January 17, 2009
Monday- Leftover BBQ pork on sammies, and macaroni salad.
Tuesday- Venison Stroganoff, noodles, and green beans
Wednesday-Spaghetti and meatballs with Garlic toast
Thursday-Get up and go sammies with fried taters
Friday-either Chinese take out or something like pork chops
Saturday- Sweet and spicy kielbasa, rice, and corn
Honey BBQ Pork
3 pounds boneless pork roast
1 bag (16 oz size) baby carrots
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Put pork and carrots in slow cooker. Combine remainder of ingredients in small bowl. Pour mixture over pork chops and carrots. Cover and cook on low 8-9 hours, or until pork is tender and thoroughly cooked.
AND this dessert--
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cheese cake
2 1/4 C. butter flavored little pretzels ,crushed
1/2 C. butter, softened
2 Tbs. brown sugar
2 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 C. sugar
1/2 Tbs. lemon juice
1/2 pt. whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
8 oz. hot fudge topping, reserve enough to garnish
Butter flavored little pretzels to garnish
Combine crushed pretzels, butter,and brown sugar in a small mixing bowl. Press mixture on the bottom and sides of an 8x8-inch baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Set aside and cool. Meanwhile, blend cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add lemon juice and mix well. In a separate bowl, blend whipping cream and vanilla until fluffy (about 30 seconds). Add to cream cheese mixture and mix just until blended. Microwave hot fudge topping on high 30 seconds and stir well. Microwave a little more until melted and smooth. Pour on the pretzel crust (reserve some for garnish). Pour cream cheese on hot fudge topping. Garnish top with some pretzels and reserved hot fudge topping. Refrigerate 3-4 hours. Cut into 12 squares and serve.
January 15, 2009
* 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon pepper
* 1 cup water
* 1 cup ketchup
* 1/4 cup red wine or beef broth
* 1 envelope brown gravy mix
* 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
* 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
* 3 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1/4 cup cold water
Cut meat in half and place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a bowl, combine the water, ketchup, wine or broth, gravy mix, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or until meat is tender.
Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Remove meat from slow cooker. Slice and serve with gravy. Yield: 8 servings.
I didn't do the cornstarch and water part since the gravy did pretty good at thickening up on its own. We liked it, and it was a good change from the usual roast and veggies we have.
January 11, 2009
So finally on the wagon for sure. We've already messed up our only going out to eat 2 times a month resolution :( why is it so hard? When we don't have a menu plan we resort to pizza and chinese! So back on track we go!!
Saturday- Tacos, soft and crunchy, with the fixin's.
Sunday- Sweet-n-tangy Pot Roast, red potatoes, and carrots.
Monday-@ MIL's, Roasted Chicken, stuffing, mashed, gravy, and something else.
Tuesday-Chicken Parm. seasoned angel hair pasta, and green beans.
Wednesday-Pancakes and bacon
Thursday-Tacos again (we love them)
Saturday-hot dogs, mac and cheese, and onion rings. (going to try out my new fryer)
I am trying the sweet-n-tangy pot roast for the first time. It was posted on the host site last week and I happen to have all the ingrediants on hand. I'll let you know how it goes.
January 10, 2009
January 04, 2009
Tuesday- BBQ Pork Chops, Bagged noodles, and some veggies or if there's any salad left we'll eat that too.
Wednesday- Salmon Cakes, Mac and Cheese, and peas.
Thursday- Hamburger Helper Lasagna and garlic toast.
Friday- Take out maybe or some chicken nuggets, tater tots, pizza rolls, and fries *junk*
Sat- Chicken stir fry that I have in the freezer
Sun- not too sure, maybe sweet-n-tangy pot roast I saw on Laura's page.
As you can see I need to go shopping. And I didn't follow my menu much from last week either.
I fell off the wagon. :(