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!