Monday, February 23, 2009

I usually don't post Sunday's menu, but I made the best Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Red Peppers so I will include it in my menu this week.

Sunday: Roasted Pork Loin with Roasted Red Peppers, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad. Our dessert is posted below. It was Yummy!

Monday: Sloppy Joes, my husbands favorite, and my least favorite thing in the world. Oh well.

Tuesday: Chicken Grilled with onions and garlic. Roasted vegetables

Wednesday: Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Salad

Thursday: Talipa and Rice with Sweet Potato

Friday: Eating out....To much cooking is not good for you...

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Yummy Chocolate dessert!

Last night I was watching Paula Dean and I got this idea from her show Paula's Party. I changed it up to make it easier on the waistline, but it was very, very good!

First you mix a chocolate cake mix with 1 can of pumpkin and 3/4 cup water.

Bake in at 350 degrees for 20 minutes in a large sheet cake pan.

I used a round cookie cutter to make round cakes for my rammekin.

Mix your puddding up and set in the refridgerator( cover with plastic wrap).

When you are ready for desert just put the cake in the bottom of the rammekin, put 1/2 cup of pudding on top and add whipped cream. I put shaved chocolate on top. Yum, so easy and there were about 6 cakes left for another day.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mom's Goulash was always a hit!

When I was growing up my mom used to make Goulash all the time. My sister said she made it for as long as she can remember. I remember my friends would always come over if they knew she was making it. I was looking up different recipes for goulash, and the only one that resembled my mom's was Rachel Ray's Macaroni and Tomato Goulash. Mom said the more friends we invited the more macaroni she would add to the Goulash. It was also very inexpensive to make, but we never worried about such things as kids, it was just so tasty.

Monday: Home made Pizza and Salad

Tuesday: Goulash and Salad w/bread

Wednesday: Chicken and Rice Casserole

Thursday: Pork Loin with Potatoes and Corn

Friday: Grilled Chicken Breast w/ Baked Potato and vegetables

This is my mom's recipe for Goulash:

1lb ground beef
1/2 chopped onion
1 crushed garlic
garlic salt to taste
salt and pepper to taste
bell peppers were alway optional (if there were any on hand)
1 lb elbow macaroni
1 large can of crushed tomatoes
Brown your beef and garlic and onion. Season with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Add tomatoes and simmer. Cook macaroni and add to meat mixture. It is really great.

Saturday: Who knows, I sure don't!

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

My friend ask me the other day why in the world I spend so much time planning my menu, taking pictures of food and posting it on my blog. Well, I guess the main reason is because it is helpful. I am not as organized as I would like to be, so it helps me to plan ahead. Sometimes when Monday comes, I may not be in the mood for Fried Chicken, maybe a simple grilled chicken sandwich sounds better. No problem, I have the chicken, I have the bread, all I have to do is shift gears a little and not rack my brain for an hour trying to think of something to fix for dinner. Why do I post it? Because it helped me to look at menu's, I get great ideas and wonderful recipes. Taking pictures of my food is a result of my JiYeon, she took pictures of everything we ate, and it was just fun. She is gone back to South Korea now but ever time I take a picture of our meal I think of her and smile.

This is my menu for the week

Monday: Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles

Tuesday: Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes I will Grill mine (maybe).

Wednesday: Tostados with Chips and Salsa

Thrusday: Chicken Marsala with Pasta

Friday: Shrimp Fried Rice, Chow Mein and Spring Rolls

Satruday: No plans we will just fly by the seat of ur pants.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Please no more ice!

I am ever so greatful that I planned ahead last week, because even though my menu had to be adjusted because of the frozen weather, the lack of electricity and the fact that every store within 50 miles was closed due to the power outage, we managed to eat some of the meals I had planned. I was so thankful for the leftover roast, I just added a little bit of water and put the pan over the flames on our gas fireplace and we had a wonderful dinner.

I will attempt again this week to plan ahead.

Monday: Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Tuesday: Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Wednesday: Pork Fried rice and egg rolls

Thursday: Chicken and rice casserole

Friday: Steak and baked potato and salad

Saturday: Eating out!