My mother-in-law got each family a Ninja Air Fryer for Christmas. Oh, my goodness is that appliance a dream. Oldest and I have put it through the paces in the last week. He has made French toast, French fries, and hamburgers in the fryer. I’ve made some sheet pan meals, bacon, and toast in it.
A goal of mine was to make perfect bacon in the air fryer. If you have an oven that has a convection setting, you can certainly use that feature.
You can certainly make a big batch of bacon as part of your meal prepping for the week.
What you need:
Pork Bacon – I’ve not attempted to use turkey bacon for this recipe.
What you can use the bacon for:
Sandwiches – Youngest and Hubby both have used the bacon for one of the meats on their sandwiches.
Just eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack.
Salads – BLT salad or Cobb salad
Recipe (Click on the photo for a printable version of the recipe card.)
The last few weeks have been crazy. Thanksgiving week was spent visiting Columbus and Cincinnati, so we didn’t eat many dinners at the house. We also ate at our favorite spots. Last week, we were both feeling poor. I didn’t cook dinner at home because I was just trying to survive.
This week we are back to eating at home.
Smoky Tomato Soup (Budget Bytes)
Grilled cheese sandwiches
Chicken stew (Budget Bytes)
Million Dollar Chicken (Easy Family Recipes)
Pan Roasted Green beans
Ranch Smashed Potatoes
Left-overs or you are on your own
Sauteed Peppers and onions
Lunch / Snacks
Roasted Cauliflower Salad
Sugar snap peas with hummus
Yogurt with blueberries
I also have chocolate-drizzled popcorn at work that I can eat as a snack.
I hope these give you an idea of what to eat this week.
I love chicken wings. If you were to ask me what my comfort food is currently, I would tell you chicken wings without a doubt. Getting them at a restaurant is often expensive, so it’s more economical to make them at home coated with your favorite seasoning and covered with your favorite barbecue sauce.
My favorite seasoning is from a local shop. Rosebuds is located at the 2nd Street Market, a local farmer’s market/ artisan shop. My seasoning is the Campfire Rub which reminds me of cooking over an actual campfire. Yum!
I just get a bottle of honey barbecue sauce from Aldi. Youngest and I just like a basic barbecue sauce. I also like a Carolina type of barbecue sauce.
I’m not good at explaining how to cut up the chicken wings. I know I’m not the best at it. So I did what I do best, I googled how to cut up the chicken wings properly. Click here for the directions and then return to my blog for the recipe.
What to Serve with the chicken wings
Salad (greens, veggie or fruit, topping) with a dressing
Cooked frozen or canned veggies
Chips, French fries, or Tater Tots – Our favorite is the seasoned Tater Tots from Alexa foods.
Celery or carrots with ranch or bleu cheese – Classic choice
I’ve began to get Misfit Market veggies and fruits during the Quarantine. It was easier to make sure I had fresh veggies and fruit. This past week I received about 6 sweet potatoes, so I decided to make a roasted sweet potato taco for lunch.
If you want to make this Gluten-Free, you can use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas. It’s your choice which type of tortilla you want to use for your taco. This recipe is easily vegan if you don’t use any cheese or sour cream on the taco. Instead use avocado for the creaminess of cheese or make cashew sour cream to put on the taco.
This recipe is easily adaptable for what you like.
This could also be called “Clean Out My Fridge Frittata.” We had a potluck breakfast at church on Easter morning. I woke up that morning trying to decide what I wanted to bring to church. Nothing like waiting until the last moment.
I thought about how I had spinach in the fridge. It was at that moment I decided to make a frittata. The rest of the ingredients were in my fridge or pantry so it was easy to put together.
You ca certainly add more ingredients to the fritatta instead of just spinach, mushroom, and onion. It would be delicious with cubed zucchini (add with the rest of the veggies), cubed bell peppers (add with the rest of the veggies), and olives (add with the Feta cheese).