Jan 30, 2013

{Wednesday weekly meal} Berry Crepes

These crepes were delicious!!!!

I think I would rather them as a dessert than breakfast but either way we were pleasantly surprised by how delicious they were.


1-1/2 cups fresh Raspberries*
1-1/2 cups fresh Blackberries*
1 cup (8oz) Daisy Brand Sour Cream
1/2 cup confectioners' Sugar
1 carton (6oz) Orange Creme Yogurt
1tbsp Lime Juice
1-1/2 tsp grated Lime Peel*
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/8 tsp Salt
8 prepared crepes (or so)*
(*measuerment or quantity optional, we used a package of strawberries and I don't remember how many crepes we had)

In a large bowl prepare your fruit

Mix together sour cream and sugar until smooth

Stir in yogurt, lime juice, lime peel*, vanilla and  salt

Serve to your specifications!!!



Jan 23, 2013

{wednesday weekly meal} Avocado Egg Salad

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!

Sorry this post is so late today. I didn't realize that I was out of the pre-scheduled posts from before I had my baby. But you're in luck!

I was cruising around Pinterest the other and I found a great and rather tasty healthy lunch! I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do. I'm so glad that I have a healthy recipe to take with me when I go back to work.
 (Going back to work is a touchy subject right now, but being healthy is important to me  to help me loose the last remaining weight.)

4 Hard Boiled Eggs
1-2 Avocados, depending on the size
2 tbsp Mayo (or desired condiment)
Curry to taste (optional)

Jan 16, 2013

{wednesday weekly meal} 'Forgotten Chicken'

I feel like a genius when it comes to this recipe. :)
I found it online and was super excited to try it for a Sunday dinner. 
The reason that it's called 'Forgotten Chicken' is because you simply put it all together, throw it in the oven and 'forget' about it for a few hours and enjoy!
Now, we have a gas oven and I really didn't want leave my oven on for a long time let alone unattended while we were at church. 
I took this simple oven recipe and made it even easier and made it a slow cooker dinner. 
I was so excited when we got home from church and dinner was ready and smelled good and I felt so proud of myself that I took a chance and came out with something successful and delicious.
(I'm posting this as an oven dish and I'll explain the slow cooking dish at the end.)

Boneless skinless chicken breast
2 cups Minute Rice (uncooked)
1 pkg Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Cream of Celery Soup
1 can of Water

Mix together "cream of" soups, water and the uncooked minute rice
Pour into a buttered casserole dish
Lay chicken breast on top of rice mixture and sprinkle onion soup mix on top
Cover with tin foil
Cook at 250*-275* for about 3 hours
Cook at 350*-375* for about 1 1/2 hours
The outsides of the rice will be brown and crispy but the inside and the chicken will be perfect!!

NOW for the Slow Cooker Portion...

Clean the chicken (I like to get the extra fat off)

Place the "cream of" soups and rice in the bottom of the crock pot and mix together

Place the chicken on top of the mixture

Sprinkle the Lipton Onion Soup Mix on top

Set the timer for about 4 hours

Serve with your favorite veggies

This was spectacular! I loved how easy it was and how cool my house still felt after it was made!!
I hope you love this as much as we did!!!!!

Jan 9, 2013

{wednesday weekly meal} French Bread Pizza

I used to love love love freezer pizza. 
We always have frozen pizza in our freezer and it is always a great go to when I don't want to make dinner or something comes up last minute and we don't have time to cook anything. 
But, at the beginning of my pregnancy and right as our oven broke, we made a freezer pizza and it didn't get cooked all the way through.
It was disgusting and doughy and well, even thinking about frozen pizza makes my stomach churn.

Since we can't afford to have pizza all the time I found a rather perfect alternative and it may even be cheaper than a frozen pizza depending on if you already have the ingredients on hand or not.
So enjoy the recipe I found.
(sorry there are no pictures for this one)

1-2 loaves of French Bread
1-2 jar of Pizza Sauce
Any Toppings
Pepperoni, Green Peppers, Olives, Tomatoes
1-2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
(1 loaf is plenty for two people)

Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees

Cut French Bread in half length wise

Place halves on cookie sheets open faced

Spread 1/4 of the jar on each side

Place your favorite toppings on the French Bread

Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread slightly brown

Cut into strips and serve

Jan 2, 2013

{wednesday weekly meal} Stove Top Roasted Red Potatos

There have been several Red Potato Recipes floating around Pinterest and I wanted to try them out. 
Unfortunately, when I found them was when my oven broke and well, most if not all the recipes called for some oven use.
So I got on Google and did a search for stove top red potato recipes and I found this one. 
It was perfect and I know it's been a while but as you've noticed I've finally found time to update my blog.
(Serves 4)

6 large Red Potatoes
3 tbsp Butter
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
3/4 tsp Dried Parsley
1/2 tsp Dried Basil
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder

We used a few more than 6 potatoes since ours were on the smallish side

Wash the potatoes well, slice into bit-sized pieces

Put them into a glass microwave safe bowl and microwave for 10 minutes

Remove from microwave and allow to cool for a few minutes

Heat a skillet onto medium heat and add butter

Sauté potatoes and add the seasonings to taste

Cook for about 6-8 minutes or until the potatoes are softened and browned.


They were so delicious. We looked at the recipe, figured out how many potatoes we wanted and then did the rest off of taste. I don't think we measure the seasonings at all. 
They cook a lot faster then you might think so if you're preparing something else with it like a meat, make sure this is closer to the end of the preparation processes.