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Bad Weather Makes Me Cook = Gaining Pounds!

With the weather coming in the form of ice, sleet and snow k11253065 Sunday night … through Monday… and still on the ground Tuesday… I didn’t have to work…

Our Seniors stay home on such bad weather days… No one wants them to fall…k12864083

I was getting ready when I got the call…k7108300

I’ve been in the house like so many others… that I was really looking forward to seeing my Senior Friends at the YMCA

When I’m in a lot… I tend to look for something to cookk14082118 NOT a good idea… I know I’ve gained pounds ouch! this winter!… but, hopefully summer and warmer weather will help me…

A simple snack for our TV watching night is Velveeta Cheese/ Rotel (Famous Queso Dip) with Tostitos Scoops… I like the way they are made into a little cup…

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I used Wal-Mart‘s Brand of Rotel…works fine!

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and also Wal-Mart’s version of Velveeta… “Melt and Dip“…works fine…tastes great!

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Just added to my small crock pot and heated until melted…stirring occasionally…

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Yummy with Tostitos Scoops! tostitos-scoops

The simplest recipes are sometimes the best!

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Shepherd’s Pie or Maybe “Humble”?

I’m not a great cook

I’m a person who likes easy… simple recipes…

The quick foods that are out right now that you can prepare from the freezer… a box or a bag“I just love them!”…

Meals in less than 30 minutes…

That’s my kind of cooking

I might add a pinch of this or that…x16039958

Maybe a few veggies to perk it up…

a little more onion k11795786or green pepperk1809138

Maybe a side dish or warm bread k6928993

I’m a “short order” cook…

Quicker the better!…

My newest try today was…

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Velveeta Cheesy Casserole Dinner… (from a box)…

This one is called Shepherd’s Pie“…

Yes, I’ve made it before from scratch many moons ago…

But, basically it’s the same thing

Everything is just in this bright yellow box except the ground beefk6159775

You just brown the beef… drain… return to skillet… add seasoning/veggie packet and water… Cook for 1 minute…

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I added some corn as one of their suggestions

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Put in bottom of casserole dish

Made instant mashed potatoes that came in the box… adding milk and butterMicrowaved for 3 minutes…

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Poured Velveeta Cheese on meat first that comes in a packet… Then placed potatoes on top…

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Baked in pre-heated 425 degree oven for 20 minutes

It gets all bubbly and the potatoes brown a little…

DONE!…

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Add a saladk1995548 …if you want…

Maybe a piece or two of warm bread

I cooked!… just in a more simplified way…

and it taste just fine…

I might have to call this “Humble Pie”

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instead of “Shepherd’s Pie”… because I humbly apologize to all who don’t use or like these quick meals…

But, I will continue to make them… because that’s the kind of girl I am!