Thursday, December 31, 2009
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Sunday, December 27, 2009
The only things I had to heat were the take and bake cookies and the Pillsbury Savorings.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
The vegetable dish had the cutest penguin black olives. Cut carrots into circles, then cut triangles out of the circles for the beaks, you have the feet and the beaks from the carrot circles. Slice one large black olive on one side. Fill that olive and a full olive with vegetable cream cheese. Place unsliced olive on top of sliced olive and secure with a round toothpick. Place circle carrots under sliced olive with the cut side facing the cut side of olive. Put the triangle in top olive, using a knife to make a hole, if necessary.
Twice Baked Potatoes
When I have the actual recipe, I will share, but I haven't gotten the recipe from my sis yet.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
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other good toppings you may add:
Place turkey on one half of bread, add tomato slices, lettuce then cheese on top of bread. Cover with other half of bread. If you want to add mayonnaise, spread on slice of bread before placing turkey. Do not put tomato or lettuce next to bread unless you like soggy bread. Cheese should always be a barrier between vegetables and bread to prevent sogginess.
I, like Sheldon of The Big Bang Theory, do not like soggy bread on a sandwich. I will never place my tomato or lettuce next to my bread. Please do not put your vegetables next to your bread on a sandwich if you will be bringing it to work with you.
Flavor Rating: Good, but it would have been better if I had decided to put the mayonnaise on the sandwich instead of dropping it on the floor.
Ease of Preparation: Easy, just toss it on the bread and go.
Friday, December 18, 2009
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Friday, December 11, 2009
1 can of White Northern Beans or 1/3 cup dry beans, soaked as directed
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
1 box of no boil lasagna noodles, 16 sheets
I like a crispy layer of noodles on the top, you can take the foil off and bake for an additional 5 minutes to make the top layer crispy. Many recipes call for Ricotta cheese, and I have tried it that way, but I prefer cottage cheese instead. This can be saved and frozen to be reheated later if you find it to be too big of a recipe. We tend to eat it for lunches the rest of the week. It's a favorite at our house. My mom used to make it with the noodles you need to boil, but I find the no-boil noodles easier to make, it saves a step.
Flavor rating: Great, I'll eat it all week.
Ease of preparation: Moderate, it takes a couple of steps, but I think it's easier than having to boil the noodles.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
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Flavor rating: ok.
Ease of preperation: Beginner level. If only I didn't have to put the kids in huge jackets today it would have been easier.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Serves 8 - 10
You can serve this with saltines or any cracker you like. Add celery for extra flavor. You can use pre-cooked chicken or turkey if you have some left over.
Flavor rating: Great, I really enjoyed it.
Ease of Preparation: Average. I didn't measure exactly, so your soup may come out slightly different from mine.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Chuck Roast with Baby Carrots and Russet Potatoes
2 lbs Chuck Roast
1 small bag baby carrots
4 medium russet potatoes
McCormick Beef Stew Seasoning Mix (comes in a single serve packet)
Place roast in slow cooker. Add seasoning mix on top of meat. Add carrots. Wash then cut potatoes into similar sized cubes, approximately 1 inch each. Add potatoes to slow cooker. Add enough water or beef broth to cover. Cook on high for 6 to 8 hours until meat is tender and falls apart and vegetables are soft.
I used Chuck Roast because it is a cheap cut of meat, I happened to catch it on sale for under $2 a pound. It is a fattier type of cut, but when slow cooked the fat is easier to remove from the meat. I also like to use red potatoes for a roast, but didn't have any on hand today. Beef broth adds a little extra flavor to the mix. When doing roasts I like to use the roast seasonings that come in a similar packet, but I didn't have it on hand today which is why I used the beef stew flavoring.
Flavor rating: great, my 3 year old son wanted seconds
Ease of preparation: Beginner level, just toss into slow cooker and forget until dinner time, just remember to start it in the morning before work.