Welcome, guys, to the Frugal Hausfrau’s Kitchen, where culinary creativity and cost-saving prowess come together in perfect harmony! Today, we embark on a journey through the enticing realms of Italian cuisine with my Favorite Antipasto Salad.
Yanno what’s shocking sometimes? The amount of money that restaurants command on their appetizer or lunch (and sometimes dinner) flatbreads! I’ve seen them from $9.99 on up to $14.99, and I think it’s cray cray! I started making pizzas a long time ago (one of my faves is on my site) and love to make pizza as a way to use up a few leftovers. And often I’ll make extra of something just so I can make pizza. And the same goes for making flatbreads. That’s how this Mushroom Ricotta Flatbread Pizza came about.
So is it hot where you are? My gosh, it’s like Hades up here in Minnesota, you betcha, and we’re really not used to high 80’s to 90-degree weather on a regular basis. A little in August maybe but I’m just about dying. And while I’d love to be out grilling something, I’m like “No thank you! I’m staying inside, baby.” Instead, I’m posting this super simple (although it looks fancy) Three Ingredient Spinach Artichoke Dip Stuffed Chicken Breasts.
I had a thought the other day. About Knorr’s Spinach Dip. I don’t know why I got it in my head that I had to make that old fashioned, spinach dip. The one we used to make with a Knorr’s Vegetable Soup packet (now it’s called Knorr’s Vegetable Recipe Mix) and serve in bread bowls. And way back the 80’s I remember it was all the rage. I also remember Knorr’s Spinach Dip as being perfect on a hot summer day, all cool and creamy and delish and served at just about any summer party. Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July, even Labor Day.
If you follow me (and if you don’t, I’d love it if you do, see the right sidebar) you know I made Boston Sausage & Pepper Grinders right before Superbowl 2019. See the New England Patriots were playing the Los Angeles Rams (and the Patriots won) and I thought those “grinders” (that’s just the local name for sandwiches) would be perfect for the Superbowl or any game day, or really anytime! What’s not perfect? Leftovers. Leftover link sausages? They’re kinda sad. So I’ve refashioned them into Orzo with Sausage & Peppers.