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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ham and Swiss Roll Ups

I made these for hubby's game night and they were devoured.  I love when he has the guys over because I can try out new recipes on them and they will give me an honest opinion.  They really seemed to enjoy these, but the best part was that this dish came together soooooo quickly and easily.

1 can Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Crust
10 Slices Ham
10 slices Swiss Cheese
½ cup Butter
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Unroll the pizza dough onto a cutting board and shape into a rectangle.
Top with ham and cheese slices.
Roll up starting on the longer side.
Pinch the seams together and flip the roll so that it is seam side down on the cutting board.
Cut into sections (you should get 10-12).
Place in the 9x13 baking dish.
Next you will blend the butter, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard in a pan over medium heat.
Whisk until the butter has melted and the glaze is combined.
Pour evenly over the rolls.
At this point you can put them in the refrigerator for later.
OR you can go ahead and bake them uncovered for 25 minutes.
When they come out of the oven drizzle a little of the juice from the bottom of the pan over the top of the rolls.

Lastly ENJOY.



 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Chicken, Ricotta and Lemon Pasta


I started out with a base recipe and ended up making a few changes to satisfy our taste buds.  I feel like originally the lemon and ricotta would have been overpowering and would have been the only flavors tasted.  After a few small adjustments this dish really popped and was a wonderful addition to the rest of the meal.

4-6 Chicken Breasts (sliced into strips)
2 lb Pasta
Salt
Black Pepper
2 tsp Onion Powder
2 tsp Garlic Salt
1 cup Water (reserved from pasta)
4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 tsp Lemon Zest
4 tbsp Lemon Juice
3 cups Ricotta
1 cup Parmesan

Cook water in pasta according to package.
Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water.
Return the pasta to the pot.
Over medium heat add in salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic salt, lemon zest, lemon juice, and ricotta.
Add reserved water until you reach the consistency that you prefer. 
Pour onto serving dish and top with chicken and parmesan.

Enjoy!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Menu for 9-19 to 9-25

During the Fall/Winter we eat soup on Mondays.  I love it because it makes planning my menu soooooo much easier.  I also like having a wide variety of soups to choose from which seems contradictory to my last sentence, BUT soups make my heart happy.

Monday
B- Cinnamon Bread
L- Pepperoni and Cheese Skewers
D- Beef Stew (NR) in a Bread Bowl

Tuesday
B- Cereal
L- Sandwich
D- Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich (NR) and Corn Salad (NR)

Wednesday
B- Muffins
L- Cheese and Crackers
D- Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Pasta (NR), Salad, French Bread

Thursday
B- Breakfast Bars
L- Pepperoni and Cheese Skewers
D- Chicken Fajita Pasta (NR), Rice and Beans

Friday
B- Pancakes and Bacon
L- Daddy is Bringing Lunch to School
D- Leftovers (Mommy is going out with a friend)

Saturday
B- One Eyed Sailor
L- Egg Salad
D- Steak, Baked Potato, and Macaroni and Cheese

Sunday
B- Casserole
L- Taco Stack Up after Church with Life Group
D- Leftovers

Monday, September 12, 2016

Menu for 9-12 to 9-18

Monday
B- Breakfast Bars
L- Sandwich
D- Roast, Potatoes and Carrots

Tuesday
B- Muffins
L- Pepperoni and Cheese Skewers
D- ?

Wednesday
B- Cinnamon Bread
L- Cheese and Crackers
D- Chicken Tacos, Jalapeno Popper Grilled Corn Salad (NR), Spanish Rice, Beans

Thursday
B- Cereal
L- Sandwich
D- Taco Soup

Friday
B- Pancakes and Bacon
L- Tomato Basil Soup
D- Homestyle Beef and Noodles (NR), Rice, and Green Bean Bundles

Saturday
B- Fried Egg Croissant
L- Egg Salad
D- BBQ Beef Teriyaki Skewers, Potato Salad, and Roasted Broccoli

Sunday
B- Cinnamon Rolls
L- Out
D- Leftovers

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cheeseburger Gnocchi

I love World Market and whenever we are in Tyler I have to go.  While there I picked up some gnocchi and decided that I would use it for dinner later in the week.  Last night I needed a quick easy meal and this recipe was perfect.  It was fast, yummy, filling, AND I got to use my special purchase from World Market. 

1 tb butter
1 16 ounce package gnocchi
1 pound ground beef
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
2 tsp cumin
½ tsp paprika
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 cups beef broth
½ cup heavy cream
2 cup cheddar cheese
1/3 cup green onions

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Add gnocchi in a single layer and toast till brown.
Flip the gnocchi and cook the other side until golden brown also.
Remove gnocchi to a plate and set to the side.
Turn the heat to high and return the skillet to the stove.
Add the beef and seasonings and cook till brown.
Drain off any fat.
Add in the beef broth and gnocchi.
Stir to combine well.
Bring to a boil and cook until the gnocchi is tender and the liquid has mostly evaporated.
Remove the skillet from the heat and add the cream and part of the cheese.
Stir to combine.
Top the dish with the remaining cheese.

Place under the broiler until the cheese starts bubbling and turning brown.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Menu for 9-5 to 9-11

Monday
B- Muffins
L- Leftovers
D- Out

Tuesday
B- Doughnuts
L- Mini Pizza
D- Ricotta Lemon and Basil Pasta (NR) and Grilled Asparagus

Wednesday
B- Cinnamon Bread
L- Sandwich
D- Beef in Red Wine Sauce, Scalloped Potatoes, and Salad

Thursday
B- Eggs and Bacon
L- Cheese and Crackers
D- Home Style Beef and Noodles (NR) and Oven Roasted Broccoli

Friday
B- Chocolate Chip Croissant
L- Pepperoni and Cheese Skewers
D- Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce (NR) and Fried Rice with Veggies

Saturday
B- One Eyed Sailor
L- Egg Salad
D- Cheeseburger Egg Rolls (NR), Macaroni and Cheese and Glazed Carrots

Sunday
B- Cinnamon Rolls
L- Out

D- Leftovers

Menu for 9-5 to 9-11

Monday
B- Muffins
L- Leftovers
D- Out

Tuesday
B- Doughnuts
L- Mini Pizza
D- Ricotta Lemon and Basil Pasta (NR) and Grilled Asparagus

Wednesday
B- Cinnamon Bread
L- Sandwich
D- Beef in Red Wine Sauce, Scalloped Potatoes, and Salad

Thursday
B- Eggs and Bacon
L- Cheese and Crackers
D- Home Style Beef and Noodles (NR) and Oven Roasted Broccoli

Friday
B- Chocolate Chip Croissant
L- Pepperoni and Cheese Skewers
D- Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce (NR) and Fried Rice with Veggies

Saturday
B- One Eyed Sailor
L- Egg Salad
D- Cheeseburger Egg Rolls (NR), Macaroni and Cheese and Glazed Carrots

Sunday
B- Cinnamon Rolls
L- Out

D- Leftovers