Monday, April 30, 2012

Weekly Menu!

Meal #1 Penne with italian sausage, tossed salad & fresh bread
Meal #2 Chicken Caesar sandwichs w/ macaroni salad & fresh fruit
Meal #3 Fettucinne alfredo w/ breadsticks & tomato cucumber salad
Meal #4 Pepperoni rolls w/ baked cheese balls
Meal #5 Sesame noodles w/ chicken & eggrolls

peanut butter banana smoothies
banana bread breakfast donuts

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My gems!

We had a crazy heat wave for a CNY Spring....near 90 in March is crazy!!! We celebrated by hanging poolside at a friends house and soaking in the sunshine! That dear friend happens to be an amazing photographer and managed to capture these great shots of my girls {who everyone knows are IMPOSSIBLE to photograph!}

As we are having WAY below normal temps this week I was drawn back to this day and wanted to share!  Thank you to Jennifer Wolsey for being an amazing magician behind the camera!  Check out her work here & here & of course on FB!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weekly Menu

Meal #1 Fajitas w/ spanish rice & chips w/ salsa
Meal #2 Baked chicken parmesan w/ tossed salad & fresh bread
Meal #3 Pork Chops w/ parmesan roasted potatoes & fresh fruit
Meal #4 Apple Harvest Chicken Salad w/ fresh bread

frozen yogurt bites
choc chip coconut oat cookies {I have made these before, SO good!}

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Weekly Menu!

Meal #1 Crockpot Chicken Parmesan w/ tossed salad & bread
Meal #2 Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad w/ breadsticks
Meal #3 Smoked gouda & bacon mac & cheese (recipe below) w/ fruit salad
Meal #4 Enchilada casserole w/ chips & salsa

Easter dessert - Cheesecake tartlets & chocolate cheesecake strawberries

Smoked Gouda & Bacon Macaroni and Cheese (courtesy of my friend Sheila!)
- 1 pound (1 box) of elbow macaroni
- 6 cups water
- 4 tablespoons of salted butter
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 4 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 pound smoked Gouda cheese, grated
- bacon, cooked and crumbled OR real bacon bits

Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat, Add the 4 tablespoons of flour and start whisking it constantly for about 2 minutes, Slowly add the 4 cups of milk, stirring constantly. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper. Allow the milk to come to a light boil as you continue to stir, taking care not to burn it. At this point, start boiling the noodles so that they can be finished cooking around the same time as the sauce. Boil for about 8 minutes. Continue whisking the sauce until the noodles are done. Turn the heat down on the sauce to very low and quickly drain the noodles. Start slowly adding the cheese and stirring until it’s pretty smooth. Combine the cheese sauce and macaroni in a large mixing bowl and serve.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Weekly Menu!

Meal #1 Pepperoni Roll w/ tossed salad
Meal #2 Fuji Apple chicken salad (my most fave item at Panera & hope this copycat measures up!)
Meal #3 Spinach & Cheese Ravioli w/ tossed salad & breadsticks
Meal #4 Chicken quesadillas w/ spanish rice & chips w/ salsa
Meal #5 Pork chops w/ garlic rice pilaf & fruit salad

granola bars
chocolate peanut butter cookies (I have chocolate pb from the amish store so I skip that step!)