Sometimes it’s not easy to come up with dinner ideas. It’s one of the reasons I started this blog, to kind of force me into creating and developing new recipes. It’s pretty easy to simply remake the same few recipes week after week. I know that’s what I was doing before.
I always try to come up with tasty and super easy recipes, after all, not every one excels at cooking and not everyone has a lot of time to cook like I do. One thing that makes it easier for me to create new recipes is shopping for what’s on special at the grocery store.
Every week they have different meats on special, so I start with that. This weeks’ specials become our dinners for the week. Not only am I sure not to eat the same food over and over again, but it’s a pretty good way of saving money as well.
Part of the specials this week was ground beef and bags of shredded Tex Mex cheese. So I thought of a Mexican Casserole dish that I used to make long time ago and kind of forgot about. A very simple recipe with very few ingredients. I use a jar of my home made salsa, ( recipe here) but you can use a store bought salsa of your choice.
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