Sunday, September 27, 2009
The coney dogs were good, we had them today after church for lunch. The chili was thinner than I would have liked but we served them in our new pasta bowls so it worked out well. YUM I think next time I'll take the lid off the crock pot for the second half of the cooking time.
Sunday Dinner: Grilled Cheese
Nick makes the best and we have to do something quick because it's a school night & we have a family book to read. We've been trying to read books as a family most nights that both boys can test on the next morning. That means it has to be a high enough level for Roman but an easy read for Dallon. This is such a fun time that all three boys look forward to! This was our book tonight:
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday night we ate @ St. Johns Seafood with some couples from church. Saturday night Nicky & I went on a date to feed his craving for the AUCE shrimp feast at Red Lobster. Great service, great food! Look forward to our GNO there this Friday. Ladies, we still have 3 spots open, join us!!
This week's menu:
Sunday: For lunch we had the meal we never got to. Chicken Sausage w/Mac & Cheese & Green Beans We buy Harvestland Chicken Sausage and grill it. Here's what the package looks like. It has Asiago cheese and peppers in it, very tasty! For dinner we had leftovers.
Monday: Leftovers since Nick's @ school
Tuesday: Roast cooked in crock pot w/potatoes & carrots
Spray crock pot, cut a 3.5-4lb roast in half, rub flour all over it & place in crock pot
Mix 1 pouch of onion soup mix & one pouch of brown gravy mix w/2cups of water, stir together well then pour over roast
Wash red potatoes & place in crock pot (small or cut to small)
Put carrots on top
Cover & cook on low 8 hours
**Roasts are BOGOF through Tuesday @ Winn Dixie**
Wednesday: Lasagna @ church
Thursday: Bar-B-Q Chicken on grill w/corn on the cob & Salad
You could add a starch..we try to load up on veggies and not do as many starches, although technically corn is a starch! As for the chicken, we buy the large bag of flash frozen Tyson breasts at Sam's and I'll brush Bar-B-Q sauce on them while grilling.
Friday: GIRLS NIGHT OUT! I'll be eating with 12-15 women at Red Lobster and the boys will fend for themselves.
Saturday: Not real sure yet but thinking kabobs.. Steak, pearl onions, pineapple, potatoes, tomatoes
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
- The No Peek Beef was awesome, as always. But I did do a few things different. Since my oven is broken I cooked it in our crock pot from 7:30am-1:00pm on low. I also used a can of Cream of Onion in place of 1 of the cans of Cream of Mushroom, because that's what I had. I through in about a cup of sour cream we had left in the fridge so it wouldn't go to waste. Yummmmmmmmmy! Served it on some weird thin lasagna noodles that no-one knows where they came from, but were yummy, lol. (Remember we are remodleing so they must have been in the back of one of our cabinets.)
- The pork chops were scrumptious w/some Taste of Home's 'Garlic Garlic' & Montreal Dry Steak Seasoning on them, grilled!
- The grilled chicken marinated in Italian dressing is never a let down!
- Tacos = Yummy
We pretty much stuck to the plan this week.
Here's what we're shooting for thist week:
Sunday: Nick's Famous Spaghetti & Garlic Bread
Monday: I originally had Leftovers/fend for yourself, I'm not cooking because Nick's at school.. Until I realized he's off of school for Labor Day.. So we're having Cheeseburgers on the grill w/Sliced veggies & Baked beans
Tuesday: Trying a new crock pot recipe I found - FIX AND FORGET HOTDISH
1 1/2 lb. ground beef 3/4 c. uncooked rice 1 can mixed vegetables with liquid 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix 1 can cream of celery soup 1/2 can water
Brown beef, add the rest of the ingredients and blend, cook for about 4 hours. (Do not cook rice)
Wednesday: Pork @ Church
Thursday: Tuscan Chicken Simmer (substituting tomatoes w/fresh mushrooms, doubling sauce) served on pasta, Salad (If you have not tried this it is SO yummy! Everyone in our house loves it!)
Friday: Eating out w/friends from church
Saturday: Chicken Sausage w/Mac & Cheese & Green Beans We buy Harvestland Chicken Sausage and grill it. Here's what the package looks like. It has Asiago cheese and peppers in it, very tasty!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Poppy Seeds are tiny nuttytasting, bluegray seeds inside capsules on Papaver somniferum, a yellowish brown opium plant indigenous to the Mediterranean.
Health Benefits of Poppy Seeds:
- Adding flavor - Poppy seeds are good at adding flavor to a number of food items like breads, rolls, cookies and cakes. You may depend upon these seeds to add delight to your party menus.
- Grinded form - People across the globe make use of ground poppy seeds in dishing up various types of desserts.
- Sauces - Poppy seeds are also utilized as thickening agents for various types of sauces available in the market.
- Cooking - Poppy seeds are also used in cooking different dishes like vegetables, noodles and fishes to add flavor and aroma to these items.
- Consumption of half teaspoonful of poppy seeds helps asthma and cough.
- Drinking a decoction of the seeds (25ml) once a day helps all the nervous disorders.
- A paste made up the seeds, 4gm, taken twice daily helps insomnia.
- A paste made up the seeds, 3/4gm, taken twice daily helps diarrhea.
- In case of abdominal pain, colic and sciatica, powder made up seeds taken with ghee, 3/4gm, benefits the conditions.
- A poultice or paste made up poppy seeds and applied over the affected areas gives relief, in case of any swelling and joint pains.
- Heart diseases - The presence of linoleic acid in poppy seeds protect human body from heart attacks and other heart disorders.
- Breast cancer - The oil made from poppy seeds is helpful in treating breast cancer, as it contains oleic acid.
Even though opium and poppy seeds are correlated, poppy seeds do not contain any narcotic properties and hence one can benefit from poppy seeds nutrition without the effects of opium. The fluid present in the bud which becomes opium is absent in the poppy seeds once the seeds are formed. Although....Eating poppy seed bagels or poppy seed cake can cause one to test positive for heroin and/or opium on a drug test. This was confirmed on MythBusters. Heroin is a semi-synthetic opoid made from Morphine. If a test is sensitive enough it can generate a false positive simply by detecting the poppy seeds. Lawsuits have actually been filed and settled due to this phenomenon.
Sooooo....my vote: TO POPPY SEED. Here is a great recipe: Creamy Poppy Seed Chicken http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/chicken-crock-pot-recipes/poppyseed-chicken.htm
A Few Ideas to Get You Started
Poppy Seeds are a classic addition to buttered egg noodles, fruit salad dressings, and fragrant yeast breads. Poppy Seeds add nutty flavor and texture to cookies, cakes, breads, strudels, pastry crusts, and pancake and waffle batters.
*No animals were harmed in the making of this blog.