July 26, 2009

Menu Plan

Sunday- Steak salads with leftover steak tips from my MIL's birthday dinner. With fries and homemade honey baslamic dressing.

Monday- Chicken alfredo

Tuesday- Sloppy joes with fries and corn

Wednesday- Taco pizza

Thursday- honey bbq chicken legs with broccoli salad

Friday- Kielbasa with polish noodles and cabbage.

Saturday- Slow cooker pepper steak with noodles and broccoli.

If we go to the water park wednesday day, dinner will get bumped likely.

Not what ya see everyday around these parts..

Here's Chris and Anthony cooking :)
Chris doesn't get in the kitchen often, so when he does it makes me smile.

July 25, 2009

New recipes for the week.

Here are some new recipes I am going to try this week. There's not too many but just enough to share. Hope you enjoy them.


1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. chopped onion
4 c. chopped or sliced cabbage
1 tsp. caraway seed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 (8 oz.) pkg. egg noodles
1/2 c. dairy sour cream (optional)

1. Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onion, saute until soft.
2. Add cabbage, saute 5 minutes or until crisp tender. Stir in caraway seed, salt and pepper.
3. Meanwhile, cook noodles in salted boiling water as directed on package; drain well.
4. Stir noodles into cabbage. Add sour cream, if desired. Cook 5 minutes longer, stirring frequently. 6 to 8 servings.

I'll leave the sour cream and caraway seeds out of this recipe.

Chicken Wings With Honey BBQ Sauce

3 pounds chicken wings
1 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced (I just used a tablespoon of bottled minced garlic)

Season wings with salt & pepper. Place frozen wings on broiler pan and broil for twelve-fifteen minutes on each side. Transfer wings to the slow cooker. Combine ingredients and pour over wings. Cook on high two hours or low for four hours.

I am going to cut this in half and use chicken legs.

Slow cooker Pepper Steak


* 2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch strips
* garlic powder to taste
* 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1 cube beef bouillon
* 1/4 cup hot water
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch
* 1/2 cup chopped onion
* 2 large green bell peppers, roughly chopped
* 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, with liquid
* 3 tablespoons soy sauce
* 1 teaspoon white sugar
* 1 teaspoon salt


1. Sprinkle strips of sirloin with garlic powder to taste. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil and brown the seasoned beef strips. Transfer to a slow cooker.
2. Mix bouillon cube with hot water until dissolved, then mix in cornstarch until dissolved. Pour into the slow cooker with meat. Stir in onion, green peppers, stewed tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, and salt.
3. Cover, and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

July 19, 2009

Meau Plan Monday

Sunday- Italian Chicken, green beans, parsley potatoes and corn on the cob. I also made strawberry cheese cake. My sister, brother and sister's boyfriend were all visiting.
Monday- White spaghetti with butter bread
Tuesday- leftovers
Wednesday- Skillet Lasagna with garlic toast
Thursday- Pork chops with bbq sauce, peas, and pasta
Friday- Pizza and bread sticks (Anthony has his 4 year check up and 4 shots :( poor fella)
Saturday- some kinda special dinner for my MIL's birthday.. still deciding.

July 18, 2009

Zucchini Muffins..yum.

Zucchini Bread
Courtsey of Smitten Kitchen

Yield: 2 loaves or approximately 24 muffins

3 eggs
1 cup olive or vegetable oil (I used veggie)
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg(I hate nutmeg so I left this out)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1 cup dried cranberries, raisins or chocolate chips or a combination thereof (optional) (I used chocolate chips, next time I might add raisins in stead although the chocolate was good too)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease and flour two 8×4 inch loaf pans, liberally. Alternately, line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk. Mix in oil and sugar, then zucchini and vanilla.

Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder and salt, as well as nuts, chocolate chips and/or dried fruit, if using.

Stir this into the egg mixture. Divide the batter into prepared pans.

Bake loaves for 60 minutes, plus or minus ten, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Muffins will bake far more quickly, approximately 20 to 25 minutes.

These muffins were really really good. Even better fresh out of the oven. Here's some pictures of my little helper.

July 12, 2009

Menu Plan

Sunday- Ham, cheesy bacon potatoes, green beans, and stuffing. YUM.

Monday- Leftovers. Ham and cheese sammies. Salads

Tuesday- Sweet and sour Kielbasa with sweet tater fries. I'll use this recipe with half the sauce and no crock pot. I'll just simmer on the stove top.

Wednesday- Date night for Mama and Daddy. <3 Daddy's pick.

Thursday- Burgers and fries with salads

Friday- Barrel Chicken with rice or noodles, and corn.

Saturday- Meatloaf with kc masterpiece bbq sauce, mashed taters or baked, steamed broccoli.

Desserts this week are- Blueberries, watermelon, and strawberry jello with fruit and whipped cream. :)

Check out http://orgjunkie.com/ for lots more menu plans. :)

July 05, 2009

Our 4th of July and Menu Plan.

We had a pretty good 4th of July. It was the first day all week that it didn't rain. We've been having a very rainy summer this year, with very unseasonal temps. Yesterday was perfect though, it wasn't cold, nor uncomfortably hot. The kids had a great time playing together, and the adults had a good time chatting and eating of course. I love the 4th, it kinda makes me sad its over already.

Here's what our menu is looking like for the week..

Sunday- Leftover cookout buffet. Burgers, dogs, bbq chicken, pasta, mac and potato salads.
Monday- Cheese stuffed ravioli with meatsauce
Tuesday- Smoked sausage with cabbage and potatoes (new recipe)
Wednesday- Chicken or steak gordita
Thursday- MIL's, I think for potroast
Friday- Fried pork chops with pierogi and a veggie that Anthony picks.
Saturday- Calzone with pepperoni and maybe green peppers
Sunday- Chicken and rice with veggies.

Not a very exciting week..