November 29, 2010

Menu: 11/29 - 12/11

Nothing exciting. Almost everything is out of the freezer from the meals I made while pregnant. Still working on trying to get a routine going during the day and cooking is lower on the list than the baby and cleaning the house (such a sad reality!). 

Menu: Nov 29 – Dec 4
Monday: Leftover turkey and dressing with baked sweet potatoes
Tuesday: Pancakes
Wednesday: Dinner with Santa on base
Thursday: Baked chicken spaghetti and roasted brussels sprouts
Friday: leftovers
Saturday: Wild Game Dinner out in town

Menu: Dec 5 - 11
Sunday: Hamburgers, mac and cheese, and sautéed zucchini
Tuesday: Beef ravioli in tomato sauce
Wednesday: Fish sticks, mixed veggies, and tater tots
Thursday: turkey chili
Friday: Mini meatloaves, sautéed squash, and au gratin potatoes
Saturday: White Elephant Potluck

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Crescent Rolls

Adapted from BH&G

4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 cups warm milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
6 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup melted butter

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar, egg, salt, and half the flour. Beat until smooth. Add in melted butter and remaining flour and continue mixing. No need to knead. Place dough in a large greased bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Divide the dough into three equal pieces. Roll each piece out into a circle. Cut each circle into 12 wedges (like you're cutting a pizza). Roll each wedge up from the wide end. Place each roll on a greased baking sheet. Once done, cover and let rise until doubled (about an hour).
Bake at 350* for 15-20 minutes.

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November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Week!

It's one of my most favorite times of the year! Lots of food and the Christmas season can start bright and early Friday morning. :D

We ended up having friends surprise us by bringing us dinner last Thursday evening. We ate that for two nights, so I just continued with the menu after that. I did end up taking meatballs out of the freezer last night and eating that with this tomato sauce and pasta. Very yummy!

Tomorrow we're having lunch with friends. I'm bringing a homemade pecan pie and crescent rolls. If they turn out great, I'll post the recipes later this weekend. If they don't get rave reviews you'll never hear about them again. ;)

As always I'm still making our own turkey this weekend. There are just certain things that I only have this time of year, so by golly I'm still making them later this weekend!

Friday-Sunday Menu:
Squash Casserole
Potato Casserole
Dressing (okay, so this is a recipe I got from a friend last year)
Rolls (I bought them this year since I don't need or want 4 tins worth, but this recipe is THE BEST EVER!)
Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pie recipe - I thought it was excellent and very easy. I liked the fact that it didn't require corn syrup since I never keep that around the house.

The crescent rolls I made were good. It was definitely easy to make and made a lot. Will share the recipe later (need to type it up).

My friend made this sweet potato casserole which I have to say is amazing. I loved the crunchy topping and didn't miss marshmallows one bit.

November 15, 2010

Back to cooking again (kinda)!

Aiden Alexander was *finally* born 11/2/10 at 10:23pm. He was 8lbs 7.9oz and 20 1/4"long (I think?! lol). He is a wonderful healthy baby!

This week is my first full week of me being completely by myself. Thankfully I made quite a few frozen meals during my extended pregnancy which is allowing us to eat well without me overdoing it (recovery is going slow for me).

Saturday: Chicken Pot Pie
Sunday: Leftover chicken pot pie
Monday: Beef ravioli in homemade tomato sauce
Tuesday: Chicken enchiladas and corn
Wednesday: Sausage and broccoli quiche
Thursday: Fish sticks, tater tots, mixed veggies
Friday: Mini meatloaves, mac n cheese, and carrots
Saturday: Out to eat!