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Today’s guest on Tasty Tuesdays is author Jennifer Slattery with a quick, budget friendly Southwestern Skillet Dinner. Welcome, Jennifer.

Thanks, Catherine.

If you’ve been around writers for any length of time, you likely know two things:

It’s not the most lucrative profession, and when deadlines hit, there’s likely time for little else. Therefore, we’re always looking for quick, easy, and economical meals that can allow us to feel as if we haven’t completely neglected our family.

I suspect all women trying to juggle the demands of family, careers, and just plain life can relate. If so, I hope you find this time-and-budget friendly meal helpful.


Writer’s Southwest Skillet Dinner



5 red potatoes

12 oz frozen corn

2 lbs ground beef

2 Cups salsa

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp salt (optional)

1 tsp cumin


Optional additions:

Jalepeño slices

2 Cups of cheese (topping once cooked)

Cube potatoes and microwave, in a bit of water, for 2-3 minutes. Brown meat, drain grease, and mix in spices. Add corn and salsa and cook until thoroughly heated. Top with cheese if desired and serve.


While you’re waiting for dinner to heat, take a peek at Jennifer’s book blurb for Restoring Her Faith.


She left belief behind…Yet this family could change her mind.

With two boys to raise, a fledgling contracting business to run and a family ranch to keep afloat, widower Drake Owens finds his hands aren’t just full they’re overflowing. When Faith Nichols is hired to help him renovate the church, he’s drawn to the beautiful artist, but he can’t fall for a woman who isn’t a believer. Can love restore her faith and his heart?

You can find Restoring Her Faith here. 


About the Author:

Jennifer Slattery is a writer and international speaker who’s addressed women’s groups, church groups, Bible studies, and other writers across the nation. She’s the author of six contemporary novels maintains a devotional blog found at Jennifer Slattery Lives Out Loud . She has a passion for helping women discover, embrace, and live out who they are in Christ. As the founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, she and her team partner with churches to facilitate events designed to help women rest in their true worth and live with maximum impact. When not writing, reading, or editing, Jennifer loves going on mall dates with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband.