Here it is, a busy busy week ahead. Looking forward to Friday since it is homecoming this week!
Monday: Spaghetti and meatballs
Tuesday: Crockpot Pulled pork, baked beans, and corn casserole
Thursday: Crockpot Chicken and potatoes
Friday: Football game
Saturday: Roasted Chicken
Sunday: Chicken Enchiladas
As always, I am linking up at menuplan monday
Well, the air has a slight hint of fall lately here in the Midwest. This time of year my baking bug hits home just a little bit. So, today I went out to the orchard closest to my home and found a bag of Jonathan apples, which are my favorite to bake with this time of year. Brought them home and made a wonderful apple cake. This recipe came from my husband's late grandmother. She was known as the baker in the family. When she passed on last fall, I inherited her recipe collection with cookbooks that date back to the 1930's. Starting this month, I have decided to begin working my way through some of these recipes. I pulled some apple and pumpkin recipes out that look a little interesting. I also have been looking for some dinner recipes also. Hopefully, I will find a few family favorites to add to my dinner rotations.
Here is the recipe for Apple nut pudding. This looks more like an apple cake than pudding.
Apple Nut Pudding
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups chopped apples
1 cup chopped nuts
2 teaspoons vanilla
Cream sugar and shortening. Then add eggs and beat well, and set aside. Sift dry ingredients and add to shortening mixture mixing well. Add apples plus nuts gradually mixing well each time. Lastly add the vanilla. Bake at 350 degrees for30-45 mins. Serve with cool whip, whipping cream or ice cream. This cake also freezes well if you need it to last that long. Mine didn't last through the weekend. It is THAT good!!!
Well, this weekend I have vowed to finally get organized. It will happen and the good news is I am halfway there. I also dug out one of my old cookbooks and have made a menu out of it for this next week.
Sunday: chicken Angelo
Monday: crockpot beef burritos, corn, and salad
Tuesday: leftover burritos
Wednesday: chicken with wine herb sauce, potatoes, and salad
Thursday: glazed pork chops, potatoes green beans
Friday: beef and mozzarella bake, broccoli
Well, where has the summer gone? Looks like it is only three weeks until my kids go back to school. Sniff, sniff. I actually prefer the summer months when they are home and can help out a bit more around the house. With that said, I am taking full advantage of a quiet week ahead with no evening activities yet!! Soon enough they will be creeping into the picture and once again I will be on life at full speed.
Here is this weeks meal plan.
Monday: Slow cooker pepper steak tacos
Wednesday: Slow cooker pizza casserole
Thursday: Caprese stuffed chicken breasts and broccoli
Friday: Grilled salmon, rice, and green beans.
Well over the past few years, I have had many family issues that have taken some of my time. Actually a lot of it. Well, I want to let all my readers know that I plan to return to blogging limited amounts through August, but then in September I plan to come back full time. I am so looking forward to becoming creative again. I just had to let my life catch back up with me. I can't wait to try all the recipes I have been working on and then share these with you after they pass the test of my loving family. Frugal living is my lifestyle and with grocery prices skyrocketing again I am looking forward to using the blog as my meal plan to keep me on the path to frugal living. See you all soon!!!!