8/23/10

A Womans Place

First things first... for some reason the air conditioner decided to STOP cooling my bedroom... death when its over 100 degrees every day, so we decided to move our mattress into the living room... its like a fun camp out every night, but A LOT brighter in the morning... so much for sleeping until 10 every day!

So last week my goal was to cook an actual dinner every day. I'm not gonna lie, we did go to Chili's on Friday night, but other than that I am PROUD to say that I made some fun stuff! (let's not mention the lack of nutritional value... baby steps...)

Richard had the idea to make some stew in our RARELY used crock pot...So yummy! just throw all that stuff in there in the morning and dont even think about it until 5! perfect summer dish cause it doesn't heat up the house



One night I decided to make "homemade" pizza, which turned out QUITE delicious! Next time I think I'll use different sauce cause it wasn't really great

Then the next night I wanted to make an actual chicken that I did NOT buy pre-cooked... challenge I know... but I just cut up some red potatoes and carrots, dug the yucky crap out of that bird and stuck him into the crock pot. 5 hours later (the house smelled delicious I might add) we had an AMAZING chicken! So proud!

Plus we get to use the extras for more meals later in the week... I'm really gettin the hang of this cooking thing!

One night I decided to make untraditional lasagna... I dont like the freaky cheese in lasagna so I found this simple recipe without the ricotta cheese. Yummy Lasagna rolls! (let me know if you want the recipe)
(SORRY NO PICS OF THAT BUT IT TASTED GOOD!
Then I tried my moms specialty a "Taco Ring." I don't remember having this growing up but she makes it all the time for her kids now. Its super simple and delicious, so feel free to use this recipe!



NEED:
1 lb. hamburger
1 pkg. taco seasoning
2 rolls crescent rolls 
grated cheese
Whichever toppings you'd like

Brown the hamburger, drain, then add the seasoning
So just lay out the crescent rolls into a sun shape
Spoon the hamburger onto the thick part of the sun
add cheese
fold the corners into the center
Cook about 10 minutes or until brown
Top with tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream and ketchup (ok you can use salsa if you prefer...)



So PROUD! So this week my goal is to make sides and vegetables for each meal... haha! Wish me luck!

4 comments:

  1. Nice work! You dont remember having Taco Ring? Whhaaaat? I thought that was always one of her usuals

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  2. taco ring....sounds awesome! I think I will have to try that one! Another EASY crockpot dinner that we love is garlic chicken. You take parts of a chicken. We do drumsticks and thighs I think. Anyway the bone is in...its way cheaper that way. First cut up an onion and lay that down on the bottum in a bowl mix the chicken (about 2 lbs or more whatever) paprika, salt, pepper olive oil and 20-40 vloes of garlic. dump it in the crock pot tunr it on low for 6-8 hours. Sounds like a lot I know. But the chicken doesn't taste garlicy at all, just yummy. I love garlic so I end up eating the cloves and Dave doesn't like garlic so he doesn't and can't tell there are so many in there. Its so easy its ridiculous. try it its so yummy. Another easy favorite of our is mango casadillas. Use Montery cheese and chopped up mangos for the filling! YUM city. You can add 1/2 cup to store bought salsa and BAM you have yummy mango salsa. Good luck. I will have to add your taco ring to next months list of dinners!

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  3. oh and just so yo know it took me a couple of years before I realized I had to make sides to go with dinner...I thought they would just appear :) way to go with dinner goals!!!

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  4. wow...I am so impressed..pics and everything....you are such a great little wifey

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