Friday, March 12, 2010

Unexpected Move

This will be the last time that you will hear from me for some time. I am moving to TX unexpectedly with all of the kids. I will be living with some of my husbands family in Seguin,TX while my husband finishes up his time in the Navy. Unfortunately where I will be living does not have internet service. So, that is the reason why there will not be any posts for some time to come....JULY!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

MPM...Sort of

I am a little out of sorts this week. To be honest I really started getting off track last week. Right now I have a vague MPM for this week. Already I am behind on it. Last night the hubby cooked. It was Mac & Cheese. On Sunday we went out to eat.  Anywho..I am going to list what I plan to have this week by breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. I will not put anything to a specific day. This week I am going to pretty much wing it. We will see what I actually make and when.
  • Pancakes
  • Cereal & fruit
  • Cinnamon & Apple Oatmeal
  • Egg Sandwiches
  • Baked French Toast, Sausage, & fruit 
  • Sandwiches
  • Leftovers
  • quesadillas 
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Tuna Helper
  • Salisbury Steak
  • Mexican Black Bean Bowls
  • Spinach & Sausage Casserole
  • Chicken Alfredo
  • grilled Cheese & Soup 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tonights Dinner

It was supposed to be the lemon chicken tonight but the chicken did not thaw in time. I guess it looks like hot dogs and mac and cheese ( gasp!). On the upside to this I was able to do something that I have been meaning to try. I have read in some of my blogs about freezer waffles and pancakes. Today I actually made 66 pancakes and have them freezing in the freezer. I am hoping that they will last the whole month. I plan on doing pancakes and waffles for breakfast at least once a week. Tomorrow I am going to make freezer waffles. That is going to take me a lot more time to do seeing as how my waffle maker only makes 2 waffles at a time.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Enchilada Casserole
This is the site for the recipe. I changed it up just a little bit due to diet needs ( my sons acid reflux), what I had on hand, and personal preference.  I mixed everything together except for the cheese and tortillas. Cook over med. hi heat until meat is cooked.. I then layered tortillas, meat, and then top with cheese according to their directions. I did it three times. bake 350 for 30 min.
  • 1.5 lbs of ground beef
  • 2 cups frozen mixed veggies (instead of corn)
  • 1 cup of canned black beans drained and rinsed.
  • 1/2 of a lrg. onion chopped
  • 1 can of green enchilada sauce
  • Satl & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1lrg. clove of garlic grated      
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6  10 inch flour tortillas                                                                                          

Monday, March 1, 2010

Marinade Packets

In an effort to make veggies more tasty I have tried different things. My newest is to use meat marinade packets on the veggies. Tonight we used a Hawaiian Luau Marinade packet on the broccoli. It worked great. The kids loved it. I simply mixed according to direction and poured it over fresh broccoli. I let it set for a few min while the pan heated over med. heat with a little oil in it. When it was hot I added the broccoli and cooked until done. If you haven't tried doing that you should. Simple and yummy.

What's for Dinner?: Cheesy Chicken Vermicelli

What's for Dinner?: Cheesy Chicken Vermicelli
This is the link to the recipe. If you have not checked out her blog I would recommend that you do. It was very easy to make. I hope that it is as good as the comments.
Update: It was very good. The only down side was that it was a little on the greasy side. It says that it serves 8 but we still had half left and that was after feeding a family of 6.