11/23/14

My Thanksgiving Meal

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This is what I will be serving this year for Thanksgiving.  I am planning a rather quiet holiday this year at home with my small family.   Our extended family is not able to travel to visit us this year, so I am planning the feast myself.  I have been stocking up for the past couple of weeks and my meal comes in under $50 for 4 of us.  I think that is wonderful.  The kiddos are busy planning a wonderful holiday play and I am awaiting Thanksgiving and am looking forward to a great holiday season.

Breakfast:
Homemade Cinnamon rolls

Lunch/Dinner

Turkey with old fashioned farm stuffing

Corn casserole

Pistachio pudding salad

Fresh rolls

Home made Orange cranberry sauce

Mashed potatoes and gravy

Lettuce salad

9/22/14

Menu plan 9/22/2014

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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

Wednesday: leftovers

Thursday: Crockpot Chicken and potatoes

Friday: Football game

Saturday: Roasted Chicken

Sunday: Chicken Enchiladas



As always, I am linking up at menuplan monday

9/20/14

Apple Nut Pudding

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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 eggs
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!!!

8/16/14

Weekly Menu Plan August 16th

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 

7/21/14

Weekly Meal Plan 7/21/2014


MPM-Summer


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

Tuesday: leftover

Wednesday: Slow cooker pizza casserole

Thursday: Caprese stuffed chicken breasts and broccoli

Friday: Grilled salmon, rice, and green beans.

Saturday: Steak

Sunday: Chicken
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