Sunday, March 30, 2008
Menu Plan Monday - Week 12
Monday - BLT Sandwiches (Family Night at the Park)
Tuesday - Ham & Cheese Quiche
Wednesday - Pot O' Beans (Spaghetti Dinner at YW)
Thursday - Balkan Meatballs (White Sauce, Noodles)
Friday - Date Night (Mac N' Cheese from the box)
Saturday - Chicken Packets
Sunday - Pork Chops and Baked Potatoes

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posted by SuperCoolMom at 10:39 PM | Permalink | 1 comments
Balkan Meatballs from OAMC by Wilson & Lagerborg
1 egg
1/4 cup Milk
1/3 cup crushed seasoned croutons
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 tablespoon minced onion

1 8-ounce package wide egg noodles

White Sauce

2 tablespoons margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
parsley for garnish

In a medium-size mixing bowl, beat egg with milk. Mix in the crushed croutons, salt, sugar, and spices. Add ground beef, ground turkey, and onion; mix thoroughly. Preheat oven to broil and/or 550 degrees F. shape meat mixture into meatballs the size of walnuts. Place meatballs on a rimmed cookie sheet; broil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Cool; put meatballs in a 1-gallon bag, and freeze them.

To prepare for serving,, thaw meatballs. Cook noodles according to package directions. At the same time, make White Sauce in a large skillet. melt margarine over low heat. Add flour, stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute until thick and smooth.

Add meatballs to sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover pan, simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve meatballs and sauce over wide egg noodles. Chop parsley, sprinkle over top.

Makes 4 servings.

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posted by SuperCoolMom at 10:10 PM | Permalink | 0 comments
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Brigham's Buttermilk Doughnuts
2 c. buttermilk
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. melted butter or shortening
2 large eggs
5 c. flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. grated nutmeg

Combine buttermilk, eggs and sugar and blend well. Beat in sifted dry ingredients, then stir in melted butter. Roll or pat dough on floured board about 1/4 inch thick and cut with 2 1/2 inch doughnut cutter. Fry in hot fat (375 degrees) until golden brown on both sides. Drain and sprinkle with sugar. Makes 2 dozen.

From Uncle Paul Ellsworth

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posted by SuperCoolMom at 9:19 AM | Permalink | 4 comments
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Heavenly Delight Jello
from Aunt Jane

2 small pkg. lemon Jello or 1 large
2 c. boiling wter

Dissolve Jello. Add 14 large marshmallows, cut into pieces or 140 small marshmallows. Let melt slightly.

then add:
1 1/3 c. cold water
2 diced bananas
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained (save juice)

Stir Jello and let set in refrigerator until firm.

Cook:
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 Tbsp. flour
1 well beaten egg

Add 1/2 cup pineapple juice and stir over a slow heat until thick, stirring constantly. Let set until cold in refrigerator. whip 1/2 carton heavy cream until thick. Stir into cooked mixture. Spread over set Jello and sprinkle grated Cheddar cheese lightly over top.

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posted by SuperCoolMom at 8:14 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
Buttermilk Salad Dressing from Paula Ellsworth
1 qt. buttermilk
1 qt. Best Foods Mayonnaise
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic salt or powder
2 tsp. parsley flakes
1 Tblsp. "Bon Appetit" (Schilling spice)

Mix well with wire whip or beater. Tastes just like Ranch Style. Makes 2 quarts.

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posted by SuperCoolMom at 8:00 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
Chile Rellenos
Roast and peel fresh long green chiles for best tasting results. Place a stick of cheddar or jack cheese inside each chile. Dip chile in flour and then in egg batter (beat egg whites stiff, fold in beaten egg yolks). Then fry gently until golden brown on both sides and egg is done.

Other method for batter: Beat egg whites stiff, fold in yolks and enough flour to make stiff batter. Dip chili in batter and fry same as before.

Both methods work beautifully and give almost the same results.

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posted by SuperCoolMom at 7:46 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
Fresh Apple Cake
4 c. coarsely chopped apples
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. sifted flour
2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped nuts

Combine apples and sugar, let stand. Add lightly beaten eggs, oil, and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients. Slowly mix into the apple mixture. Stir in nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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posted by SuperCoolMom at 7:13 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Fruit Cocktail Cake
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
2 t. soda
2 t. salt
Add 1 large can fruit cocktail, well drained.
Add 2 eggs and mix.

Put in 9x13 pan. On top of batter, sprinkle a cup of brwon sugar and 1 cup nuts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 -45 minutes.
Top with Whipped Cream when served.

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posted by SuperCoolMom at 1:43 PM | Permalink | 0 comments
Baked Beans

Baked Beans (big recipe for a potluck, adjust proportions for your family)
3 lg cans pork and beans (drain extra juice off top, and pick out that nasty chunk of fat)
1 onion, chopped and sauteed
1/2 cup barbeque sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 T. mustard
1 lb bacon, cut into 1 inch slices, fried (put half in and save half aside for garnish)
Salt as needed
Mix and heat in crock pot until hot and you're ready to serve.

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posted by SuperCoolMom at 1:33 PM | Permalink | 0 comments
Chinese Chicken Salad
Chinese Chicken Salad
3 cooked chicken breasts (chopped or shredded)
1 head of lettuce chopped
1/2 head of cabbage shredded
3 to 4 green onions chopped
1/2 cup toasted almonds (sliced)
1 can mandarin orange slices
1 can pineapple tidbits
1 can sliced water chestnuts
1 package oriental top ramen (dry, crumbled)


combine ingredients and carefully toss with dressing:


Seasoning packet from top ramen
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1/2 cup salad oil
1 tsp sesame oil

shake well.

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posted by SuperCoolMom at 1:24 PM | Permalink | 0 comments
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Tell Me, tell me...What do you feed your baby?
I've been wondering what other people feed their babies? My one year old with all of 8 teeth must be getting tired of her diet. Of course, when we're eating at the dinner table, I try to give her some of what I'm eating. However, during the day, I like to give her finger foods that she can feed herself. Thus, most of what she eats is in the form of cubes, cut by my pizza cutter (pancakes, omlets, etc.).

My other standby is carrots and peas, from the bag of frozen veggies that I keep in the freezer. At least once a day I pour a couple of tablespoons into a bowl, microwave them for a minute, let them cool, and she gets to snack.

Okay, I'll admit it...I have made my own baby food, but that's a pain in the rear. I've microwaved sweet potatoes, etc., put them in the blender, and then spread them into my silicone ice cube tray. Then I froze them, and just warm them in the micro when I need them. However, she's outgrowing that blender food now, and she's bored with it all.

This morning she's having cubes of leftover quiche. Yesterday she had Yogurt, Instant Oatmeal, Cheerios, Crackers, Tropical fruit chunks, Carrots & Peas, and Quiche. Along with some of whatever I ate.

So, I've enabled comments, and I really want some ideas...
What do you feed your baby?

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posted by SuperCoolMom at 8:07 AM | Permalink | 5 comments
German Pancake - kind of.

4 T. butter

1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar

5 eggs
1 cup buttermilk or milk with 1 T. Vinegar added to sour it
1 tsp vanilla

Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet (or other ovenproof pan) while oven is preheating to 400 degrees.
Mix flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. Add Eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into hot skillet when butter starts to bubble. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

Serve topped with Apple Pie Filling and we poured a puddle of cream and then sprinkled it with sugar. Soooo, yummy.

It would really be good savory too - leave out the nutmeg, cinnamon, & vanilla - top with sauteed veggies and grated cheese. Oooh, or add some dill, sauteed minced onion, cheddar. I'm thinking this would be great with topped with sauteed onions, green chiles, and sausage, add a packet of brown gravy mix and 1 cup of water, bring to a boil, pour over. Oh, Now I have to go cook!

And for sticklers - here's the real recipe that I distorted...

German Pancakes from Donna Williams, My old friend Sharla Williams' Mom

1 cube butter
1 c. milk
1/2 c. white flour plus 1/2 c. wheat flour
4 eggs
cinnamon, nutmeg

Melt 1 Tbsp. buttter in 6 pie tins in oven while pre-heating to 400 degrees. When butter sizzles, add 1/2 cup batter to each pan. Bake approximately 10-12 minutes til puffy and golden. Serve with:
honey & lemon juice
fried apples spiced with cinnamon & nutmeg
sliced peaches, strawberries, pineapple, bananas, & whipped cream (for dessert)

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posted by SuperCoolMom at 5:13 AM | Permalink | 0 comments
Monday, March 3, 2008
Menu Plan Monday - Week 9
Monday - Quiche Lorraine
Tuesday - Pot O' Beans & Biscuits
Wednesday - Roast Pheasant & Wild Rice
Thursday - Homemade Pizza
Friday - Waffles
Saturday - Spaghetti
Sunday - Green Chile/Pork Burritos

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