Friday, November 27, 2009

Week 32 Menu Change

Today (Friday) we were invited over some friends' for an "after-Thanksgiving" game night. I ended up making a couple of side dishes instead of my planned pork loin and other dishes. I made

Taco Dip
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (16 ounce) container nonfat sour cream
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix (I made my own taco seasoning)
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
3 chopped tomatoes
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 can black olives, drained and sliced

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning. Spread this mixture in a 10 inch (or larger) round serving dish. Top the mixture with lettuce, Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, green onions and black olives.

I also made Cocktail wieners (Lil' Smokies, BBQ sauce-not a vinegar based sauce, and grape jelly).

Monday, November 23, 2009

Week 31 & 32 Menu (Nov. 15-28)

Week 31
Week 32

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Week 29 & 30 Menus: November 1-14

Life has been pretty crazy over the last two weeks. Beside being a mom of 3-under-3, I am also an insurance agent 1-2 days a week, and a freelance seamstress/designer. Last week, I had one very large window treatment project (5 insulated roman shades measuring 88"x46")with a deadline of October 31. And then, next weekend is my baby sister's wedding, sniff, sniff;) I have been finishing up 4 bridesmaid separates, and still have to make the vest, tie, and pillow for my son (who is the ring bearer) and do the hemming, etc. on his suit. Whew...I get tired just thinking about the next few days! Anyway, I say all that to let you know why I have not posted this week's menu until just now. I will also be posting next week's menu below.

Week 29
  1. Pizza - homemade pepperoni, black olive, and mushroom
  2. Sloppy Joes:
    • 1 lb. ground beef
    • 1/2 a bell pepper, rough chopped
    • 1/2 an onion, diced
    • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (or you can even use 1/2 can of condensed tomato soup)
    • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce (I prefer either honey or hickory)
    • 1 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • salt and pepper to taste (you can also add other seasoning i.e. cayenne, crushed red pepper flakes, etc.)
    • 6-8 cheese slices
    • 6-8 rolls
  3. Chicken Casserole (chicken, bacon, mushrooms, onions, and spiral pasta in a garlic cream sauce) - the hubby and I just kind of threw things together.
  4. Tater Tot Casserole
Week 30
  1. Rotisserie Chicken, Potatoes, Gravy, Fresh Bread
  2. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Tomato Soup
  3. White Chili served with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and Frito's
  4. Chicken Quesadillas
  5. Pizza