Wednesday, July 20, 2011

7/20/11 Linky Party

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

7/6/11 Linky Party

Friday, July 1, 2011

Skillet Lasagna #2

I had some no boil lasagna noodles that I needed to use, so I tried this recipe that I found on the web and we really liked it. It was also a perfect way to use up some of that zucchini that we had in the garden, but you could always leave it out too.

1 1/4 cups cottage cheese ( I drain mine first)
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1 pound ground beef
1 cup zucchini diced
1 (26 oz) jar pasta sauce
4 oven ready(no boil) lasagna noodles

In a medium bowl, mix together the cottage cheese, water, salt, basil, oregano, pepper, Parmesan, and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella. Set the mixture aside.

Brown beef in large skillet set over medium-high heat until cooked, about 5 minutes. Drain fat. Add the zucchini. Stir in 2 cups of the pasta sauce. Reduce heat to medium-low.

Top the mixture with 2 lasagna noodles, set in the center. Break 2 more noodles each into half and fill in the edges. Spread the cheese mixture over the noodles. Pour the rest of the sauce into the skillet and spread evenly, then sprinkle on the remaining cup of mozzarella.

Cover the skillet and simmer the lasagna over medium-low heat until the noodles are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and let the lasagna cook for at least 5 minutes. After about 10 minutes most of the liquid was absorbed.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Link Up 6/29/11

Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekly Menu

Monday: Eat Out

Tuesday: Southwest Egg Rolls, Chips and Salsa

Wednesday: Scalloped Chicken & Potatoes, Green Beans

Thursday: Taco Salads

Friday: Skillet Lasagna, French Bread, Salad

Saturday: Left Overs

Sunday: Pork Chops, Baked Potato, Cool and Creamy


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cheap Name Decoration

I wanted my sons name over his crib and this is what I came up with. It was VERY inexpensive. I bought four frames from the dollar store. I then spray painted them white. Then I just added in paper from the scrapbook store and cut out letters out of white card stock that I glued onto each paper. I am very happy with how it turned out and the price was just right!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

6/22/11 Linky Party

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weekly Menu

Monday: Parmesan Chicken, Rice, Green Beans

Tuesday: Mexican Casserole, Chips and Salsa
Wednesday: Stroganoff, Green Beans, Rolls

Thursday: Southwest Egg Rolls, Chips and Salsa

Friday: Baked Potato and Chili

Saturday: Eating Out

Sunday: Roast, Potatoes, Gravy, Rolls, Corn


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Link up 6/15/11

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sweet and Sour Chicken

When we first got married my husband asked if I could find a recipe for sweet and sour chicken. This is one I tried and its a keeper!

3 pounds chicken breast
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 beaten egg
4-6 tablespoons flour or cornstarch
3/4 C. sugar
1/2 C. vinegar
1/2 C. chicken broth
3 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon soy sauce

Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and pepper. Let stand for 5-10 minutes. Preheat 325 degrees. Dip chicken in beaten egg, and then in four or cornstarch. Place in baking dish. Cover with the sauce: Mix sugar, vinegar, chicken broth, ketchup, soy sauce and 2 TBSP cornstarch. Pour directly over chicken breasts. Bake uncovered at 325 for 1 hour, or until sauce is thick and dark in color.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

6/8/11 Linky Party

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Car Seat Tent

I love the car seat tent my mom made me! I didn't have one of these with my first child, but I am glad I have one now! She used a tutorial from Sumo's Sweet Stuff! Aren't moms the best!


Friday, June 3, 2011

Frame for your T.V.

Full of Great Ideas shows you how to frame your flat screen T.V. I love the look of this! Check it out here!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Link Up 6/1/11

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Banana Bread

I love to make banana bread or banana muffins with those bananas that should have been eaten a few days ago. This is the recipe that my mom always made growing up.
I love to eat it hot or store in the fridge and eat it cold.

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups smashed bananas (about 3 large)
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2/3 cups chopped walnuts

Cream sugar and shortening; add eggs then bananas. Then add dry ingredients. Add vanilla and nuts. Pout into 2 small greased loaf pans. Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour.