Sunday, September 23, 2012

Menu Plan {Sept 24th - Sept 30th}

Monday - Rice Crusted Quiche
Tuesday – BLT's  Taco Time Taco Tuesday
Wednesday – Pasta w/Lemon and Kale
Thursday – Eggs and Rice  added Back Bacon
Friday – Supper Out! Houston's Pizza...Salad yummmmy
Saturday – Free Meal or Eat out .....Little Caesars for the kids (Sleep over friends) and Wok Box for the Adults
Sunday – Roast Beef Roast Pork & Mashed Potato's w/Buckwheat and garden carrots

This week...

Monday – Easy Cheesy Chicken & Veggie Gnocchi Bake ( new recipe) & Salad

Tuesday – Leftovers from Sunday and Monday
Wednesday –Meatloaf ( & noodles with veggies and dip
Thursday – Taco's
Friday –Free Day (Again - see a pattern??? ;-) )
Saturday –Crispy Chicken Burgers with fresh cut fries

Sunday – Steak BBQ'd and baked Potatoes.

So what are you having?  DO you have a killer meatloaf recipe trying to get my kids to fall in love with one?


Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

We make these today and wow so yummy only we sub'd white choc mini chips and a dried not freeze dried strawberry....super easy to make with the kiddos too.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp honey
2 cups freeze dried strawberries
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs in one at a time and beat until fully incorporated. Stir in vanilla and honey. Gradually blend in dry ingredients, followed by freeze dried strawberries and chocolate chips (don’t worry about breaking up the strawberries; stir them vigorously!).
Drop tablespoonfuls (1-inch balls) of dough onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake for about 10-11 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown and are set. Bake an extra minute or two for a crisper cookie.
Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 3-4 dozen

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pasta with Kale, Lemon, Parmesan & Bacon!!!

Supper tonight was delicious and I combined 2 recipes into one....The one below and a bacon pasta recipe....I adjusted to my family about 3 large Kale leaves a cup of peas I just add the Kale annd peas at the end of the pasta cook time (saves steps and time) then in a frying pan fry about a cup of chopped bacon and a small onion till onion is translucent and bacon is crisp I added half a can of diced (seasoned - small can) tomatoes to the pan then toss with pasta.....yummmmmmm!
Pasta with Kale, Lemon & Parmesan
Yield – 4 servings Preparation Time – 20 minutes Cooking Time – 15 minutes

  • 10-12 kale leaves (free)
  • 1 lb. small pasta noodles, fusili or small shells ($.50)
  • 2 lemons, juiced and zested ($.50)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil ($.15)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese ($.50)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • In a medium saucepan, bring 6 cups of water to boil.  Add 1 Tbsp salt and then add the kale leaves.  Boil 2-3 minutes, or until the kale is soft and bright green. Drain in colander and rinse with cool water. Let sit for a few minutes before chopping.  Then chop into bite size pieces.
  • In a different saucepan (or the same one), boil the pasta noodles.  Once cooked, drain and rinse with cool water if you are planning to serve this as a cold dish.
  • Toss the cooked pasta with the chopped kale leaves.  Then squeeze in the juice of 2 lemons, plus 1 tsp lemon zest. Add in the olive oil and some salt and pepper.  Toss well.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese and toss again.
  • Serve as is…or with fresh fruit…or with sliced grilled chicken on top. Or mixed in. (whatever works for you, works for me!)
  • Serve chilled or warm.
Cost $4.40, at most

Did you make it what did you think????

Monday, September 17, 2012

Menu Plan {Sept 17th - Sept 23rd}

Monday - Rice Crusted Quiche
Tuesday – BLT's
Wednesday – Pasta w/Lemon and Kale
Thursday – Eggs and Rice
Friday – Supper Out!
Saturday – Free Meal or Eat out
Sunday – Roast Beef & Mashed Potato's

We are down a grown up so supper is light and easy and well may change!  LOL!  FYI the Cilantro Lime Chicken last week was so yummy!!! 

What is your meal plan this week???


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Menu Plan {Sept 10th - Sept 17th}

Well I am back at it and I was pretty sure I wasn't gonna post here but here I am its like therapy for me.

Monday - Rice a Roni Turkey Casserole (New Recipe)
Tuesday – Crock Pot Taco Soup w/7up Biscuits (New Recipe)
Wednesday – Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco's (New Recipe)
Thursday – Slow Cooker Meatballs w/ noodles
Friday – Fish and Chips
Saturday – Cashew Chicken w/rice & steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower (New Recipe)
Sunday – BBQ'd Steak & Baked Potato's

A whole boat load of new recipes and the start of all the activities too. We go every night except Fridays. Busy little beavers we are in this house!!! Hope all is well with everyone out in my online world! We are ok....just trying to get by some days! See you here next week if not sooner!