Sunday, December 21, 2008

This is going to be a short week for us. We will travel on Christmas Eve, so my only two home meals will be Monday and Tuesday. I feel full all the time because of all the snacking, so my meals will be quick and easy.

Monday: Hamburgers Steak with potatoes and Salad

Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie

Wednesday: ( Christmas Eve... Soups, Crackers, dips and other goodies)

Thursday: Ham, and all the trimings.

Friday: Shoping and eating on the run

Saturday: Traveling

This recipe comes from a special friend of mine. I knew we had alot in common but it looks like we have more in common than I thought. We like cookies! Here is her recipe as it was given to me.

Only 4 ingredients.

Whoo hoo!!!

1-8 oz. pkg. of cream cheese. I always buy the cheap brand.

1 lb. of butter

2 cups of granulated sugar

4 cups of flour

Cream the cheese and butter thoroughly. Make sure they are at room temperature or you'll break your arm trying to cream them together. Or use a heavy duty mixer. Add the sugar and blend well. Add the flour and mix like crazy. Throw the bowl in the freezer for half an hour or so. (This was not that hard to me) Spray the cookie sheets with Pam or something cheap. I always buy the cheap brand. Now here comes the part I hate. Roll them in little balls about the size of a walnut or even smaller.(I used my little cookie scoop from Pampered Chef it is easier)Set on cookie sheets, smash with a glass dipped in granulated sugar. Sprinkle with red and green sugar. Bake for about 10-12 minutes at 350° until set and light brown on the bottom. Make sure they are taken off the cookie sheet right away or they might stick. They freeze like a dream. Hide from the family and/or your DH until closer to Christmas. I usually label the container as date-filled bars since nobody likes dates in my house except me.
I also add 1 tsp. vanilla

The bolded parts are my contribution.

I have had many people tell me I should make these and sell them, but I would rather make them and eat them. Yum!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fast and Fun Food Gift!

This is a quick and easy food gift:
First you pop the popcorn and seperate the unpopped kernels
Then add 1 T. of creamy peanut butter to 1 pound Almond bark.
Microwave on low 1 minute at a time, until smoothI use a spoon to pour over the popcorn.
You will see pecans and M&M's in mine I add those last. (do not coat the M&M's) Pour over pecans seperatly, then with your hands mix the pop corn and the pecans and let pop corn and pecans dry.
I usually wait at least 30 minutes.
Next add M&M's and bag. You can put them in a bowl and let your family careful this stuff is addictive

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Will cooking be the same...........I don't think so!

This is my JiYeon

For seven months I have been blest to cook for JiYeon. This girl can eat and she liked almost all my offerings. JiYeon, is a student from South Korea, and she has been attending the college where I work. This will be her last week with us and I am so sad, it is hard for me to plan ahead this week but I will try. I am not sure if any of this will make it to the table, but I will make Spaghetti at some point for sure. So these are my plans.

Monday: Spaghetti and salad.

Tuesday: Pork fried rice and Chow mein

Wednesday: We will eat out!

Thursday: Chicken Marsla

Friday: JiYeon will be leaving today so I will not cook..........

Saturday: We are hosting a party, so we will be eating something good I hope. ..

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Guess who's being fabulous

Fabulous K is giving away a blog makeover! Head on over there to enter! She's the most fabulous thing since sliced bread!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Well one holiday down and 2 more to go. To much ham and turkey, to many deserts and rich foods. I am glad to have a simple menu this week. Only one party on Saturday this week, so whoohoo! I am hoping for a very low-key week. It is snowing outside so I am making comfort foods this week.

Monday: Individual Chicken Pot Pies. My 36th Anniversary, but I am really tired of eating out so I am having one of my favorite foods. Yea!

Tuesday: Salmon Patties and Mashed potatoes and salad

Wednesday: Pork Fried Rice, egg drop soup and Spring rolls

Thursday: Meatoloaf and Mashed potatoes and Green beans

Friday: Pasta Bolognese and French Bread

Saturday: Party.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

This week I only have to plan two meals, then it is, for 3 days. We will go to my family's for Thanksgiving day and everyone brings their best recipes. We have tried a couple of times to fix something different, but we always go back to the traditional Ham, Turkey and Dressing and Sweet Potatoes. I always bring the Dressing and desert. After Thanksgiving Day everyone is pretty much on there own as I am busy shopping and eating out. It's tradition and we don't mess with tradition in my family. So I will post my short menu everyone is on their own from Wednesday on..... Happy Thanksgiving, remember to thank the One who gives us life, and good food on this day. His name is Jesus!!!

Monday: Grilled Catfish, Scalloped poatoes, and salad

Tuesday: Chicken Breasts W/Krispy Bacon and Muenter Cheese Served over rice. Squash and corn medley.

Wednesday: On the road, most likely McDonalds or fast food...

Thursday: Turkey and Ham and all the trimmings.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, You're on your own Good luck!

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Monday, November 17, 2008

This week I should be completely finished decorating my house so I will make this week an easy week in the kitchen. I am getting in the mood for the Holiday's and entertaining. I love this time of year.
Monday: Leftovers, Prima Chicken Pasta Linguini Tossed with Chicken, Veggies and Asiago Cheese Sauce, Yum!
Tuesday: Tostados w/salsa and chips
Wednesday: Spaghetti with salad and garlic bread
Thursday: Grilled Catfish and potatoes
Friday: Hamburgers and French Fries
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cookie baking time!

Crispy Fudge Cookies

One box Pillsbury "pudding in the mix" Fudge Chocolate cake mix
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup Rice Krispies
3/4 cup pecans
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Blend all ingredients together. Dough will be crumbly. Form into tight 1-inch balls, place on cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake in 350 oven for 12-14 minutes. They are so yummy!

This is a super easy recipe, JiYeon made her first batch of cookies ever. She is a natural. Now if she can find cake mixes in South Korea she will be baking these when she goes home.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Well everything didn't make it to the table this week. My husband has been ill so when he started feeling better I made Steak on the Grill. So the pancakes got set aside for this week, and the Parmesian Tilapia with Rice and steamed veggies were a little to time consuming for a Friday night.
Monday: Beef Stroganoff and egg noodles
Tuesday: Pulled Pork sandwiches With sweet potato oven fries. Oops that didn't make it to the table either.
Wednesday:Chicken Enchiladas
Thursday: Clam Chowder
Friday: Sweet Potato Burritos!Honey, don't freak out, I will make a big pot of Brown Beans for you and a pan of crispy cornbread!
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Sweet Potato Oven Fries

I love Sweet Potato Fries, but to me they are much better baked in the oven . Not often does a recipe really wow me. I'm talking about the kind of thing where you take a bite and know immediately this is something you'll be making again and again. That's just how I felt about these spicy sweet potato fries. I hope you enjoy them.

Ingredients1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into wedges 2 teaspoons canola oil 1/4 teaspoon salt Pinch of taco seasoning
Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Boil sweet potato for about 10 minutes. Let cool, then cut in wedges or long strips. Toss sweet potato wedges with oil, salt and pepper. Spread the wedges out on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until browned and tender, turning once, about 20 minutes total.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Menu #1

Not very creative but lets hope it makes it to my table!

Monday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Salad.

Tuesday: Potato soup

Wednesday: Pulled Pork sanwiches with Potato soup

Thursday: Breakfast- Bacon and Pancakes

Friday: Parmesian Tilapia with Rice and steamed vegies.

Saturday: Lets eat out!

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First post on my Menu Blog!

In an attempt to help myself become more organized and a better Menu Manager, I am creating a Menu Blog. I hope it measures up!