My Go to Meals During This Time

Before I begin my first blog post (on this blog) I want to introduce myself. My name is Troian Miller, I am 24 years old and married to the love of my life Robert Miller. We got married when I was only 18 and he was 23 so we have been married 6 years. I'm starting a new blog because in this blog I want to talk about my garden, my debt, my recipes (which you will find below), cleaning, and much more. See we are about 110,000 dollars in debt. It is all student loans. Most are my husband's federal student loans. I will be using this forum to let people see a bit into our lives. While I may "brag" on my husband he deserves it for everything he has done. He is in the process of getting a second job (because the first second job failed him) and it will allow us to get out of debt faster.

The reason I am starting a new blog is because we have a new outlook on life. You will never see me blog about politics, you will never see me blog about why we aren't having kids yet, but you will see me blog about everything I said above. This blog represents a new us as a couple. I am hoping to do two blog posts a week. Please give my blog a follow, I don't think you will be disappointed.

Most of us know what is going on, so I won't reiterate it. But I do have a few go to meals during this time. I thought I would put them on the blog, I started a new one because new us means new blog. So here are my go to meals during this time.

1. Goulash: whatever noodle you want, a little barbecue sauce, some honey, pasta sauce, onion, ground turkey (or ground beef, chicken, pork, whatever you use).

             Directions (I don't measure):
                  Boil the noodles according to package directions.
                  Cut up the onion and place it in the pan (I use half an onion if it is a large one).
                  Put the ground turkey into the pan and put the barbecue sauce and honey on it.
                  Cook the meat and onions til the meat is brown and the onions are translucent.
                  Drain noodles and add the meat, onion, bbq sauce, and honey mixture to the pan of noodles.
                  Add spaghetti sauce and then serve.



2. Chicken and Rice: chicken thighs, one carton of chicken broth, rice, and soy sauce.

             Directions:
                   Pre-set the oven to 400 degrees farenheit.
                   Brown the chicken in a pan on both sides (Normally 5 mins on each side) but don't fully cook.
                   While cooking the chicken pour the rice in the bottom of an oven safe casserole dish with a lid.
                    When you have all the chicken on top of the rice pour the chicken broth into it and then the soy sauce (you will have to experiment with the soy sauce because that is a learning curve).
                     Set the timer for 45 minutes and place it into the oven. Check it, if the liquid is all gone then it is ready.
                      Let cool off and then serve, unless you want your tongue burnt.


3. Sausage, cabbage, and mashed potatoes.

             Directions:
                   Cut up the cabbage into strips and place into water and let it boil.
                   Skin and cube potatoes and boil them, then mash them.
                   Cut up the sausage into quarter inch cubes.
                   When the cabbage is done serve it on a plate. I also use mild chunky salsa from Aldi.

4. Taco Tuesdays. I will just link a recipe to tacos here.

5. Meatloaf, and again I will leave a link to a recipe here.

6. Cheeseburger casserole, and I will leave the recipe I use here.

7. Tuna fish casserole. I got this recipe from my Mother in law, who is definitely a mother to me because if I get out of line I get reprimanded by her.

Ingredients: Noodles, cheese, cream of chicken(or mushroom if you are vegetarian) and milk.

             Directions:
                  Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit.
                  I use Penne noodles or elbow noodles but you can use whatever you want, and cook them according to the directions on the box.
                   While then noodles are cooking combine the cream of chicken and milk to a good consistency, where its blended together well.
                    When the noodles are done cooking put them into a 9x13 casserole dish and put the mixture of the cream of chicken and milk into the noodles and then combine them.
                     Optional: Add cheese and mix it into the mixture.
                     Top with cheese and pop it into the oven, cook for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

These have been our go to meals.


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