Lately I haven’t made any freezer meals and I really do miss having some for those days when I just can’t cook. But I have an easy recipe that will feed us one the night I make it and provide a freezer meal for the future. Three Cheese Baked Penne is like a bonus meal since I get two dinners and only cook once!
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Although we’re not Italian we know that Italian food is real comfort food. There’s something about pasta, tomatoes, and garlic that warms the soul. And who doesn’t love mozzarella cheese? Skillet Italian Chicken & Pasta hits all the Italian food notes and, even better, it makes clean up after dinner a breeze!
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Braising is an underused way to cook in my opinion. When you braise meats they slowly take on the flavor of the braising liquid without losing their own unique flavor. And the liquid is infused with the flavor of the meat. It’s a win-win! Braised Chicken Thighs Italiano is one of our favorite ways to have chicken thighs because the flavors combine and create something wonderful!
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Pasta is one of those comfort foods that I like to serve at least a couple of times a month. The beauty of pasta is that there are so many types and so many ways to serve it. Whether it’s a simple olive oil and basil treatment or a full on, takes several hours sauce, pasta is always a favorite. One pasta meal we really enjoy is tagliatelle with Bolognese!
This way to Bolognese
Oh, my gosh, I love strombolis! Not the island in the Lipari Islands of Italy but the food! When I make it for dinner I feel like I’m cheating and having a treat instead of a sensible meal. Then I think of the ingredients; sausage, peppers, onions, cheese, and the crust, and I realize it really is a sensible meal! If you want a meal to make your whole family think you’re spoiling them I suggest Italian Sausage Strombolis!
Italian Sausage Strombolis
Certain meals just kind of scream comfort to me and Chicken Parmigiana is one of them. There’s something so decadent about cutting into that perfectly moist chicken breast covered in tomato sauce and melted cheese that I feel like an Italian queen.
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