Archive for Lunch

Butternut Squash Tortellini Bake

The waffle iron is broken (probably from overuse!), I was out of bacon and most of the cheese in the house was depleted. In fact, the refrigerator and pantry were looking pretty bare, so what follows is a vegetarian style dish.

Butternut Squash Tortellini Bake via Real Food by Dad

Yep, vegetarian. I know, gasp. I did that too when I realized my protein intake would be in the negative as I was making this. But then . . .

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Johnsonville Brat Hot Tub

October 25, 2014  |  Appetizers, BBQ, Bites, Easy, Lunch, Party, Pork, Sausage, Savory  |  24 Comments

There is nothing fancy about this dish, but don’t be fooled by its humble appearance. It is so full of flavor and comes together quickly and easily. The perfect game day grub without a doubt.

Johnsonville Bratwurst hot tub

Yesterday was my brother’s birthday and I was tasked with bringing a dish. He generally follows a paleo diet, so anything waffled was out…bummer! So instead, I went for something meaty.

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Waffled Tuna Melt

October 22, 2014  |  Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Sandwiches, Savory, Waffle  |  56 Comments

Lunch happens quickly around my home, whether it’s during the week when I’m blogging or the weekends when we are between baseball games and family commitments. For that reason, fast and easy meals like this waffled tuna melt are a sanity preserver and time saver.

Waffled Tuna Melt via Real Food by Dad

At one time in life, fast food would have been what I would reach for. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not gonna lie, it still happens once in a while. But now more often than not, I’m in the kitchen making fast meals. And I know exactly what’s in them!

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