Thursday, July 31, 2008

Menu Plan for July 2008

I give up; I'm so behind I'm just going to write down what we had "for the record." Can I blame it on Summer-Vacation Brain?

2--Orange Sage Chicken
3--Chinese takeout
5--barbecued chicken, burgers
7--Crockpot Swiss Steak Supper
9--Spicy Orange Chicken/Chicken Piccata
11--Cracker Barrel
12--Spanish Garlic Shrimp
13--@ Mom's (turkey London Boil)
14--@ Mom's (sandwiches)
15--@ Mom's (lamb chops)
16--fast food
19--Chicken Parmesan
20--Don Pablo's
21--London Broil
22--Hoisin-molasses pork; orzo
23--pizza @ Trish's
24--frozen dinner
25--Shrimp Fried Rice
26--picnic @ baseball game
27--picnic @ Pop's
28--ravioli marinara
29--Spice Glazed Chicken
30--Beef & Gravy

Friday, July 25, 2008

Cool Contest! Cool Prizes!

dddiva at MyLoonyverse is hosting a back-to-school contest with two terrific prizes:

Check it out!

This is a blog to add to your daily feed-reader, folks! She has heads-ups on all kinds of great contests, and periodically she hosts her own.

Thanks, dddiva, for hosting this contest!

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Goal

I just read over at Amy Caroline's about the Recipe Cheat Sheet. She has links to some examples. Basically, fit as many ingredient lists (and very basic temp/time directions) on a single side of 8 1/2 X 11 paper as you can. And even make it look cute! Put it in a page protector and you have the ultimate survival cookbook.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Menu Plan Monday July 7, 2008

SATURDAY: We had family and friends here for a picnic. Dinner included burgers and hot dogs, barbecued chicken, pasta salad, apple-poppyseed cole slaw (this was fabulous!), Dr. Pepper Baked Beans, and raw vegetable platter. Dessert was brownies, fruit and Lemonade Pie.

SUNDAY: Leftover surprise (it's just me here for dinner. Surprise!)

MONDAY: "Cheater's Beef Burgundy" over noodles

TUESDAY: French Toast

WEDNESDAY: Chicken piccata/Spicy Orange Chicken (2 sauces, same base chicken. Everyone's happy). Served with rice and vegetables.

THURSDAY: Spaghetti

FRIDAY: Shrimp fried rice

SATURDAY: The Boy Scouts are off to camp. The rest of us will eat up some leftovers as we are going to spend some time at my parents' house and I don't want to come home to Science Experiments in the fridge.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Apple-Poppyseed Cole Slaw

Apple-Poppyseed Cole Slaw

1 bag Cole-slaw mix (cabbage & carrots)
2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, coarsely grated
½ cup onion, minced
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tbl apple juice
3 tbl sugar
2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Mix cabbage, carrots, apples, & onions in large bowl. Add vinegar and toss to coat.
Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, apple juice, sugar and poppy seeds in medium bowl to blend. Add to cabbage mixture and toss to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. This can be made 1 day ahead. Keep refrigerated. Toss to blend before serving.

Source: this is a slightly tweaked version of the Kitchen Madonna's recipe. I only changed it because I didn't have all the ingredients on hand, so I improvised. It was a delicious cole slaw!


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