Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Brown sausage in skillet...I don't add anything to it (no butter or oil)
Add about a cup of frozen broccoli
Cook until warm...I still like mine crispy (about 8 minutes on medium) I cover them to let the steam do some of the work. Top with parmesan cheese.
Serve with mashed potatoes.
Handful of grated parmesan cheese
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday: James basketball game and dinner at my parents
Tuesday: Chicken Fried Rice...I will make it tonight
Wednesday: Meatloaf with mashed potatoes
Thursday: Smoked sausage with BBQ sauce and salad
How to: I buy the u shaped smoked sausage, cut it in half length wise and width. Then I brown the sausage in a skillet (both sides). Add BBQ sauce (we like sweet baby rays original) cover and simmer for about 20- 30 minutes. This meal is really easy and good!
Friday: Dinner with family
Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls
Lunch: Sandwiches and soup
Dinner: Game night with the Dallas NWYM group
Sunday: Left overs
Saturday, January 23, 2010
- My uncle Geoff and aunt Ilma had their son Geoffrey and he is now 6 years old so this is the first time our cousins have seen him.
- I got married
- My cousin Shannon got married and had a little boy
- I got married and moved into a house
- For my dad's cousins...
- Both of their daughters (Kyla and Kristina) got married...and one has 2 kids
- Their son MJ has moved to Korea and is teaching kids English.
It was a really great time of catching up and we played the name game...really fun with a big group of people. Here's how it goes...
The Name Game!
- Each person gets three peices of paper.
- On each piece they write a proper noun (person, place, or thing). Ex. Julia Roberts, McDonalds, Cat in the Hat ect.
- All the papers get put in a basket.
- We played guys vs. girls (so it rotated guy, girl, guy, girl)
- Pick a person to start. Round 1
- They Draw a paper and have to describe it (not using any names on the paper) and that persons team has to guess the name. They get 1 minute to figure it out. If they figure it out before the time is up then they get to keep drawing as many names as they can in one minute. (The team has to get the name correct before they can move onto another).
- When the timer ends, the person who had the basket, holds onto all the names that they got correct.
- If they were not able to complete one of the names when the timer goes out then they put that name back in the basket and give it to a person on the other team.
- You continue to go around the whole group until all the names have been pulled.
- Then count the number of names each team got correct. The team with the most names won round 1.
- The second round: Is played like the first (you put all the names back in the basket). But this time when you go around and draw names you can only use 1 word to describe it. So be thinking of what people used to describe that name when you draw it!
- At the end of this round then you count up the names each team got and add that to the number of the last round. The team with the highest number of names wins the game.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Tuesday: Cornbread Chicken Pot Pie (thanks Maders!)
- 1 can cambell's condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 (8 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
- 2 cups chicken or turkey, cooked and cubed
- 1 (8.5 0z) pkg. corn muffin mix
- 3/4 cup of milk
- 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 egg
- preheat oven to 400 degrees
- stir the soup, corn, and chicken in a 9" pie plate
- stir the muffin mix, milk, and egg with a fork in a small bowl until the ingredients are mixed
- spoon mixture over chicken
- bake for 30 minutes, or until cornbread is golden brown.
- Sprinkle with Cheese
Wednesday: Something quick before financial peace university...probably french onion soup and loaded baked potatoes
Thursday: Chicken Fried Rice (we never got around to making it last week)
Friday: Meatloaf with mashed potatoes
- Breakfast: bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits
- Lunch: BLTs and fruit
- Dinner: out with family or friends
- Lunch: Out with family
- Dinner: Leftovers
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
1 (3 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp butter, melted
2 cup chicken, cooked and shredded (or 2 5 oz. cans chicken, drained)
2 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. onion (or chives), chopped
1 (8 oz) can pillsbury crescent rolls
3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
spices (dried): garlic powder, parsley, Mrs. Dash, salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
This amount makes four chicken squares.
For each rectangle, pull four corners of dough to top center of chicken mixture and twist firmly. (I just fold them together).
Monday, January 11, 2010
(we are using the left over turkey from Christmas)
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/robin-miller/turkey-shepherds-pie-with-leftover-mashed-potatoes-recipe/index.html (reduce the amount of liquid used...I use 1 cup of chicken stock or its too soupy)
Tuesday: Sushi with Megan
Wednesday: Honey Garlic pork chops with rice
1/4 + 1/8 cup of honey
3 tbs soy sauce
6 cloves garlic, minced
6 pork loin chops, boneless, trimmed of excess fat (4 oz each)
In a shallow dish, whisk together honey, soy sauce and garlic. Coat the chops in mixture. Reserve leftover honey mixture for basting. Placed chops on greased grill over med. high heat, close lip and cook, basting 2 times.
Thursday: Chicken fried rice with green beans and mushrooms
4 tbs canola oil
2-3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast (or any part)
1 tbs. fresh ginger minced and peeled
1 garlic clove, minced
4 cup long-grain white rice (or brown rice) cooked
1 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
1/2 cup green onions
3 tbs. reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tsp. asian (dark) sesame oil
heat 2 tsp canola oil in a large non stick skillet over medium heat. Add eggs and cook. Transfer eggs to a bowl.
Add 1 tsp more of canola oil and the chicken to the skillet. cook stirring occasionally until cooked.
set aside chicken in bowl with eggs
Add the remaining 1 tbs of canola oil, along with ginger, garlic and green onions; cook 1 minute.
Add cooked rice, peas and carrots; cook 2 minutes. Stir in reserved eggs and chicken.
Poor in the soy sauce and sesame oil and cook until heated, 2-5 minutes longer. Enjoy! (Serves 4)
Breakfast: Egg in a basket with bacon
Lunch: Pigs in a blanket and mac & cheese
Dinner: Out with the family
Lunch: clam chowder and sandwiches
Dinner: Ravioli with veggies
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
1. The snow followed us back...who knew it would snow 3 times in december (actual snow not sleet!) That was definitely exciting it snowed on Christmas Eve (yay white Christmas) and on our 3rd anniversary (yay snow!)
2. On Christmas Eve we decided to go to the Gaylord Ice...it was so neat. We had a really great time. Ice sculpters are so talented. It was so amazing to see what they could do with the ice.
Here are some of the pictures we took while away in who-ville!
The Grinch is watching us as we enter Who-Ville