Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ham Noodle Bake

Not sure where this one came from, probably or something similar.

Ham Noodle Bake

1/4 c. butter, cubed
1/4 c. flour
1/8 t. pepper
2 1/2 c. milk
3-4 t. horseradish
1 T yellow mustard (or use mustard horseradish and eliminate this)
6 c. cooked wide egg noodles
2 c. cubed cooked ham
1 c. cubed cheddar cheese
1/2 c. soft bread crumbs, toasted

In saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk, bringing to boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes until thickened and bubbly. Add horseradish and mustard, mix well. Stir in noodles, ham and cheese.

Pour into 13x9 pan. Cove and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Uncover, add bread crumbs and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Our Review: This was good but next time I will add shredded cheese to the top instead of the bread crumbs but then again I love cheese! Would also be good with peas or mixed veggies mixed in.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Weekly Menu

I'm trying something different this week...planning and buying for two weeks. A little experiement to see if this works better and is any cheaper for our family.

Chili (in freezer), cinnamon rolls, raw veggies, fruit
Meatballs, french fries, corn, fruit
Hamburgers, lipton noodles, green beans, fruit
Sub sandwiches (leftover meatballs), chips, raw veggies, fruit
Hamburger Helper Taco, green beans, fruit

Tilapia, lipton rice, green beans, fruit
Fish sticks, mac & cheese, peas, fruit

Pork Chops, stuffing, corn, fruit
Ham steak, cheesy potatoes, green beans, fruit

Cream CP Chicken, noodles, peas, fruit
CP Fiesta Chicken soup, tortilla chips, fruit
Shake 'n Bake chicken, shells & cheese, green beans, fruit

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Freezer Day

Between yesterday and today I made...

Blueberry muffins (from store bought mix)
Applesauce muffins
Cinnamon waffles (bisquick w/cinnamon added and cinnamon/sugar sprinkled on top)
Peanut Butter waffles (bisquick w/peanut butter chips added)
Taco Soup

I have found that I have good luck just putting the finished products into good ziplock bags and putting it directly into the freezer.

Freezer Cooking/Baking

I love having quick meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the freezer for those busy or lazy days! I'll be sharing what I add to the freezer on my cooking days.

A couple of weeks ago I was in need of some quick breakfast choices for Brooke & Lexy so this is what I made up for the freezer...

Regular pancakes (from cheap pancake/waffle mix)
Chocolate Chip pancakes (from same mix)
Blueberry Cheesecake muffins (from a store bought mix)
Peanut Butter muffins

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Applesauce Muffins

This recipe came from a handout Lexy got at school.

Applesauce Muffins

1/4 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups applesauce

Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with baking cups. Cream sugar and margarine. Add egg, mix well. Blend in remaining ingredients. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake for 15-18 min.

Our Review: Lexy loved these at school. We'll be trying them for after school snack.

Weekly Menu

Had a crazy week last week so most of these are held over from then.

Mackeral Patties, fried potatoes, macaroni & tomato juice, pineapple

Hamburger Helper Lasagna, cresent rolls, green beans, peaches

Ham Noodle Bake, salad, pears

Teriyaki Chicken, Cheesy Hashbrowns, green beans, fruit cocktail

Frozen Pizza, raw veggies, apples