Monday, July 19, 2010

Poppyseed Chicken

This is an amazing chicken dish. It is frugal and super tasty. I have this in the oven right now, and the aroma is distracting! It's one drawback is that it is not low-fat, or low anything!

Poppyseed Chicken

8 chicken breasts
2 cups sour cream
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 sleeves of Ritz crackers, crushed
2 sticks of butter, melted
2 TBSP poppyseeds

Put chicken in 15 x 9 baking dish that has been sprayed with Pam. Mix sour cream and soup, pour over chicken. Mix crushed Ritz, butter and poppyseeds and sprinkle on top of chicken. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes at 350°.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Other fun events with Aunt Staci and Uncle Steve

We took Staci and Steve mini golfing while they were visiting us. Son #1 beat us all quite easily.

We also spent the day at the zoo. Salt Lake City has a wonderful location for the zoo. It was so green and lush. We had a great time wandering around looking at the animals.

We spent a whole day day camping, sitting around playing cards, shooting with the sling shots, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows and playing in the dirt. It was a great week and we hope that they will come back soon!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A visit full of fun, family and lots of memories!

My sister and her husband Steve came to visit us over the fourth of July and we had such a great time! One hot afternoon we were playing in the backyard, and we got a little silly.

We played on the swings and the fort that is in our backyard and we had fun with the shadows.

It was the one year anniversary of Staci and Steves engagement, so naturally their shadows were a little mushy!

This is Son #2 in action! He was running in slow motion. I think that it came out good.

Even my husband got in on the fun!

Son #3 is in the picture, but it is still a cool picture!

This is Daddy and Son #4. I really like this one!

This was the best shot I got of Son #1 dancing, he was moving to quickly for my camera!

We caught Uncle Steve "thinking". I guess he did not want me to capture his mad dancing skills! This was such a fun thing to do. We had a great time trying new poses and silly ways of casting a shadow. The boys said that this was one of their favorite things that we did.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fiesta Corn Salad

This is a wonderful summer dish that is very easy to make and is very healthy as well. I tried this at my sister's home and loved it. Son #4 could not get enough- he was grabbing the edamame off others plates! Enjoy!

Fiesta Corn Salad

4 cups frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup frozen shelled edamame
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 small jalapeno, finely diced
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp finely shredded lime peel
2 TBSP lime juice
1 tsp cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp chili powder
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
Fresh cilantro

In a large sauce pan, cook corn and edamame in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water, drain again. Stir together salt, corn, edamame, onion, chopped cilantro and jalapeno. In a small jar with a tight fitting lid, combine olive oil, lime peel, lime juice, cumin, garlic, and chili powder. Cover and shake well. Pour over corn mixture. Toss gently. Stir in tomatoes and garnish with cilantro if desired.

Hungarian Beef Stroganoff

This is a recipe that my mother-in-law made for my husband when he was young. He loves it, not only for its yummy flavor, but also for the memories tied to it. I love it for its frugality. You do need to set aside an afternoon to make this and yes the measurement for the paprika is correct- 4 tablespoons!

Hungarian Beef Stroganoff

1 pkg stew meat
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 TBSP paprika
a few shakes of Worcestershire sauce
a few shakes of Kikkoman Terriyaki sauce
a small container of sour cream
1 package of wide egg noodles, cooked and drained

Dust meat with flour and brown in 1 TBSP of butter on a large saucepan. Add water to cover the meat and then stir in all ingredients except sour cream and noodles. Cook on a low boil for 3 hours with top slightly ajar. Keep covered with water. Strain liquid into another sauce pan, whisk in some flour and the sour cream Cook until thickened.  Add the meat back in to heat through and serve over the hot noodles.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Menu Plan for week of July 11, 2010

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year- Vacation Bible School week! I love how tired the kids are when they come home, and I love to watch their faces as they share the days events with me. This is what we will be eating this busy week.

Sunday: Hot dogs and Fiesta Corn Salad (I will try to post this recipe this week)

Monday: Hungarian Beef Stroganoff- This is one of my honey's favorites that his mom makes. I will also share this recipe this week.

Tuesday: Green Chile Cheeseburgers and home fries

Wednesday: Salad and Soup night/ or leftovers if there are any

Thursday: Pepperoni Bread

Friday: Poppy seed Chicken and roasted broccoli (I think that I will need to post this one as well!)

Saturday: Tacos with homemade salsa