Thursday, February 9, 2012

Crazy Cooking Day

So Tuesday was cooking day.  I had 22 meals lined up and ready to go.  I got up at 5:30 with my husband, as usual, to make him breakfast and lunch and saw him out the door by 6:20.  I got my cup of tea, had my Bible time, ate breakfast, and was ready to get started.  Then the kids got up.

You know what they say about the best laid plans?

#3 started throwing up.  #2 had a lot of school work that I needed to help with.  Somewhere in there I also needed to do laundry.  Needless to say, cooking day did not get completely accomplished within my 24 hour time goal.  But I did get 17 of the 22 meals finished on Tuesday and Wednesday I completed the remaining 5 meals.  Thankfully, #2 is caught up on school and #3 is feeling well enough to go back to school today after 2 days on the couch.

Here's my meal list for this month.  If you're interested in any of the recipes, please let me know.  We had the Turkey and Wild Rice Casserole last night for dinner and it was delicious.  I don' know why I don't include it in the rotation more often.  Even the kids ate it all up!  The roux that I made for the rice is just yummy!

  1. Beef BBQ Sandwiches
  2. Bird's Nest Pie
  3. Chicken and Dumplings
  4. Chicken Caesar Casserole
  5. Chicken Nuggets
  6. Chicken Pie
  7. Dill & Lemon Pepper Fettuccine
  8. Goulash
  9. Ham & Broccoli Braid
  10. Ham & Cheese Quiche
  11. Ham, Vegetables and Bows
  12. Hearty Beef Chili
  13. Italian Slow Cooker Chicken
  14. Lasagna
  15. Maple Glazed Roast Pork
  16. Meatloaf
  17. Mexican Casserole
  18. Parmesan-Dijon Chicken
  19. Stromboli
  20. Taco Pie
  21. Tortellini Spinach Casserole
  22. Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

Monday, February 6, 2012

Super Yummy Sunday

Yesterday, America celebrated Super Bowl Sunday.  Two teams that I really could care less about, played for bragging rights.  The Giants won, which I was pleased about, only because, to me, they were the lesser of two evils.  So to celebrate the game, my hubby and I invited my parents over and some friends from church and had a little party at our home.  We all brought snacks and our menu consisted of the following:

Pizza (Poppa John's yes, we did celebrate in the coin toss and we will get our free pizza)
Buffalo Chicken Dip, oh man was it spicy! And good!
Lil' Smokies
Buffalo Wings
Football Oreo Pops
Dump Cake

The Football Oreo Pops were a big hit.  I made those on Saturday to save a little prep time on Sunday.  They were amazingly simple.  I bought the Oreo's that were in the shape of footballs and split them in half because the lollipop stick was a bit too thick to just slide into the middle.  I melted chocolate candy wafers and put some of the melted chocolate in the center, put the lollipop stick in the middle and put the Oreo back together and let it harden.  This helped the Oreo adhere to the stick, since the Oreo is rather heavy, the added "glue" really helped.

Once the chocolate firmed up, I dipped the entire football into the melted chocolate and put it down onto waxed paper.  After the chocolate dried, I melted some white candy wafers and drew on the strings.  The chocolate was just thick enough to be fudgy but not overwhelming.  They were delicious!  

The dump cake I made was a simple recipe, 1 can crushed pineapple, 1 can cherry pie filling, 1 box yellow cake mix, 1 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 cup (ish) butter.  Dump the ingredients (in order) into a greased 9x13 pan, spreading evenly.  Bake for 50 minutes at 350 or until the cake is golden brown on top.  You may need to check the cake and add a little butter to parts that are still powdery.  Simple and yummy.

What super yummy treats did you make for Super Bowl Sunday?

Saturday, February 4, 2012


"I have loved you with an everlasting love"
Jeremiah 31:3

I'm blogging over at Today's Housewife on God's love.