Monthly Archives: May 2010

One of those go-to recipes

Our Sunday School class takes turns bringing breakfast every week. Due to our class size, I only end up having to take a turn every 2 1/2 to 3 months. I always envision myself making a new and exciting breakfast that will impress all my classmates and be the envy of those less skilled in the kitchen. But let’s get real here- I usually end up getting busy on Saturday, practically forgetting that tomorrow is my turn, and what do I do? I go to the stand-by- Easy Sausage and Hash Brown Casserole from Southern Living Busy Moms Weeknight Favorites. It is easy and quick and has been a real crowd pleaser every time I have made it. I am not sure if I should post the recipe here or not due to the evil Copyright Police (you know what I mean, Mary), so if you are interested in the recipe, I will be happy to email it to you. I do have to say that I recommend this cookbook because I have made several recipes from it and they all have passed the test so far.

Coming soon- Upside Down Pizza Casserole (also from the same SL cookbook) and Fish Tacos so please check back for more recipe reviews and menu ideas!

When you fail to plan

Boy, I have really let things get out of control around our house. The ole schedule has been pretty hectic and I have let that take control of the meal planning. Big mistake- huge!!!! Over the past week, I have worked very hard to get things back into some sort of normalcy. Now that the end of the school year is almost here, I am diligently going to try and use the summer to get back into planning mode.

I do have a few recipes that I want to share with you though. I hate that I don’t have any pictures, but I am bad to forget that because photographing food is not always something I think about.

TACO CUPS

These were a great Friday night supper at our house a couple of weeks ago. My kids love tacos, and this was a new twist on that old stand by- the taco kit. We topped our with cheese and taco sauce and also had some tortilla chips and cheese dip.

TACO PASTA

Yes, we love tacos and taco flavored dishes around here. This was pretty good. My kids liked it and my husband liked it, so it will probably be something I fix again. It was cheap and easy which is always fine by me. It was good for a night when I needed something quick and most of the ingredients are things I always have on hand.

MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN IN THE SLOW COOKER

This was a big hit with all four of us. I put this in the crock pot yesterday after church so it would be ready when we got home from our afternoon activities and our evening church service. I made some garlic toast to go along with it and everyone in the house asked for a second helping. We are having the leftovers tonight for supper.

Hopefully this week, there will be much more cooking and much more planning!!!!