Category Archives: Feeding a Farmer

Feeding a Farmer: Chicken Quesadilla

I have a series called Feeding a Farmer. It’s food that can be prepared in a few minutes to make a meal for those last minute meal times.  To find out how this all originated, check out this link.  Keep in mind, none of these foods are glamorous…they are fast…and not bad tasting.

Kelli got a new Pizzazz for a shower present.  She asked me if I’d like her old one.  I wasn’t especially excited about it as we eat little to no frozen food including frozen pizza. Rarely do we eat anything pre-made so I didn’t know if I would use it at all besides, who needs another appliance-not me.

I ended up taking it figuring if I didn’t end up using it I would just pass it along to Goodwill.  I have ended up loving it.  I don’t use it a lot but we do use it more and more.  Yesterday I had a short notice that Hubby would be in for lunch so I quick plugged the Pizzazz in and start it heating.

While it was spinning around I added some Chicken Alfredo sauce, left over chicken and cheese.

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I sprayed a tortilla with cooking spray and popped that on top.

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In about eight minutes I had a Quesadilla.

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They are VERY good.

I gave Hubby this along with some baked beans and cottage cheese.  It was a very easy no hassle lunch that tasted good too.

I really love the Pizzazz.  I started making garlic bread with it and it is so good.  I’ll take pictures and share the recipe next time I make it.

Planting Season Meals

Hubby has been in the field a few days in between the rains which lead me to packing his lunch.  He sprung in on me and I happen to not have any bread in the house so I made do with what I had.  He got these sandwiches…or rather roll ups.

It’s a taco shell, summer sausage, chipotele sauce, cheese and pickled hot peppers.  I rolled them up and put a rubber band around them.

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Funny thing is..he came in that night a raved about the awesome roll ups I made.  I laughed and them made them again the next day.

For my meals, they look more like this when he’s gone.  Home made chow mien.   Hubby hates it so I always make a huge batch.  I eat for two meals a day until it’s gone…I love it.

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I gotta say…pattern writing and a calculator sure aren’t the best company.  Thankfully Kalissa and Craig stop by occasionally and check on me….it keeps me sane.

Boy I hate being a farm widow worse every year.

Feeding a Farmer: Reuben Sandwiches

I have a series called Feeding a Farmer. It’s food that can be prepared in a few minutes to make a meal for those last minute meal times.  To find out how this all originated, check out this link.  Keep in mind, none of these foods are glamorous…they are fast…and not bad tasting.

Hubby and I are both HUGE fans of Reuben Sandwiches.  If I am at a restaurant, chances are, I’ll order one.

I got to thinking why don’t I make them at home if I like them so much…and so Reuben Sandwiches have made it onto our lunch menu.  They are quick and easy…not much harder than a grill cheese sandwich.

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This is how I do it.

Take rye bread.  Butter one side and put it on the griddle.  Spread thousand island dressing on the other side.  Load it up with corned beef (or turkey if you want a Rachel instead of a Reuben), sauerkraut and then Swiss cheese.  I like to keep the kraut away from the bread so it doesn’t get soggy.

The I top it with a buttered piece of bread.  From there it gets grilled exactly like a grilled cheese sandwich.

Add a pickle and salad or pickle and some chips and who needs a diner?

This is just a quick simple easy recipe for how I feed my farmer.

Feeding a Farmer: Twice Baked Potatoes

I have a series called Feeding a Farmer. It’s food that can be prepared in a few minutes to make a meal for those last minute meal times.  To find out how this all originated, check out this link.  Keep in mind, none of these foods are glamorous…they are fast…and not bad tasting.

With everything being so hectic here I haven’t had a lot of time to cook.  Meals have been a little catch as we can.  Twice baked potatoes have really saved me a few times lately.

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I baked about a dozen potatoes in the oven.  After they had cooked and cooled, I scooped them out.  I mashed the part I scooped out then added some sour cream, garlic and onion powders and a bit of shredded cheese.  I put the filling back into the potatoes.  There is no exact science to this part.  Just put in whatever spices you personally like.

Then I decided how many we needed for supper that night and sprinkled another dose of cheese over them and popped them in the oven until the cheese was melted and warmed through.

The rest of the potatoes were put together in bundles of three halves, wrapped in tin foil and popped into the freezer.  When I need something to stretch my time and my supper, I defrost a batch, sprinkle cheese over the top and pop them in the oven.  I’ve even just popped them in the microwave only.  They aren’t quite as good, but still tasty.

I can see now that the kids are gone and time is tight with the house and all, we’ll be eating more of these…and that’s another way I feed my farmer.