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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Week of January 6th

Welcome to the New Year!
Sorry, I have been away for so long.  Life has been a whirlwind since the beginning of September.  We found out DH was starting a new job, back in St. Louis - WOHOO! We moved into an extended stay for a few months.  The kitchen was, lets just say, less than desirable.  DH said he felt like a bull in a china shop when he was cooking.  Then the beginning of December we were blessed with a friend's condo.

Last year I made the meals and then commented on them.  This year I decided I would just make and then comment later.  It seems easier to me.  I hope you agree.  Otherwise, you would have had to wait another week for a post.

Here goes!

  • Sunday: Hamburgers
  • Monday: Tacos with Mexican Rice
    • I didn't make this rice.  I made my variation which is....rice, salsa, cumin, salt, mexican cheese. 
  • Tuesday: Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce
    • This was yummy...
  • Wednesday: Chorizo-Potato Frittata
    • This wasn't worth my time nor the money I paid for the manchego cheese.  DH said it wasn't bad, I thought it was yuck!  There was barely any flavor, the potatoes didn't cook all the way, & the eggs were mealy.  
  • Thursday: Baked Paprika Parmesan Chicken
  • Friday: Homemade Pizza
  • Saturday: Porksteaks with potato salad 

Wishing you a blessed week and remember it is ok to play with your food,
just make sure you have fun! 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

  • Sunday: Seriously Scrumptious Drunken Pork Chops with roasted vegis and caramelized onion mashed potatoes and vegis
    • These were really yummy.  I didn't have the dark beer, but I can see where it would be so much better if I had used it.  I just used what we had on hand.  
  • Monday: Leftovers
  • Tuesday: pancakes
  • Wednesday: Peppers and Sausage over Rice
    • I used chicken pesto sausage from Trader Joes. I sauteed the onions and peppers with the sausage and then topped the rice with the mixture.  Add salt and pepper for your liking.  
  • Thursday: Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken
  • Friday: Steak Fajitas
  • Saturday: Chicken Parmesan Sub
    • Pretty Tasty!


Sunday, August 12, 2012

week of august 12th

  • Sunday:  I picked up dinner at the grocery store...Sorry no recipe! 
  • Monday: Out to dinner
  • Tuesday: Sweet Corn Pasta with salad 
    • As usual it was very yummy!  Especially with the fresh corn!
  • Wednesday: Stuffed Peppers with salad
    • Since peppers are abundant right now so I was able to get huge red peppers for $1.  I caramelized some onions and a little red pepper.  I then added 1 lb of ground beef and 1/4 pound of mild Italian sausage.  While this was cooking, I cleaned and cut my peppers in 1/2 length wise.  (It is sooo much easier to fill, eat & cook this way).  Once my meat was done, I added my favorite spaghetti sauce along with salt and pepper to taste.  I placed a thin layer of spaghetti sauce in my 9x13 pan, then I placed the 6 pepper 1/2s in the sauce and placed into a 375 preheated oven.  I cooked for about 30 minutes.  They were delicious.  The peppers were soft, but still had a crunch to them.  YUM!!!!! 
  • Thursday: Burgers with sweet potato fries
  • Friday:  Out to dinner we had family in town....
  • Saturday: Spaghetti and Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs, salad and bread
    • amazing as always
  • Bonus Recipe
    •  Microwave Coffee Cup Scramble
      • I also added some caramelized onion and peppers from earlier in the week. This was nice and everything was done in the cup.  MAKE sure you spray the cup otherwise it will stick and you will have fun cleaning up.  I did 2 at a time and so it did take longer to make.  I stirred after every 30 seconds.  

Enjoy your week, Be thankful for your blessings both big and small, Love your family, and don't forget to play with your food!