said...

Pizza and tacos made my list as well! It's always nice when the whole family eats dinner. ;) I definitely need to try the pizza pasta casserole. I think it would be a hit at my house!

AnnMarie Gubenko said...

A lot of yours would make mine. I think I'm going to have to add some of these to my dinner rotations. :) White Chicken Chili for sure. :)

Marcia Shaw Wyatt said...

There are a few similarities in our 2 lists, but I'm so glad there are a few differences, too - like your easy taco soup and your white chicken chili. Yum! I love easy and/or crockpot meals .... and my husband's favorite food is soup, chowder or chili - so I'll definitely be trying these. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

My family loves that casserole. It also makes A LOT, so I have learned to divide it and freeze some for another day! :-)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

That's a good one! Especially since this winter just won't quit!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

They are yummy and I love how easy they are, too. With busy schedules, easy recipes I can throw in the crock pot are definitely some of my favorites.

Michelle Nahom said...

I have a white chicken chili recipe coming up on the blog soon too! Yum! My family loves tacos too..we eat them all the time!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Hope you can give it a try some time!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

We eat them a lot, too! One of the few things everyone can agree upon! :-)

Tamara Bowman said...

I recognize so many of these because I read/commented/pinned your recipes!
I think we have very similar meal taste! No doubt about that. And I want this almost famous banana pudding!

MamaRabia said...

OK, I swear I already commented, but I don't see it here!! That's how my whole day has gone!
Anyway, I just tried white chicken chili last month for the first time and loved it. I'll have to try your recipe too!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

:-) Thanks so much for reading, commenting, and pinning! I would love to make you the banana pudding sometime!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Yeah - it's been along day! That chili recipe is the first one I tried for White Chicken Chili and it was so good and easy, I haven't tried another one. I've gotten several comments from friends who tired it and liked it too, so it must be a winner!

Bianca Avelino-Oldham said...

I am loving all these comfort foods. I haven't had chicken & dumplings in forever. That pizza looks heavenly.

Tarana said...

Love these recipes, and am going to pin some for later! Pasta is my favourite versatile food, and chicken is a staple in our home.

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I think carrots would be fine - I would just add them when you add the biscuit pieces so they don't get too mushy. I would absolutely bring the banana pudding to Blog U if I could!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thanks! Those chicken and dumpling are so easy - give it a try!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Same here! Pasta and chicken are on the menu every week.

Allison C said...

I jsut finished chowing DOWN on takeout Chinese but reading this post got me hungry again! Dammit! :)

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