Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
4 LASAGNA All ready in freezer
1 CHILI PACK All ready in freezer
2 packages 1 lb each of chicken strips All ready in freezer
1 package of Flank steak All ready in freezer
2 MEALS OF PORK CHOPS
2 SPAGHETTI SAUCE
2 BAKED ZITI DINNERS
5 MEAT LOAVES
2 STUFFED GREEN PEPPERS MEALS
3 TACOS/TACO SALAD MEALS
1 ZIPLOCK GALLON OF WHITE RICE PRE-COOKED
5 STUFFED POTATOES AS NEEDED
- Once a month cooking meals
- Use all the items in pantry before buying more
- Only shop weekly for milk, bread , small things
- Create Menu's that doesn't work for me or my family so I have been making freezer meals and daily decide what we will eat and that is working well. Been doing this for over a week :)
- Locating more uses for rice so I can create more side dishes that are cheap
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This was a recipe my nonny use to make for us growing up in Michigan....
Graham Crackers Pudding Cake
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
Box graham crackers
Small container of cool-whip
Make up the 2 boxes of pudding with milk following the directions on the box. After pudding has set in refrigerator. Layer the crackers then chocolate pudding, Then the crackers then vanilla pudding, Top the last layer with pudding then the whip cream. Refrigerate 3 hours. Cut into squares and serve.
1 box of scalloped potatoes
1/4 tsp. oregano
1 can (16oz) petite diced tomatoes
1 pkg (4 oz) of pepperoni
1 1/2 c water
1 (4oz) pkg of mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 400*F
On stove in sauce pan heat tomatoes, water and oregano. In a 2 qt or (8 X 8 pan). Empty scalloped potatoes and season package. Stir the tomatoes mix into the potatoes in pan. Top with pepperoni and cheese and bake for 30 mins.
Additional ingredients if desired can be added.
This recipe is from my childhood food memories :) this my mother use to make ..
It normally calls to be made in a 9 X 13 pan but due to currently not having a full size oven I have placed the recipes with 8 x 8 in square pan instructions with ( 9 X13 ) in ( ) to assist you:) enjoy..
Applesauce Bread Pudding
2 1/2 cups Bread Crumbs (5 cup)
1 1/2 cups scaled milk (3 cup)
1/2 cup applesauce (1 cup)
1/2 cup sugar (1 cup)
eggs (3 )
1/4 cup butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (1 tsp)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (1/2 tsp)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla (1/2 tsp)
Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease 8 X 8 (9 X 13 pan). In a pot heat milk and butter until warm but not boiling. In large bowl tear apart bread into bite size pieces to create breadcrumbs. Then in another bowl mix the rest of the ingredients together well. When milk is ready pour over breadcrumbs then allow to soak for 10 mins. Then combine then wet ingredients with the bread mixture. Then place into greased pan. Bake for 1 hour or until knife comes out clean then allow to cool to room temp. Then place in refrigerator. Cut into squares to serve.