Sunday, December 13, 2009

Week of December 14th

Another busy week coming up for us, hope it helps if you have busy one too!

Monday: Leftovers

Tuesday: Everyone is on their own while Mom goes on a mini vacation to see my mom!

Wednesday: Tacos

Thursday: Mongolian Beef

Friday: Chicken Fettuccine

Saturday: Green Chili Burritos

Sunday: Pepper steak

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Week of December 7th

Monday: Steak and Cheese Crisps

Tuesday: Foil Dinners

Wednesday: BLTs

Thursday: Spaghetti

Friday: I'm hoping for a night off, so we're going OUT!

Saturday: BBQ Beef sandwiches

Sunday: Potato Corn Chowder with bacon and cheese

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Week of November 30th

Monday: Tomato soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Tuesday: Chicken Enchiladas

Wednesday: Chili Dogs

Thursday: Fried Chicken

Friday: Fajitas

Saturday: Hamburgers

Sunday: Pot Roast

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Week of November 23

Thanksgiving week always means lots of work, family and fun. I would love some new holiday recipes to try. If you have any to share, let me know!

Monday: Leftovers

Tuesday: Chinese food (fried rice and potstickers)

Wednesday: Flat Enchiladas


Friday: Pizza

Saturday: Turkey Pot Pie

Sunday: Meatloaf, Potatoes

Have a safe and fun holiday week.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Week of November 16th

Late again. It will probably happen a lot around the holidays, so accept my apologies ahead of time.

Monday: Chili Dogs

Tuesday: Beef Enchiladas

Wednesday: Foil Dinners with Deer Meat

Thursday: Eggrolls

Friday: Hawaiian Haystacks

Saturday: Tacos

Sunday: Stew

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Week of November 2nd

My sister in law and I decided we were going to challenge eachother to see who could avoid going to the grocery store the longest this week. We are using eachother as a co-op too. We will call eachother to swap stuff to avoid the grocery store. So here is my menu out of my pantry.

Monday: Pizza

Tuesday: Hamburger patties and gravy, mashed potatoes and peas

Wednesday: Biscuts and gravy

Thursday: Green Chili burros

Friday: Elk steaks, roasted potatoes

Saturday: Chicken Tacos

Sunday: Ham and Potatoes

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Week of Oct. 26th

Sorry about no menu last week, just busy I guess and never got around to posting it. We had:
Steak (Delv surprised me by making dinner. YAY!)
Chicken Enchiladas
Fried Chicken
Roast with Potatoes and Carrots and Rolls

This week we are having:

Monday: Hawaiian haystacks

Tuesday: Sheppard's Pie

Wednesday: Elk Steaks, Roasted Potatoes

Thursday: Tacos

Friday: BBQ beef sandwiches, chips , veggie tray

Saturday: Chili and Cornbread

Sunday: Dinner in a Pumpkin (Amy's recipe)

* I've never had dinner in a pumpkin before, but will be happy to post the recipe next week :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Week of Oct. 12th

I'm late, but here it goes:

Monday: Peppersteak

Tuesday: Beef Enchiladas

Wednesday: Fried Chicken

Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie

Friday: Pizza

Saturday: Fajitas

Sunday: Meatloaf

Have a good week!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Week of Oct 5th

I was slacking last week. Brenna shot her elk on Monday, and the rest of the week seemed to just get busier. I am happy to say that Delvern is home and back to cooking bigger meals is in order.
Here we go:

Monday: Chili beans and cornbread

Tuesday: Chicken Alfredo with Salad and Garlic Bread

Wednesday: Mongolian Beef and Rice

Thursday: Chicken tacos - I've been doing these in the crock pot. It is 2-4 chicken breasts (frozen), 1 small can of Rotelle tomatoes with green chiles, and one packet of chicken taco seasoning. Cook for 4 hours on high or 8 on low. Shred the chicken and serve in corn tortillas.

Friday: Kabobs

Saturday: Hamburgers

Sunday: Baked Chicken, Potatoes, Green Beans

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Week of September 21st

Brenna is so excited to go hunting at the end of this week. Thanks to all the ladies that are lending their husbands to the cause. Love you guys!

Monday: Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread

Tuesday: BLTs, Veggies

Wednesday: Oriental Chicken Salad

Thursday: Rotisserie Chicken, Salad

Friday: BBQ beef sandwiches

Saturday: Flat Enchiladas

Sunday: Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I don't want to cook dinner tonight. I have a menu, I have a plan and I still just don't wanna do it!
Thanks for listening, I knew you would understand.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Week of Sept. 14th

I am so lucky to have company this week. My mother in law is here and we have a new baby in the extended family.

Monday: Eggrolls

Tuesday: Stroganoff and Salad

Wednesday: Lasagna, Bread and Salad

Thursday: Chicken Tacos

Friday: Pizza

Saturday: Hamburger Patties and Gravy with Mashed Potatoes

Sunday: Leftovers - I'm starting to love Leftover Sundays :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Week of Sept 7th

I apologize to any of you that looked last week for menu ideas. We had the stomach flu last week, so we didn't do much eating and definitely didn't want to share anything. The good news is that we somehow got the whole house disinfected in time for Delv to come home and so far, he hasn't gotten it. He was home for an entire 4 days, I think he is safe.

This week's menu:

Monday: Sloppy Joes, Veggies

Tuesday: Fajitas

Wednesday: Oriental Chicken Salad

Thursday: Hot Dogs

Friday: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes

Saturday: Brenna's Birthday, so probably Pizza or Mongollian Beef

Sunday: Ham, Yummy Potatoes, Green Beans

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Week of August 24th

Boy, the weeks are just flying by and I am just as busy as everyone else. Hopefully the dinner ideas for this week help you guys out...

Monday: Macho Nachos

Tuesday: Cucumber and tomato salad with Rotisserie Chicken

Wednesday: Chicken Sandwiches

Thursday: Turkey and Gravy over Mashed Potatoes

Friday: Mongolian Beef - PF Chang Recipe from

Saturday: Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Corn on the Cob

Sunday: Leftovers, Mmm, just what everyone loves, but a necessary evil.

Remember Sunday is a day of rest, so microwave the leftovers and REST.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Week of August 17th

Our menu this week is:

Monday - Chicken Tacos

Tuesday - Chili Dogs

Wednesday - Out to Eat, probably fast food :(

Thurday - Leftover night

Friday - Kabobs and Rice

Saturday - Flat Enchiladas

Sunday - Stew

Not really inventive, but we will at least get fed this week.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Week of August 10th

I have been slacking on my preparedness. I had a menu for last week and didn't post it. So I will post 2 options for each day, one from last week and one from this week. I will also be using meals that are less than 30 minutes to prepare or can be done it the crockpot, since school, soccer and all the other activities have started up again.

Monday: Squash Cassorole - Chicken (cube and saute in 1 Tbsp. butter with onions), add green chili and yellow squash, let steam shortly. Layer 2 cups cooked rice, cream of mushroom soup, chicken mixture, and top with cheese. Heat through in oven.
BBQ beef sandwiches - done in the crockpot

Tuesday: Chicken Curry
Oriental Chicken Salad

Wednesday: Hamburger Patties with Gravy and Mashed Potatoes
Ground Beef Enchiladas

Thursday: Chicken Enchiladas
Roast Beef Subs

Friday: Tacos
Hawaiian Haystacks

Saturday: Kabobs/Steak
Fried Chicken, Mashed Potates

Sunday: Spaghetti
Chicken Rolls

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Week of July 27th

I am bummed I didn't get any recipes out of my plea from last week. That's okay I understand summer is such a busy time of the year. If anyone still wants to share I would love it!

Menu for this week:

Monday: Chicken Pasta Salad - Brenna has only been begging me to make some for a few weeks

Tuesday: Flat enchiladas

Wednesday: Oriental Chicken Salad or Chicken Fried Rice & Eggrolls - I just can't decide :)

Thursday: HOmemade Pizza - Every one gets to top their own!

Friday: Chicken Fried Steak and Mashed Potatoes

Saturday: Chicken Wings and Potato Salad

Sunday: Fajitas

I'm excited to cook this week, since I won't be cooking for just Brenna and I. It's always more fun when you have company and on the weekends when the husband is home! Have a great week and eat well!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Week of July 20th

We will be out of town most of the week. So, I was thinking I would put a challenge out here...
There are a few things I would like recipes for. I will list them for this week and you guys send me some recipes to try! Sound okay? Let's give it a shot.

Monday: Macho Nachos - I use leftover taco meat, dehydrated refried beans (from food storage), and anything else I would put on taco salad.

Tuesday: Chicken Parmisian - I NEED A GOOD RECIPE

Wednesday: Lemon Chicken (Oriental) - RECIPE NEEDED

Thursday: Tamales - This is something I would REALLY like to learn to make

Friday: Easy Steak Sandwiches - I get roast beef from the deli, cut it up and saute it with onions, mushrooms, and peppers. Put on hoagie rolls with cheese.

Saturday: Cheeseburgers and fries

Sunday: Ham and scalloped potatoes (in the crock pot)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Week of July 13th

Monday: Shredded Beef with Gravy over Mashed Potatoes

Tuesday: Sloppy Joes

Wednesday: Tortellini Alfredo

Thursday: Oriental Chicken Salad

Friday: Pizza

Saturday: Steaks

Sunday: Leftovers

Monday, July 6, 2009

Week of July 6th

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th! We had fun and are ready to be back to daily life.

Monday: Grilled Chicken and Salad

Tuesday: Homemade Mac and Cheese

Wednesday: Chicken Fried Rice

Thursday: Spaghetti, Bread, Salad

Friday: Tacos

Saturday: Hawiian Haystacks

Sunday: Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Week of June 29th

Looking forward to a fun-filled holiday weekend! I love 4th of July and we also have a huge Merrill family reunion. Should mean a lot of food, fun and family!

Monday: Build Your Own Sub Sandwiches

Tuesday: Clean Out the Fridge night

Wednesday: Out to eat

Thursday: Pizza, if I can talk Jan into making it:)

Friday: Chipotle style Taco Salad

Saturday: All-American Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

Sunday: Enchiladas

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Oriental Chicken Salad

We had to try this one before I posted the recipe. This is such a simple dish, but very tasty and filling. It can also be made in less than 20 minutes. You can use frozen breaded chicken tenders/patties or leftover homemade chicken tenders.

Romaine Lettuce
Fresh Spinach
Green Onions
Chow Mein Noodles
Mandarin Oranges (drained)
Sliced Almonds
Breaded Chicken Breasts
Asian Toasted Seaseme Dressing (Kraft brand)

Preheat oven and cook chicken until warm all the way through. Cut up lettuce and onions. Toss together lettuce, onion and spinach. Separate on plates, top with chow mein noodles and mandarin orange segments. Cover with dressing and add sliced almonds. Finish off with chicken cut into bite sized peices. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Week of June 22nd

Our menu for this week looks like this:

Monday: Lasagna, Garlic Bread and Salad

Tuesday: Breaded Chicken Sandwiches, Veggies

Wednesday: Chili Dogs, Tater tots

Thursday: Oriental Chicken Salad

Friday: Green Chile Burros

Saturday: BBQ Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes, Broccoli

Sunday: Potato Corn Chowder

Hope everybody has a good week. I will post recipes for the Oriental Chicken Salad and Potato Corn Chowder later this week.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Week of June 15th

We are very lucky this week to be able to be away from home and be able to take care of Delv while my parents are away. Nothing new and exciting, but some of his favorites.

Monday: Chicken Enchiladas

Tuesday: Fried Chicken

Wednesday: Curry and Rice

Thursday: Stew and Rolls

Friday: Tacos

Saturday: Steak

Sunday: Leftovers - It will just be Brenna and I again, but I will probably send more meals with my husband until my parents get back.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Homemade Oreos

These yummy cookies were introduced to me by my friend Evvie, and even though I know it is not her recipe, I give her credit.

2 boxes Devil's Food Cake
1 1/2 cups shortening
4 eggs

Cut together cake mix and shortening. Add eggs and mix, dough will be stiff. Roll into balls, about a tsp size. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Let cool thoroughly and frost with cream cheese frosting.

VARIATION: I have also used the whipped or fluffy white frosting. This works with other cake mixes and frostings too, like vanilla with chocolate frosting.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Week of June 1st

It is officially Summertime. Vacations, no school, great weather, trying new recipes. We decided to try out some new recipes during the week, while Delv is gone and back to the regular stuff on the weekends. We'll see how it goes.

Monday: Beef Stroganoff - Made with light sour cream

Tuesday: Grilled Chicken and Ceaser Salad

Wednesday: Italian Tortellini Salad

Thursday: Grilled Kabobs and Asparagus

Friday: Fajitas

Saturday: Hamburger Patties, Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob

Saturday: Roasted Chicken, Red Potatoes and Green Beans

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Week of May 25th

We have had a wonderful weekend. Nice and quiet so far but we are off to have a little fun today.

This week we'll be planning to have:

Monday: Mexican Potluck - celebrating a birthday

Tuesday: Leftovers - We'll be getting back a little late from out of town

Wednesday: Brenna is off to Girls Camp, so I'm thinking DATE NIGHT

Thursday: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes

Friday: Flat Enchiladas

Saturday: Steak! It is Delv's last night at home for a week so we'll eat some great steaks

Sunday: Spaghetti, Bread

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Week of May 18th

I know, I know, I'm late AGAIN! It's been a crazy weekend and this week won't be much better. So here we go.

Monday: Deer Steak at Troy and Amy's. Thanks for letting my family intrude!

Tuesday: Steak Sandwiches - Roast beef, peppers, onions and mushrooms, saute in cooking spray or butter. Put some miracle whip and cheese on a sub roll, add the meat and your done

Wednesday: BBQ chicken, roasted red potatoes, green beans

Thursday: Sloppy Joes, veggie sticks

Friday: Tacos

Saturday: Pizza

Sunday: Roast, potatoes and carrots, homemade rolls

Have a good week!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Jan's Potato Salad

This is one I have been asked for but have been putting off because there are not really any measurements. I guessed on all these. Add the amount and then more if you want.

Blend 1 cup Mayo or Miracle Whip, 1 Tbsp Mustard, and 3/4-1 cup of dill pickle juice until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Then pour over:

4lb cooked, peeled potatoes
6 cooked, peeled eggs - chopped
1/2 cup diced celery (about 2 stalks)
1/2 cup diced red onion (about 1/4-1/2 onion)
1/2 cup diced dill pickles (about 6 pickles)
1 can sliced olives

Toss together. Sprinkle with Paprika. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Week of May 11th

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful women who inspire me daily to be a better person and a better Mom. I am blessed to know each and every one of you:)

Menu for the week:

Monday: Hamburger Patties with Mashed Potaoes and Gravy

Tuesday: Leftovers - I know, we try to clean out the fridge often so we are not wasting food. My family doesn't love it, but they are starting to get used to it.

Wednesday: Chili dogs - Working late so gotta have something quick

Thursday: Chicken Stir Fry

Friday: Steak and Potatoes

Saturday: Chicken Enchiladas

Sunday: Slow Cooked Pepper Steak

I hope everyone has a good week!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

One of Those Days...

Have you ever had one of those days, where you run all day and accomplish nothing. Then you walk down to the neighbor's house to borrow 3 eggs because you need 4 and you have already been to the grocery store 3 times today. Then you take time to make a carrot cake from scratch, only to find that your baking powder must be old and your cakes look like this...

Very dense carrot pancakes, UGH! They baked all the way through, so I will be frosting them and serving very dense carrot pancakes, stacked and finished with cream cheese frosting.

This is what I scraped from the bottom of my oven after I cleared the smoke. Disgusting!

I have now realized the best thing about vaulted ceilings, the smoke detector is very high.

I thought those of you who thought everything I made was perfect should see, IT'S NOT! At least it gave my husband a laugh. There is always tomorrow, hopefully it will be better.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Week of May 4th

Oh my goodness, it is May already! Before I know it Christmas will sneak up on me. I am posting this earlier than usual since I may be out of Internet range for a few days. I am also trying to use some of our food storage for dinners this week. I have refried bean flakes and potato flakes, as well as some canned chicken.

This week looks like this:

Monday: Hawaiian Haystacks

Tuesday: Fried Chicken and Fresh Corn on the Cob, Mashed Garlic Potatoes

Wednesday: Bean and Cheese Burritos

Thursday: Curry with Rice - I buy curry from Safeway. Let me know if you need the brand name. We use chicken, onions, potatoes, carrots, peppers and celery in ours

Friday: Chicken Alfredo with broccoli

Saturday: Eggrolls - always a favorite

Sunday: Baked Chicken with Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans

Thanks for all the nice comments and helpful suggestions. Thanks to Tressa for helping me find the cute little blinkie on the side:)

I promise more pictures and recipes next week!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Week of April 27th

This week will be crazy... Work, track, more hunting and all so I will keep things simple this week and try to use stuff I already have at home, so I can cut one more thing off my list.

Monday: Fajitas, Rice

Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff - Country Noodles from Walmart taste just like homemade. I use Brown Gravy mix with my sour cream, water, salt and pepper for my sauce.

Wednesday: Pizza - We will probably invite Amy's family for dinner!

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Back turkey hunting. After we decide on a menu, I will add to this post

Sunday: Clean out the fridge night...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Something New

Evvie and I decided as we were walking through Walmart, I needed to add the great grocery buys of the week to this site. So I am adding that to the sidebar. I will update it on Wednesdays. If there are any other things I can add, that I haven't thought of, let me know!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Week of April 20th

Monday: Chicken Soft Tacos

Tuesday: Lasagna, Garlic Bread and Salad

Wednesday: Eggrolls

Thursday: Ground Beef Enchiladas

Friday and Saturday: We will be turkey hunting, so we will probably have wings with potato salad and hamburgers.

Sunday: BBQ Beef

Monday, April 13, 2009

Chicken Squash Casserole

This casserole came out of necessity one year when we were desperately trying to find a new way to eat yellow squash from our garden.

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken, cut into cubes before cooking
1 cup chopped onion
1 can green chiles
2-3 yellow squash
3 cups cooked rice
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheese

1. Heat 1 Tbsp butter in skillet. Add cut up chicken and onion. Brown.
2. Add green chiles and cover. Simmer for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Slice squash, cut large diameter pieces in half or fourths.
4. Add to chicken/chile mixture and let steam for 3-5 minutes.
5. Mix cream of mushroom soup and milk.
6. Put cooked rice into 9x13 pan and top with cream of mushroom mixture.
7. Place ingredients in skillet over that layer.
8. Top with cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Chicken Rolls

This one is a very easy recipe that you can use turkey or chicken from the deli counter.

1 lb thick cut lunch meat (about 1/8th of an inch thick at the most)(8 or so pieces)
2 cups Stuffing (made per directions)(4 servings)
1 cup Brown Gravy (made per directions

1. Lay 4 pieces of meat in 8x8 pan. Fill with a heaping tablespoon of stuffing. Roll and place seam side down. Repeat with the rest of the meat.
2. Put excess stuffing on top and drizzle with brown gravy.
3. Place in 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and stuffing is crisp.
4. Serve with veggies.

It is fairly salty so you may not want to add any additional spices.

Week of April 13th

Sorry for the lateness of my post, it's been a busy weekend

Our menu for this week is:

Monday: Hamburger Patties with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Tuesday: Leftovers - "Clean out the fridge night" is not always a favorite but definitely a necessity, especially when both Mom and Dad are working late

Wednesday: Stew - I froze the leftover stew from the last time we had it, so now it's thaw and put in the crock pot to heat.

Thursday: Chicken Rolls - I'll post the recipe

Friday: BBQ Chicken, Seasoned Roasted Potatoes

Saturday: Flat enchiladas - Tortillas are made with Masa, flattened and fried, then topped with beef in red sauce and anything else that sounds good. We put cheese, lettuce, green onions, olives, sour cream, avocado and salsa.

Sunday: Chicken Squash Casserole - I'll post the recipe.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

1 Ham Steak, cut into bite-sized pieces (about 1 lb)
6-8 red potatoes, sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
4 Tbsp. butter
4 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
1 1/2 shredded cheese

1. Layer potatoes, onion, and ham in slow cooker.
2. Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in flour. Gradually add milk. Stir and cook until smooth and thick. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Pour over ham-potato mixture, add salt and pepper to taste and stir lightly.
3. Cover. Cook on High 3-4 hours.

It's that easy!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Week Of April 6th

The menu for this week will be short, because I will be out of town so I will be sharing the responsibilty with my mother in law and sister in law;)

Monday: Tacos - always a family favorite.

Tuesday: Baked Potato Bar - Just bake the potatoes and fix up the toppings and let everyone fix their own!

Wednesday: Beans and Cornbread - The beans can cook in the crockpot all day and I will let Brenna fix the cornbread from a mix. I will be gone at work, so it will work out great.

Thursday: Chicken Enchiladas - I think everyone has this recipe by now.

Friday & Saturday: We'll figure it out later

Sunday: Scalloped Potatoes with Ham - takes only 3 hours in the crockpot.

Let me know if I need to post any of the recipes

Friday, April 3, 2009

Mmmm... Pizza

I decided this week that even though I have a weekly menu, it doesn't necessarily make it easier to want to cook dinner every night. It does at least make it easier that there is a plan. The last 2 nights I have gotten home later than planned from work and although I don't want to stand in the kitchen and make dinner, it just becomes part of the plan and we're eating before I know it. As long as I don't sit down:)

That brings us to tonight, Pizza Night. Always a favorite at our house, and as you can see there is only enough left for a small lunch tomorrow. I even had enough dough to run a pizza over to the neighbors. She just started to work full time 2 weeks ago and I'm sure could use a break from making dinner. It was fun and now all that's left is to clean up. If only I could figure a way to make that easier!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cinnamon Streusel Cake

This yummy cake was a favorite when I was growing up. This recipe is from my mom.

Boxed Yellow Cake Mix
Small Package Instant Vanilla Pudding
2 Tbsp Oil
1 1/3 Cup Water
2 eggs (beaten)

Mix with electric mixer for 2 minutes on Medium. Grease bundt pan. Pour 3/4 of batter into the pan.

*I add 3 Tbsp flour to the dry cake mix for our altitude. I would do that for any altitude over 3500 ft.

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp melted butter

Mix with a fork til moistened. Pour over batter in pan. Top with rest of the batter. Place in 375 degree oven for 45-50 minutes. Allow cake to cool in pan for about 20 minutes. When completely cool top with powdered sugar icing.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Week of April 1st

Our dinner menu for this week is:

Monday: Foil Dinners - We make these using Delvern's deer meat most frequently, and cook them in our wood burning stove. YUM!

Tuesday: Fajitas - The uncooked tortillas you buy at Walmart are almost as good as homemade.

Wednesday: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Peas - I use crushed cracker crumbs with Greek Seasoning for my chicken.

Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie - Cook chicken and vegtables in chicken broth, then thicken with cream of chicken soup and put in cassorole dish, top with refridgerator biscuits or cresent rolls. Bake until browned.

Friday: Pizza Night - I like to make my own dough. I got the recipe from Jan:

2 cups warm water
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
4 cups flour
1 Tbsp yeast

Mix and let rise about 20 min. Makes enough for 2 large pizza crusts. Top, bake and enjoy.

Saturday: BLTs - Pretty self explanatory

Sunday: Meatloaf, Potatoes, Green Beans - I don't have a wonderful meatloaf recipe, so if anyone is willing to share one, I'd love it.

Let me know if this helps. I am interested.

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Dreaded Question...

I hate the question that pops up every night between 4:30 and 6:30... What's for dinner? It doesn't matter if Delvern or Brenna asks, it makes me a little crazy. Even more so when I don't have an answer. The other problem is looking in my full pantry and refridgerator and not have a clue where to start. I don't have a very picky bunch of eaters but have a wonderful cook to live up to, Jan.
Sometimes I really wish there was a place I could look, other than a cookbook, at five o'clock that would tell me what we are having for dinner. Many of you have recieved one of my calls for ideas. Now it's my turn to return the favor. I decided to start this blog so maybe I could help someone else out.
Here's the idea. I will be happy to share my weekly menu but I'm hoping that you all will do the same now and again. Of course you may need to share recipes too. This could be fun!

Let me know what you all think and we'll try it out for awhile. This is dedicated to all the women in my life that keep me going day to day, I love you all!