Rainy Day Recipes

06 Nov

It’s been a drizzly weekend over here in San Diego. Since this sunny town is built for clear skies, activities are minimal on days like these. So, I took the opportunity to jump in the kitchen and try a few new recipes! PS: I am a new fan of Budget Bytes. Affordable recipes with clear instructions AND step by step photos – YES PLEASE! So here was the weekend menu (which included LOTS of leftovers -YUM!)

Chicken noodle soup

Spicy picked carrots (taco shop style. Those familiar with Mexican food know exactly what I’m talkin about!)

Handmade caramels
pictured below is my caramel making station! I probably spent more time WRAPPING the caramels than actually making them!

Potato, zucchini, chicken sausage bake (there isn’t a recipe for this. Simply chop up all ingredients along with some garlic and onion, drizzle with olive oil & bake at 375*F for 90 min)

Frozen breakfast burritos

The last one is sheer genius. Ever get tired of cereal & oat meal for breakfast? Yeah, me too. But the thought of waking up early to whip up a batch of eggs and toast doesn’t sound too great either. Solution: make a batch of 6 breakfast burritos on a rainy Saturday & toss ’em in the freezer to have on hand for those early mornings!

How about the rest of you? Any fun recipes to share?

Hope you all have a great week!


Posted by on November 6, 2011 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Rainy Day Recipes

  1. Debi Nowak-Hawkes

    November 6, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Canned chicken chili

    Chop onion and saute
    1 can of chicken with juice
    1 packet of chili seasoning (Lawry’s)
    1 can of diced tomatoes
    1 can of kidney beans
    Sometimes I also add a can of black beans and a can of corn too.
    If you like it spicier, add some extra chili seasoning or chili powder and cumin.

    A simple, good for you dinner from cans of things you may already have on hand….I always do!

  2. emilyhawkes

    November 7, 2011 at 10:03 am

    YUM! Debi, that sounds like a great recipe! Definitely something to keep on hand for an overcast day!

  3. piscesaseret

    November 7, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I’m gonna have to check out that recipe website.

    I recently made some tamales for the first time without the parentals..pretty delish and some posole. It’s been getting quite chilly over here


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