Greek Pasta w/ Steak

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There are some nights for dinner I have like a semi idea of what I want to make.  Like I'm craving a flavor or a food and I need to make it happen.  Tonight I wanted like Greek and steak.  I had gotten some steak from the store on mark down last week that I froze and took that out.  (I'm HUGE on buying the discounted meat and freezing it, because then I never have to worry about not having something to cook if I'm to tired to go to the store and 2 I can be a bit frugal)

All day I wasn't really sure what I was going to make with it.  Kept coming up with ideas in my head but no real recipe.

Went to go make said…

Clean Mexican Rice Mix

Head on over to my FB page to check out more great recipes!!  This one was what I served my Southwestern Chicken Foil Packets over.  Soooooo good and healthy.  I had to sneak in another veggie so tricking my hubby into eating cauliflower rice was just the way to do it!!!

Southwestern Chicken Foil Packet

Guys had this for dinner.  One word, freaking delicious.  Ok thats two words.  But if you haven't noticed I haven't been posting here a lot!! I've been posting a ton over on my new fb page Jenn Ford- Feeding the Fords Fit !!!  I'd love for you to check me and my recipes out there.  I served this over my Mexican Rice Mix!!! And used my homemade taco seasoning!!!

Chicken Marsala

So today I was meal planning for the next week and realized I make the same things every day again and again.  It's stuff my family and I love, but to be honest my mouth is bored.  I started looking for some new recipes and came across a Chicken Marsala recipe.  I thought hmm...Momma Ford loves her some mushrooms and I had chicken breasts already defrosting that I didn't know what to do with so this was perfect.  And oh man was it perfect!!!!  Steve even had to ask while we were eating it, "is this healthy?" My answer, of course it is.  It was so perfectly delicious and so filing.  I served it over brown rice and quinoa pasta and next to some roasted asparagus. 

The original recipe was for the slow cooker, which is all well and good, buttttt (you had to know there was a but coming) I get bored with slow cooker recipes.  I don't think they always get the layers of flavor I intend on having and I feel like everything is always the same texture.  So I changed up the…

Grilled Spaghetti Squash

Ok so I made this Steak and Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein last night for dinner and it was incredible.  Cooking in the camper can be challenging trying to decide which propane to waste (the grill vs the one for the camper) also when you turn the oven on it totally heats up the camper by a gazillion (you know what I'm shocked about, this did not come up as spelled wrong I thought I made that word up hahah) degrees!!!!!!  So last night I decided to try something new, grilling spaghetti squash.  It turned out amazing and a little brown and caramelized just the way I like it when I roast it.

At home I typically just microwave it because its way faster.  Poke some holes int hat baby and microwave for like 10-12 mins, however.....the microwave in the camper is a little lack luster and I feel like it would have been annoying and cooked FOREVER!!

So grill it was!!  Here's how it went down.

Grilled Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash olive oil for drizzlingpepper, chili powder, on…

Steak and Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Ok so funny enough I've been slacking in the whole blog world.  I went to come on here to post my dinner from last night and realized the last time I blogged I also made a "Chow Mein".  But, I remember that one, and this one was better.  Also I know that I could eat Asian style stir fry dishes every day.  I love the combo of the ginger and garlic and soy flavors.  This summer has been crazy.  We have a seasonal campsite and the boys and I have pretty much packed up for the entire summer and been down here living in the 30 ft travel trailer.  It has been a summer full of memories, struggles, and adjustments.  My cooking hasn't been as inventive because typically I just grill some sort of meat and some sort of veggies, so I've not had much to blog about.

Yesterday I was craving steak and thankfully I had gotten on managers special three thin sliced New York Strip Steaks, which are one of Steve and I's favorite steaks.  I also was craving spaghetti squash.  So …

Spaghetti Squash "Chow Mein"

Ok so first of all I had no idea what to call this dish.  I was calling it Chow Meing but didn't know even what exactly Chow Mein is.  Then I wondered if I should call it a Lo Mein...ok but what the heck is the difference between the two.  Yep, I searched on the internet for the difference between Lo Mein and Chow Mein.  I mean they say you learn something new each day and today I learned that.

So the difference is in the noodles and their cooking process.   Chow Mein noodles are fried prior to being added to the meat and veggies and are added at the end.  Lo Mein Noodles are often par boiled and cooked in the dish or served half cooked and have the sauce poured over them at the table to continue the cooking process.  The Lo Mein one confuses me, but that is what the search turned up.  I decided to call this Chow Mein even though there was certainly no frying that took place.  However I did cook the spaghetti squash separate and ahead of time and added it in at the end of the cook…