Sunday, April 27, 2008

Spring has Sprung!

I just wanted to share some Spring Photos from our yard. These trees are actually my neighbors, but look so beautiful.

The red tulips are in the front of our house. They look so cheerful against the brick background.

This is inside our back gate and next to the garage.

I just love my tulips!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Menu Plan Monday, April 21, 2008

It's been another busy week for us. My mother had knee replacement surgery on the 16th. Thank the Lord that she did well and is recovering nicely at home. I'm making casserole type dinners for her first few days home so she and my dad don't have to worry about dinner. This week won't be much calmer. We have Open House on Thursday night, as well as hockey try-outs. On Saturday, my dmil is taking dd and me to the concert ballet. I'm hoping that we'll make it to camp on Sunday to start the clean up. On Friday, dh and I are having a date day, too. That is something to look forward to.

I've been fighting a stomach bug for 2 days now. I feel nauseous and have been spending too much time in the bathroom. Another weekend shot with me being sick. Thank goodness I feel better sitting, so I can at least get some blogging and updating of my site done. Can you tell I'm not a good sick person? I hate to be still.

Here's the menu for the week:

Sunday~ Lasagna, Iceberg Salad with Vinegar and Oil Dressing

Monday~Round Steak with gravy, mushrooms, peppers and onions over Noodles (Slow Cooker)

Tuesday~Grilled Pork Chops, Rice Pilaf, Corn

Wednesday~Chicken Kabobs, Pasta Salad, Fresh Fruit

Thursday~Open House~dh and kids will do leftovers

Friday~Pizza and Wing Night

Saturday~Dinner Out with family

Have a blessed week!


Monday, April 14, 2008

Menu Plan Monday, April 14, 2008

Good afternoon!

After an exciting weekend and a busy Monday morning, I can finally post our menu plan for this week.

Sunday~Grilled T-Bone Steak, Baked Potato Salad, Creamy Cucumbers (new and yummy!)

Monday~Cajun Chicken Pasta, Steamed Green Beans, Garlic Bread

Tuesday~Mrs. Dash Cheeseburgers, John's French Fries, and Baked Beans

Wednesday~Sub Sandwiches and Chips

Thursday~Chicken Noodle Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Friday~Buffalo Style Chicken Pizzas and Salad

Have a great week!



Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Brunch

Good morning!

Today we had brunch following Mass. The menu included Country Scrambled Eggs, Strawberries, Buttermilk Biscuits and Orange Juice.

Country Scrambled Eggs:

8 bacon strips, diced
2 cups diced red potatoes
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
8 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. Cook and stir potatoes in drippings over medium heat for 12 minutes or until tender. Add onion and green pepper. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Stir in the reserved bacon. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper; add to skillet. Cook and stir until eggs are completely set. Sprinkle with cheese and let stand until melted.

The egg recipe caught my eye in a magazine from Taste of Home. They were yummy. I cut the salt (a bit) by using low sodium bacon and added on 1/4 tsp. of salt to the eggs.




Saturday, April 12, 2008

Our week in Pictures

Happy Saturday!
I finally uploaded a few pictures from my camera. We were having computer issues, but have finally resolved them. Last Saturday, our new camper, a Conquest by Gulfstream, was delivered to our permanent camp site. Here's a photo of the kids being the first ones in the door:
All of us are excited about going camping this spring and summer. Compared to our old camper this one seems luxurious! It's very spacious and has more storage than I thought. I loved getting things organized and put away on Saturday. I have a list of items to take out on our next visit to add in our organization and to keep it looking new for years to come. Next month, we will be building a new deck on our site. I can't wait to enjoy it all.
On Wednesday evening, Daddy, ds and I went to the 2008 Hockey Banquet. The kids were given sweatshirts as their "award" for the season. DS was also awarded a certificate naming him a member of the PAHL's 2007-2008 Academic All-Star Team for excellence in Academic Achievement. We're very proud of him. Here he is wearing his new sweatshirt and with his teammates:

They are definitely a team full of personality! :0)

This is the cake they served at the banquet:

The decorator did a great job!
Hockey season is almost over. Try-outs are coming up at the end of the month. Then we'll be heading to hockey camp in July. Before we know it the season will begin again.
Thanks for checking us out!
Have a blessed weekend!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Menu Plan Monday, April 7, 2008

This week will be another busy one. My inspiration this week comes from several Taste of Home publications. I attended a cooking school last week and found some great recipes in the magazines that they gave away. I will post how they were next week.

Sunday~Spaghetti, Veal Parmesan, Tossed Salad and Italian Bread

Monday~Grilled Pork Chops. Spaghetti Salad and Strawberries

Tuesday~ Salisbury Steak with Gemelli (Simple and Delicious), Green Beans and Rolls I will post the recipe after I try's not available on-line.

Wednesday~Hockey Banquet

Thursday~BBQ Chicken Burritos (Simple and Delicious), Salsa Rice, Salad

Friday~Hot Wings and Pizza

Saturday~Moist Turkey Breast (Simple and Delicious), Garlic and Herb Potatoes

I made Oatmeal Apricot Squares for dessert this week.

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Beef Patties and Gravy

Instead of having meatloaf for dinner tonight, I made Beef Patties and Gravy. They were delicious and everyone loved them. I searched Taste of Home, Recipezaar and Allrecipes for ideas and came up with my own recipe.

1 lb. of Ground Beef
3/4 cup breadcrumbs ( I used Italian Style)
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 dash of garlic powder
1 egg beaten in 2 TBSP of water
1 large jar of beef gravy (I used Heinz.)
1 8 ounce can of mushrooms

Combine all ingredients except mushrooms and gravy. Shape mixture into 6 patties and place in the bottom of a 13x9 pan spread with 1/2 the jar of gravy. Top patties with drained mushrooms and pour remaining gravy over the patties and mushrooms. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Enjoy!

I served this with Oven Potatoes and Green Beans.