Saturday, October 31, 2009

What's cookin

Sun~Chili, cornbread
Mon~Worcestshire chicken, potato wedges, corn, salad
Tues~Teriyaki pork roast, rice pilaf, green beans
Wed~Lasagne or Baked ziti for church potluck
Thurs~Sirloin Tips and mushrooms over egg noodles, broccoli (I think we're having guests this day.)
Fri~Pork barbecue, chips, salad, something chocolate for dessert (my friend Missy is coming for dinner)
Sat~Grandpa and Grandma VT 60th anniversary dinner

I also really want to make these. Yum!

So I did something strange a couple weeks ago, I bought 60 lbs. of steak from a guy that came to my door! I paid approx. $2.50/lb . We just ate some filet mignon tonight and it was excellent! However, I'm going to have to carve out portions of my grocery bill for the next few months to pay for it. Not sure if it was the best idea for our family, but it will be nice to try some different cuts of beef.
I'm toying with the idea of planning a month's worth of meals at a time. I buy a lot of meat ahead of time, so I think it would be fairly easy. We have a large freezer stocked with chicken, ground beef, and now steak. It may be useful, especially during the upcoming holidays when things will be a bit busier.

Advance notice: I am having a Pamper Chef party on Tues, Dec. 8 and would love it if you all came!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Story Time

Chris telling the boys a Bible story before bed.

Looks like they are all enthralled!

No wonder, Daddy is a very animated story teller!

Monday, October 19, 2009

What's cookin'

Mon~Oven barbecued chicken (recipe from Martha Stewart), potatoes, corn
Tues~Out with Chris
Wed~Chicken Tetrazzini (recipe from $5 dinners), brocolli
Thurs~Worcestshire Chicken, baked potatoes, cauliflower
Fri-Mon~Visiting my grandparents in Canada
Mon~Eggs and sausage

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Mexican Casserole

My good friend Jen made this casserole for us after we had Joel and it was great!
(I just edited the above sentence after posting because my husband got ahold of it)

Mexican Casserole

1 lb bulk pork sausage (I used some sweet Italian sausage)
2 14.5 oz cans of Mexican-style stewed tomatoes (I used diced tomatoes with green chiles~added a bit of zip to the dish!)
2 c. cooked white rice
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained (I used dried beans I had cooked~much cheaper, and you can even cook a big batch of them in the crockpot and freeze them for later use.)
3/4 cup sweet green pepper (I mixed in a bit of red as well.)
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over med heat until brown; drain. Stir in undrained tomatoes, rice, beans and pepper. Transfer to an ungreased 3 qt. baking dish.
2. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 45 min or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional 5 min, uncovered.

Serve with sour cream if desired (You definitely must serve with sour cream!)

Chris thought this would taste good with warm tortillas. We ate it with these biscuits (best biscuits I have ever made and super easy!)

What's cookin' (the rest of the week)

Thurs~Mexican casserole, homemade biscuits (I will share the recipe if they turn out), and green beans (29 cents a can at Family Fare this week! I bought 24 cans already and hope to go back for at least 12 more.)
Fri~Chicken rolls, baked potatoes, carrots and brocolli
Sun~Teriyaki pork roast, cheesy potatoes, corn