Monday, December 6, 2010

Menu 11/23

Tuesday: Chicken Casserole from More Than a Cook Book. This was terrible. 'Nuf said.

Regarding the cook book, though...every once in awhile we've come across a recipe that rocks our socks off. But the rest are either meh or nasty. So I wouldn't recommend buying it.

Wednesday: Shrimp Chowder from Taste of Home. We really liked this recipe, but I've noticed that most creamy soups I make call for WAY too much butter. I think I just have to make a general rule to cut the butter in half when I cook them.

Thursday: Hot ham and cheese slices from Taste of Home Magazine October-November 2010. These were like...home made hot pockets. Minus the microwave. And the frozen chunk in the center. Pretty cool, basically.

Friday: Hamburger Noodle Bake from Taste of Home Magazine August-September 2010. This was SUPER yummy. We have literally never picked a recipe out of this magazine that we don't like, so that's pretty impressive. Basically, I recommend you subscribe to this magazine. :)

Saturday: Chicken Stanley from the Rumford Complete Cook Book (circa 1931). This cook book is really hard to use. It is way outdated and the measurements stink and ick. But it was my great grandmother's, and it has her handwriting in it and I honestly just can't bear to not use it. So we made this and hey, it turned out ok. So there's all my complaining for nothing.

Sunday: Two Step Lasagna from No More than 5 Ingredients. This was the stupidest recipe. It called (seriously) to cook the whole thing in the microwave. Yeah. So since we thought that was ridiculous we just used the ingredients list and made our own simple lasagna.

1 lb ground beef, browned mixed with 2 jars spaghetti sauce (you can be cool and make your own or buy it in jars which can be reused for storage woo!)

1 box of lasagna noodle, al dente

14 oz ricotta mixed with 2 cups mozzarella

layer: noodles, meat, ricotta, noodles, meat parmesan cheese

bake for 25 minutes at 350.

We picked bad spaghetti sauces to use (that's what happens when you use what's on hand instead of buying new :/ ) but we were pretty happy with it. I think we needed a couple more cheeses-- maybe some cottage. Needs some tweaking, that's all.

Monday: Rice dinner

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