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Plent of food and nothing to make... that seems to happen a lot doesn't it. Then we find ourselves running to the store to get that one missing ingredient. Yes, it happens to use to, but we try to avoid it. Our go-to pantry meals are Lazy-man Enchiladas, Taco salads and like many other Hispanic families... Rice and Beans!

So this week I want to share some Go-To Meals and a BONUS... keep reading!

Monday: Frito Pie!
Frito Pie does not have to be a unhealthy snack/ and it can be turned into a MEAL!! How? Well.... I'm sure a lot of families have potatoes laying around... so slice those up and then lay them in a baking dish with a thin layer of your favorite chili sauce sprinkle some Fritos and a layer of cheese, cover and bake at 350 for about 10-15 minutes until potatoes are cooked thoroughly.

Tuesday: Breakfast for Dinner!
You can get creative with this one! Pancakes, waffles, bacon and egg, sausage patties! Just be sure to add some veggies like mushrooms or green peppers!

Wednesday: Red beans & rice!
This is great if you have canned beans and you can add hamburger meat or sausage to make it a main dish.

Thursday: Leftovers!
I always love to recreate leftovers. One of the best things is to make it into a soup. It can be hard for most meals, especially the Frito pie, haha!

Friday: Pizza!
My local grocery store has pizza dough pouches that are very affordable. Sometimes you can grab them for $.50. And another thing you can do is think out of the box! A great pantry pizza is a Mexican Pizza... beans, beef & cheese!

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  1. My favorite go to meal would behomemade cheeseburger macaroni. Shells, hamburger, cheese and seasonings.

  2. my favorite meal is lasana whith sausage

  3. Amanda Leach

    Our go to meal is hot dogs in macaroni and cheese...or jambalaya!

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    We love a meal called Trainwreck that a fellow SAHM gave us.

    It's shells & cheese, hamburger meat, and rotel cooked and then baked. My husband's fav!

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  13. my favorite go to meal would be Kraft shells and cheese with weiners cut up in it served with sme kind of breadsticks

  14. green bean casserole is one of our favorite go-to meals. It's esp. delicious to add different things to it.. like bacon bits or cubed ham.

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  16. my favorite meal is vegetable baked ziti. It's so filling and healthy at the same time. thanks.

  17. My favorite is a turkey dinner with all the trimmings!

  18. My fav is my mom's lasagna!

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  19. Our favorite is the old reliable spaghetti.

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  25. My favorite meal is chili and corn chips.
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  26. Homemade pizza! submitaforward at

  27. Our go to meal is either Hot dogs & french fries or Grilled cheese sandwich with ham lunch meat on it.

  28. My favorite meal is one pot tacos, you make all the meat, rice, beans, etc in one pot and it's done! SUper easy and super yummy :)

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  29. We do nachos with beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, salsa, and sour cream. You are basically getting a salad on top.

    Tara H
    minkynopants at hotmail dot com

  30. My favorite go to meal is defintely pasta with meatballs. My family loves this so much that i always make about 100 meatballs at a time. This way all i have to do is watm them up.

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  36. My go-to is alfredo!

  37. I love spaghetti

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  43. Spaghetti is our go to meal.

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