23 November 2009

Bayou Chicken Pasta

This is what's for dinner tonight, except this time I'm leaving out the chicken & making it just a pasta dish. Was Hubbs suggestion last time I made it.

19 November 2009

Chicken Picata, Roasted Onions, Smashed Potatoes

Dinner tonight, minus the Crisp:

Paula Deen's Pumpkin Bars


I used a disposable pan with a lid because I'm taking it to a fundraiser.

Rhonda's No Fail Dark Chocolate Fudge

3 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 - 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 C mini marshmallows
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 C chopped nuts (optional)

Line a 9x9" pan with buttered/sprayed waxed paper.
Mix chips, milk, & marshmallows in sauce pan.
Stir over medium heat until everything is melted.
Remove from heat and add vanilla & nuts.
Pour into prepared pan and chill until firm.
Turn pan over removing fudge & waxed paper.
Peel off waxed paper.
Cut into squares & store in airtight container.

Makes 2 lbs of candy.

*This time I let it cool just a bit & then pressed sprinkles into the top before cooling completely.

08 November 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner Plans

This is what I have planned for the 3 of us, for our Thanksgiving Day feast, so far.
3 Cornish Hens
Crudite with Granny's Dip
Deviled Eggs
Sweet Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Tartlets
Pumpkin Roll?

*If we are having company, I will fix The Man Ham either instead of or in addition to the hens.

01 November 2009

Frugal List

There are times where we have to be a little bit more frugal with our grocery bill. So I have figured out a list of dinners that doesn't take many expensive ingredients. It's a very monotonous list, but it works.
1. Hot dogs
2. Hot dogs
3. Hot dogs
4. Hamburgers
5. Hamburgers
6. Pasta
7. Pasta
8. Pasta
9. Chicken & macaroni
10. Chicken & macaroni
11. Italian Sausages
12. Italian Sausages
13. Pizza
14. Pizza
15. Pizza

Or I'll take away 2 of the hot dog times & make a big pot of vegetable soup, etc. to last at least 2 days (DH & DD aren't fond of leftoders).
I also make sure I'm not buying any repeats, not stocking up on anything, etc. I make the list as minimal as possible, but have to make sure we won't run out. It helps.

*Note: leftoders is not a typo, it's a quote from a cartoon DD used to watch*