Sunday, April 12, 2009

Peanuts. Ha Ha and, Oh Yeah, a Menu

My Favorite Joke of all Time:

Two peanuts were walking down the street and one was a salted. Ha haa hooo, oooo boy. Ok. Wipe the tears from your eyes so you can see this weeks menu

French Bread
Steamed Broccoli

Baked French Fries

Corn Bread

Chicken Terriaki Kabobs
Fruit Salad

All Day Soup
Bread Bowls
Steamed Veggies

And for Caroline and Heidi who both wanted the Celestial Chicken and Cheese Enchilada recipe from last week:

3 -4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 10 oz can of green chile enchilada sauce (red will work in a pinch and I sometimes use half green, half salsa just to shake things up)

1 5oz can of chopped and peeled green chiles

8 oz Monterey Jack Cheese

4 oz Cream Cheese

Crushed red pepper flakes (if you like it hotter)

12 small flour tortillas

Chop chicken and cook in skillet w/red pepper flakes. When chicken is cooked add cram cheese, 2/3 of the monterey jack cheese, chiles, and 2/3 of the enchilada sauce. Cook until cheese is melted. Spoon filling into tortillas. Roll up and place seam side down in a lightly greased 9x13x2 baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle w/ remaining cheese. Bake @375 for 15 - 20 minutes. Yield: 12 enchiladas.

New Menu!!! Plus Inspiration for Those with Picky Eaters

I want to tell you a little inspirational story today. About 2 1/2 years ago, I made a delicious stew. It was one of those hearty stews with big squares of potato, onion and unchopped baby carrots. mmmmm. Well, I was an experienced mom so when my young son sat down to his meal with his typical scowl for anything not mac-n-cheese, I was ready. I said, "I don't want to hear it. Just take a few bites and then you can go out and play." He gave me a resigned sigh and replied, "OK, Mom, but just answer one question first." he pointed to a carrot. "Is that a finger or a worm?" Wow. My cooking ego deflated fast. No wonder he hesitates when I serve something! Now, for the inspirational part. Eventually, he came to tolerate the stew and then, wonder of wonders, he actually liked it. So there is HOPE for picky eaters yet, if you only persevere! Now, on to the menu.

Deli Style Sandwiches

Turkey Noodle Soup
Homemade rolls

Stirfry with Rice
Chinese crunchy noodles (lets face it, this is all the kids are going to eat durring the meal, so get a big bag)
Egg Flower soup

Pizza Casserole
Green Beans

Baked Chicken
Rice pilaf
Steamed California Style Veggies

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New Week of Food for a Family, or Single person (Heidi)

Steaks on the Grill
Baked Potaotes
Tossed Salad

Sweet and Sour Chicken
Vegi stir fry

Homemade rolls

Celestial Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas
Peas and Carrots steamed

Deli style sandwiches
Pineapple rounds w/ cottage cheese
Steamed Veggies