Monday, August 31, 2009

Back in the Saddle . . . Menu Plan 8-31

I have to laugh. I am just shy of one month of not posting. This has been the most disorganized month in terms of meal planning for me. Why don't I do what works? Posting my meal plan works so well! It like all good things, takes a little effort. So here I am with renewed effort to faithfully plan out my meals.

Monday : Monterrey Chicken (recipe will be posted Tuesday with reviews)

Tuesday: Mexican Stuffed Shells

Wednesday:Whole Chicken in the Crockpot

Thursday: Easy Pizza Pasta Casserole

Friday: I am trying to figure out a Greek Orzo salad that I had at a party this past weekend. I will post my creation and the families reviews.

Saturday: Hamburgers on the grill

Sunday: FFY- Fend For Yourself (aka: leftovers!)

Head over to Organizing Junkie for a ton of meal ideas, menus and recipes.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Senate Cheese Straws

I am in the process of using things up in my freezer since I defrosted it last week. I ran across a block of sharp cheddar cheese that I had bought but never used. I thought of this recipe and how yummy it is. I hope that you will give it a go.

Senate Cheese Straws
1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. flour
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 lb. butter
Finely grate the cheese, then combine with the other ingredients and beat until creamy, adding a few drops of water if necessary to form a firm dough. Divide dough in half. Roll each section 1/4 inch thick. Cut into strips about 6" x 3/8". Place on ungreased cookie sheet and chill in freezer for 15 minutes or longer to maintain shape. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Makes 5-6 dozen.
For more delicious recipes visit Blessed With Grace who hosts Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Menu Plan Monday Week of 8-3-09

I am trying to get back into the swing of things. Staying on top of the menu is so helpful for my family, and my sanity! So with out further ado . . . .

Monday: Leftover night

Thursday: Mac-n--Cheese and Ham Steak night

Saturday: Chicken Stirfry

Sunday: Queso Steak

I have been fiddiling with a Greek Salad recipe. I will post the recipe when I get it to just where I like it.

For more menu ideas, recipes and links click here.