Sour cream is something I enjoy from time to time, although RancherMan’s never been a fan. I prefer sour cream on my baked potatoes instead of butter. And I enjoy sour cream topping quesadillas. There are actually lots of ways I enjoy it.
But since it’s not consumed regularly it seems a waste to buy a tub of it just to throw most of it away. And c’mon, sour cream’s a little less than healthy #amiright?
So instead I use my own homemade yogurt for a healthy substitute for sour cream.
Rice is an inexpensive pantry staple here. So I prepare it as a side with our meals often.
The beautiful thing about rice is that it’s easy to mix up the seasonings for completely different rice flavors.
I’ll serve rice often as a side dish, whether we’re enjoying Mexican dishes or grilled chicken. It’s very versatile and easy to change up the rice flavors to pair with whatever meal you’re enjoying on any given night.
Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite (yet super EASY) rice flavors to serve:
So many fun desserts are topped with pie filling. Not only for a burst of flavor, but also for pretty presentation. But today I’m just using it as topping. Buying a full can of pie filling would be a waste.
The good news is you don’t have to plunk down the money for that can of pie filling. You can easily make it yourself in minutes with a simple can of fruit for cheap.
But another of RancherMan’s favorites is Spanish Rice. If it’s past season for cilantro in my garden, this is my go-to for our many Tex-Mex meals like Carnitas Tacos, our homemade Tamalesor even Pulled Pork Enchiladas. Here’s my oh-so-simple Spanish Rice recipe.
Recently we had my parents over for supper. RancherMan grilled boneless chicken breasts as well as different garden veggies. I made Rosemary Rice & chocolate Crazy Cake to go with the meal.
The whole shebangie only cost about $15, much less than treating them to a restaurant meal. So we saved some money yet enjoyed a hearty meal together. We all ate our fill (plus some!) and there was still plenty leftover for RancherMan & me for subsequent meals.
But after a few days all I was left with were a couple of grilled chicken breast & some leftover grilled veggies. Since we’d already enjoyed some of the leftovers over the last few days, I decided to finish off these last leftovers with a completely different meal – chicken fajitas!