Tuesday, December 30, 2008

unavoidable delay

Week Two is coming. We've had family living in our computer room and so the menu hasn't made it out to you yet. But don't despair, it's on it's way.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pizza Casserole

Here is how to make pizza casserole:
Boil a pot full of elbow noodles
Brown 1 pound of Hamburger
Drain and mix with noodles
Add 2 small cans tomato sauce and 1 can tomato paste and some garlic and onion salt
Add two handful's of shredded cheese

Monday, December 22, 2008

Parmesan Chicken Fingers

This recipe is very versatile. I've put it out here in parts so that you can use however much you need for your family.

3 parts Crushed Corn Flakes
2 parts Parmesan cheese
Onion Salt
Garlic Salt


whole eggs; beaten (depending on how much you are doing)

Chicken, cut into strips. (you can also do nuggets or whole breast pieces. Adjust cooking time accordingly)

I usually cook about 1 1/2 lbs of chicken and need about 1 cup crushed corn flakes and 2/3 cup cheese and a shake each of the onion and garlic salt and 2 eggs. This makes enough for my family of 6 to have a small portion and we add some side dishes to round out the meal.

Roll chicken strips in egg and then in Cornflake mixture and set on a buttered tray. Bake @ 350 for about 25 minutes and enjoy! Yum yum

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The First Week

Well, here we go. I picked a cheater week to start on because I'm not going to tell you what to have for Christmas dinner. You already better know what you're having for Christmas dinner! And I'm assuming that you'll eat leftovers on Friday so I'm taking those two days off. But without further ado, here is week 1:

Parmesan chicken fingers

Potato Soup in a Bread Bowl (which I always buy because my homemade ones flop so if you have a recipe that works......)
Mixed steamed vegetables

Nachos (We like to keep it simple on Christmas Eve)
Fresh cut veggies w/ dip

Christmas dinner


Pizza Casserole
Green Salad
Orange Jello

Turkey/Chicken Noodle soup
Buttermilk Biscuits

If any of these names have thrown you for a loop, don't fret. I'll post or link my favorite recipe's as we go. Also, if you have any fantastic leftover turkey or ham ideas, please let me know.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A quest to save afternoon happiness

The words, "What's for dinner?" dash my happy afternoons into darkness. I don't know what's for dinner. Maybe bread and Ramen? Well, no more! It's time to take control. This blog is devoted to those parents at home who are also dreading that nightly decision. I will post a weekly dinner schedule on Saturdays or Sundays with side's and maybe even a few how-to recipes along the way. These will be normal recipes. I don't do fancy stuff, in general. I have kids, for heaven's sake and they are picky. If I can't pronounce it, it's not going on my table. So come and join me.