Oven Toasted Meatball Subs

This one is always easy, whether it’s leftover meatballs or freshly bought. Just scoop up and eat whenever you want. Jodi shares this School Night Supper first thing in the show podcast below.


Ingredients

  • Meatballs – frozen or fresh
  • Bread – Italian, French, subs…whatever you like!
  • Red sauce – Jodi’s homemade or jar
  • Shredded cheese – your fave!

Directions

Heat up sauce and meatballs in a pot on your stove. Heat oven to 275-300.  Open bread and put the meatballs and sauce on it and toast it for a few minutes.  Take it back out and throw some cheese on and toast again!


Sam’s Cheeseburgerdilla/Tacodilla

Sam’s got not one, but TWO recipes to add to our School Night Suppers. He explains them both at 17:11 minutes into the show podcast below.

Cheeseburgerdilla

Ingredients

 

  • 1 or 2 pre-made burgers
  • bacon or bacon bits
  • shredded cheddar
  • chopped tomato, lettuce, pickle and onion
  • large flour tortillas

Directions

  • Cook the burgers to you preference and chop them up (so you can sprinkle on the cheese in the quesadilla).
  • Melt butter in a large pan and heat a tortilla.  As it starts to puff up flip the tortilla.
  • Sprinkle cheedar on half the tortilla and top with burger and any of the other toppings you wish.  Usually my kids just want the burger and cheese and I add all the other toppings for myself.
  • Fold the tortilla over and cook on both sides…flipping as needed until the cheese melts and the tortilla is cooked to your preferred doneness.
  • Slice it and serve with burger condiments for dipping: ketchup, mayo, mustard, etc

Tacodilla

Ingredients

 

  • 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • taco seasoning
  • Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • large flour tortillas
Directions
  • Cook beef or turkey with taco seasoning as you would when you make tacos
  • Melt butter in a large pan and heat a tortilla.  As it starts to puff up flip the tortilla.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on half the tortilla and top with taco meat.  You can also add regular taco toppings like tomato and lettuce if you want.
  • Fold the tortilla over and cook on both sides…flipping as needed until the cheese melts and the tortilla is cooked to your preferred doneness.
  • Slice it and serve with sour cream, salsa, etc.for dipping.

French Bread Pizza

Check our this EASY School Night Supper — French Bread Pizza!!! (Jodi explains the method at 33:44 minutes into the show podcast below).


Ingredients

  • 2 loaves French bread
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 1 bag shredded cheese
  • FIXINGS!!!  (you know what your family loves)
  • Examples:
    • Pepperoni
    • Mushrooms
    • Onions
    • Peppers
    • Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Black olives

 

Everyone gets whatever size slice they want, and they fix it the way they want!!  SO fun.  SO easy.

Mom or Dad handles the oven.   Put in over at 375 for 7-8 minutes or until the bread is crispy and toppings are melted.


Jodi’s Slow Cooked Chicken Tacos

Jodi goes more into detail on this yummy recipe first in the morning. Specifically 1:08 minutes into the show podcast below.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • A few pats of butter
  • Taco Seasoning (powder pack OR a medium sized jar)

 

Directions

  • In the morning, place chicken breasts in slow cooker, season with salt & pepper and place a pat of butter on top of each chicken breast – cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Don’t open the slow cooker until you are ready to shred and eat the chicken.
  • IF you are using powered taco seasoning – shred chicken and then mix in some tomato sauce and the seasoning.  IF you are using the liquid taco sauce – you can cook the chicken IN it, or add once the chicken is done.
  • Spoon into taco shells along with all the fixings.

 

PS – Slow cooked chicken is the easiest to shred!!!


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