Monday, May 21, 2012

Menu May 21

Ground Beef Stroganoff Soup: This was a big hit, to the point that we're going to have it again this week. I modified the directions a bit to work better with my cooking time frame and we loved the results.

Chicken Fried Rice:This, however, was not a keeper. It didn't work the way it's supposed to and ended up being a very blah dish.
Easiest Ever Peanut Butter Cookies: These were definitely the winner of the week! As advertised, they were very easy to make with only four ingredients. There was a pleasing crunchiness in them but they were still a soft cookie.

On the Menu...
Ground Beef Stroganoff Soup
Butter Chicken {Slow Cooker}  {New}
3 Cheese Ziti {from the freezer}

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Foreshadowing

Oh how I love bookmarking recipes. I also love trying them but unfortunately, that's not quite as simple as the bookmarking part!
  • Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal from The Yummy Life: I am extremely intrigued by this idea and am looking forward to trying some of the different varieties.
  • Homemade Taco Seasoning from $5 Dinners: I just need to remember to buy cumin and then I'll be able to try this easy seasoning.
  • Zucchini Pesto with Linguini from Rachael Ray: Now when we're inevitably given some zucchini this summer I'll know what to do with it!
  • Pineapple Coconut Crisp from My Recipes: My husband doesn't really care for coconut but I'm hoping I'll be able to sneak it by him in this.
  • Southwestern Grilled Pizza from Go Graham Go!: It's been a while since I've stumbled across a pizza recipe that really caught my eye. I can't wait to try this one out though!
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dessert Pizza

This wonderful treat came about because of a slightly failed experiment. I tried to freeze pizza dough but it just wouldn't roll out nicely or rise properly when I went to use it. So, I had some extra dough in the freezer that weren't suitable for "regular" pizzas. Enter the dessert pizza! It doesn't matter that the crust isn't airy and puffy like you want for pizza, in fact, it might almost be better a little flat.

This is almost a non-recipe recipe as I've put a variety of things on, depending on what I have on hand. However, I typically start with peanut butter as the "sauce" and try to put at least one slightly crunchy topping on. Also, mini marshmallows are a must in my book. They add a melty sweetness that is just wonderful!

Dessert Pizza
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Yields: 8 slices

1/3 recipe of pizza dough
~2 T peanut butter
~1/2 cup toppings {chocolate chips, granola, crispy cereal, etc.}
1/4 cup mini marshmallows

   1.  Roll out dough into desired shape. Spread peanut butter on crust; top with desired toppings, ending with marshmallows.
   2.  Bake at 450 for 8-10 minutes.  

Monday, May 14, 2012

Menu May 14

Grilled Pizza Pockets: We didn't grill them because of time constraints but they were still tasty although nothing super exciting.
Oreo Truffles: There was absolutely nothing wrong with these but at the same time they weren't fantastic either. If I had dipped them {as the recipe calls for} maybe that would have changed things.

On the Menu...
Ground Beef Stroganoff Soup {New}
Cream Cheese Pasta
Chicken Fried Rice {New}
Some sort of egg dish
Chicken Fajita Pizza
French Toast

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Menu May 7

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwiches: These were good and my husband really liked them however, there was some little taste in there I didn't care for so I'm not guaranteeing we'll have these again.
 Cinnamon Rolls: These will definitely be added to our rotation!
Dessert Pizza: I've been making dessert pizzas the past few weeks and we've really been enjoying it. {Recipe coming soon!}

On the Menu...
Lasagna Soup with Breadsticks {We ended up having Baked Potato Soup last week.}
Grilled Pizza Pockets {New}
Orange Chicken
Chicken Fajita Pizza {I didn't have onions last week.}
French Toast {Back on the menu for this week.}

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