Saturday, February 02, 2008

Whats for dinner this week

Saturday ~PIZZA NIGHT Pizza (Buffalo Style Chicken, recipe in last post)and tossed salad

Sunday ~ OVEN BAKED MEAL NIGHT Parmesan chicken wingettes with mashed potatoes and steamed carrots.

Monday ~ MEXICAN NIGHT Beef Enchilada Casserole with salad

Tuesday ~ CROCKPOT NIGHT French Dip Sandwiches with colesalw (home made ranch dressing on slaw, recipe to follow)

Wednesday ~ LEFTOVER NIGHT Church/Mom's night off

Thursday ~ SOUP NIGHT Ham and bean soup with veg. eggrolls... to celebrate the Chines New Year!

Friday ~ PASTA NIGHT Seafood Alfredo with pineapple corn muffins and brocolli

Non-dairy ranch dressing (from Hallelujah Acres)

1 cup Vegenaise or Nayonnaise (I use Smart Balance)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbl.minced, dried onion
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup water

Whisk all ingredients together and chill until serving. Also good for dipping veggies into!

Other cooking this week includes but is not limited to: Dehydrated crutons, homemade graham crackers, susage and gravy, bagels and granola.

My son is quit the budding culinary genius. I told him if Veternary school didn't work out he should consider culinary school. Last week he made lemon square cookies. He liked them so much he wanted to make them again this week. He decided on two batches, one for home and one to take into the animal clinic to share with the workers. He also decided he wanted to try one batch with real lemon and the second with the jar stuff. He declared after the first batch, "nothing is better than cooking with fresh ingredients mom". LOL I am very proud of him, despite the fact that I know the only reason he learned to cook and bake was self preservation. After the twins were born I was to busy to do much cooking in the first two years. Now it is a matter of taste buds. He pretty much knows that if he wants something sweet, he will have to make it himself! Staying on this topic, I have one closing story to share with you... While checking my email today I heard my 3yr. dd ask big brother for a snack. He asked her what she would like. With out missing a beat she responded, "sugar". Grrrrrrrrrrrr Who did she get that from?

Blessings, Beth Ann


Hansen Family said...

Great job Beth! That is great that oldest son is loving the cooking world. It is very satisfying to cook and share!!

Off to make some stuff from scratch this weekend myself ;).

Anonymous said...

What time is dinner this week? Hubby and I will be right over!