Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Don't pass out, yes this is my blog.  I feel so bad about not posting recipes lately.  I was a 'once a week' recipe poster when I lived in Texas, but soccer and dance and daily activities have me BUSY!

For me, fall is a time for cooking. I enjoy cooking when the kids go back to school.  They always come home from school hungry and usually eat good at dinnertime.  Learning makes kids h.o.n.g.r.a.y!

Lately I start every meal with sauteed onions, garlic and bell peppers.  I believe it's a great way to add tons of flavor to any recipe and the smell is amazing!

I also love the texture that cubed zucchini add to recipes.  I made sloppy joe casserole a few weeks ago.  It was a huge it in our house and I didn't feel to terrible about the casserole when it was packed with fresh zucchini.

I whipped up this goulash recipe when I found pasta made with spinach and sweet potatoes.  Gary and I have been staying away from pasta, so when I saw this I thought it would be good to try without all the pasta guilt.

I boiled the pasta, drained it and put it in the slow cooker.  I sauteed the garlic, onion, peppers and zucchini  in olive oil and placed them into the slow cooker.  I browned ground turkey meat and added it to the slow cooker also.  I tossed it all around and added a can of corn, two cans of tomato sauce and one can of diced tomatoes.  My canned tomatoes were actually a chili mix.  I'm not sure what makes the tomatoes, chili tomatoes, but they were a perfect addition to give the goulash a bit of spice. 

I mixed every thing up and let it sit in the slow cooker on warm.  It was already cooked and I didn't want the pasta to get mushy.  Once it looked all steamy and good I added salt and pepper and then served it up.  It was pretty easy on a busy evening we were heading to soccer practice.  I prepared everything before the kids got home from school and served it later after all the flavors meshed in the slow cooker.

What recipe do you use for goulash? 

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