Friday, December 15, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
December 16th - 22nd

Saturday
out for supper

Sunday
dinner - fried chicken tenders, mashed potatoes and gravy, southern style green beans, dinner rolls
supper - hosting youth Christmas party

Monday
spicy romano chicken, caesar salad, garlic breadsticks

Tuesday
texas chilicornbread

Wednesday
grilled chicken, rice, sautéed vegetables

Thursday
saucy chicken sandwiches, roasted red pepper soup

Friday
leftovers

Friday, December 8, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
December 9th - 15th

Saturday
leftovers

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday
blackened tilapia, rice, sautéed vegetables

Tuesday
supper with college students

Wednesday
jalapeno chicken enchiladas, refried beans, guacamole, tortilla chips

Thursday
chicken noodle soup, peanut butter cookies

Friday
leftovers

Friday, December 1, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
December 2nd - 8th

Saturday
out for supper

Sunday
breakfast for supper - breakfast tacos

Monday
cheese enchiladas, chili lime mexican corn salad, avocado black been salad, tortilla chips and salsa

Tuesday
invited to friend's house for supper

Wednesday
homemade lasagna, caesar salad, garlic bread

Thursday
cheddar topped shepherd's pie, rustic bread

Friday
FFA Young Farmer's Dinner and Auction, taking billionaires

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
November 25th - 31st

Saturday
not sure - everyone is still full from 2 days of Thanksgiving :-)

Sunday
last of the leftovers

Monday
ravioli and pasta sauce, garlic knots, caesar salad

Tuesday
hosting breakfast for supper for college students - biscuits and gravy, bacon, hash brown casserole, sausage balls, spinach quiche, cinnamon roll french toast casserole, glazed fruit salad, juice, chocolate milk, hot cocoa, coffee

Wednesday
leftovers

Thursday
take out pizza

Friday
out of town

Friday, November 17, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
November 18th - 24th

Saturday
leftovers

Sunday
breakfast for supper - biscuits and gravy

Monday
chili, cornbread

Tuesday
saucy chicken sandwiches, roasted red pepper and tomato soup

Wednesday
leftovers

Thursday
Thanksgiving breakfast - sausage balls, hash brown casserole, pumpkin roll, chocolate chip muffins, banana nut muffins, biscotti, orange juice, apple cider, chocolate milk, coffee
Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. H's family - taking green bean salad, apple pie, pumpkin whoopee pies

Friday
Thanksgiving dinner with my family - taking mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, pecan pie and butter cookies

Friday, November 10, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
November 11th -17th

Saturday
out for supper

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday
Pioneer Woman's meatballs, Panera Bread copycat macaroni and cheese, fresh green beans

Tuesday
orange chicken, rice, spicy green beans

Wednesday
broccoli cheese soup, rustic bread

Thursday
blackened chicken, fettuccini alfredo, caesar salad

Friday
leftovers

Friday, November 3, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
November 4th - 10th

Saturday
leftovers

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday
spaghetti and meatballs, garlic knots

Tuesday
soft tacos, pinto beans, spanish rice, corn jalapeno casserole, tortilla chips, salsa, queso, jalapeno ranch dip, chocolate chocolate chip bundt cake, cake mix cookies

Wednesday
camping supper - hobo meals, s'mores, hot cocoa

Thursday
out for supper

Friday
leftovers

Friday, October 27, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
October 28th - November 3rd

Saturday
Aggie game tailgate

Sunday
dinner at church potluck - taking autumn tossed salad and pumpkin bundt cake
supper hosting youth at our house - serving take out pizza, sodas, popcorn and candy

Monday
chili, cornbread, sliced apples and caramel sauce, roasted pumpkin seeds

Tuesday
invited to friends house for supper taking - candy corn cake mix cookies and ranch snack mix

Wednesday
fajitas, spanish rice, refried beans, tortilla chips and salsa

Thursday
one pot pasta, caesar salad

Friday
leftovers

Friday, October 20, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
October 21st - 27th 

Saturday
out for supper

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday
fried chicken tenders, scalloped potatoes, fresh cooked spinach, southern johnny cakes

Tuesday
out of town

Wednesday
philly cheese steak sandwiches, french fries

Thursday
spinach ricotta shells, garlic bread

Friday

Friday, October 13, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
October 14th - 20th

Saturday
buffalo chicken bombs, philly cheesesteak roll ups, bacon jalapeno popper pinwheels, pepperoni rolls

Sunday
out for supper

Monday
grilled chicken, roasted autumn vegetables, rustic  bread, magic pumpkin cobbler

Tuesday
poppyseed chicken casserole, green bean bundles, baby carrots, salad, dinner rolls, chocolate  chip cookies

Wednesday
leftovers

Thursday
spicy romano chicken, caesar salad

Friday
out for supper

Friday, October 6, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
October 7th -13th

Saturday
at parent's house for supper

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday
orange chicken, rice

Tuesday
gnocchi chicken and vegetable soup, potato squash and cheese gratin, rosemary bread

Wednesday
broccoli cheese soup, rustic bread

Thursday
at event for supper

Friday
out for supper

Monday, October 2, 2017

~an autumn table~


Couldn't pass up this lovely little set of handled soup bowls 
at Wal-Mart this past weekend. 


Just waiting on the cooler weather to arrive to enjoy some soup!


Here are some of our favorite soup recipes -


I plan to try some new ones this fall as well. :-)

Spinach Ricotta Shells

Current most favorite supper...


for 12 servings you will need -

1 10 oz package pasta shells
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
24 oz jar tomato passata
1 tablespoon dried italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon sugar
32 ounces whole milk ricotta
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup parmesan cheese, divided
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 package of fresh baby spinach

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.
Saute' onion and garlic in olive oil.
Add passata, seasonings, and sugar.  Cover and let simmer.
Combine ricotta, milk, 1/2 cup parmesan, 1 cup mozzarella and spinach.
Add pasta to ricotta spinach mixture and pour into a large, or two small, casserole dishes.
Pour sauce over pasta and top with remaining cheeses.
Bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes.
Broil for 2-3 minutes until cheese is starting to brown.  Watch carefully.
Enjoy!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
September 30th - October 6th

Saturday
take out pizza, apple crisp

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday
spinach ricotta shells, caesar salad, garlic knots

Tuesday
chicken and dumplings

Wednesday
grilled chicken, roasted autumn vegetables

Thursday
out for supper

Friday
leftovers

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Happy fall y'all!


Yesterday was the first day of fall and that means my favorite time of year has officially begun!
I chose pumpkin oat muffins to make this morning to go along with the
pumpkin spice coffee and pumpkin spice creamer I picked up yesterday after work.


It was a yummy way to start the day!


Don't you?


Here are some other fall inspirations from years past -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
September 23rd - 29th

Saturday
out for supper

Sunday
leftovers

Monday
tortellini, caesar salad, focaccia bread

Tuesday
biscuits and sausage gravy, bacon, hash brown casserole, egg and cheese casserole, chocolate chip muffinsblueberry muffinspioneer woman's cinnamon rolls

Wednesday
bbq take out

Thursday
saucy chicken sandwiches, roasted red pepper soup, potato chips

Friday
leftovers

Saturday, September 16, 2017

~pumpkin bundt cake with cream cheese frosting~



for the cake -

2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can pumpkin puree


Mix sugar, oil, and eggs until well combined.
Combine flour, spices, soda and salt. 
Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with canned pumpkin and mix well.
Pour into a greased bundt pan and bake 60 minutes at 350 degrees.


for the frosting -

1/2 cup butter
8 oz. cream cheese
4 cups powdered sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla


Combine butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Alternately add powdered sugar and milk.  
Beat until smooth and creamy.  Add vanilla.


Frost when cake is completely cool.
Store in the fridge until serving. 


Enjoy!


pumpkin spice
and everything nice...

Friday, September 15, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
September 16th - 22nd

Saturday
steak, baked potatoes, salad, pumpkin bundt cake with cream cheese frosting

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday
bbq sandwiches, potato salad, corn on the cob

Tuesday
grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, fresh green beans, biscuits, dutch apple pie, peach cobbler, vanilla ice cream

Wednesday
cheese enchiladas, spanish rice, refried beans, tortilla chips and salsa

Thursday
spinach and ricotta pasta bake, focaccia bread, caesar salad, frosty strawberry squares

Friday
leftovers

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall is in the air...


We have been having the nicest cool mornings and evenings lately
and it sure seems like fall is in the air.


I put out all my fall decor on Sunday
and was so pleased to find the 
pumpkin nutmeg nature's wick candle 
from last season in my box of decorations.


I always go by Hobby Lobby in September each year 
and get one new fall decoration.


This year I picked out a set of four pumpkin napkin holders. :-)


Our first meal at the fall decorated table on Monday night was homemade fried chicken tenders,
mashed potatoes (with the skin on 'cause they're so easy that way, just call them "rustic"!),
fresh green beans and biscuits.


And this evening we had leftovers,
so I took some time to bake up my first batch of pumpkin scones of the season.

Fall is definitely in the air at my house!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

~Early Fall Morning~


A chill in the air this morning 
made the picnic table the prefect setting
to enjoy some yummy pumpkin waffles.


A super simple recipe -

1 cup baking mix
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup canned pumpkin

makes 2 waffles


Here comes fall!


"Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness,
year's end and day's beginnings."

~Terri Guillemets