This week we ate (clockwise from the top right):
1. One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese from Damn Delicious. Since last week's chili was less than stellar, I decided to try a new spin this week. When I make a big batch of chili, I like to turn some of the leftovers into chili mac (chili mixed with macaroni and topped with cheese), so I liked the idea of this one-pot chili mac, no leftovers needed. This was so good, so easy to make, and so perfect for a cold night!
2. BBQ Pork Burgers, adapted from How Sweet it is. I originally saw this recipe when Anne made it, and after I tried it myself it was deemed a keeper at my house. This time, I swapped the ground chicken for ground pork, just to try something different, and it was delicious!
3. Chicken Noodle Soup. To me there's nothing better than homemade chicken noodle soup with freshly made broth and homemade noodles. However, the reality is that I rarely have the time to make it. My favorite substitute for homemade chicken noodle soup is store-bought chicken stock or broth, shredded rotisserie chicken, and frozen Reames noodles. Of course it's not as good as homemade, but it's still warm and comforting on a cold night!
Not pictured, but worth mentioning: I swear, I could never be a food blogger! We had a great dinner on Sunday night and I completely forgot to take pictures. We had Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos from Pass the Sushi with Mexican Rice Casserole from the Pioneer Woman. The chicken was so juicy and flavorful, and it stays nice and moist in the slow cooker since it cooks in enchilada sauce (I used homemade but you could use a can to make it even easier)! The rice dish is a favorite that I've made several times, I just tweak it a little by using salsa instead of diced tomatoes with green chiles.
Are you cooking anything good this weekend?