Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spicy Thai Noodles


you will need -

1 lb noodles (angel hair, linguine, or spaghetti)
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey 
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
several green onions, chopped
a bunch of cilantro, chopped

Cook noodles, drain and set aside.
Heat oils and pepper in a small skillet.
Strain out pepper and return oil to skillet.
Add soy sauce and honey.
Pour sauce over cooked noodles.
Serve with peanuts, onions and cilantro.

Serves 6-8 

Enjoy! 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
April 8th - 14th

Saturday
grilled steak and pepper kabobs, baked potatoes

Sunday
sandwiches on homemade bread, chips

Monday
sheet pan garlic butter tilapia with asparagus and cherry tomatoes

Tuesday
sheet pan parmesan pesto chicken, caprese salad

Wednesday
spicy thai noodles

Thursday
greek chicken sheet pan dinner with potatoes, green beans and feta cheese

Friday
leftovers

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

One Pot Spinach Pasta


You will need - 

9 ounce bag fresh spinach leaves, divided
1 package sliced sun-dried tomatoes with basil
1 large onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 pound dry linguine, broken in half
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
5 cups chicken broth
4 ounces fresh Parmesan cheese, shredded

Combine 1/2 of the spinach with the tomatoes, onion, garlic, linguine, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper in a large pot over medium-high heat. Pour chicken broth over all.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Cook about 10 minutes until pasta is tender, tossing occasionally as pasta cooks.  Add parmesan and stir to combine.  Toss in the remaining spinach leaves and serve.  Enjoy! 

Makes 6 servings. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
January 14th - 20th

Saturday
bbq chicken, baked potatoes, spinach

Sunday
out for supper

Monday
veggie burgers, chips, dip

Tuesday
supper with college students - homestyle lasagna, italian mac and cheese, italian meatballs, garlic knots, caesar salad, eclair cake

Wednesday
grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, rustic bread

Thursday
soccer tournament - not sure of supper plans

Friday
soccer tournament - not sure of supper plans

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
January 7th - 13th

Saturday
homestyle lasagna, cheesy italian bread, caesar salad 

Sunday

Monday
sliders, homemade buffalo chicken bites

Tuesday
slow cooker french dip sandwiches, potato chips

Wednesday

Thursday
out for supper

Friday
leftovers

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
December 17th - 23rd

Saturday
jalapeno chicken enchiladas, refried beans, tortilla chips and salsa

Sunday
texas chili, cornbread, christmas cookies

Monday
toscana soup, garlic knots, olive garden salad

Tuesday
sliders, french fries

Wednesday
chicken spaghetti, garlic bread

Thursday
leftovers

Friday
hosting Christmas party

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
December 10th-16th

Saturday
leftovers

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday
kung pao chicken, rice

Tuesday
out for supper

Wednesday
saucy chicken sandwiches, potato chips

Thursday
leftovers

Friday
roasted vegetables, rosemary bread

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
December 3rd - 9th

Saturday
camping - hamburgers, potato chips, s'mores

Sunday
leftovers

Monday
breakfast for supper

Tuesday

Wednesday
tomato and basil tortellini soup, garlic knots, ceasar salad

Thursday
shephard's pie, rustic bread, apple cobbler

Friday
out for supper

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
November 26th - December 2nd

Saturday
taco soup

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday
spicy romano chicken, caesar salad, garlic knots

Tuesday
supper with college students - soft tacos, pinto beans, spanish rice, chips and dip, sopapilla cheesecake, apple pie

Wednesday
leftovers

Thursday
grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, sautéed spinach, rustic bread

Friday
FFA dinner and auction 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
November 12th -18th

Saturday
burgers, chips and dips 

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday

Tuesday
fried chicken tenders, come back sauce, french fries, texas toast 

Wednesday
sliders, potato chips

Thursday
french dip sandwiches, tomato soup  

Friday 
out for supper 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
October 29th - November 4th

Saturday
hamburgers, chips and dips

Sunday
dinner - fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, dinner rolls

Monday
frito pie, roasted pumpkin seeds, caramel apples, slice and bake halloween cookies

Tuesday
pizza style chicken, italian macaroni, olive garden saladfocaccia bread

Wednesday

Thursday
supper at art reception

Friday
leftovers or out for supper

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
October 22nd - 28th

Saturday
leftovers

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday
out of town

Tuesday
supper with college kids from congregation - texas chilicountry cornbread muffins, biscuits, pioneer woman's apple dumplingshalloween cake mix cookies

Wednesday
leftovers

Thursday
take out pizza

Friday
out for supper


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Really Good Broccoli Cheese Soup :-)


A cool breeze was blowing this afternoon and the weekend forecast is beautiful and clear.
It's finally starting to feel like fall in my part of Texas.

I had planned a new soup for tonight and I'm so glad the weather cooperated. 

I have decided to name it
"Really Good Broccoli Cheese Soup"
and my son said it should go in my cookbook one day. ;-)

You'll need -

5 tablespoons butter, divided
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups half and half
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
pinch of cayenne
2 broccoli crowns, stems removed, chopped to bite size
4 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
4 ounces velveeta cheese, grated 

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a small saucepan.  
Saute onion and garlic until softened; set aside.
Melt remaining butter in a large pot and whisk in flour.
Bring to a boil as you whisk in broth and half and half.  
Continue to whisk until thickened.
Add onions, garlic, seasonings, broccoli, and cheeses; stir until cheese is melted.
Let soup simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.

Enjoy!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
October 15th - 21st

Saturday
hamburgers, spicy potato wedges 

Sunday
baked ham and cheese rollups, potato chips

Monday
grilled chicken, cheesy potato gratin, cooked spinach, rustic bread 

Tuesday
homemade pizza

Wednesday
kung pao chickenspicy green beans, rice

Thursday
broccoli cheese soup

Friday
out for supper

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
October 8th - 14th

Saturday
out for supper

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday

Tuesday
supper with college kids from congregation - zuppa toscana, pasta fagioli, chicken and gnocchi soup, italian mac and cheese, focaccia breadolive garden salad, cheesecake, italian biscotti, tea, coffee 

Wednesday
leftovers

Thursday
grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, rustic bread 

Friday
leftovers

Friday, September 30, 2016

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
October 1st - 7th

Saturday
take out pizza

Sunday
soft tacos, pinto beans, spanish rice, chips and dips

Monday
leftovers 

Tuesday
supper with college kids from congregation - hamburgers, baked beans, chips, apple pie, ice cream, chocolate chip cookies

Wednesday
out for supper

Thursday
chicken alfredo rollups, garlic knots, caesar salad

Friday
leftovers

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chicken Gnocchi Soup


This hit the spot tonight!
A new soup to have on rotation this fall - copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup.

You will need -

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks of celery, diced
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half and half
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon thyme
salt and peper to taste
1 pound cooked chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces
handful of fresh spinach, chopped
1 package of gnocchi (potato pasta)

Heat butter and oil in a saucepan.
Saute onion, garlic and celery for several minutes.
Add flour and stir.
Add half and half and broth and bring to a boil.
Stir until mixture begins to thicken.
Add seasonings, chicken, spinach and gnocchi.
Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Chicken and Potatoes with Parmesan Garlic Cream Sauce


This was so delish!  Like, want to lick your plate delish. :-) 
I tweaked this recipe

you will need -

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in a half and pounded thin
1 teaspoon italian seasoning 
2 tablespoons butter
1 bag small red potatoes, quartered
parsley 

to make the sauce -

1/4 cup butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup half and half
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper to taste


Melt 2 tablespoons butter in saucepan over high heat.  
Sprinkle seasoning over chicken, add to saucepan, and brown on both sides.
Remove chicken from pan and place in an 8 x 11 baking dish.
Add potatoes to dish.

In same saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter.
Add garlic and sauté over medium-high heat.
Add flour and chicken broth.  
Whisk until smooth and thickened.  
Add half and half and cheese.
Whisk until smooth.
Add seasonings and then pour sauce into baking dish.
Sprinkle with parsley.
Bake, covered, at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes, 
or until potatoes are tender and chicken is cooked through.

Enjoy!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pumpkin Butter

This is a super quick and easy recipe that is delicious on toast, waffles, and pancakes
 or added to oatmeal.
It also makes a nice gift paired with canned apple jelly.


You will need - 

1  can pumpkin puree
3/4 cup apple cider
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg


Combine ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Lower heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.


Makes 24 ounces.
Will keep in the fridge for about 3 weeks.


Mmmmm!  Fall in a jar!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
September 24th - 30th

Saturday

Sunday
breakfast for supper

Monday
meatballs, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls

Tuesday

Wednesday
chicken gnocchi soup, caesar salad

Thursday
tba

Friday
leftovers