Delish Just Four Ingredients Fast!

Delish Just Four Ingredients Fast!

Delish Just Four Ingredients Fast! is filled with fast, delicious recipes. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4: four-ingredient recipes from the editors of Delish that are triple-tested to perfection and take 35 minutes or less from start to finish. Yes, the recipes are that easy and only require 4 ingredients!

With this lavishly photographed cookbook at hand, anyone can prepare a quick, delicious, and fuss-free meal. The dishes are absolutely delectable including: Chicken and Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce; Broccoli and Garlic Breadcrumb Spaghetti; Teriyaki Beef Salad; and Vanilla Bean Butter Cookies. Feeding your family has never been simpler!

Lemon Tarragon Scallop Skewers

Potato Casserole

 

 

Potato Casserole
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 pkg. Au Gratin Potatoes
  • 1 (16-oz.) can pizza sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz. shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Brown ground beef and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in ungreased 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish, combine potato slices and contents of sauce packet from potatoes.
  3. In medium saucepan, combine pizza sauce and water. Bring to a boil. Pour over potato mixture; mix well. Add milk and beef mixture; mix well.
  4. Bake at 400°F. for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; stir. Sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven; bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving to thicken sauce.
Notes
The nice thing with this recipe is that you can add anything you want to it like mushrooms, green onions, etc.

Get Your Plate In Shape

As many of you may or may not know, I have been making a lifestyle change in my home. I have been losing weight (about 17lbs in 6 weeks!). I have been slowly making changes for my entire family like skim milk (instead of 2%) and whole wheat bread (instead of white bread). The cool thing is that my kid haven’t really even noticed (my husband is another story for another post). That all being said, I never thought of swapping out mushrooms for meat, but you can! Plus, for people like me trying to lose weight, I can definitely use meals with the lower calorie count! Increasing the intake of lower calorie foods, specifically mushrooms, in place of those higher in calories, like ground beef, can be an effective method for reducing calories and fat while still feeling full and satisfied after a meal. This approach of replacing some ground beef, turkey or other meat with mushrooms is known as “swapability.” It works because mushrooms’ hearty texture and rich flavor allow them to blend seamlessly with meats. The mushroom and meat “swapability” technique is an economical way to make family meals more nutritious and works great in family favorites like lasagna, burgers, tacos or chili. This simple three-step “swapability” strategy is perfect for family favorites like burgers, lasagna, pizza, chili – or any dish that calls for ground meat:

o Chop up your favorite mushroom variety to match the consistency of the ground beef or turkey;

o Cook and season mushrooms the same way you would meat;

o Combine the cooked meat and mushrooms and use the mix to complete your recipe.

Who doesn’t want to eat better and save money?

The other question I have gotten is why mushrooms. Mushrooms are low in calories and fat-free. Their flavorful umami content allows for less salt to be used in a dish, without compromising taste. Mushrooms are the only fresh fruit or vegetable with vitamin D. Within the produce aisle, mushrooms are a leading source of the antioxidants selenium and ergothioneine; these antioxidants help maintain a healthy immune system. Mushrooms also provide B vitamins, including riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid; B vitamins help to provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

If this sounds pretty cool, there will be a Twitter party  on Monday, March 12th at 8:00 PM EST. The event hashtag is #Mushrooms and there will be prizes awarded. (US and Canada, 18+). You can RSVP at: http://resourcefulmommy.com/8634/mushroom-channel-twitter-party/

Hopefully, I have inspired you to look at mushrooms a little different and have given you some new ideas in the kitchen!