Saturday, December 13, 2008

YUMMY!!

Hi all!
Not so good about posting lately...nothing interesting to blog about really, but I have tried these new things and wanted to share with you..

first of all THANK you to Heather....for this recipe!!

Oven Baked Wings

1 cup Maple syprup
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup zesty italian dressing
about 3lbs. wings

Mix all together and marinade over night....place on well greased cookie sheet, bake on 400°....bake for about 20 minutes, then flip and bake another 20-30 minutes depending on your oven!! Be sure to marinade the full 24 hours, this really adds to the flavor!!!

Another recipe....Kathy actually found it but I tried it tonight...it was really good!!

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mushroom-Sauce-Baked-Pork-Chops/Detail.aspx

Here's what I changed...I used 8 pork chops, 2 cans cream of mushroom soup and 1 1/2 cups milk. I recommend totally slicing your potatoes thin...I didn't thinking they would be mushy, but they were still a little crispy and I didn't cook the entire time...I stopped it at about 12 minutes to go...other than that, the chops were yummy and tender, and the gravy was great!! Will do this one again and again!! Thanks Kathy!!

I'll be back with more later!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Cooking...

Here's a list of things I hope to make this Christmas Season...

Pretzel Turtles - these were a hit with all the teachers!!! My favorite way of making these were with the candy cane kisses on top with a green m-n-m pushed in on top!!
Fudge (hopefully I'll just be eating Grams!!!)
Buckeyes
Snowball Cookies - very good, as always!!!
Decorated Sugar Cookies - making these this afternoon!
Truffles These were very good, but I think I prefer the Oreo over the nutter butter!

Overnight-Pull-Aparts - These were awesome!!! A must try for everyone!!!
Breakfast Upside Down Cake - We made these tonight and I would suggest making this with more eggs, more cheese, and less potatoes. Very good! We served it with salsa! yumm...
Brunch Enchiladas
Clone of a Cinnabon - These were AWESOME!!!


Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Spinach Dip
Bacon Crisp - Okay, the brown sugar version is much better than the Parmesan cheese, but I'm still not a huge fan of either one. So, basically I'll probably never make either one ever again. All of our tastes are different, but I'm not sure I'd waste my time on this one!!! :(


What about you? What are you cooking this Christmas Season? Send me some of your ideas!!! I'm sure I'll be adding to my list this week, so check back!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Trying this tonight...


White Cheddar-and-Squash Casserole
(myrecipes.com)

4 tablespoons butter, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
3 pounds yellow squash, sliced
2 teaspoons salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 (10-oz.) block white Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
Garnish: chopped fresh parsley


Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, and saut√© 5 minutes or until tender. Add squash, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, and pepper; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until squash is tender. Remove from heat; drain well. Melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in cheese and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt. Gently stir together squash and cheese mixture in a large bowl. Pour into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over top. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish, if desired. Serves: 6-8

Tonight I'm serving this with Pork Tenderloin, Fresh Green Beans with Bacon, and Hot Rolls. YUMMM....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Kathy's menu - week 24

Monday - Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Rolls

Tuesday - Poblano Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Wednesday
- Beef Fajitas, Beans, Spanish Rice

Thursday
- Nacho Night w/ left over beef

Friday
- Russian Chicken with Feta Cheese served over Rice

Saturday
- Hot Oven Sandwiches

Sunday
- Chilaquiles

Send me your meals for the week - I could always use some new ideas!!!!