Monday, December 3, 2007

Menu Plan Monday (Finally!)

Horay for me, I'm finally going to make it to MPM! Here is what we will be eating this week. Lunches listed are what the kids eat. I usually eat leftovers or salad. I love salads with dried cranberries and nuts and seeds. Yummy. My favorite dressing is called Hendrickson's and it is fat free and 60 calories per serving and oh, so yummy. I'm not sure if it is a local brand or national, but I'm pretty sure you can order it online if you Google it. :)

Not the most exciting menu this week. I am using up a lot of what I have. So there is a lot more processed food than I would like, but hey, it's not every week right? For more menus check out Laura's blog.

Breakfast--eggs and toast, milk
Lunch--mac n cheese, fruit
Dinner--spaghetti, bread, salad

Breakfast--oatmeal, fruit, milk
Lunch--tomato soup and grilled cheese
Dinner--chicken enchiladas, homemade refried beans, chips and salsa

Breakfast--eggs, toast, milk
Lunch--PB sandwich, fruit, carrots and ranch
Dinner--grilled marinated chicken, fruit salad, heavenly eggs

Breakfast--oatmeal, toast, milk
Lunch--chicken alfredo, veggie dippers
Dinner--hot dogs and chips

Breakfast--eggs, toast, milk
Lunch--mac n cheese, fruit
Dinner--homemade pizza, veggie dippers

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The New Healthy Food....

So, because it is organic it is good for you right? Nevermind that it is highly processed organic. ;)

Friday, November 16, 2007

My Fall Love

One of the things I love about fall is that citrus fruit is in season. Being that I am not a huge desert fan, fruit is my sweet of choice. And fall brings one of my most favorite fruits.....clementines. What is so great about the greatest of citrus. Clementines are a user friendly fruit. Even very small children can peel them. All the white pith comes off. No seeds. Wonderfully sweet. If you've never tried them, do it. You'll be hooked for life!

Monday, November 12, 2007

This Week In Food :)

Well, this is an interesting food week at our house. :) First of all we have been blessed with potatoes. Over 50 pounds. of. potatoes. Red potatoes. So we are having potatoes every day this week. That much I know. We also were blessed by a neighbor who gave us about 3 pounds of ground venison. Did I mention I have never cooked venison in my life? So, anyone out there who has a great recipe for venison or potatoes please share. Oh, by the way, the potatoes came from our church who received THREE THOUSAND POUNDS of potatoes. Yep, you read that right. Now you see why we have so many. Here is the story on the news. The little girl is my youngest daughter (in the video part). So here goes the rough draft of the week's menu. All subject to change as any yummy recipes come in. Any advice on freezing potatoes would be welcome as well. :)

Breakfast--cereal & milk
Lunch--sandwich and chips, juice
Dinner--venison meatballs (used Worcestershire, barbecue sauce and bread crumbs), corn, veggie dippers, roasted potatoes

Breakfast--toast and eggs, fresh hash browns, milk
Lunch--mac and cheese, fruit, milk
Dinner--more venison something :), baked potatoes, salad

Breakfast--oatmeal, toast, milk
Lunch--sandwich, fruit, milk
Dinner--encharitos (venison break :)), tortilla chips, maybe sopapillas

Breakfast--cereal and milk
Lunch-- leftovers
Dinner--last venison dish, veggie dippers, fresh bread, mashed potatoes

Breakfast-- eggs, fresh hash browns, toast, milk
Lunch--lunch with friends at their house after the girl's dance class
Dinner--homemade pizza, mmmmmmm and *gasp* soda!

Weekend will be really busy with Angel Food Distribution and church stuff and football so I don't plan to far ahead because we have lots of get togethers with family and friends on the weekends, so I never know if meals will be at home or someone else's home. We are so blessed be surrounded by such great family and friends.

I hope next week I can have some pictures of some of our meals this week with recipes as well. Here's to hoping! :)

Monday, October 29, 2007

The First "Real" Post

Okay, first things first. My vision for this blog is to give recipe ideas along with participating in Menu Plan Mondays on Organizing Junkie's site. Since I'm not really that organized today, I'm just going to give a quick run down of my breakfasts and dinners for the week. I'm trying to use up what I have this week and only pick up milk and a little produce at the store. I'm not including lunches, because for this week, lunch will either be leftovers or a sandwich and fruit if nothing is left over.


Breakfast-- scrambled eggs and toast, milk

Dinner-- hamburgers on bun, deviled eggs, apple slices, carrot sticks


Breakfast -- muffins and bacon, milk

Dinner-- chimichangas, chips & salsa


-- cold cereal

Dinner-- chicken cacciatore on fettuccine noodles, garlic rolls, veggie dippers


Breakfast -- scrambled eggs and toast, milk

Dinner-- salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn, peaches


Breakfast-- cold cereal

Dinner-- homemade pizza

Normally I would add a weekend menu, but lately weekends have not been very "plan-able", so that's it for this week. To end things for this week, I'll leave you a simple recipe for yummy deviled eggs. I have found it is generally best to stick to the basics with deviled eggs. There are many "fancy" versions out there, but this is the one that always gets rave reviews. I'm just approximating the amounts, you'll need to add more or less to your taste. I rarely measure when I cook, it's a tough habit to break!

Heavenly Eggs (my children just didn't like the name "deviled eggs" so they changed the name and now call them "heavenly eggs" ;) )

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1/3 cup mayo (we actually use Miracle Whip Light)
2 Tablespoons mustard
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
Paprika for garnish if desired

Cut eggs in half and scoop yolks out into a bowl and arrange the whites on a plate. Mash the yolks and add the mayo, mustard and vinegar. Stir with a fork until creamy. Spoon the yolk mixture back into the whites. I do this by either using two teaspoons, one for scooping it out of the bowl and the other to push it off the scooping spoon into the whites, or what I use most often is a small scoop about the size of a melon baller. It makes nice uniform scoops so my eggs whites don't fight over who has more yolk mixture. ;) Sprinkle paprika on top if desired.

It's here (sort of)!

Okay, the food blog is named and here, now I just have to figure out what's next, or perhaps, what's for dinner! :)