Meat Pies /// Lazy Cooking

 
 

Before we get to the post, a sad story: I took probably not beautiful pictures for this post, but then discovered that someone (I'm looking at you kitten Cake) has destroyed my card reader for my camera's memory card. So, sorry for the lack of photos. Anyway...

I never really heard of "meat pies" aside from things like chicken pot pie and shepherd's pie before I moved to New Orleans. Before I met my husband, really. But Mr. LL LOVES them. The meat pies I'm talking about are pastry folded over a meat filling. They can be beef, crawfish, whatever. I found a recipe online for some pulled pork meat pies, but didn't make it. Instead, I got inspired to make a stupid easy/lazy version and put some pork in crock pot with taco seasoning and let it cook all day while we were at work. Then, I shredded it, and took a can of refrigerated biscuits, rolled them out and spooned the mixture onto half of the dough, topped it with a little bit of shredded cheese (because cheese goes with everything). I folded over the dough, forked the edges and put them on a greased pan and cooked them according to the biscuit instructions. They came out amazing.

This time, I decided to do a roast filled meat pie...because that was the meat that was on sale at the grocery store. They were good but a little dry. However, we just took some of the "gravy" made by the roast in the crockpot and used it as a dipping sauce. That worked out really well.

I really like this recipe because it is the temperature of Hades right now in NOLA and I do NOT want to be dealing with a hot stove. You do have to have the oven on, but not for too long. And you get a delicious meal (oh and a TON of leftover meat because you can only put so much in the pies, so there's your meat to use during the week) in 10 minutes. You can put it with a salad or any other side and your done!

Meat Pies

Spinach + Chicken Pasta /// Lazy Cooking

Are you looking for an easy recipe that is going to be the best thing you've ever made? Well, do I have the dish for you. This recipe is from Saving Money Living Life, but the links I have pinned no longer work and I can't find it on the internet anymore! I think their website is no longer active or up. So, I figure I'd share it with all of you because I make it a lot, so I remember most of it, if not all of it.

CHICKEN + SPINACH PASTA BAKE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups of shredded chicken (cooked)
  • 1 package of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8oz.) package of chive & onion cream cheese
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 box of rotini pasta
  • Shredded mozzarella

HERE'S WHAT YOU DO:

First, set your oven to 375°. Then, in a 9x13 casserole dish, put the olive oil and diced onion in together and be sure to coat the onion with the olive oil. Place this in the oven till the onions are golden.
Boil your pasta.
In a large bowl, mix together the spinach, cream cheese, tomatoes and chicken (this recipe is a great way to use up left over chicken or you can get a rotisserie chicken from the store!). Once the onions are done, add them to the mixture.
Combine the chicken mixture and pasta in the 9x13 casserole dish. Top liberally with shredded mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes (or until cheese is melted). Take foil off and bake for another 10 minutes (or until cheese starts to golden).


Again, I cannot take credit for this recipe. I wish I could link back to the original, but that's how the internet works sometimes. I hope you enjoy!

Oreo Icebox Cake

Tomorrow is National Oreo Day! I did not know that before yesterday, but I figured hey! I got a killer, easy Oreo dessert, why not share it with you all for an unplanned Lazy Cooking post?

Now, I didn't come up with this recipe. You can find the original at Cookies and Cups.

Ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Oreos
  • Cool Whip

Step One: Dip the Oreos in milk. Just a quick dip!

Step Two: Lay the Oreos in your dish.

Step Three: Now, put a layer of Cool Whip over the Oreos. Repeat these steps till you reach the top of your dish.

Step Four: Take the broken bits of cookies that were left over and crumbled them over the top.

You’ll need to let this sit in the fridge for at least 6 hours! We left ours over night. Y’all. If you love Oreos and milk, this is THE DESSERT for you. Enjoy!