Monday, December 27, 2010

Week of December 27th

It is the LAST week of the year.  Didn't we just do this?  The only thing that keeps me from getting depressed that time is flying so fast is the ANNUAL FAMILY NEW YEAR'S PARTY!  Always so fun.

Monday:  Chicken wings

Tuesday:  Hamburger Patties, Mashed Potatoes

Wednesday:  Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Thursday:  Flat Enchiladas

Friday:  New Year's Eve Spread - Finger Foods, Tortilla Soup and Goodies til your gut hurts

Saturday:  Lasagna, Garlic Bread and Salad

Sunday:  Hearty Mac and Cheese

Monday, December 20, 2010

Week of December 20th

Monday:  Chili Dogs

Tuesday:  Spaghetti

Wednesday:  Beef Taquitos

Thursday:  Out to Eat

Friday: Chicken Wings

Saturday:  Christmas Dinner - YUM!

Sunday:  Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Monday, December 13, 2010

Week of December 13th

Monday:  Leftovers

Tuesday:  Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Wednesday:  Sloppy Joes

Thursday:  Biscuits and Gravy

Friday:  Pizza

Saturday:  Tamales

Sunday:  Mongolian Beef

Monday, December 6, 2010

Week of December 6th

'Tis the Season...
What would be your DREAM Christmas gift, okay maybe not your dream gift.  But wouldn't it be nice for someone that was a good cook to show up on your doorstep with dinner?  Especially while you run through the month.  So instead of that plate of fattening goodies,  maybe dinner is a better gift.  If you cook one that freezes easily then you don't have to worry about picking the right night or time.
A gift for yourself is also a great idea.  Cook once and eat twice.  Make twice as much and freeze for a night in a week or two when your family has forgotten how yummy it was the first time.

Monday:  Macaroni and Cheese

Tuesday:  Chicken Enchiladas

Wednesday:  Beef Stirfry

Thursday:  Chicken and Rice (crock-pot)

Friday:  Spaghetti

Saturday:  Leftovers

Sunday:  Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Under Pressure...

But who isn't.  As if December isn't busy enough, I decided to get some much needed canning done.  I have never used a pressure canner before, so my WONDERFUL, AMAZING, PATIENT mother came to help me.  I took a whole 2 1/2 days off (minus conference calls) to play with this contraption.
Green Beans:  Fairly easy and took only 20 minutes to process.
Pinto Beans:  Easy to seperate and season but took 90 minutes per batch. AND I had a whole batch that didn't seal.  Kinda frustrating but neighbors and family were good sports to take them off my hands.  They were yummy and I did some as BBQ baked beans.  By far the favorite!
Deer Meat:  Again 90 minutes to process, and I was a bit nervous.  I'm not a huge fan of deer, elk, any game meat really, but I'll try anything once!  So I canned it with beef broth and YUM!  It tastes exactly like shredded beef.  The best part is that I put it in the freezer after the Man cut it up and was able to can it when I decided.
I decided to make a whole meal from my latest adventure.  So here it is: 
BBQ Meat
Baked Beans
Green Beans
Rolls (store-bought, I ran out of time)