Monday, December 12, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Last week I ended up making this Hash brown casserole. I didn't have the energy to try a new recipe when it was time to make dinner and I had seen this video using ham. Pretty good.

I think I am going to commit to four meals made by me not including what I will be making Sunday. I am starting to think four is a good amount for any given week. We do eat leftovers multiple times in a week. Maybe more than Keith would like.

  • Teriyaki Beef and Broccoli Bowls - new recipe from my pressure cooker cookbook
  • Chicken Enchiladas- I doubled this recipe a couple weeks ago and put this half in the freezer. Time saver!
  • Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes (made with my pressure cooker)
  • Leftovers
  • Ribs - Yes, I still have some in the freezer. After this I believe I still have one more package.
  • Sunday we are celebrating Christmas with my side of the family. I am bring some buffalo chicken dip that Jasmine is in love with right now. And, my favorite.... Cheese Fondue! Can't wait!

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Monday, December 5, 2011

This week

The only thing I didn't make this past week was the Scalloped Potatoes and Ham. I think I may attempt it again this week. This is a hard time of the year to commit to trying new recipes. My mind is busy with my Christmas cookie list.

Oh! The french dip was so yummy! I will be making that again. My sister came over the next day at lunch time so I asked if she wanted some and she LOVED it. She even asked for the recipe. This recipe is for the pressure cooker but I she is going to adapt if for the crock pot. I can't wait to hear if it was successful for her.

  • White Chicken Chili - I think I will post this recipe soon. It's good.
  • Leftovers
  • Scalloped Potatoes and Ham (hopefully)
  • Creamy Italian Sausage in Pasta - Creamy meaning: I made Sausage gravy and biscuits Sunday morning and I plan to add that gravy to spaghetti sauce in addition to the Italian sausage I have.
  • My birthday dinner out... I'm thinking steak! Of course that's what I want every year
Sunday I will start making cookies for Christmas. I'm so excited!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My menu Plan...

Last week I believe I made 2 meals before we left to drive to Kansas City for Thanksgiving. Then of course, I made the family eat leftovers to clear out the fridge.
Still on my quest to clear out the freezer!
Here is this week's plan:
  • Yesterday I made Chicken Enchiladas. They were awesome!
  • Sloppy Joe's (request from Jasmine)
  • Leftovers
  • Scalloped Potatoes and Ham made with my pressure cooker and using ham from the freezer
  • French Dip Sandwiches (I have been craving these)also made with the pressure cooker using some sirloin from freezer
  • Out to eat
I know that's only 6... I need the flexibility to be free and creative during the week if needed!
Also, I need to make an appetizer of Buffalo Chicken Dip to bring to a baby shower Jasmine and I are invited to.

Monday, November 14, 2011

My first Menu Plan in over a year

I haven't been very good (for my own sake) at posting my menu plan for the week. I really do like to have dinner ideas in place to help my week go a little smoother. So here we go again...

I am working on clearing out my freezer. It is ridiculously full! I am having a hard time resisting deals and buying more freezable items. Seriously, I need to stop!

I have a little bit of everything in there. A while back I bought why too many ribs. I've been experimenting with different cooking methods for them. So, I've made them in the oven, crock pot and most recently the pressure cooker. Since, I am a new fan of my brand new pressure cooker that one was my favorite. I will post that recipe soon.

Here is this weeks menu plan:
  • Monday - I am seriously tempted to have leftovers two nights in a row (Sun. and Mon.).... We'll see... I really do like to cook on Monday nights since I'm home. But, we just have so much in the fridge. If I do cook I think I'll make a new recipe: made in my pressure cooker and with my new cookbook (I'll keep you posted)
  • Tuesday -
  • Wednesday - Breakfast Hash (Pressure cooker recipe) for dinner made with some ham I need to use. Possibly french toast to go with it.
  • Thursday - Leftovers because I will be working late
  • Friday - Spaghetti and Meatballs - Meatballs are already made and in the freezer.
  • Saturday- Dinner out
  • Sunday - Chili Dogs
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sausage Balls

I want to share this recipe that I make quite a bit and have on hand in the freezer ready for a easy breakfast or when company is here.

1 lb. Breakfast Sausage

2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese

3 cups Bisquick

Let the cheese and meat come to room temperature so it's easier to handle so when you dig in with your hands to mix it won't be so cold. form balls and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
If I plan to freeze them for later I will bake for about 6 min. so they retain their shape and once cooled I'm ready to freeze. Then when your ready just bake in the oven to fully warmed.