Dining while Distancing

March 31, 2020
Cooking with Grandma

When you’re stuck at home, and your limited trips to the store bring in limited supplies, it can be tough to come up with a proper meal to feed yourself and your family.

All it takes sometimes is a simple idea to get the creative juices flowing. Start by combining a bunch of ingredients that you have tucked away in your pantry. Before you know it, you have your next signature dish. Mystery meatballs, anyone?

We’ve listed some simple recipes that use commonly found (forgotten?) ingredients in your freezer or pantry.

Baked Balsamic Chicken

This recipe just needs some chicken breast and a couple of ingredients that tend to sit in the cabinet for an eternity. Some Balsamic Vinegar and a little honey, with some seasonings to taste and enjoy this delicious and filling dish.

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Soup

With some leftover vegetables of any type, a little broth, and maybe a bit of protein, you can have this delicious dish tonight. A quick-and-easy recipe that you can add near anything to, and it will taste fantastic. Add some rice or leftover pasta, and this will be a filling dish you will remember.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

You can either make your meatballs with a few simple ingredients or use some frozen store-bought ones with this easy recipe. Throw the meatballs in a slow cooker with this 2-ingredient sauce for some great sweet and sour meatballs. A little grape jelly and either some chili sauce for a bit of a kick or ketchup for some without, and this simple sweet-and-sour sauce will leave you wanting more.

Patty Melt

The Patty Melt is the best of 2 worlds and is a cross between a hamburger and a grilled cheese sandwich. Take this quick recipe and turn it into a memorable lunch for you and your family. A little ground beef, cheese, bread, and onion, with seasonings to taste, and you have a dish that won’t break the bank.

Even if you don’t have the exact ingredients listed in these recipes, you can hopefully take some ideas from them and put together something great with whatever you have handy.

Share these ideas with your friends and come up with a few of your own. Feel free to post your favorite “forgotten pantry favorites” in the comment section below.


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Ron M.

Have been there a few times and hey have always been very fast, kind, courteous and welcoming. Always very helpful especially the front desk. The employee Heather helped me with pharmacy, paperwork and everything I needed help with. Only quick care I go too because of her.

Sapphire B.

I absolutely love our nurse Tiffany. She made our visit so comfortable. I had two very sick little boys who did not want to go to the Dr. She made the at ease in an instant and she took such great care of them. This was at the Quick care on 441 in Ocala Fl. I'll go back to this one because of her. And recommended to all my friends and family. Thanks so much!

Ray L

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Cindy J.

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Myranda W

I was there yesterday and I've never felt so shocked. The 3 girls I interacted with were the most pleasant and friendly caregivers I've ever dealt with. Idr the rep's name, but she was quick and prompt at taking all my info and with minimal Qs (kinda hard to answer when I have a cold), then Alexis took over. Very sympathetic, nice, and helpful. Then the physician saw me and was charismatic and very funny. Trying to keep me in good spirits. It was like all 3 were happy to be at their posts and to

Julio R

Anytime, we've ever been there, all of the physicians are very caring and helpful, they don't rush or make you feel unimportant... I wish we could have them as our GP

Di C.

Very friendly,professional. Very caring of patients.Victoria was excellent. Took time to listen and made you feel comfortable.

Breonna S

We had Zaib Kahn as the provider and NEVER have I seen such a good bedside manner, as they call it! AND he personally called this a.m. to ask how my husband is feeling! (The pharmacy was closed when we left the ofc., and they asked us to allow until 11 to pick up the RXs, but that's NOT YOUR fault ;D I'm thrilled w/ Mr. Kahn's service and may well use your clinic for ALL my medical needs!!!! THANK YOU

Frank R

Professional staff, caring and organized. Prompt service for DOT related visits.

John S

The absolute BEST! Everyone here is so nice! We've had to come in a few times & they've always taken great care of us. We're usually out within 20-30 min. All the girls up front are very nice & helpful (you don't find that too often), so is the girl that takes your vitals. Dr B is the amazing! He takes his time to listen to what's wrong & always has a big smile. If we could have this office as our primary care location we would

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