Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Menu Oct 23-31 2007

Potato Chips
Little Thimbles
Green Salad
Chicken Parmesan
Green Salad
Pressed Cubans and Tomato Soup
Baked Potato
Green Beans
Eggs & Sausage Pizza
Fresh fruit
Bread and Milk, Canned Peaches

Tuesday: Sloppy Joes
Ground Beef or Turkey and Manwhich

Wednesday: Little Thimbles
This is a dish from Giada de Laurentis (Food Network) We loved it. It means Improvisation.

1 ½ c Ditalini or other small tube shaped pasta such as elbow or pennette
2 T olive oil
3 minced garlic cloves
5 plum tomatoes (1 pound) cored and chopped
8-ounce fresh mozzarella, cut into ½ inch cubes (I just shredded regular mozzarella)
8 large fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped

Bring water and salt to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring often to prevent the pasta from sticking together, for about 8 minutes. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 min. Add the tomatoes and sauté just until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add the cooked pasta. Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the cheese and basil and toss to coat. Season the pasta to taste with salt. Serve immediatlely.

Thursday: Chicken Parmesan
2 c. breadcrumbs
¾ c Parmesan cheese
¼ c fresh parsley
1 t salt
Garlic salt
Melted butter

Roll chicken in melted butter then in crumb mixture. Bake uncovered for 1 hour at 350.

Friday: Pizza

Saturday: Pressed Cubans and Tomato Soup
These are famous in our area. Hope you like them. Open a can of Cambells tomato and dip away!
1 t. extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic minced
4 (3 ounce) Hawaiian rolls, sliced in half horizontally
2 T. mustard
8 slices reduced fat swiss cheese
4 slices of bacon, cooked
12 dill pickles slices
2 t fresh cilantro
6 ounces low sodium thin sliced ham
2 ounces thinly sliced deli roasted turkey

Combine oil and garlic. Spread rolls with mustard. Place cheese, 2 bacon, 3 pickles, and ½ t cilantro on bottom half of roll. Divide ham and turkey evenly on bottom half of roll. Top with another slice of cheese. Brush garlic oil over top half of roll. Cook in gfg (George Forman Grill) Press down on the lid to flatten and cook until cheese melts.

Sunday: Meatloaf & Baked Potatoes; Five Star Cookbook

1 ½ ground beef
3 slices bread
1 c milk
1 egg, beaten
¼ c onion
¾ tsp salt
¼ t sage
¼ t celery salt
¼ t pepper
¼ t garlic salt
1 T. Worchestershire sauce
1 T mustard
5 T ketchup

Preheat oven to 350. Place meat in large mixing bowl. Tear up the bread in small pieces and all to meat. Pour in milk, egg, and remaining ingredients, reserving 3 T ketchup. Mix thouroughtly. Place mixture in a loaf pan. Add the ketchup to the top to help keep it moist. Bake at 350 for 90 minutes. Serves 8

Monday: Scramble Eggs & Sausage Pizza: Southern Living

1 can refridgerated pizza dough
1 lb. hot ground pork sausage
6 large eggs
½ t seasoned pepper
1 16 oz jar of salsa
1 8 oz package four cheese Mexican blend cheese
Sour cream (optional)

Unroll dough onto a 12 inch lightly greased pizza pan. Bake at 425 for 6-8 minutes. Brown sausage in a large pan for about 10-15 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain. Whisk together eggs and pepper. Coat skillet with Pam. Add egges to skillet and cook over med heat without stirring for 2 minutes. Gently stirl to break up the eggs. Cook stirring occasionally 3-4 minutes until eggs are thickened and moist. Do not overstir. Remove from heat. Spread salsa over partially baked crust, top with sausage, scambled eggs and cheese. Bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes until crust is deep golden brown. Serve with sour cream if desired. Serves 8

Tuesday: Bread and Milk w/ Peanut Butter and Honey

In honor of grandpa and President Benson here is one of my favorites as a kid. Make sure you mix your peanut butter and honey on a plate to use as you spoon out your bread. I love this. Craig is going to be out of town and that is why we are doing it. He despises soggy things….I prefer homemade whole wheat bread for this, or homemade white for that matter but you need sturdy bread!

Wednesday: Halloween!

Breakfast: Spiderweb eggs:
1 dozen large eggs
8 cups water
2 c frozen blueberries

Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan. Cover with water and blueberries. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Cover, let stand for 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove eggs one at a time and place on a folded kitchen towel. Lightly crack shell on one side with a wooden spoon. Transfer egg to medium bowl; cover with cooking water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Let eggs cool completely in water in the fridge. Carefully peel eggs and and serve with salt and pepper.

Dinner: Goulash: Halloween Food!

1 lb ground beef
1 c. cheese
1 c celery
1 c onion
1 c cooked noodles
1 can tomato soup
1 c water
Mix together and put in oven for 45 minutes at 350.

I usually double this. I love it! Great comfort food!\

Treat: Chocolate glazed pumpkin cookies
2 c flour
½ t baking soda
½ t baking powder
½ t pumpkin pie spice
¼ t salt
½ c unsalted butter
1 c sugar
1 egg
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
4 ounces semi sweet chocolate chopped

Preheat oven to 375. Whisk together first 5 ingredients and set aside. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until smooth. With mixer on low speed alternate flour mixture in tow parts and pumpkin in one, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until combined and do not over mix. Drop onto cookie sheet by heaping tablespoons. Leave them about 1-½ inches apart. Bake until puffed and golden, 15-20 minutes. Transfer immediately to cookie rack and cool completely.

Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until almost melted. Remove from heat and stir until melted completely. Pour chocolate into zip lock baggie. Snip a corner to make a 1/8-inch hole. Pipe chocolate over cookies. (Just little drizzle lines back and forth. Nothing fancy). Refrigerate until firm, (about 20 min).


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I added the link on Ne Oublie, so you should be able to get to it from there, too.

Great idea Amy! Thanks!

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