Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekly Menu

I am not a big Salmon fan but found a great recipe and that I want to try.  I hope it taste as great as it sounds. I am also making a chicken recipe that comes highly recommended from a friend.   I am looking forward to this weeks menu.

Sunday: Pineapple and Chicken Quesadilla
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Savory Salmon
Thursday: Amaretto Chicken
Friday: Bloody Mary Burgers
Saturday: Lemon Chicken with Sauteed Veggies

Dessert: Caramel Apple Cake

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lime Chicken Tacos

I have been cooking out of food we already have since I have not been to the grocery store in a week and came up with this recipe.  It was very pleased with how it turned out.  Ezra loved it which always means it is a keeper!

1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed and seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/2  teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2  teaspoon salt
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
10 (6 inch) flour tortillas
1 tomato diced
Monterey Jack shredded cheese
sour cream

1.  Saute chicken in a medium saucepan over medium high heat for about 20 minutes. Add vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic and Italian seasoning. Simmer for 5 minutes.

2. Serve lime chicken mixture in tortillas topped with tomato, lettuce, cheese and sour cream.

Note: I was out of Monterey Jack so I used Mozzarella cheese.

Wordless Wednesday

Ezra saying "uh oh"

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Picture Sunday

I had to post pictures of my little soccer champ!!!

He was so proud of his metal.

The team "LIL KICKERS"

Picture Sunday

Blueberry Picking!!!! 

Ezra picking the blueberries...

Roman looks like he belongs in Gilligans Island..

We picked 11.5 lbs of berries...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Playing in the rain...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Chocolate Sheet Cake

You can't go wrong with chocolate cake and chocolate icing!

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • ½ cups Buttermilk
  • 2 whole Beaten Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

  • ½ cups Finely Chopped Pecans (optional)
  • 1-¾ stick Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 pound (minus 1/2 Cup) Powdered Sugar
1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.
2. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa. Stir together.
 Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, 
then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly
to cool.
3. In a measuring cup, pour the buttermilk and add 
beaten eggs, baking soda,  and vanilla. Stir buttermilk
mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into sheet 
cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.
4. While cake is baking, make the icing. Chop pecans 
finely. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa, stir to 
combine, then turn off heat. Add the milk, vanilla, 
and powdered sugar. Stir together. Add the pecans, 
stir together, and pour over warm cake.

(from the pioneer woman)

Picture Sunday

Roman will be 4 months tomorrow. I LOVE him so much! 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cream Cheese Hot Dogs

I wanted something different with hot dogs since they were BOGO at Publix.    I am so glad I came across this recipe.  It was delicious!

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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese
  • Hot dogs, or your favorite sausages
  • Hot dog buns
  • mustard
  • ketchup (optional)

  • Directions
  1. Preheat oven at 350. 
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and cook slowly until the onions have softened and turned deep brown, about 15 minutes. Warm the cream cheese over low heat in a small skillet until very soft.
  3. Season hot dogs with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Heat in oven until well browned.
  4. To assemble cheese dogs, spread warm cream cheese on toasted hot dog bun, add hot dog or sausage, top with onions, mustard and ketchup, if desired.

(adapted from

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Getting kisses from grandpa and mommy

My angel

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekly Menu

Sunday: Burgers with Homemade Fries
Monday: Greek Chicken
Tuesday: Seattle Cream Cheese Hot Dogs with Homemade Fries
Wednesday: Mexican Pizza 
Thursday: Honey Chicken over Vegetable Rice
Friday: Middle Eastern Chicken Kabobs over Rice
Saturday: Teryaki chicken with Carrot Slaw