Utilizing my Stocked Kitchen

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Recipes from 10 Days of Meal Planning

I want to share with you some of my favorite recipes. These are recipes that I can make based upon what I keep in my well-stocked kitchen. If I am out of an ingredient, I either don’t make the recipe or I substitute something that I have on hand. I am not one to follow an exact recipe, neither was my mom, or mammaw, or any of my 6 aunts that I grew up surrounded by. A recipe for us is simply a suggestion, we then alter and change it based upon, 1. preference and 2. availability. So when it comes to the recipes I am sharing, feel free to change it up, experiment and by all means use what you have on hand.

Orrichiette with Ham & Asparagus
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708 calories
51 g
171 g
25 g
71 g
7 g
529 g
1927 g
7 g
0 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
529g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 708
Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g
39%
Saturated Fat 7g
33%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 171mg
57%
Sodium 1927mg
80%
Total Carbohydrates 51g
17%
Dietary Fiber 7g
26%
Sugars 7g
Protein 71g
Vitamin A
37%
Vitamin C
21%
Calcium
9%
Iron
52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 box Orichiette pasta, cooked to package directions
  2. 1/2 lb. deli ham, chopped, (or add cubed ham from leftovers)
  3. 1 teaspoon Butter
  4. 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  5. 1/2 lb fresh asparagus cubed
  6. 1 Jar alfredo sauce
Instructions
  1. In small saucepan over medium/low heat melt butter add olive oil, and asparagus.
  2. Cook until asparagus is tender and bright in color.
  3. Turn off heat, add ham and stir together.
  4. Pour sauce over drained pasta.
  5. Mix in ham and asparagus. Stir all together over low heat until well blended, just a few minutes.
Notes
  1. Note: This is a recipe that I formulated solely based upon what was in my pantry. Pulled entirely together based on what I had on hand at the time. I loved it so much it has become a regular although I switch out the pasta depending on what’s available.
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calories
708
fat
25g
protein
71g
carbs
51g
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Meatloaf
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2585 calories
193 g
750 g
120 g
180 g
45 g
1075 g
2082 g
137 g
8 g
58 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1075g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2585
Calories from Fat 1081
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 120g
185%
Saturated Fat 45g
223%
Trans Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 52g
Cholesterol 750mg
250%
Sodium 2082mg
87%
Total Carbohydrates 193g
64%
Dietary Fiber 9g
36%
Sugars 137g
Protein 180g
Vitamin A
25%
Vitamin C
35%
Calcium
51%
Iron
134%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs. Ground Beef
  2. 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
  3. 1/4 cup oats (raw)
  4. 2 Tablespoons milk
  5. 1 large egg
  6. 1/2 large onion, chopped
  7. Salt & Pepper
  8. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  9. 2 teaspoon dried oregano
Glaze
  1. 1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
  2. 1/4 to 1/2 cup ketchup
  3. 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  4. 2 teaspoons worcestershire
  5. 1 Tablespoon warm water
  6. Mix well until sugar is melted.
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 375.
  2. Soak bread crumbs & oats in milk, add egg, ground beef, salt, pepper and herbs. Mix well.
  3. Form loaf in loaf pan. Pour topping over top, reserve about 1/2 of glaze mixture to add to sliced meatloaf.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for apx. 45 – 50 minutes until cooked through. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  5. Drizzle reserved mixture over sliced portions.
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calories
2585
fat
120g
protein
180g
carbs
193g
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Lasagna
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4652 calories
150 g
1223 g
325 g
286 g
137 g
2436 g
5570 g
55 g
5 g
159 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2436g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4652
Calories from Fat 2899
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 325g
500%
Saturated Fat 137g
687%
Trans Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 26g
Monounsaturated Fat 133g
Cholesterol 1223mg
408%
Sodium 5570mg
232%
Total Carbohydrates 150g
50%
Dietary Fiber 23g
91%
Sugars 55g
Protein 286g
Vitamin A
195%
Vitamin C
165%
Calcium
269%
Iron
192%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound hamburger
  2. 1 pound sausage
  3. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  4. 1 medium onion, diced
  5. 1 can tomatoes (12 ounce), crushed
  6. 2 cans tomato paste
  7. 2 cloves garlic, diced
  8. salt and pepper, to taste
  9. 2 teaspoons oregano
  10. 1 can water (paste can)
  11. 1 tablespoon basil
  12. 1 egg
  13. 1 pint ricotta cheese
  14. mozzarella cheese
  15. lasagna noodles, cooked
  16. extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Brown hamburger and sausage with onion. Mix in tomatoes, paste, garlic, salt and pepper, oregano.
  3. Simmer together for 30 to 45 minutes. As needed add a paste can of water to mixture to keep moist. Do not let it over heat or it will scorch.
  4. In the meantime, cook lasagna noodles in salted and oiled water.
  5. In a small bowl mix together egg, basil and ricotta cheese.
  6. In a 9x13x2-inch baking dish, pour about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in bottom. Then layer noodles, ricotta mixture, sauce then mozzarella.
  7. Continue layering until pan is filled. Sprinkle top with mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper.
  8. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes until cheese is melted and browned.
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calories
4652
fat
325g
protein
286g
carbs
150g
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Crockpot Pulled Pork
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17 calories
4 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
9 g
159 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 17
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 159mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
8%
Iron
27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 large pork butt
  2. salt, pepper
  3. 1 -3 tsp. thyme
  4. 1-3 tsp. parsley
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle herbs, salt & pepper liberally over both sides. Place in a crock pot, cook on high for 4 hours. Using a pair of tongs or fork, pull pork apart, turn crock pot to low and cook an additional 1-2 hours. You can add BBQ sauce if desired in the last hour of cooking.
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calories
17
fat
0g
protein
1g
carbs
4g
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Spaghetti
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3354 calories
297 g
435 g
147 g
209 g
61 g
2192 g
6572 g
62 g
4 g
72 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2192g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3354
Calories from Fat 1306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 147g
227%
Saturated Fat 61g
305%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 62g
Cholesterol 435mg
145%
Sodium 6572mg
274%
Total Carbohydrates 297g
99%
Dietary Fiber 22g
87%
Sugars 62g
Protein 209g
Vitamin A
91%
Vitamin C
112%
Calcium
307%
Iron
121%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Spaghetti
  2. 1 clove garlic, minced
  3. 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  4. 1 tablespoons dried parsley
  5. 2 tablespoons oil
  6. 1 pound ground beef
  7. 1 Can whole tomatoes crushed
  8. 1 can tomato paste
  9. 2 cups water
  10. 1 teaspoon salt
  11. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  12. 1/2 teaspoon basil
  13. 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  14. 1 tablespoon sugar
  15. 8 ounces spaghetti, cooked in salted water
  16. Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In large skillet, lightly sauté garlic, onions and parsley in oil.
  2. Add meat and brown while stirring, drain off excess fat.
  3. Add tomatoes, and paste, water and seasonings.
  4. Cover while venting and simmer 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve over hot spaghetti. Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.
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calories
3354
fat
147g
protein
209g
carbs
297g
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Chicken N' Dumplings
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2663 calories
326 g
124 g
89 g
125 g
24 g
4243 g
8733 g
67 g
5 g
59 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
4243g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2663
Calories from Fat 794
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 89g
137%
Saturated Fat 24g
118%
Trans Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 20g
Monounsaturated Fat 39g
Cholesterol 124mg
41%
Sodium 8733mg
364%
Total Carbohydrates 326g
109%
Dietary Fiber 7g
27%
Sugars 67g
Protein 125g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
13%
Calcium
108%
Iron
110%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups self-rising flour
  2. + 3-4 T for rolling out dough
  3. 3 tablespoons melted shortening or butter
  4. 1/3 to ½ cup milk or buttermilk
  5. 2-3 T of Chicken stock
  6. 4 quarts of chicken stock, boiling (Add in 1/2 cup cubed or shredded chicken if preferred)
Instructions
  1. Cut shortening into the self-rising flour until crumbly like meal, and mix together with milk and chicken broth forming a very soft dough.
  2. Pour dough out gently in extra flour pat bringing together until you can form a rectangle. Cut into squares.
  3. Drop into stock and lower heat to simmer.
  4. Cook about 20-30 min. depending on size of dumplings, until dumplings are cooked through and the stock has turned to a thick gravy.
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calories
2663
fat
89g
protein
125g
carbs
326g
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Sweet Rolls
Dinner rolls or loaf brea
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3320 calories
628 g
122 g
53 g
74 g
30 g
1332 g
2401 g
102 g
2 g
18 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1332g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3320
Calories from Fat 466
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 53g
82%
Saturated Fat 30g
151%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 122mg
41%
Sodium 2401mg
100%
Total Carbohydrates 628g
209%
Dietary Fiber 20g
82%
Sugars 102g
Protein 74g
Vitamin A
28%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
14%
Iron
46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 package dry yeast
  2. 2 cups warm water
  3. 5-6 cups flour
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup sugar
  6. 4 tablespoons butter, softened
Instructions
  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Blend together flour, sugar and salt. Mix in softened butter, and add in water and yeast mixture incorporating into a soft dough.
  3. Knead until dough is smooth.
  4. Cover with tea towel and let rise until double in size, about 1/2 hour.
  5. Punch down, pinch off and shape into rolls, whatever shape you like best.
  6. Place rolls in pans, and brush tops with melted butter.
  7. Cover with tea towel and let rise for about 30 to 45 minutes
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
Notes
  1. I use this recipe often, it makes a really good soft roll and is good to serve to company. I also make loaf bread, pizza dough and Stromboli from this same recipe. This can be mixed in a large mixer with dough hook attachment, by hand and I've even used it in a bread machine by mixing 1/2 the recipe and it always turns out good. You can freeze the dough after the first rise; just punch down the dough, divide as desired, and place inside of plastic zip bags. When ready to use, set out to thaw, then let rise and bake as normal. You can get about 3 dozen rolls or 3 loaves of bread.
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calories
3320
fat
53g
protein
74g
carbs
628g
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