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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What's Cooking Thursdays? Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

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I've been on an Alfredo kick lately. Going out to eat just for chicken Alfredo is kind of expensive, plus I never am quite happy with my Alfredo. So I made some and it was wonderful. Just the perfect amount of sauce. Plus, the boys ate it which is always a plus - kid approved!

You'll need:
1/2  a pound of pasta (I used bow ties)
1 cup broccoli florets
1 pound  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, chopped & cooked
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper (more if you like it a little spicy)

Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Cook the broccoli.Stir the soup, milk, cheese, black pepper and chicken in the skillet. Add the pasta and broccoli and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbly, stirring occasionally. Serve with salad.




Monday, December 5, 2011

Meal Plan 12/5

It has been such a crazy weekend, which is in why this post is late.We have ended up staying at my moms for the third weekend in a row. Next weekend, it looks like we'll be there as well. So weekends we've either been eating out, or eating at my mom's. And hubby got a deer last week so we have about 30 pounds of deer burger and a few deer tenderloins and some other things to eat up. (I've never had anything but deer Bologna so I'm nervous excited to try some! If you have any recipes, please send them my way!)



Leftovers
Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo (look for the recipe on Thursday!)
Tacos
Deer Tenderloin
Chicken Corn Chowder
BBQ Pork chops
Out/Moms

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What's Cooking Thursdays? Chicken Enchilada Pasta

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I love chicken and pasta and enchiladas. So when I saw this recipe on the Santa Fe Cooking Creme, I knew I had to try it. It was a hit! Everyone loved it. Hubby ate it with tortilla chips which was as good as eating it "plain".

You'll need :
1 lb chicken
1 bag frozen corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 container Kraft Santa Fe Cooking Creme
1/2 box pasta - bowties, penne, whatever :)
8 oz shredded cheese

Cook chicken in skillet. Meanwhile, boil pasta. When done, set aside. When chicken is thoroughly cooked, add tomatoes, corn and cooking creme; simmer for 3 min. Add pasta and 1/2 cup shredded cheese, stir to coat.  Top with remaining shredded cheese. Remove from heat. Cover & let stand until cheese is melted. Serve.

{linked to Tasty Thursday}

{{Worm Cupcakes}}





Sunday, November 27, 2011

Meal Plan 11/27

With Thanksgiving over and the Christmas holidays quickly approaching, things are busy busy around here. That means quick and easy meals! I am trying to save as much money as possible to put towards our Disney trip next year, which means eating from our freezers and pantry. Hubby is hunting for the next two days so we might possibly have some deer meat to eat soon.

So far, what's on the menu is :

Leftovers
Chicken Enchilada Pasta Bake
Ham
Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo
Undecided
BBQ Ribs
Leftovers/Mom's House

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What's Cooking Thursdays? Chicken & Stuffing Bake

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I really need to set a timer or something so I know that it's Wednesday night and I need to get this posted. :(

I've been working on recipes that will get the most out of my ingredients. And I want to use up what I have. The other night, I had some leftover veggies and some leftover turkey. Plus I have a gazillion cream of soups. I added in some stuffing and had a wonderful filling meal for dinner.
1 cup leftover turkey or chicken
2 cups leftover veggies (chopped)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 box of stuffing mix

Prepare stuffing as directed on package. Meanwhile, combine other ingredients in a casserole dish. Spread prepared stuffing overtop. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve!



{Skinny Smashed Potatoes}







Sunday, November 13, 2011

Meal Plan 11/13

As it nears closer to Thanksgiving, the family and I are craving Thanksgiving foods. Pumpkin pie, stuffing, and gravy have all been requested lately. I'm not wanting to do an all out turkey dinner yet so I'm thinking I might make some sort of casserole. Kind of an after Thanksgiving meal before Thanksgiving. :) We're also wanting soups and rolls. Something to keep us warm and full after a day of working hard.

On the menu this week is :

Porkchops
Subs
Grilled Cheeseburgers
Chicken & Rice
Leftovers
Ham & Potatoes
Chicken & Stuffing Bake

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What's Cooking Thursdays? *Cheeseburger Flatbread Melts*

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Cheeseburger Flatbread Melts

1/2 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup water
1/2 tbsp vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbsp mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tablespoons vgetable oil
pizza dough
shredded cheddar cheese
Brown and drain ground beef. Add water, vinegar, onion, ketchup, mustard and garlic. Mix and simmer over low heat. Heat oil over medium heat in a large, skillet. Divide the pizza dough into equal portions and roll into a round, tortilla-like shape. Fry the dough for one minute on each side or until golden brown and bubbly.  Place on a paper towel to drain. Top with beef mixture and shredded cheese.
**These are KID APPROVED! Both of my boys ate them up, C added ketchup and mustard to his, A added sour cream. These were really good and I'm thrilled my whole family agreed on them. :)









Sunday, November 6, 2011

Meal Plan 11/6

I finally created a monthly meal plan, and I don't stick to it! Last week, we had steamers and pizza and a bunch of other stuff that wasn't on the menu. That's the beauty of being flexible with my menu though. I don't mind if we go off course and have a completely different week than what I have planned. At least we're eating!
This week we're supposed to eat:

Tacos
Pork Roast
Cheeseburger Soup
Leftovers
Ham
Cheeseburger Flatmelts *new*
Turkey Pot Pie

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

What's Cooking Thursdays? Drunken Porkchops

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I lost track of the days again... I honestly thought today was Wednesday until we showed up for storytime and the librarian polietly told me that it was held yesterday...

Today's recipe is Drunken Porkchops and I thought it was really good. It was really easy to prepare and the kids enjoyed it!


4 or 5 pork chops
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 bottle of beer
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1 T flour
1/4 water

Place porkchop and onion in slowcooker. Combine beer, brown sugar and ketchup. Pour over porkchops and onion. Cook on low 6-8 hours or until porkchops are done. Drain sauce into a saucepan. Add flour and water and stir to thicken. Serve over rice, potatoes or noodles.







Sunday, October 30, 2011

Meal Plan 10/30

It's almost November! That's hard to believe. We had our first snow{storm} here Saturday. It was a wonderful time for a storm and the first time I remember that all four of us throughly enjoyed the storm. There was enough to play in, it was on a weekend, so E didn't have to travel in it. We just lounged around the house all day, playing and cleaning. We all fixed spaghetti, bread and salad for dinner then we played in the snow some more. It was a great day!

I also sat down and made a whole months worth of meal plans. Now on Sundays instead of stressing over what the plan is for the week, I just look at my monthly plan. :)



Tonight, we were supposed to have turkey. My parents took us out for lunch at Golden Corral and we were too stuffed to eat turkey. Since the turkey was already cooked, we deboned it and will use it for
meals this coming week.

Halloween Meal (undecided, but it'll be "spooky"!)
Openfaced Turkey Sandwiches
Turkey Stirfry
Drunken Porkchops *new*
Cheeseburger Soup
Football Banquet (dinner is served)

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What's Cooking Thursdays? Sticky Chicken

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1 cup brown sugar, divided
1/4 cup soy sauce plus 2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon crushed ginger
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper
1 lb chicken, breast
1/4 cup tomato paste

Combine 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoon soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red pepper. Place chicken in a slow cooker and pour sauce overtop.Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
*optional* When done cooking, place chicken in a broiler proof dish.Combine remaining brown sugar, tomato paste, and soy sauce. Pour over chicken and cook under the broiler for 5 minutes or until chicken is slightly crisp. {{I'm afraid of the boiler, so I only did this with half our chicken, and I didn't leave it in long enough to notice a difference}}






Sunday, October 23, 2011

Meal Plan 10/23

It is definitely getting colder around these parts. It was 38 degrees this morning when I woke up. Thankfully, it got a lot warmer than that this afternoon, but the evenings are starting to get chilly! Lots of warm meals and soups in our future! Plus, football is OVER so we'll get to sit down and eat as a family. I'm excited!

Enchiladas
Ham and potatoes
Leftover enchiladas
spaghetti
BBQ Ribs and mac & cheese
Sticky Chicken *new* (didn't get to last week)
Leftovers

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

What's Cooking Thursday? No Rise Rolls

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So, I lost track of my days this week (which is why this is being posted Thursday night and not Wednesday night). All you get this week is this awesome no rise roll recipe. ;) Check back next week for a yummy chicken dinner!

2 ½ C warm water
6 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp yeast
2 Tbsp oil
6 C flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

Mix together water, yeast, sugar and oil. Let sit for 5-10 minutes or until mixture becomes bubbly. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well. Shape into rolls. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.




Seasoned Pork Chops with Apples








Sunday, October 16, 2011

Meal Plan 10/16

Finally! A week with {almost} no football. We do have a meeting on Thursday, but we can finally eat good meals again! I'm so excited to be able to fix a nice sit down dinner.



Leftovers (Mommy went shopping, the boys fended for themselves :) )
Cheeseburgers
Ribs
Turkey Pot Pie
Slow Cooked Sticky Chicken *new to us*
Pizza
Leftovers

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What's Cooking Thursdays?

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No recipe from me this week, I hope to be in the kitchen a lot starting next week - Football is over!

Until then, enjoy these recipes...











Thursday, October 6, 2011

What's Cooking Thursdays? *Bread Bowls*

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    • 2 3/4 cups flour (I use a mix of white/whole wheat)
    • 1/3 cup dry milk powder
    • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 1/4 tablespoons honey
    • 1 cup warm water
    Mix all ingreients in your bread machine. Set to dough cycle and start. When cycle is complete, divide dough into 4 balls. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least an hour. Two hours before serving, remove from the fridge and let set on counter. 30 minutes before serving, remove plastic wrap and let rise while you preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Take a knife and slash the top of the bowls several times to allow them to expand while baking. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

    We served cheeseburger soup in ours. :)







    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    Meal Plan 10/2

    What a weekend! So cold and rainy, I am NOT looking forward to winter. It was hubby's birthday on Saturday, we went out to dinner. Sunday, my parents came up and my dad and hubby moved my washer and dryer in to my house (instead of on the back porch). I fixed a roast for dinner, that was so good. It has been so cold the past few days, I'm looking forward to fixing some warm dinners! Monday night we have NO football! So we'll get another sit down dinner together. :)

    Roast
    Potato Soup & Homemade Bread
    Ham & Potatoes
    Fish Sticks
    Roast Chicken
    Undecided/leftovers

    What are you eating this week?

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    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    What's Cooking Thursdays? Buttermilk Bread

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    This week, I'm sharing a buttermilk bread recipe. It was SO good, we ate the whole loaf. :)


    1-1/4 cups buttermilk
    1-1/2 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 cups flour
    1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
    2 teaspoons yeast

    In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order given.  Bake according to bread machine directions. OR mix all ingredients in a stand mixer. Let rise 1 1/2 hours. Bake at 425 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown.








    What's For Lunch? 9/28

    Today, C took ham and cheese sandwich, carrot sticks, grapes, pudding and yogurt. Not a whole lot, but he chose what he wanted, so he will be happy with it.

    What did you eat for lunch today?

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    What's For Lunch? 9/26


    Today C took : veggie salad (included sugar snap peas, carrots, & broccoli) carrots, cheese crackers, apple sauce, oreos, gatorade and a banana (not pictured)

    what did you eat for lunch today?

    Sunday, September 25, 2011

    Meal Plan 9/25

    Yet another week has come and go. Time for another meal plan. I can't wait for football to be over so I can make so good sit down meals! This week, I'm trying a new recipe, Pepperoni Puffs that someone shared at What's Cooking Thursdays last week. I think it'll be a big hit with the kids and easy for hubby to eat on the way to football.



    Pepperoni Puffs
    Ham Steak
    Enchiladas
    Leftovers
    Grilled Cheeseburgers
    Chili
    Hubbys Birthday

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    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    What's Cooking Thursdays? Calzones

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    I finally got into the kitchen and was able to play around a little bit. I finally got to make calzones again and I'm so glad I did. They're realitively easy to make and so easy to eat! Perfect for an on the run dinner for a chilly night.

    You'll need:
    Pizza dough (I love this recipe)
    Pizza Sauce
    Mozerella Cheese
    Favorite Pizza Toppings - we only used pepperoni this time

    Seperate dough into small balls. Roll out one ball like a min pizza. Place a dollop of sauce on one side of the dough. Place a small handful of cheese ontop the sauce, repeat with toppings.
    Fold the top of the calzone crust over the bottom into a half-moon shape. Seal the edges by crimping them with a fork (or your fingers if you're short on time). Be sure to press firmly enough to seal the edges and keep the fillings from leaking. Bake at 425 for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.








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