Monday, December 20, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Prepare stuffing mixes according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine soup and milk; set aside.
Divide chicken between two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with pepper. Layer with ham, Swiss cheese, 1 cup cheddar cheese, soup mixture and stuffing. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese.
Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Defrost frozen casserole overnight in fridge before using. Each casserole is 6 servings.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Cheeseburger 'N' Fries Casserole (makes 2 9x13 dishes)
4 pounds lean ground beef
2 cans cream soup
2 cans cheddar cheese soup
1 package onion soup mix
2 packaged (20 oz each) frozen crinkle-cut French Fries
In a skillet, brown the beef and drain. Stir in soups and soup mix. Pour half into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with 1 bag of French Fries. Bake uncovered at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until the fries are golden brown.
Pour remaining mixture into a gallon size freezer bag. Lay flat to freeze. When ready to use, thaw and cook as instructed above.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I am always looking for new crock pot recipes. Well, I was told about a wonderful blog devoted to crock pot recipes (Thanks Susan!) This lady decided to cook everything in her crock pot for an entire year (that was in 2008) and she is still going strong. I can't wait to try some of her recipes. You can check out her blog here.
Maybe someday soon I will share some of our families favorite crock pot recipes.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I must make a list of meals that I am planning to prepare before I can make my grocery list. That way I know what items to put on my list. I have found that if I just go shopping without a list I come home with tons of groceries, but never seem to have all the ingredients to prepare an entire meal. How is it that with my pantry stocked to the gills that I can be missing an essential element to any recipe? I still don't understand how that happens. Well, it does.
Another problem with shopping is that I seem to back track in the store. As I double check my list before heading to the check out line I always find a few items that I forgot. I end up returning to parts of the store that I had just seen minutes before. Thankfully, I had them on my list though.
Well, I have found an answer to both those problems (thanks to my MIL, Bev). She told me about another professional organizers website. I found an excellent form for meal planning and my grocery list all in one place. I print out a bunch of these at one time so that I always have some on hand. They break down my list by types of foods/areas of the store. Now when I am in the produce section of the store I look at the produce section of my list. I rarely miss things on my list anymore. Try it for yourself and let me know how it works for you.
One benefit to menu planning and shopping using this list is that I don't purchase as many impulse items. Knowing that I have a specific meal plan gives me a sense of peace knowing that we will eat well and that I don't have to try and fill that void by picking up junk. In turn this saves us money.
You can find it under the Personal section of free forms. It is called Grocery List/Menu Planner
Thursday, January 21, 2010
They have only been in Abu Dhabi for a few days, but they are already recognizing what a blessing this job is from God. After hearing a few of their stories we are extremely excited to see how God will use them this year.
My father-in-law has started a blog to keep in touch with family and friends. If you would like to follow his journey here is his blog http://wakefulatmidnight.wordpress.com/ Please pray for the entire family as we all walk this new journey together!