Monday, June 27, 2011

Fruit Pizza

With tomorrow being my due date with Miss S., I wanted to make dessert for after dinner. I didn't want any kind of dessert though. I wanted something simple and delicious. I had to make a quick run to the grocery and they happened to have kiwis and blueberries on sale. The first thing I thought of was fruit pizza and I ran with it.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Menu: June 27-July 3

Since June 28th is my due date with Miss S. (can you tell that I'm getting anxious about her arrival?), I figured that I'd post the menu early. I may even end up being induced the week of this menu but won't find out until my due date. I'm definitely keeping this menu simple as I may not be home to cook it.
If you'd like more ideas, check out the "master" list.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Baked Eggplant and Tomato Pastry

This is a dish that we had while on our cruise and we found it absolutely delicious! It seemed like a fairly simple and yet elegant dish packed with loads of flavor. Very simply, it is a piece of puff pastry dough topped with marinara sauce, breaded eggplant and tomato slices, and fresh mozzarella.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Menu: June 20-26

Less than 2 weeks to go till Miss S. is due to arrive. Granted I generally go past my due date so I'm thinking it may be closer to 3 weeks till she actually gets here. Staying busy trying to get things ready around the house and trying to make fast and simple meals.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Chocolate Toffee Caramel Bars

A friend posted this recipe on Facebook today and it sounded absolutely delicious. Plus, I'm always up for new "semi-homemade" recipes.
  • 1 pkg of yellow cake mix (the one that has pudding in it)
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-12oz pkg of choc. chips
  • 1 cup of toffee bits
  • 1 cup of vanilla chips
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 32 caramels
  • 1-14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  1. Heat oven to 350. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil then spray with non-stick spray. 
  2. In bowl combine cake mix, oil and eggs. Stir in chocolate chips, vanilla chips and toffee bits (mix will be thick). 
  3. Press 1/2 the mix into the bottom of the foil lined pan. Bake for 10 min. 
  4. While baking, in a small sauce pan combine butter, caramels and sweetened condensed milk. Stir and melt until smooth. Remove partially baked crust. Slowly pour hot caramel mixture over baked crust. 
  5. Crumble remaining cake mix over caramels. Return to oven and bake for an additional 25 min. until golden brown. Cool on counter for 20 min. 
  6. Refrigerate a couple of hours for caramel to harden a little and cut into bars. ~Enjoy~

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Menu: June 13-19

I am trying to get menus ready for the next few weeks considering that my due date with Miss S. is fast approaching. The weather is really starting to get hot and humid so I'm also trying to stick with recipes that don't require a lot of stove-top or oven time.
If you'd like more ideas, check out the "master" list.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Menu: June 6-12

Last week was very busy and this week should also be busy as our church is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary. The hubby is even in charge of a Men's Chili Cook-Off for the family day on Saturday.