A Couple of Easy, On-the-Go Meal Ideas

The first of the meals I’ll mention is INCREDIBLY simple, and Jake says it’s very good.

Ingredients:

2 Tortillas

1 Banana

4 Tbsp Peanut Butter

2 Tbsp Honey

Spread two tablespoons of peanut butter on each tortilla.  Cut banana in half and lay one half on each tortilla.  Drizzle with honey, roll up, and enjoy! (See? I told you it was simple! :))

 

 

Meal Number 2: Macaroni and Cheese

I know not everyone can be satisfied with this as a meal, but we love it, and it’s really rich and filling.  This is how I make homemade Mac N Cheese. 🙂

Ingredients:

2 cups of Elbow Macaroni

10 Slices of American Cheese

3/4 Cup of Milk

Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package.  Drain and put back in pan. Turn on low heat. Tear slices of cheese into fourths and throw them in the pan; pour in milk, as well.  Stir until cheese is melted and pasta is coated.

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Night Thirty Four…Vegetable Soup

Anyone can come up with their own kind of soup. All you have to have is a base (broth) and then you can just start adding to it.

Tonight was vegetable soup. I just used different veggies we had stocked up on, and it turned out well.

Ingredients:

32 oz Broth
1 Cup Sliced Carrots
1 Can of Corn
1 Can of Peas
1/2 Bag of Frozen Green Beans

2 Cans Diced tomatoes
1 Small onion, diced
Garlic Salt, to taste
1 Tsp Basil
1 Tsp Oregano

Mix all ingredients together in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30-45 minutes. Serve with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top for some extra flavor.

Night Thirty Three…Dulce De Leche Grilled Cheese

So, for the next few weeks, Jake and I will be going meatless, except for eggs.  Be prepared when you read the blog that these will be vegetarian meals, even though I’m not sure how well a vegetarian would agree with how accurate the term will apply to these meals. 🙂

 

I tried this recipe the other night, and it was rather good, but really sweet.  It’d be perfect for a breakfast!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/dulce-de-leche-grilled-cheese-sandwiches/detail.aspx

 

I didn’t buy the dulce de leche from the store; I actually made it myself using that recipe that’s been floating around Pintrest.  All you do is put a can of sweetened condensed milk in a crockpot full of water and let it cook on low overnight; it makes a rich, tangy-sweet caramel when you open up the can in the morning.  If you go this route, be sure to allow the can 2-3 hours to cool before opening. 🙂
Is it a keeper?-I’d say so! 🙂  Jake was surprised it wasn’t MORE sweet, but he liked it a lot.  I’ll make it some other day for breakfast.

Messiness Factor: 2 out of 5.  Blending the ingredients and grilling the sandwiches makes for an easy meal! 🙂

Dessert Five…Banana Cake

This was what I made for my momma’s birthday cake.  It was really good!  The icing is a little thin, but it’s scrumptious.

http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/2009/07/how-to-make-banana-cake/

 

Let me tell you, this was a wonderful dessert!  My grandma has been begging me to make another one since we finished this one.

 

Please excuse my messy counter, I was in a bit of a hurry that day. 🙂

 

It taste a lot like banana bread, only a lot lighter in texture.  Give it a shot, I bet you’ll love it! 🙂