Monday, January 25, 2010

Here we go again. last week of the month menu ideas

Monday::spaghetti, green beans, bread Hubs made everybody ate, he's supposed to do the dishes too, we'll see when we get up in the morning LOL
Tuesday:: pasta e fagioli soup
chop up 1 onion, 3 garlic cloves, 1 celery, dozen little carrots in 1/6 pieces cook with 1/4# sausage portion in 2T EVOO cook then pour into CP, add tomatoe mixture(LO spaght sauce), prefered seasonings (S&P, italian,garlic and onion powder), add in about 4 cup water with 3 beef bouillion cube, cook 2 hours add can beans cook 1 more hour add noodles last 30 minutes. serve wtih green salad and garlic bread this smells so nice while cooking!!
Wednesday:: pancakes, sausage and mandarins had as planned
Thursday:: Au jus french dip sammys had 2# roast beef cooked all day in crock with 1/2 onion dozen little carrots, celery, seasonings, S&P,G&O powder, beef bouillion, 1 C water, served over instant mashed potatoes. Many compliments liked pots better this way.
Friday::pizza party?? or Sat?? Randy made tuna helper, and peas.
Saturday:: beans and rice or Fri?? Pizza delivered to house is the plan party at 6:30??
Sunday:: Pork Chop Soup depends on budget if $$ then will be shopping and FF or??

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Another pantry cookie creation

1/3 cake mix
2T oil
1 egg
1/3 C finely chopped walnuts
10 orange candies chopped

Mix first 4 ingredients well, fold in candies, place in refer for 10 minutes then roll into balls or drop and put on a cookie sheet bake 350 10 minutes this portion made 20 cookies.

For this recipe I used what I had in my pantry, for instance we were out of canola or veg oil so I used part melted marj, and part olive oil, used a banana cake mix, We used very chopped nuts almost ground but I liked that texture in the batter. cutting the candies is sticky ha ha ha but I think worth it!!
For a whole cake mix triple these ingredients
All my guys liked them, well, except picky boy. however, I found a similar recipe using devils food and chocolate chips that I just simply have to try.

Monday, January 18, 2010

This is going to be Josh's good job going back to school and being successful meal.
slice hot dogs 2/3 way through, put in 2-1/4 slice american cheese wrap in crescent rolls cook for 15 minutes till crescents are done, put on plate then top with warmed chili (from can) serve with mixed fruit and/or green salad

rest of month menu plan

With what we still have I can create these

  • fish sticks, french fries, orange slices
  • Au Jus French Dip sammy,
  • pork steak, scalloped pots, greenie beanies
  • pancakes, sausage and mandarins
  • helper and green beans
  • CP roast with pots and veggies
  • beef tacos and limited fixins

There should be toehr creations I can make but these come off the menu guide I made at the beginning of the month after we did the Shopping Olympics for january.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

List of things I want to try
I want to try this creamy chicken brocoli pasta dish from Betty Crocker
Pork chop Soup for 1-20-10 instead of potatoes, use noodles, use part bag of brocolli in freezer from Mon night dinner.

recipes and results I plan on using this week Jan 17 -

I am waiting for the SOS that I linked with my other site for dinner tonight

Results:: It was good!! Jacob prefered just the toast and the gravy, Josh the whole thing, me more gravy but whole thing, Randy wouldn't even try the big fat baby so he had to have a nasty sausage dog microwaved. I will increase flour and fat (marj and EVOO) to generous 1/4 cup each and 4 cups milk/water. This should make more than enough!! LOL

Monday night I am planning on a chicken stuffing casserole. thinking of doing basic stuffing mix, cooked 2 breasts (CP), bag of brocoli, and canned creamy chx soup mixed with1/2C broth,and heaping T of scour cream (opt) cook 350 in oven 20 mincovered then 10 min uncovered serve with bounty of sliced oranges we received from our tree this year - best so far in 5 years.
Results:: Went OK will make some changes next time such as use green beans not frozen veggies otherwise will try again in a few months around a $5.00 meal

Tuesday night is Josh's big back to school night so I have planned cresent wrapped cheese dogs topped with chili served with mixed fruit and/or green salad
Results::Went over well, kid favorite had green salad with cucumber but notomatoe. will also try again in a month or so under $5 meal total

Wednesday night may be some type of noodle soup IDK yet I know I have a pork piece I could use and a can or 2 of tomatoes so I'm searching for ideas on this one think I found it with some alterations, of course, see this post
Starting to prepare but chops are frozen solid together, so now changed menu to chicken tacos cuz we won't have lettuce or cheese next week anyway make chicken W/ salsa in CP start at 1:30 done b4 5 fry up some corn shells lettuce, tomato, and pineapple on side. Well, power out most of day so created chicken on gas stove top. 5/6 enjoyed. Picky boy well too bad for his picky taset buds LOL

Thursday I know we are taking Tamale Pie to our lawyer meeting. (have to feed him since had to cut payments) DH cooking - yippee!! this is his meal - only he can cook it right or so he says.

Friday is canned beans and white rice with canned pears. Expect as planned

Saturday is LO ham in scrambled eggs over toast-subject to change and sunday is always changed because we change our minds within this timline LOL

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Friday, January 15, 2010

test blog reasons

I have made this test blog because I want to change my blogscape and need to do it with a test blog so as not to mess up with my widgets. Or so the template people say he he he