Saturday, October 25, 2008

Menu Planning

Sat: Blueberry Pancakes
Sun: (crockpot) BBQ chicken; green beans
Mon: Potato Soup
Tues: Chicken Noodle Stir Fry (from last week)
Wed: Onion Soup Hamburgers (bunless); Caliornia veggies w/ Hollandaise sauce
Thurs: Killer Salads/leftovers
Fri: 5 Cheese Stuffed Shells

Lunch and Snack Ideas:
-homemade bagels (still haven't gotten to those yet)
-apple/pear sauce
-chocolate chips & peanuts
-eggs & sausage
-cold meat sandwiches
-grilled cheese sandwiches
-Ramen noodle soup (chicken)
-Chocolatetown chip cookies


Blueberry Pancakes
1 egg
1 C. buttermilk (or 1 Tbl. vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1 C.)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 C. flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
2 Tbl. melted butter
1 C fresh or frozen blueberries (optional)
Beat egg. Add buttermilk mixed with soda. Add flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into the mixture. Pour in melted butter. Fold in fruit. Fry on hot griddle.
*We double this recipe for our family. There's usually leftovers.

BBQ Chicken (new recipe)
(6-8 servings)
6-8 chicken breast halves
1 cup ketchup
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup water
Place chicken in slow-cooker. Whisk remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Pour sauce over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or until chicken is tender but not overcooked. (If the sauce begins to dry out as the dish cooks, stir in another 1/2 cup water.)

Potato Soup
(6 servings)
1 onion, diced
6 peeled/cubed potatoes (approx. 2 lbs)
5 cups water
1 tsp salt
1 Tbl. chicken base
1/3 cup coffee creamer (powder)
1/8 tsp pepper
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Thickening: 1/3 cup flour + 1/3 cup water (shake until mixed thoroughly)
Heat water, onion, potato, salt & pepper, and chicken base to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 15 min. (or until potatoes are tender). Make thickening; set aside. When potatoes are tender, add coffee creamer and thickening until soup is creamy consistency. *Excellent with cheese and bacon added.

Onion Soup Hamburgers
2 lbs. ground chuck
1 onion soup packet
Combine beef and onion soup packet; with hands, mush together thoroughly. May need to add just a little bit of water. Pan fry or grill. *Also excellent with shredded cheese and finely shredded spinach. (You'll definitely need water if making it this way.)

Hollandaise Sauce
(makes 3/4 cup)
In a double boiler:
3 egg yolks
1 Tbl. lemon juice
1 Tbl. water
Mix thoroughly.
Add:
1/2 C. cut-up butter (1 stick)
Stir constantly with whisk until butter melts and sauce thickens. Pepper to taste. *Just stir if it separates.

Chocolatetown Chip Cookies
7 dozen
3/4 C butter (1-1/2 sticks); softened
1 C packed brown sugar
1/2 C granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
12 oz. pkg of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375F. In large mixing bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Mix in flour, soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake 8-10 min. or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

Killer Salads
This is just the name I came up with for a fully loaded salad with ALL the fixings! Veggies, bacon, hard boiled eggs, sunflower seeds, etc... whatever salad stuff I've got.

1 comment:

Michelle M. said...

I love how your post your recipes on here as well. :)