Company for Supper

With covid, I got lazy about cooking.  I personally wasn’t going to the grocery store and I think that left me a little uninspired.  I’ve told a few friends of mine that I so appreciate Karl doing the shopping but I really have missed looking at the strawberries and seeing how great they looked and impulsively buying them.  I miss seeing the discounted cold rotisserie chicken and not being inspired to take it home and make chicken and noodle gravy over biscuits.  There is just something about being in the story and seeing the groceries that inspires me to have more variety when I cook.  I am sure some of you who do grocery pick up or have someone in your life like Karl who is doing the shopping for you can relate.

Well a month or so ago I had Kalissa’s family and Karl here for supper.  It was so nice so I wanted to try some new recipes.  The first was Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas.  Oh my they were good…and so easy.

You can find the recipe HERE.

I was so excited about actually cooking that I forgot to take pictures until Kalissa said, “Mom, are you taking pictures for the blog”.  Yes, after 11 years of blogging I still forget to take pictures from time to time.  I guess I was in the moment.  Forgive me.

So after whipping up a mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla and strawberries, I put that in a tortilla and rolled it up.  Then I fried them like you would a chimichanga.

After that there were rolled in cinnamon and sugar.
We all tried some right away and it was good…but, they are much better after being refrigerated.  Don’t they look yummy???
The family consensus was that we preferred them with a squirt of Redi Whip on them.  YUM.  We’ll make those again only this time I can make them a day in advance and will likely serve them chilled.

The Strawberry Cream Cheese Chimichanga recipe can be found HERE.  I think this would be a fun recipe to make with kids…not the frying part but everything else.

I also made this shrimp dish…Italian Shrimp.  I completely forgot to take pictures of this.  It was good but I really didn’t think the shrimp tasted “Italian”….again in my excitement I forgot to take pictures.

With all of that we also had Sassy Sows…

We love this combo of tator tots, on the bottom….then… BBQ pulled pork…then the coleslaw and then bacon.  We all really love these.  HERE’s the recipe..

It was so nice to have company for supper.  I’ve missed cooking for the kids and trying new recipes.  Have you tried anything new lately?  Please share a link in the comments.  I’m always looking for something good.

8 thoughts on “Company for Supper”

  1. Nance in Reno

    I don’t deep fry . . . afraid of oil spatters. I found a recipe for baked chimichangas that we like better than fried ones. It should work with your strawberry chimichangas. I just roll my meat/salsa/ cheese filling in a flour tortilla, brush a little melted butter (or butter-flavored Pam spray), put in pyrex pan, and bake about 10 minutes at 450.

  2. The biggest thing about Covid shopping was my husband doing the shopping (only 1 person/family in the store). He still has trouble that the “grocery” list is what we are OUT of. It is not the complete list. I would shop with an idea of what meals to make, but it would depend on what meat was on sale. He also does not realize that milk, eggs, and bread are bought EVERY shop., since we only go once every 3 – 4 weeks.

  3. Betty from Canada

    I tried your hamburger and saurkrut (don’t know how to spell) it was good but even better the next day.

  4. I can relate. I am the grocery shopper for my mom. She has started to go. with me a few times. Then if I am visiting I have to come up with dinner because I know what is in the kitchen. Enjoy your family and dinners with them.

  5. Tammy from home of the Highground, WI

    How do you make your chicken and noodle gravy over biscuits? Sounds yummy but have never heard of it. I sure am missing shopping at the quilt stores, by appointment only right now.

  6. My husband has been doing the shopping as we are both in our early seventies and he fancies himself the stronger of the two of us. I miss seeing all the fruits and vegetables and seeing something I have prepared in a while and picking the needed ingredients. He is a very good list man and follows it like a roadmap and rarely deviates. I guess I really miss being out if a trip to the grocery store sounds like fun.

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