Monday, July 25, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

This weeks meal plan...

Monday- pot roast, mashed potatoes, and corn
Tuesday- meatball subs, french fries  breakfast for dinner, eggs (scrambled and fried), grits, biscuits. bacon

Wednesday- garlic chicken and broccoli, rice meatball subs, french fries
Thursday- sweet and spicy glazed chicken (crock pot)
Friday-  mozzarella chicken roll ups over noodles
Saturday- (if we are home) chicken marengo

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fresh Spaghetti Sauce

Today I worked on some homemade spaghetti sauce.  I had all these beautiful tomatoes from my grandmother's garden that needed to put to good use before going bad.  We all love tomato sandwiches in my house but we couldn't eat them fast enough.  I also ended up finishing off all the basil on my plant.  I used a lot more than what is shown in the first picture.  I got 3 good bags of spaghetti sauce.

First I blanched and peeled all the tomatoes.  I chose to use a "raw" recipe. 

Then I seeded all the tomatoes (Shannon be glad you weren't over today :)

The juice from the tomatoes to put back in the blender

The first batch was a little more runny than we like, so I cut way back on adding the tomato juice back in the next two times.


The sauce tasted really good.  When I actually use it I will add more goodies too it :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Just when I thought they couldn't get any prettier...

I get this beautiful card from Karina. I have received a few other cards from her and every time I receive one I am always so blessed.

Friday, July 08, 2011


Today the children and I made pretzels!  It was super easy and tons of fun!  We got lots of interesting shapes!  Near the end I finally started to perfect the way they should be rolled out and folded.  Everyone thinks they taste really good.  I'm not much of a pretzel fan but these were pretty tasty!

All finished!

Friday, July 01, 2011

Banana Pudding

Here is just a simple picture of the banana pudding I made for the ladies game night I host in my home.  I really love this recipe for banana pudding because it has cream cheese as one of the ingredients and I love cream cheese!