I’ve been promoting this round-up as a chance to share your one-dish, one-pot or skillet meals that are pseudo-hamburger-helper-esque, but I realized tonight when I was trying to think of a real title for the carnival that it’s the box that is trying to be like our kitchens, not the other way around. So there, General Mills!
Got a great meal, preferably husband-and-kid-approved, that the food processing companies would love to be able to copy and package? If you use all real ingredients, link up here! (Old posts welcome.)I’m not seeking perfection here – we use white pasta and potatoes sometimes too. But no trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, or MSGs, all right? 😉
I discovered my husband and son’s new favorite meal, Dad’s Homemade Cheeseburger Helper last fall after people gave great ideas in this Sneaky Trans Fat post (the comments are worth perusing). This week I’m sharing a new one that isn’t exactly one pot (but probably could be): Wanna-Be Lasagna Skillet Pasta. Check it out, then enjoy gems from other bloggers below!
Tomorrow I’ll share my thoughts on Helping Husbands Appreciate Real Food (and eat it too) along with my reverse engineering job of my hub’s favorite meal (pepper steak), and you may also be interested in the Real Food Face-Off currently running here at KS.
If you’ve never figured out how to make your favorite boxed meal from scratch, check out my Guide to Reverse Engineering Packaged Food for Real Food Quality.
Your Recipes: How to Participate
Enter your recipe and link(s) in the form below (see example). My husband created this very cool plug-in so you can leave an anecdotal description of your recipe to tempt folks to click over to you. *Thanks, honey!* Your name @ website will link to your mainpage, and the title of your recipe links to the permalink for that recipe.
Please include a link to this carnival on your recipe post so your readers can find even more ideas. If it’s an old post, you can still include the link. A possibility to copy:
If you make a mistake, just do it again correctly and I can delete the incorrect version. When you refresh the page to check for new additions, click” “cancel” on the resend question that will pop up, or else your link will be entered twice. By the way, I can also blow away any links to recipes that don’t fit the theme or don’t fit the mission of Kitchen Stewardship (i.e., nutritious).
To link up more than two recipes, it would be great if you make a new post at your site, then link once to that post here. Because you can write a description of your recipes, you can list all the titles and tempt folks to come over to your site and then stay awhile clicking around.
Thanks so much for participating!
ExampleKatie @ Kitchen Stewardship My carnival post You can write a brief (250 chars) synopsis here to tempt readers to visit your post!
|Kelly the Kitchen Kop HAMBURGER HELPER ALTERNATIVES This post is an oldie but still a goodie with a couple good options for recipes everyone actually LOVES!|
[email protected] Savory Beef, Potatoes, and Bacon Skillet Grass-fed ground beef, bacon, diced potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, and onions
[email protected] 2 B A Homekeeper Beefy-Mushroom Skillet Delicious one-pan meal using only real-food ingredients
Hallee the Homemaker Family Favorite Steak and Gravy I even got a picture of my son licking his plate to get the last bite!
emily sweet potato cottage pie
Vanessa @ Simple Bliss Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese So much better than the box! And it doesn't make me sick!
Songberries Un-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls This is an inexpensive pretty quick meal. I've had men ask me for the recipe when I've brought it to pot lucks!
[email protected] Sweet Potato Shepard\'s Pie My favorite thing about this recipe is that my kids devour it, and it always gets gobbled up at potlucks!
Stacy @ Recipes for Moms Chili Mac Skillet Beef & macaroni mixed in with beans, veggies & spices - My whole family loved it!
[email protected] real Spanish Rice and Mexican Potato Frittata One pan Spanish rice, and an easy frittata. These are great meals for a busy weeknight. Enjoy!
Alison @ Hospitality Haven Almond Chicken This has an asian influence, and includes stir-fry veggies, rice and yummy chicken!
[email protected] Hamburger Goulash or Chili Mac Some call it goulash, others call it Chili Mac. We love it.
[email protected] New Things Hungry Man\'s Macaroni I made this awhile back, I thought it tasted like a hamburger helper meal at the time. Easy and good 🙂
Emily @ Live Renewed Mexican Chicken Pasta Skillet A yummy mexican twist on a traditional pasta skillet meal.