Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
I used this recipe and made a few changes. I did not add the mushrooms, I added a medium jicama diced, a medium onion diced, and 4-5 stalks of celery diced.
I think that the iceberg lettuce gives it a crunch that is needed, the butter lettuce was very soft.
I served this with a curry cous cous and chopped cucumber and shredded fresh carrots.

Curry Couscous
1 cup couscous
2 cups of boiling water
2 T curry powder
1 t salt.
Mix it all together and let it sit for 10 minutes covered.


Starting her out early on chores!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Beef pot pie and baked apples

Fried rice, edamame

Miso soup
chow mein noodles


Homemade pizza,

leftovers, date night for grown-ups

Monday, January 3, 2011

Baked fish and chips with caesar salad

We had a great meal tonight! The kids loved it, they were fighting over the leftovers for their lunches tomorrow!
I used tilapia for the fish, we enjoy this and it has less of a fishy smell than halibut.
For 3 fillets I used 1/2 cup flour seasoned with 2T old bay, salt and pepper mixed in.

Salt and pepper the fillets then dip in the flour and then into a beaten egg. Then into panko crumbs.
Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or until the crumbs are just golden brown.

For the potatoes I cut them into a large dice. I used 3 large potatoes. Put into a bowl and add about 1/4 cup of olive oil, salt and pepper and 2 T oregano. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 25 minutes until golden and crispy.

4 T thick plain yogurt
2 T mayo
1 dill pickle diced finely
2 T pickle juice
2 t mustard
Mix and serve with the fish

Caesar salad dressing
2 T thick yogurt
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 t anchovy paste
1 T dijon mustard
5 garlic cloves
black pepper
1 T grated parmesan cheese
1/3 olive oil
Pulse everything several times in a blender except the oil. Then turn on and slowly add in the oil until dressing is thick and creamy.
Serve over fresh romaine with parmesan and garlic croutons.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Not quite new year...

I am not going to promise something crazy for the new year like a new post every day or even every week, but I will promise not to neglect it for 2 months at a time!
Right now I am still having fun with the kids playing with all the new fun things they got for Christmas. #1 dd is well on her way to becoming a much better seamstress than I am. She got a new sewing maching and a large box of material for her presents. She has all ready put together several tote bags for her brother and sisters to play with, including one sling bag for DS to carry his Nerf darts in for his war games!

So when I do stop to do something on my list of improvements I will let you all know! For now, enjoy all those Christmas leftovers in your fridge like we are!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Menu plan for 10/25-10/31

Monday-Tepanyaki style beef with zucchini and onions, fried rice, green salad with miso-sesame dressing
Tues-Meatball soup and corn muffins
Weds- Miso soup with tofu and egg drop soup
Thursday-Creepy dogs with monster mac and cheese
Fri-dinner at school carnival
Sat-dinner at Church party, making finger bread sticks with blood and guts dip aka chunky marinara
Sun- Roast beef and potatoes in crock pot, corn, rolls

Monday, August 9, 2010

Menu plan for 8/9-8/15

BLTA's and pasta salad
Oven baked fish and chips with roasted broccoli
hot dogs, baked beans and potato salad
spring rolls, sesame noodles
potato soup
pizza and salad