Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Monday - Crockpot Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans (In case you notice we have this a lot on Mondays, it is because it is our BUSY night and I have to have something made that Lexi will eat plenty of. I pick her up from school, we come directly home for her to eat. Then she has her theater group and dance from 4:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. After that, home for homework, shower and bed.)
Tuesday - Taco Casserole (from freezer prev. made meal), cornbread
Wednesday - Fish Sticks, corn, carrots
Thursday - Parmesan Chicken Fingers, scalloped potatoes, baked beans
Friday - Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff (new recipe), Steamers-Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots in cheese sauce
Saturday and Sunday - leftovers and/or out to eat
Catalina Cranberry Chicken - It had a good flavor that was even better the next day. Lexi ate a whole chicken breast (I just had to scrape off the chunks of cranberries).
Cheesy Green Bean Casserole - Good, but I didn't like the green beans I used. They didn't have french style in my store and I didn't like the taste of the ones I bought. I will try it again using different green beans.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
- Monday - McCormick One Dish (Seasoning Packet) Salsa Chicken and Rice, broccoli with cheese sauce
- Tuesday - Kiwanis Pancake Dinner (fundraiser for Kiwanis)
- Wednesday - Our Perfect Zesty Chicken Tortilla Bake (new recipe), refried or black beans, chips and dip
- Thursday - Zatarains Red Beans and Rice with Kielbasa, biscuits (from menu two weeks ago, we had leftovers instead of this)
- Friday - Catalina Cranberry Chicken (new recipe), Cheesy Green Bean Casserole (new recipe), baked potato
Review of my new recipes from last week's menu.Ultimate Chicken Fingers - Delicious!! Lexi ate a big helping for dinner and ended up eating the rest later on that night. I love these chicken fingers (and the Parmesan Chicken Fingers reviewed previously) because they are baked and very tasty.
Velveeta Beef Enchilada Bake - I really expected to love this, but I thought it was just alright. I did enjoy it though as a filling in "real" enchiladas. I warmed up leftover corn tortillas and filled them with the warmed up Enchilada Bake, melted some Velveeta cheese on top and put a dollop of sour cream and some Picante. DELICIOUS this way.
Slow Cooker Caramelized-Onion Pot Roast - Delicious! Easy and a wonderful flavor. Lexi loved it too. We also had french-dip subs with the leftovers.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Yep, it is snowing again today. This has happened in the last 3 hours. Predictions in our area (for today's snow) were for 1 - 3 inches last night. Then this morning, revised to 3 - 6 inches and on the news just now it is 4 - 8 inches. It is huge flakes and beautiful and still falling!
Sadly, there will be no Daddy Daughter Sweetheart dance tonight and I bet there won't be school tomorrow. They are in school today, and now I'm sure Lexi can't wait to get home to play in the snow.♥
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This is the write up on this year's Conductor, Cristi Miller. The children already have the music and have practiced at their respective schools, but the morning of the performance they arrive at 8:00 a.m. to start practicing as the big group. The Conductor (and helpers) work with the group all day long, getting their performance ready for the 3:00 p.m. concert and it was a packed house. Lexi said she was wonderful and fun. (Click to enlarge if you would like to read about her.)
Here are the songs they sang. Nothing is as sweet as listening to young children singing. It was wonderful.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Monday- Ultimate Chicken Fingers (new recipe), mashed potatoes, green beans
Tuesday- Velveeta Beef Enchilada Bake (new recipe), Mexican rice, chip/dip
Wednesday- Tuna Sandwiches and chips
Thursday- Taco Soup (defrosted from a previous meal in the freezer), cornbread
Friday- Slow Cooker Caramelized-Onion Pot Roast (new recipe), carrots, potatoes
Saturday - Leftovers (Roast Sandwiches?)
Sunday - ♥ Valentine's Day
Review of my new recipes from last week's menu:Taco Casserole - What can I say but DELICIOUS! It might be one of my favorite recipes so far! I used what I had for a couple of ingredients. It asks for Bow Tie pasta and I used wide Egg Noodles and for 1 can of diced tomatoes I had diced tomatoes with garlic and onion. Lexi ate the noodles out of it.
Pizza Biscuit Bake - Lexi wanted to review this recipe for you and says it is DELICIOUS! She ate a HUGE bowl of it. I, on the other hand, thought it was just alright. We will keep it though, because Lexi loves it and I'm sure will ask for it again.
Hope you are enjoying your Monday.♥
Friday, February 5, 2010
On Saturday Lexi will have a choir performance called Circle the State with Song, and I will show you pictures next week (probably Wednesday since Monday is Menu Day). Hope you all have a great weekend.♥
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
This is in the hall on top of the small cabinet. I made the little Love box last year.
Hope you all enjoyed your cake and stop back by anytime.♥
Monday, February 1, 2010
- Monday - Fishsticks, Kraft macaroni-and cheese, peas
- Tuesday - Taco Casserole (new recipe), cornbread
- Wednesday - Porcupine Meatballs, mashed potatoes, green beans
- Thursday - Zatarains Red Beans & Rice with kielbasa, biscuits
- Friday - Pizza Biscuit Bake (new recipe), salad
- Saturday - Leftovers /Clean out fridge
- Sunday - Leftovers /Clean out fridge
Next, the review of last week's new recipes:
Chicken Macaroni Casserole - Delicious, definitely a keeper. Easy to make and would be great if you have to take something for a Church dinner, family reunion, etc. I also froze two meals of this, and will let you know how it does when we thaw it, and use it for another meal.
Mini Shepherd Pies - YUM....we loved these and so did Lexi. I will tell you when Lexi likes my new recipes because she is a fairly picky eater. She is enjoying trying these new recipes though.
Salmon Rice Puff - YUCK - we definitely won't be having this again. We mixed in some mayonnaise just to get a portion down and threw away the rest.
Also, when we make recipes that are larger portions, I am starting to freeze portions so we can just take them out, thaw them and have a homemade meal. I saw the trick in a magazine to freeze things flat. The meal freezes and thaws faster and it takes up less space in your freezer. So, from my meal plan last week, I already have 5 frozen meals.