5 Simple Satisfying Suppers

Simple Suppers at Hodgepodge

Fancy Spaghetti Casserole Recipe I went to make our very favorite meal, Italian Stuffed Shells. Alas, no large shell pasta was in the pantry. What was I to do? Aha! Make it anyway with spaghetti noodles. I already had the noodles cooked – leftover from spaghetti a couple nights ago…(get the recipe) Slow Cooker Ranch Packet Roast Recipe I’m always looking for frugal and easy

Return of the Routine: Feeding the Family

Return of the Routine - Feeding the Family

So we have rested and we have planned. But wait just one minute. We need fuel! And by that I mean food. If ever I was discouraged by something at the end of a long day of back-to-school, it was wrestling up something to eat. What to feed the masses after working so hard at getting back into a routine. Yes, we aim for back

Fast Food for Slow Sundays: Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

So easy for a Sunday lunch. Most simple for a weeknight supper. Not-your-average sloppy joes by Southern Plate. Just pull out your cooked ground turkey from your Batch Cooking in the Slow Cooker. Microwave with a can of Manwich sauce. Top with cheese and a sprinkle from a can of french-fried onions – onto store-bought buns. Serve up with some tater tots or a bag

Veggie Plate: Simple Supper


Tuesday night was veggie plate night. That meant that we were using up goodness from the garden. And throwing in a box of macaroni and cheese for good measure (to make children smile). Plus some homemade bread. Fruit, other veggies. And store-bought red potatoes. It was delicious! I’ve shared before how we usually have a veggie plate at least one night a week or once

Meal Plan: Slow, Southern and Sunny

crock pot lasagna

Slow because I love my slow cooker. Southern because I am and that’s the finest kind of frugal, comfort food. Sunny, simply because it’s spring time! I’ve been browsing my Southern Living magazines and their site for a fresh, two weeks worth of meal ideas. With a few Hodgepodge favorites thrown in for good measure. First, Cooking Fun. Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies (made with