It’s very beneficial for our food budget that I prefer to cook dry beans. I mean, a bag of dried beans is cheap, y’all! And now that I have an Instant Pot, cooking them is super fast too. Especially black-eyed peas. Heck, I don’t even have to soak them first.
Black-eyed peas cook in only about 15 minutes with an additional 15-minute natural release time. I can put ‘em on to cook when I start supper and they’ll be ready to serve by the time we’re ready to eat!
But I wanted a little something different with our black-eyed peas. I decided to add some spicy Rotel tomatoes to them. They turned out deliciously.
Everyone knows that spaghetti is a simple yet delicious meal. But, you know, sometimes you want something with a little more zing. A little something different. You know, just a little more excitement.
How about giving plain ole spaghetti a facelift? How about a taco theme for a little Mexican flair?
It sounded good to me. So I decided to give a taco-styled spaghetti idea a try.
It’s a simple dish, and the kids will love it too. I mean – spaghetti ANDtacos? What’s not to love??
So if you’re after the one-pot preparation simplicity of a spaghetti supper but want to try something different, this taco spaghetti is an easy, cheesy, delicious option for your family too.
I love my Instant pot for many things. One of the biggest benefits is faster or simplified cooking in my kitchen. BUT, that simplification is bumped up even higher with this Pepperoncini roast. There are only 3 ingredients: A roast, an onion and one 16-oz jar of sliced Pepperoncini.
Let me paint you a picture:
Sear roast, sauté an onion or two, then dump an entire jar of Pepperoncini over the whole shebangie.
Simply allow the IP to cook for 35 minutes or so and BOOM! Dinner is served.
I’m not gonna lie, this is by far the easiest pot roast I’ve ever made. And it’s also RancherMan’s favorite. Here’s how it all comes together:
Whether mourning a death in the family, dealing with illness or even just feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities of a new baby, those going through hardships are comforted when others bring food.
There’s just something about others caring enough to bring a meal to your family, ya know?? A meal you won’t have to worry about planning or cooking. It not only offers nutrition during a very trying time, but it’s like a warm hug from those around you.
But I’m always in a quandary when knowing what meal to bring to another family. You too?
Well you’re in luck. I’ve made a list of easy-to-prepare options that I revert back to when deciding what to bring. These easy yet delicious meals are sure to nourish, as well as comfort heart & soul.
I love herbs & spices, don’t you? But several years ago I ran out of thyme. So I went to the store to buy more. WHEW! You know, there are some herbs and seasonings you can buy pretty cheaply. A big jar will cost very little.
But for some reason thyme was pretty pricey (IMO). Heck, for what they were charging for that little jar of thyme, I could buy a whole plant and harvest from it year in, year out!
So I did…
My most-used herbs are thyme, sage, oregano, basil and rosemary. So I make sure I always have them available, whether fresh or dried.
A Facebook follower asked about my herb-drying setup. Y’all know I’m all about simplicity! So I thought I’d show how I dry my fresh herbs.