Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Now, after all this hard work on my meal idea for the day, my husband comes home and announces he'll just have a "salad and leftover meat from our french dip sandwiches yesterday". Ugh. Thankfully he added some of my chicken to his salad. I'm proud to say I had a panini AND a salad, as I wasn't going to eat roast beef for the third meal in a row.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
P.S. - We are dog sitting a lab for the next week while our good friends are on vacation in the Bahamas. Yeah, I feel sorry for them......and in case you don't know we already have two BIG dogs - a black lab and a golden retriever. I'm scared. He is a great dog, but still somewhat a puppy (or wait, aren't labs ALWAYS puppies?), I have a feeling my week will be event filled - 3 dogs, small house, baby, husband.....ugh.
Friday, January 22, 2010
When I came home I got right into baking my Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. I am meeting 3 old co-workers of mine later this afternoon and we're having a "play date" with the kiddos....so I figured I better bring them all a treat! A plate for us to nibble on while we're there, and a plate for each of them to take home.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Now I'm off for breakfast (cinnamon crescents, yum!) and a day of traveling and visiting!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
1 spoonful peanut butter
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I had about 6 gift cards to use up after Christmas (I'm not kidding), so last week I went online and ordered books - 7 to be exact! And you all should be SO proud, only two of them where cookbooks. Has anyone read any of these?
- Love the One Your With - Emily Giffin
- True Colors - Kristin Hannah
- Y'All Come Eat - The Deen Bros.
- Fortune's Rocks - Anita Shreve
- A Three Dog Life - Abigail Thomas
- The Glass Castle - Jeanette Walls
- Top 100 Baby Purees - Annabel Karmel
Now on to my Freezer Challenge Day #3 = mushrooms. I had a 1/2 bag of these frozen beauties in a Ziploc left over from something.....hmm.....can't quite remember what it was, but I know it wasn't from long ago. Tip: Always date your Ziploc bags! I knew exactly what I was going to make, as it is one of our FAVES.
1/2 lb. pasta (I used bow ties)
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup (98% FF, low sodium)
1/2 bag mushrooms
1 T. minced garlic
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 c. broth
salt/pepper, to taste
Fill saucepan with water and place chicken breasts and garlic in water and bring to a boil. This will need to boil for at least 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked all the water through. In another pot, boil noodles till al dente. Meanwhile combine soup and 1/2 of the cheese in a large mixing bowl. When noodles are done, add to mixture. When chicken is done, shred with fork and combine to mixture. Keep the broth that the chicken was cooking in and put mushrooms in broth, just for a minute. This helps them to "unfrost" and soak in some of the good flavor. Add mushrooms and 1 c. of the broth to the mixing bowl. Stir all to combine and place in greased casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30 min. Take foil off, top with remaining cheese and bake an additional 10 minutes or until browned and bubbly.After this meal I only have two more items in my Freezer Challenge to use up....ravioli and pork cutlets. Which one should I make tonight?
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
- A bag of fresh, frozen peaches
- 1/2 bag of sliced almonds
- 1 pkg. pork cutlets
- 1/2 bag of fresh, frozen mushrooms
- 1 large Ziploc bag of frozen homemade ravioli
I challenge you all to take part in this. Trust me, you will feel better once you have used your items and also when you can actually see the back of your freezer! So, stay tuned to see how I use these 5 items!
What's in your freezer?
Post a comment and tell me your 5 items and what you plan on doing with them!