Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This Week's Menu

Sunday: Beef/Potato Tacos
Monday: Leftover Pizza from Tristen's b-day party (i ordered way too much)

Options for the rest of the week: Chicken & Dumplings (made from scratch), Angel Hair Pasta with Pesto Chicken, SOS, Spaghetti, French Toast & Eggs, or FFO Chicken.

Monday, November 2, 2009

This Week's Menu

Monday: Chicken Tortilla Soup and Nachos

Tuesday: Chili

Wednesday: Chili Dogs (w/leftover chili) & french fries

Thursday: Baked Potatoes and Soup

Friday: Fend For Yourself

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Menu Plan________

This week it was Menu Plan Saturday and not Monday. Most weeks it will be Saturday since that is when I plan our meals before going to the grocery store.

Sunday: Breakfast - Baked French Toast
Sunday: Dinner - Crockpot Chili
Monday: Foil Packet - Salsa Chicken
Tuesday: Sub Sandwiches (baseball game & football game)
Wednesday: SOS (baseball game)
Thursday: either Cream Cheese Rigatoni or BBQ Chicken
Friday: Hot dogs/Corn Dogs/Sandwich.....AKA FFY (Fend For Yourself)


1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp. Crisco or oil
salt and black pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons flour
2-1/2 cups milk (more if you like it thinner)

Add the teaspoon of oil or Crisco to hot, deep skillet along with the ground beef. As beef begins to lose raw look, add the chopped onion, salt and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until meat is completely cooked. Sprinkle flour over top and stir into meat and onion mixture until totally absorbed. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly, until thickened. Taste and adjust salt and pepper.

Serve with Bread

Review: This is a very simple, inexpensive, and tasty meal. Great for busy nights. I've had this recipe for years now and it is one the recipes I whip out when we need dinner made quickly after a late night of baseball/football/softball/whatever else we have going on.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

BBQ Smothered Chicken

4 chicken breasts
3/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
3/4 cup fat free ranch dressing
1/3 cup cheese, shredded
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup green onions, chopped

Mix BBQ sauce and ranch dressing together and pour over chicken in a skillet (I used a nonstick skillet). Simmer for about 30-35 minutes, turning and basting occasionally.
Place chicken on a plate; drizzle with dressing, and sprinkle cheese, bacon and onion on top of chicken.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Oven-Roasted Potatoes

2 potatoes, washed and diced into even pieces
Lemon juice
Lawry's seasoning salt
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Cooking spray

1- Preheat the oven to 375.
2- Sprinkle lemon juice over the potatoes, toss to coat.
3- Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients over the potatoes until nice and evenly coated, tossing to ensure all seasonings are evenly distributed.
4- Spray a baking dish with cooking spray, add potatoes.
5- Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through. Take out every 20 minutes and stir to ensure all sides brown.

Source: Stephanie Cooks

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Recipes and Reviews

I've started adding more and more recipes to this blog. Most of the time I find them on a message board I frequent, and so I use this as my 'recipe box'. I have started tagging all of the recipes we've tried with 'review', so that they can be accessed by clicking the 'review' label on the right hand column.