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Monday, July 18, 2016

Menu for 7-18 to 7-24

Monday
B- Cereal
L- Sandwiches
D- Papacitas (running errands)

Tuesday
B- Breakfast Bars
L- Cheese and Crackers
D- ?

Wednesday
B- Doughnuts
L- Pizza Bites
D- ?

Thursday
B- Biscuits, Bacon and Eggs
L- Grilled Cheese
D- ?

Friday
B- Conference
L- Conference
D- Conference

Saturday
B- Conference
L- Conference
D- Conference

Sunday
B- Conference
L- Conference
D- Conference

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

M & M Cookies

"These are the best cookies EVER."  The kids repeated this over and over as they chowed down on them.  The M&M's made them so pretty and colorful and the dough is soft yet crunchy at the same time.
 
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup M&Ms
In a bowl, mix together flour, cornstarch, salt and baking soda.
In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).
With the mixer going very slow, add in the egg and the vanilla.
Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
Scrape sides of the bowl if needed.
Now add dry ingredient mixture gradually until dough forms.
Stir in the M&Ms by hand.
Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
      Form balls.
      Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are just barely golden.
      Remove from oven and let cool for a couple of minutes on baking sheet before removing.
      Store in an airtight container.
       
       
       

Monday, July 4, 2016

Menu for 7-4 to 7-10


Monday-
B- Doughnuts
L- ?
D- Dinner in Jefferson

Tuesday
B- Pancakes
L- Steak Pie
D- Beefy King Ranch Casserole (NR), Spanish Rice, and Corn

Wednesday
B- Cereal
L- Corn Dog Bites
D- Bruschetta Stuffed Balsamic Chicken (NR), Spinach Salad, and Pesto Potato Salad (NR)

Thursday
B- Granola Bar
L- Popcorn Chicken
D- Hamburger Steak, Deviled Eggs, Macaroni and Cheese, and Pea Salad

Friday
B- Bacon and Eggs
L- Pizza Bites
D- Chicken Fajita Pasta (NR) and Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad (NR)

Saturday
B- One Eyed Sailor
L- Egg Salad
D- Pizza Grilled Cheese (NR), ?

Sunday
B- Breakfast Casserole
L- Out
D- Leftovers

Menu for 6-27 to 7-3

Oops I typed this last week and never posted it...

Last night I was pushed to do something extreme, something I have never done before, something that on any other night I would have been mortified to do.

I went through the Mc Donalds drive thru with my wet hair pulled back, no makeup, sweat pants, a Duck Dynasty tee shirt, houseshoes and no bra!

Why you ask did I do this? All week two of my kids have been fighting, Phillip has been working WAY too much for over three months now, and one child refused to eat his dinner asked a million times if he could have cereal.

Then I sat on my bed sipping my sweet tea, watching real housewives and forcing my kids to sit on the couch in the living room and read together.

Please someone (preferably female) tell me you have gone to Mc Donalds without your bra on?

Monday
B- Cinnamon Rolls
L- Sandwich
D- Meatloaf, Twice Baked Potatoes, Green Bean Bundles, and Bread

Tuesday
B- Breakfast Bar
L- Cheese and Crackers
D- Out

Wednesday
B- Cereal
L- Leftovers
D- Ravioli and Baguette Bake, Caprese Salad, Roasted Broccoli, and Ricotta Bake

Thursday
B- Pancakes and Bacon
L- Picnic!
D- ?

Friday
B- Muffins
L- Mini Corndogs
D- Beefy King Ranch Casserole (NR) and Spanish Rice

Saturday
B- One Eyed Sailor
L- Tacos
D- ?

Sunday
B- Blueberry Muffins
L- Out
D- Leftovers

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ravioli and Baguette Bake

Yummy, quick and easy!

1/2 teaspoon onion
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 jar (26oz) spaghetti sauce
1 pound of ravioli
1 1/4 cup water
French bread baguette slices
¼ cup butter, melted
house seasoning
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In large pot, heat olive oil over med high heat.
Add onion and garlic powders.
Stir in spaghetti sauce, ravioli and water.
Bring to a boil.
Meanwhile, cut French bread baguette into 12 slices, about ½ inch thick.
Coat bread in melted butter evenly.
Sprinkle with house seasoning (look on my site for the recipe).
Spoon half of the ravioli mixture into baking dish.
Top with mozzarella cheese and add remaining ravioli mixture on top of that.
Arrange bread slices that have been dredged in butter around edge of baking dish.
Press slightly into ravioli mix.
Grate fresh parmesan cheese over bread and ravioli.
Bake 15 minutes or until ravioli is heated through and bread is crisp and golden.
For an even crispier crust a few minutes under the broiler works amazing!

 
 
 

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Skillet Home Fries

I made these last night to go with our breakfast for dinner.  There is something so comforting about biscuits, scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes!  I love that these potatoes are very low maintenance.  The hardest part about this dish is peeling and cutting the potatoes into cubes. 

I know that sometimes I get the impression that a dish this simple probably doesn't have much flavor but these "fries" are wonderful.  I absolutely love the taste of seasoned salt and it gives a little bit of color to a very plain looking skillet of taters.

1 1/2 lbs Russet potatoes (3-4 large potatoes)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 seasoned salt 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
 
Peel potatoes.
Scrub and rinse the potatoes then pat dry using a kitchen towel.
Cut potatoes into cubes (trying to keep them all about the same size).
Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat then add the butter.
When the butter is melted place potatoes in an even layer on the bottom of the skillet.
Cook for 10 minutes (only turn the potatoes twice during this time).
Season the potatoes with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion and paprika.
Stir to coat the potatoes evenly with seasonings.
Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes until tender on the inside and crisp on the outside.
 
 
 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Menu for 6-20 to 6-26

Monday
B- Breakfast Bar
L- Sandwich
D- Italian Crescent Roll Pie (NR) and Pasta Salad

Tuesday
B- Cereal
L- Popcorn @ the movies...
D- Leftovers

Wednesday
B- Doughnuts
L- Popcorn Chicken
D- Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Biscuits, Skillet Potatoes (NR)

Thursday
B- Muffins
L- Pizza Bites
D- Meatloaf, Green Bean Bundles, Twice Baked Potatoes and Rolls

Friday
B- Croissant Sandwich
L- Cheese and Crackers
D- ?

Saturday
B- Hash Brown Casserole
L- Tacos
D- Beef in Red Wine Sauce, Macaroni and Cheese, and Corn on Cob

Sunday
B- Cinnamon Rolls
L- Out
D- Leftovers