Saturday, October 23, 2010

Linguini with meat sauce, green salad, and yummy cheese bread.

For dessert we made monster cupcakes

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Roasted vegetable soup and rolls

I didn't get the vegetables roasted as much as I would have liked. It was a little blah so I'm giving this a thumbs down.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chicken Noodle Soup and Cream of Broccolli soup

We spent the evening hourseback riding with my family. My mom brought dinner desert for after.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Green Chili soup

Another clean out the fridge meal. Leftover green chili sauce from the enchiladas, leftover tomato soup, chicken broth, leftover chicken, beans, and corn. Topped with tortilla strips.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sticky Finger Pizza at Wingers

I was planning on making chicken fingers and macaroni and cheese. But when the hubby texts and says he wants to go out I'm not going to argue.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dinner at Kirk's parents house. Turkey, broccoli, pasta salad and smashed potatoes.

I brought the potatoes. I'll have to work on this one. They were pretty blah. Has anyone else ever tried to make these? What do you put in them?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Make ahead muffin melts

I know this isn't a dinner but this is the cooking I've done today. I was in charge of food at our wards Super Saturday and I made these. I got the recipe from The Pioneer Woman. All I can say is yum! I will be making these again and again and again.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Enchiladas, beans and rice

My sister in law was talking about enchiladas last week and I have been craving them ever since! They are filled with:
a can of cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
Cheddar cheese
Mexican seasoning
I usually add green chilies but I was out.
I warm the tortillas, wrapped in a dish towel, in the microwave for 30 seconds. Just till they're soft.
After filling them and placing them in a 9x13 pan, cover with green chili enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese and bake for 1/2 an hour.

Pretty simple. I guess most people already know how to make enchiladas but I have to admit that I didn't try making them till about a year ago. Now it's one of my favorites!

What do you put in your enchiladas?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Steak, funeral potatoes ( a standard Mormon dish), green beans

You may have noticed that green beans are my go to vegetable. I don't mean to toot my own horn but I make a mean green bean. And I'll let you in on my little secret...They are so easy. I usually use frozen beans from Costco

I fill a pot 3/4 full of water and bring it to a boil then add a couple hand fulls of beans and a little salt.

Bring back to a boil over medium high heat and continue to boil for about 5-10 more minutes. I usually know they are done when they turn bright green. If you're not sure then just pull one out and taste it. They should still have a little bite to them.
Drain the beans and add 1 T butter, margarine, or olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, and I add a couple tsp of this seasoning
You can use a couple cloves of minced garlic or a little garlic powder and fresh or dried dill. Cover with a lid and let sit for about 5 minutes, then stir.

Isn't that a pretty sight?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dinner at mom and dad's
Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots and broccoli, waldorf salad, and rolls

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Taco soup and corn bread muffins

I make this meal quite often in the fall/winter. It's so easy and so yummy. I like to top it with cheese and sour cream.

1 lb ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
Cook as directed on taco seasoning package
1 can corn, do not drain
1 can beans, do not drain
1 chopped onion
1 small can green chilies

Simmer for 15 minutes

Friday, October 1, 2010

True colors swap

My friend is hosting this swap. You should all do it with me! Does everyone else love getting mail (not bills or junk mail) as much as I do?