Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Lasagna Style Ravioli
Ingredients - Frozen Ravioli, favorite jar of spaghetti sauce, any sort of veggies that you are trying to sneak in on your kids or husband, 1 bag mozzerella cheese, "a smattering" of parmesan cheese.
Directions - Preheat oven to 350. Pour a little bit of spaghetti sauce into bottom of 13x9 pan so ravioli won't stick. Put a layer of frozen ravioli over the sauce (not touching, they will swell while cooking). Add another layer of sauce (and any veggies you are trying to sneak in...chop them up small) and a layer of mozzerella cheese. Repeat the layers one more time and sprinkle a little parmesan on top. Cook for 30 minutes in the preheated oven (Check to make sure your middle isn't still cold) then broil for a few minutes to brown up the top! Yum!
All three toddlers (and moms) thoroughly enjoyed the meal with a bit of salad and garlic bread. We still had leftovers with the 6 of us eating and it was very inexpensive. I hope you enjoy it.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Monday - Casserole from freezer
Tuesday - Ravioli- Lasagna style! (layer your ravioli like lasagna noodles and the layer sauce and cheese...yum!)
Wednesday - Church
Thursday - Tilapia pepper packets
Friday - Chicken Pot Pie
Saturday - Dinner out with Family.
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Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sunday - Mushroom Onion Chicken - This is becoming one of our family favorites. Everyone will eat and enjoy it, and as a bonus it is a good way to get rid of left over chicken.
Monday - Tacos - (I actually have tomatoes and lettuce on hand, might as well eat tacos when I have great toppings around!)
Tuesday - Eat Out - We are getting the carpets cleaned at 4pm, so by the time they are done I am sure we won't want to try to get back to our kitchen (especially since all of our furniture will be in there).
Wednesday - Church
Thursday - Chicken Pot Pie - simple recipe my mother-in-law showed me at one time- cut up chunks of cooked chicken (whatever you have on hand) mixed veggies, can of cream of chicken, dash of milk, salt and pepper to taste heat all of that until bubbling in a 350 oven and then put refrigerator biscuits on top for 10-20 minutes or until they are done.
Friday - Family
Saturday - more hamburger casserole - we are almost through with the stash of this I have in the freezer, I think my husband will be happy to see it gone for awhile.
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Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Sunday - Hamburger Casserole
Monday- Venison - I realized this morning that I still had a little left in the freezer from the last time my neighbor went hunting, so I had already flash fried it and just put it in the crockpot for later. It was great...really tender, especially for deer meat.
Tuesday- Parmesan Encrusted Pork Chops - my sister-in-law said these were the easiest and best thing she has made in a long time. (The humerous part of this being that she doesn't normally eat pork, and rarely takes time to cook!)
- Press Parmesan into both sides of the pork chop. Dip into beaten egg. Dip into italian bread crumbs. Saute about 4 mins per side.
Wednesday - Church
Thursday - Oven Roasted Chicken, green beans, rice
Friday- Extended Family Time
- Lunch - We are going to an arts fair so I'm sure we can find something yummy there.
- Dinner - Chicken Pot Pie
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Friday, March 12, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
We generally have at cereal or an occasional muffin or pancake for breakfast, and leftovers for lunch during the week.
Sunday - Mushroom Onion Chicken over egg noodles and veggie.
- Brown the chicken, poor cream of mushroom soup over it and simmer it for 10 minutes or so then add some french fried onions for a few more minutes. Serve over noodles or rice with extra french fried onions for the top.
- Dip the thawed chicken into egg wash and the dredge through bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
- Bake at 350 for about 30 mins
- add spaghetti sauce and mozerella cheese and bake until cheese is melted and bubbling
- Serve over spaghetti noodles or by itself.
- You can find the Garlic Roll here it is recipe #115809
Tuesday - Lasagna
- I am going to prep an extra lasagna tonight as well as a hamburger casserole - might as well do all that ground beef at once, and I will have a few extra meals in the freezer.
Wednesday - Tacos
Thursday - Shrimp Alfredo
- Make the alfredo with a touch of balsamic vinigarette... 3 cloves of garlic, 6 oz. cream cheese and 3/4 cup chicken broth, it is so delicious with a little extra parmesan cheese and parsley
Friday - Family Night
Saturday - BBQ Chicken for lunch and the hamburger casserole that I prepped earlier in the week for dinner.
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Friday, March 5, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The best news is that I ended up trying a new lasagna recipe to take to a friend who's son is in the hospital (and has been since december - please pray for them). You can find the recipe here. It uses cream cheese instead of ricotta, but it is amazing. I wasn't sure about the switch at first, but yummy! All are agreed at my house. I ended up using the leftover bits to make a mock manicotti that we enjoyed on Tuesday, and now that it is Wednesday all of our plans are up in the air. My toddler has been throwing up all afternoon, so I won't be getting into the kitchen tonight. My amazing husband did go by the store and pick up fried chicken so that at least he and I could eat. I'm not sure what the plan will be Thursday and Friday, because we will need to eat a more bland version then we usually do if my girl is up to eating at all. So pray for us, and all of our health. I would rather not get the virus my toddler has and of course I want her on the way to a quick recovery.