Sunday, September 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday, September 28, 2009

-Football Game~Sub Sandwiches, Buffalo Chicken Dip and Chips

Spiced Pork Chops, Rice Pilaf and Steamed Green Beans

Tuesday--Philly Cheesesteaks,
Oven Fries, and Salad

Wednesday--Kielbassi and Kraut, Mashed Potatoes, Corn

Thursday-- Chicken Fingers, Macaroni and Cheese, Baked Beans

Friday-- Pizza and Wing Night

Saturday--Wedding Soup, Salad and Breadsticks

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Have a week full of blessings,

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Autumn Give-A-Way~

Signs of Obsession is giving away this Autumn Sign.
If you would like to sign up give her a visit

Ham Pot Pie

Ham Pot Pie is one of my favorite comfort foods. My mother got the recipe from her mother, and now I make it for my family. Here's the recipe:

Ham Pot Pie

Simmer cubed ham (about 2 lbs.) in water with chopped onion and about 4 cubed potatoes for 2-3 hours. Bring to a boil and add dough. Cook for 1-1 1/2 hours.


2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. Crisco shortening

3/4 cup of broth (from pot)

Mix, roll out on flour sprinkled board with rolling pin. Cut into squares. Add to boiling broth.




Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Crockpot Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's Crock Pot Wednesday over at Dining with Debbie! Debbie invited me to join the crock pot recipe sharing at her blog, so I thought I'd share one of my favorite crock pot recipes: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce.

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can(28 oz.) crushed tomatoes (I use Furman's)
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
In a skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a slow-cooker. Add the next 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or until heated through. Discard bay leaf. Serve over your favorite pasta. This sauce also freezes well.


Thank you for stopping by and thanks to Debbie for hosting!



Menu Plan Monday, September 21st....Tuesday Edition

Welcome to another menu plan for our family. I had the menu planned on Friday, but am just getting it posted today!
Here it is:

Sunday~Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Chicken Parmesan, Salad

Monday~ Roast Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

Tuesday~Stromboli and Salad with Dessert Pizza

Wednesday~Open House Night

Friday~ Pizza and Wings

Saturday~Homemade Ham Pot Pie

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Have a week full of blessings,

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday Summary

It's been a while since I've posted. Back to school is getting the better of me and we've been on the go so much that I'm too tired to put much thought into a post. (Don't expect this post to be fabulous! lol) Last weekend we visited the Ohiopyle area in Fayette County for a couple getaway. We stayed in the adorable little cottage below for the night.

The living room area

The Bedroom

We did a lot of exploring in two days. We visited the Youghiogheny River area in the town of Ohiopyle. It was amazing.

The waterfall in Ohiopyle on the Youghiogheny River

We visited Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, both homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.


Kentuck Knob

We had a great time, ate some good food and enjoyed each other's company. On the bookends of our weekend, ds was sick with an ear infection, religious ed classes started, dd started dance classes, we shopped for new living room furniture and my uncle is visiting from Arizona. Otherwise, I've just been busy with the happenings of, work, laundry, cleaning and errands. Hope all is well in your little corner of the world!

Love and Blessings,

Monday, September 14, 2009

Menu Plan Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm a bit late in posting today. My weekend was pleasantly busy and Monday was here before I knew it! Here's our plan for this week:

Sunday~ Dinner Out

Monday~Spaghetti and Meatballs with Tossed Salad

Tuesday~Scalloped Potatoes and Pork Chops , Steamed Green Beans

Wednesday~Bisquick Oven Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Corn

Thursday~Stuffed Pepper Casserole and Rolls

Friday~Pizza and Wing Night

Saturday~Picnic Food...Burgers, Hot Dogs and Potato Salad

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Have a week full of blessings,

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Menu Plan Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!
It's time for another Menu Plan Monday. I have survived the first week of first grade. lol My class is filled with nice kids who are eager to learn. I'm blessed to have them in my room this year! I'm still exhausted at the end of the day, but know it will get better as the year goes on. The start of school is always tiring for me. DD loves preschool and DS has settled right back into the groove of the school year.

I highly recommend the Chicken Taco Pizza that I had on last week's menu. The entire family loved it, including a picky 4 yo and a somewhat picky 10 yo. I subbed grilled chicken breast that had been seasoned with taco seasoning for the rotisserie chicken and it just added another layer of flavor with less fat. It was easy too!

Here's my somewhat ambitious plan for this week:

Sunday~ Spaghetti with Veal Parmesan and Tossed Salad

Monday~Labor Day~eat at the fair

Tuesday~Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans

Wednesday~Anniversary Chicken, Rice Pilaf and Steamed Snow Peas

Thrusday~Beef Patties and Gravy, Parsley Potatoes and Corn

Friday~Pizza and Wing Night

Saturday~Romantic Getaway for 2....dmil is staying with the kids.

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Have a week full of love and blessings,