Monday, June 20, 2011
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Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Monday - Fish Sticks and Crash Hot Potatoes
Tuesday - Leftover Spaghetti Pie
Wednesday - Eat at Church - Pizza!!!!
Thursday - Enchilada Rice
Friday - Chicken Cordon Bleu, Broccoli
Saturday - Just me here - probably a bowl of cereal
Sunday - Homemade Pizza
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I made it for breakfast, but I think it would be totally satisfying as a dessert. I made the pancakes using one of my convenience mixes I already had made up. Then I made strawberry syrup. With it being strawberry harvest time around here I was looking for a few new recipes to try and this was definately a winner. I used strawberries that I had frozen unsweetened last week in the correct measurement for this recipe. I marked my freezer bag that it was 1 1/2 cup unsweetened chopped strawberries for Strawberry Syrup so that I would know exactly which bag to get out.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I found this recipe in a very old cookbook of my grandmother's. It has become my favorite mexican rice recipe because it is easy and delicious...
1 c. rice, rinsed
1/4 c. salad oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 med onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 c. boiling water
1 tbsp. Chicken boullion
1/4 c. condensed tomato soup or tomato paste(I have used tomato sauce when I didn't have the soup or paste)
Heat oil in heavy saucepan; add garlic and onion, cook 3 minutes. Add rice and salt. Cook until grains are yellow, stirring constantly. Add boiling water and tomato soup, bring to a bil. Cover and cook over low heat about 15 minutes, until rice is tender and water is absorbed. Remove cover and let steam escape.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
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So, I got up this morning to fix breakfast for the kids and I was out of pancake mix. So off to the trusty internet I headed. A google search for pancake mix revealed this. I made 2 small modifications to the recipe- only 3/4 tsp. salt and added 1 tsp. vanilla. I used a 1/4 cup measure and got exactly 12 pancakes. I think they were the best pancakes I have made. I meant to take a picture of a stack on a plate with syrup, but they got eaten up too fast.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
I wasn't sure about this recipe but I've been trying to find new ways to cook carrots and this recipe looked promising. I've been going through recipes that I've collected over the last year or so and I don't remember where this one came from other than I got it online somewhere. Oh, and let me just say that these were not only delicious but the smell....OMG!
Tuesday - Spaghetti and Garlic Bread
Wednesday - Eat @ Church
Thursday - Chicken Alfredo and Garlic Bread
Friday - Quesadillas, Mexican Rice and Refried Beans
Saturday - Just Me Here ????
Sunday - Homemade Pizza
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Friday, May 6, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
1/2 c. Brown Sugar
3/4 c. Wheat Germ or Ground Flax
1/2 c. Sesame Seeds
1 c. Chopped Nuts
1/2 c. Nonfat Dry Milk
2/3 c. Honey
2/3 c. Vegetable Oil
2 tbs water (use milk if you don't have dry milk)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. raisins or craisins
1. In a lare bowl combine oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, coconut, sesame seeds, nuts and dry milk.
2. Combine honey, oil, water and vanilla. Add to oat mixture and mix thoroughly.
3. Put on 2 shallow greased baking pans or cookie sheets. Heat in 300 degree o en for 30-40 minutes or until lightly toasted. Stir twice during heating.
4. Let cook for 15 minutes then stir again. Store in tightly sealed container.
You can play around with the ingredients, just leave the wet to dry ratio the same.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
2 (15oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
In a pan, cook onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add oregano and cumin and cook over low heat for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add black beans and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring often, to allow flavors to blend. Add chopped cilantro and lime juice. Stir and serve.
I found this recipe here and the only change I made was to add about a 1/2 tsp of salt and about 2 tbsp water.
This is my last week planning for two. We will be moving Miss Priss home from college on Friday for the summer. Yay!!!
Monday - Ham Steak, Broccoli, carrot sticks, crescent rolls
Tuesday - Chicken Alfredo, Garlic Bread
Wednesday - Dinner at Church
Thursday - Quesadillas, Seasoned Black Beans, Mexican Rice-it is Cinco De Mayo afterall.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
4 ounce linguine, cooked al dente
2 tsp. cajun seasoning (I used this)
2 tbsp butter
1 thinly sliced green onions
1-2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp. chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1. Place chicken and cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken in butter or margarine until chicken is tender (about 5-7 minutes).
3. Reduce heat, add green onion, heavy cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and heat through.
4. Pour over hot linguine and tos with Parmesan cheese.
This is the recipe exactly as I found it here. I made the following changes:
1)Left out the tomatoes. I don't like tomatoes, but I think I may try them next time.
2)I used 2 green onions and it was not too much.
3)I put some extra parmesan on top before serving.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Tuesday - Crossover Ceremony at Scouts - we will be having snack type foods.
Wednesday - Dinner at church - I think this week is pizza!!!
Thursday - Creamy Cajun Chicken w/ fettucini
Friday - Homemade Pizza
Saturday - Left Overs
Sunday - Fish Sticks and Tater Tots
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Friday: Orange Coffee Cake
I believe this is a Paula Deen recipe, I don't remember where I found it, but OMG, it was so delicious and easy peasy to make.
Orange Coffee Cake
2 tbsp melted butter
1 can (16.3 oz) canned biscuits (recommend Grands Flaky Layers)
1/4 c. minced walnuts
1/3 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. orange zest
1/2 c. confectioners sugar
2 oz. cream cheese, softened (I used the new Philly cooking creme, original flavor)
2 tbsp. orange juice
1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9" round pan.
2. Separate buiscuit dough into 8 biscuits. Place 1 biscuit in the cnter of the pan. Cut remaining biscuits in half and arrange around the center biscuit with cut sides facing the same direction. Brush tops with melted butter.
3. In a small bowl combine walnuts, granulated sugar and range zest. Mix well and sprinkle over biscuits. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine confectioners sugar, cream cheese and orange juice. Blend until smooth adding more juice if needed to thin. Drizzle over warm coffee cake.
Obviously, not a diet friendly breakfast, which is why I can only make it when there are others here to help me eat it. =)
This would also work great as a "breakfast for dinner" dish. It was super easy to do and went over great with the kids, except of course, Bubba who won't eat eggs.
Saturday: Omelet Roll
Not as decadent as the Orange Coffee Cake or as cheesy, bacony as the Omelet Roll; but drizzle some honey on top and...YUMMY!
Berry Baked Oatmeal
1/2 c. applesauce
12 c. brown sugar
3 c. quick-cooking oats
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. milk
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c. frozen berries (or fresh)
1. Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl and stir well.
2. Add in the milk, vanilla, egg and applesauce; stir until moistened.
3. Gently stir in the berries.
4. Pour into a lightly greased 8 x 8 glas baking dish.
5. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes, until center is set.