Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
This is a recipe that we love (sorry the picture is so dark). As most of you know, our daughter plays softball. School softball, then she plays travel softball in the Summer. I made a vow last year to do our best not to eat a lot of fast food during these weekend tournaments. This is a great recipe to have in the cooler on those warm Summer days.
1/2 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 cup sweet relish
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1/2 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain and chop
Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water; peel and chop.
In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, sweet relish, garlic, mustard, mayonnaise and salt and pepper. Gently mix.
Recipe from Allrecipes.com
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
1/2 c. butter (softened)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 - 1/2 c. (3 large) ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips (I just use the regular size)
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped (optional)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 18 muffins tins or line with paper. Mix butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add bananas, milk, vanilla and eggs; mix well. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Salt if desired. Mix until moist. Add chocolate chips and walnuts. Fill tins 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until done. Can serve warm with butter and enjoy!!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Party Ham Biscuits
2 pkgs. rolls
1 lb. baked ham
1/2 lb. swiss cheese
1 stick melted butter or margarine
1 1/2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp. dried mustard
1 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
1 tsp. onion salt
Place ham & cheese on rolls - mix other ingredients together and spoon over ham rolls. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight (sometimes I make up a couple hours before hand). Bake 15-20 min on 350.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup copped green peppers
16 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack, or pepper Monterey Jack cheese
6 flour tortillas (I didn't need this many)
Cook beef, onions, and green peppers in skillet until beef is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain.
Add next 8 ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes
In slow cooker, layer about 3/4 cup beef mixture one tortilla, and about 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers.
Cover. Cook on low 5-7 hours or until heated through (my crockpot took about 4 hours)
Monday, March 15, 2010
I cracked my tooth about 5 weeks ago. My fear of the dentist had me waiting three weeks before I had it checked out. Last week, my dentist drilled it and the tooth broke off. He was pretty sure he had gotten all the crack, so he refilled it and sent me on my way. Well, after the numbing went away I found out that he DID NOT get the crack. He had drilled, and refilled the tooth, packing the filling into the crack. Next day he told me that he could not guarantee that a root canal would work. I didn't want to spend lots of $$$ and end up loosing the tooth anyway, so I went to an oral surgeon and had the tooth pulled. I'm still not back 100%!! All the work done those two days left my other teeth so sensitive. I'm praying really hard that I have no permanent damage done to those nerves.
Hey, but looking on the bright side......I'VE LOST 8 POUNDS!!!!!
Monday - Slow Cooker Enchiladas, Toss Salad
Tuesday - Party Ham Biscuits, Green Beans, Deviled Eggs
Wednesday - Homemade Chicken Nuggets, Baked Potato Slices, Steamed Broccoli
Thursday - WW Chili - making either nachos, or taco salads
Friday - Grilled Hamburgers, Mac. Salad, Baked Beans
Saturday - Out for FIL Birthday
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Here is our menu for the week:
Monday - Vegetable Beef Stew in Crock Pot
Tuesday - Tenderloin, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy & biscuits
Wednesday - Taco salads with left over taco soup in the freezer
Thursday - Homemade Pizza
Friday - Chicken Fajitas, Salsa cream cheese dip
Saturday - Party Ham Biscuits, potato casserole, baked beans
Monday, February 1, 2010
Monday - Grilled Hamburgers, Potato Salad, Baked Beans
Tuesday - Black Bean Enchiladas, Toss Salad
Wednesday - Party Ham Rolls, left over potato salad, green beans
Thursday - Pesto Tomato Ravioli, Toss Salad
Friday - Eating at mom's :)
Saturday - Birthday Dinner - Eating Out
Sunday - Taco Salads/finger foods
Friday, January 29, 2010
Broccoli & Cheese Casserole
2 boxed packages frozen chopped broccoli (thawed)
1 cup minute rice
1/2 stick margarine or butter
1 cup cold water
1/3 cup diced celery
1 small jar cheeze whiz
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 can cream of celery soup
Mix all together and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Sorry!! I know anybody can get this recipe cause it's on the back of Nestle Toll House Semi-sweet Morsel bag, but I'm sharing it anyway. Last week I fixed the "Good for you Cookies", this week I fix the "Not so good for you Cookies". I justify it because I know they are better for you than the store bought packaged cookies....and besides....I was really craving some chocolate chip cookies!!
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cup morsels
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla in large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one ta a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Monday Again???? I'm excited about my menu this week. Got it all planned out, and didn't even have to grocery shop (except for milk & bread). I'm trying to use up everything, and last weeks plans got shot a couple nights. Friday night we ate at my parents house, and Saturday night we just had sandwiches. Here goes:
Monday - Weight Watcher Garden Vegetable Soup
Tuesday - Country Ham, Navy Beans
Wednesday - Grilled Chicken Salads
Thursday - Breakfast for dinner (Sausage Gravy, biscuits)
Friday - Chicken Philly's, French Fries
Saturday - Finger Foods (Game Night)
Sunday - Crock Pot Spaghetti, salad
Have a great week!!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Outback is our all time favorite restaurant. Granted, we only get to go on special occasions such as birthday's & anniversaries, but we love, love, love it. I have had this recipe for years. It's a copy cat recipe for their ranch dressing. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
Outback Steakhouse Ranch Dressing
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper (I use regular)
1 dash dried minced garlic
Mix well and refrigerate.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I start getting the ingredients ready, and I'm thinking...hmmm.... 1/3 cup butter doesn't seem like enough, but oh well....it's Southern Living....they know what they're doing. So, I'm mixing and the ingredients keep getting dry, and crumbly, and I'm thinking...this is soooo wrong, but I keep on. Finally, I'm getting really mad. Here I've wasted all these ingredients and the dough is like granola, but it's okay, it's Southern Living.....They know what they're doing!!!
As I start to put the dough on the cookie sheet, I feel like I'm building a sand castle. I am actually packing the dough trying to get it to stick together. I look back at the recipe to make sure I measured everything right....3 TIMES, I looked!!!!! Yep, I did what it said....they've made a mistake!!
So, I put the first batch in the oven, and check about half way through, and they are still just little balls, no flat cookies there!! Now, I am MAD!! I wanted one of those yummy Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Pecan Cookies soooo bad!!! SO - As I am reading the recipe for the FOURTH time, I look at the top of the page, and you know what it said.........
I am making "good for you" cookies. I am baking my family a great thing. Cookies that are actually good for you. I pull those suckers out of the oven, and you know what!! Even though they don't look like your normal "not good for you cookies", and they don't taste like your normal "not good for you cookies". They are actually not bad!!! They taste pretty good!! Can't wait to see how the fam likes them. I think I'll go have another one...you know, since they're good for me and all :)
It's Southern Living and They DO know what they're doing!!! Enjoy!!
I may even rename these to "Good for you Cookies" Here is the recipe:
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup uncooked regular oats
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate mini morsels (I used regular)
Preheat oven to 350. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant. (Be sure to watch these...my were burning after 5 minutes).
Whisk together flour and next 4 ingredients. Beat sugars and butter at medium speed with mixer until well blended. Add vanilla and egg, beating until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed just until combined. Stir in toasted pecans and morsels.
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Here is my easy version recipe Ground Chicken Enchiladas:
1 lb. ground chicken (I buy this in the meat section already packaged)
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
shredded cheddar cheese (I use sharp)
9-10 Tortilla Shells
Brown ground chicken in skillet then drain. Add taco seasoning & water. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Spread sour cream on each tortilla shell, add the chicken, sprinkle with cheese, roll up. Bake on 350 for about 20 minutes.
Monday - Hawaiian Meatballs, mashed potatoes, corn
Tuesday - Weight Watcher Soup, grilled cheese sandwiches
Wednesday - Chicken Philly Sandwiches, tossed salad
Thursday - Country Ham, navy beans, potato salad
Friday - Homemade Pizza, tossed salad
Saturday - Grilled chicken, broccoli casserole, baked potatoes
Have a great Monday,
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Oh well....I really am going to have a hard time with the empty nest thing!!
Here are some Valentine Heart Ornaments I've been working on. They turned out really cute, and I added them to the shop yesterday. What do you think?