Monday, March 31, 2008
I am using an old logo because my "new" computer crashed and I'm on the "old" computer that works very slowly.....it's very frustrating, but it works.
Here's the plan for this week:
Sunday~ Ham Pot Pie, Garlic Bread Sticks
Monday~Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes with Green Beans
Tuesday~Mrs. Dash Meatloaf, Italian Oven Potatoes, and Steamed Corn
Wednesday~Lower Sodium Fried Chicken, Cheesy Potato Casserole, Tossed Salad
Thursday~ Taste of Home Cooking Show for me, leftovers for the family
Friday~Pizza and Wing Night
Saturday~Subs and Chips at camp (Our new camper is being delivered! WOO-HOO!)
Have a blessed week!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
1 bag STARBURST® Brand Jellybeans
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, soft
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk(s)
2 1/2 cups flour
What to do:
Cream butter and sugar in mixer until thoroughly combined.
Monday, March 24, 2008
I hope everyone had a blessed, happy Easter day!
Here's the plan for the week:
Monday~Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Veal Parmesan and Salad
Tuesday~Spiced Pork Chops, Mashed Potato Bake, Green Bean Casserole
Wednesday~Chicken Tacos, Salsa Rice, and Salad
Thursday~Poker Night at our House~ Sloppy Joes, Cheese and Meat Platter, Deviled Eggs, Pepperoncinis wrapped in Provolone and Salami, Assorted Chips and Brownies
The kids and I will eat sloppy joes and fries.
Friday~ Sub Sandwiches and Chips (DS has a hockey tournament beginning Fri. evening and running through Sunday.)
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Have a great week!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Here's a peek at what we're having for Easter dinner:
Baked Ham (I score my ham, then stud it with whole cloves. I pour 7-up over it for a glaze.)
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Pickled Eggs and Beets
Green Bean Casserole
Italian Easter Bread
Have a blessed Easter!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday~ Dinner at my mil's...Ham, mashed potatoes, veggies and dip, kielbassi and more
Monday~Lemon Basil Chicken and Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
Tuesday~Hockey Practice~ Pizza at our favorite pizza place
Wednesday~ Slow Cooker Steak with peppers, mushrooms, onions and gravy over egg noodles
Thursday~Stuffed Green Peppers, Mashed Potatoes and Rolls
Good Friday~ Fish, Cabbage and Noodles, Fruit
Saturday~ Dinner and Date Night with DH (I hope!)
Have a blessed, holy week!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
I've been battling the flu since last Sunday, and am finally getting it together and able to function. It's been tough. Last week's menu wasn't used because each night was something quick or easy instead. John was also sick, so we were quite the pair!
Here's the plan for this week:
Sunday~ Spaghetti, Veal Parmesan, Tossed Salad
Monday~ Spiced Pork Chops, Steamed Brown Rice, and Green Beans
Tuesday~Enchilada Bake, Salad
Wednesday~Grilled Steak, Loaded Baked Potatoes, and Corn
Thursday~ Bisquick Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Country Gravy
Friday~Battered Fried Fish, Macaroni and Cheese, Applesauce
Saturday~ Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Sandwiches and Potato Salad
I just linked the Spiced Pork Chops recipe. It's one of our favorites and I've been making it for most of our years of marriage. The recipe is from a 1997 issue of Taste of Home magazine. It is filled with sodium, so I am going to substitute no salt ketchup when I make it this week. Hopefully it's just as yummy!
Have a week full of blessings,
Saturday, March 8, 2008
One of the gals at Magical Holiday Home asked for this recipe, so I thought I'd just post it here. It's from an Ultimate Philly Cheesecakes recipe book that I got at least 10 years ago from Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese.
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup cream of coconut
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 graham cracker pie crust (6 oz.)
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1/2 cup BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, toasted
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Beat cream cheese, cream of coconut, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix just until blended.
POUR into crust.
BAKE 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Top with whipped topping and toasted coconut just before serving. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
I also add jelly beans to the top of the cake for Easter. You could even serve it from a basket.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
March is here! That means Spring is on the way! HOORAY! I'm tired of the cold and snow.
Last week, we didn't get the BBQ Chicken Pasta made or the Wedding Soup on Saturday because we had errands to run. (see We did it! ) Hockey season is officially over, so our evenings will once again be ours until a tournament later this month. Here's this week's plan:
Sunday~Crockpot Roast Chicken (see below), Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Steamed Corn
Monday~BBQ Beef Fajitas, Seasoned Rice and Baked Beans
Tuesday~ Chicken Shephard's Pie (using the leftover chicken from Sunday) and Salad
Wednesday~ Slow Cooker Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots
Thursday~ Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
Friday~ Fish Fry from Church
Saturday~Italian Wedding Soup
I made the Crock Pot Roast Chicken today for dinner. It was delicious! I rinsed out a whole chicken, stuffed the cavity with one small onion, quartered and 3 cloves of smashed garlic. Then I rubbed ground sage, a wee bit of salt, paprika, garlic powder and Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning on the outside of the bird. I placed 3 aluminum foil balls on the bottom of the crockpot and poured in a can of low sodium chicken broth over them, then placed the chicken on top. I cooked it on high for 2 hours and low for 5 hours. It was fall off the bone tender and very flavorful. The juices in the bottom of the crockpot made wonderful gravy. I just poured it into a pan and added a slurry of flour and water, brought it to a boil and let it simmer, stirring often, for about 10 minutes. It was yummy!
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Quite an improvement, huh?!