Wednesday, March 5, 2014
We had the sister missionaries over for dinner on Sunday and served buckeye brownies for dessert because Sis. Cooper is from Ohio. She mentioned that she'd planned to make buckeye balls the next day. We didn't expect them to share them with us! I love these gals- they're great. Sis. Cooper's companion is Sis. Marble and she is from Arizona so I asked her what I could make for her. She recommended chips and salsa and shared her salsa recipe with me. We'll be trying it soon!
sis. cooper's buckeye balls (Sis. Cooper from Ohio)
1/4 pound butter or margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
Combine the butter or margarine, peanut butter and confectioner's sugar. Roll into balls. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.
Melt almond bark on the stove.
Poke a toothpick into the peanut butter balls. Dip each ball into the melted almond bark.
Place on a sheet of wax paper to dry.
What Sis. Cooper says- she tripled the recipe and made 62 buckeyes so each batch makes about 20. She new this recipe off the top of her head! That's a buckeye for you.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
When I saw these I knew I had to make them because they look pretty amazing. I thought of our friend John who is from Ohio as I pulled out the ingredients to make them. I didn't know a lot about Ohio when I met him (and I still don't) but one thing I learned about Ohio from him is this- being a Buckeye fan is just part of the culture. John is a Buckeye. We had the sister missionaries over for dinner on Sunday and one was from Ohio so I made these for her. She said they made her feel right at home.
buckeye brownies (Lil' Luna)
1 box fudge brownie mix
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips
In a 9x13 prepared pan, make and bake brownie mix according to box directions. Let cool.
In a bowl mix the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and peanut butter. Spread with fingers over the brownies and pat down (it has a consistency similar to playdough). It helped me to wet my fingers because it was sticky!
Melt together 6 tablespoons butter and chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat stirring constantly. Spread over brownies.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
dinner menu for the week of march 2
sunday roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, asparagus, fresh baked bread, buckeye brownies (new recipe!)
monday grilled fish tacos with chipotle lime dressing, cabbage salad, grapes, strawberry shortcake
tuesday poppy seed chicken pita sandwiches (new recipe!), pretzel chips with dip, blueberries
wednesday crock pot lemon chicken, steamed green beans, apple slices
thursday sweet and sour chicken (new recipe!), basmati rice
friday english muffin pizza casserole (new recipe!), carrots & celery sticks, lemonade
saturday chicken tikka masala, basmati rice, creamy cucumbers, truffle brownies (new recipe!)
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Hall of Fame! Tonight's dinner was exactly what I needed and it helped that my preteen was playing Imagine Dragons really loudly. Everything was just right from the Greek flatbread to the chicken to the yogurt dill sauce we got from Costco. Easy dinner. Delicious dinner. Great background music.
greek chicken pitas (chicken recipe adapted from food network)
3 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and pepper
1/2 cup cilantro
Papa Pita Greek Pita flat bread, 100% whole wheat (it was so soft and yummy)
Skotidakis dill & cucumber greek yogurt dip (from Costco)
red pepper, sliced
Put lemon juice, oil, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and cilantro in a blender. Marinate chicken for 30 minutes before cooking. Cook over medium high heat until golden brown.
Slather dill & cucumber yogurt dip on a flat bread. Add chicken, feta cheese, lettuce, tomato and sliced red pepper. YUM!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
dinner menu for the week of february 24
sunday homemade baked creamy chicken taquitos, refried beans with melted cheese, strawberry shortcake
monday grilled cajun chicken caesar club sandwiches, seasoned fries, apple slices
tuesday homemade sausage & egg mcmuffins, fruit salad
wednesday chicken quesadillas, carrot sticks, pineapple & grapes
thursday greek pitas, cucumber & tomato salad, clementines
friday take-out calzone, green salad, cup of mandarin oranges
saturday creamy southwestern shrimp, pasta, buttered and seasoned peas
no new recipes this week- nothing jumped out at me so we're sticking with the"tried and true"!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
dinner menu for the week of february 16
sunday pulled pork on rolls, sweet corn, strawberry banana smoothies
monday grilled herb garlic chicken kabobs, grilled asparagus, tabouleh
tuesday creamy mexican chicken soup, salad, cup of mandarin oranges
wednesday blt sandwiches, baked potato chips, blueberry banana smoothies
thursday burese chiciken curry (new recipe!), basmati rice, roasted zucchini
friday lettuce wraps, fried rice, frozen blueberries
saturday take-and-bake rancher pizza, carrot sticks, apple slices
Thursday, February 13, 2014
This tandoori marinade is excellent. So good that I'm going back to Natural Grocers today to pick up a few to have on hand. We enjoyed our grilled tandoori chicken in some whole wheat flatbreads from Trader Joe's with their garlic cucumber sauce. I could eat these every meal for a week.
store bought favorite: home chef collection tandoor marinade
"a classic marinade created with vinegar, lemon juice and chilies to impart exotic flavors to foods"
brand: sukhi's gourmet indian foods
ready to use marinade, just add yogurt
serves 8 to 10
1 gram fat, 15 calories per serving, no sugar
Blend 2 tablespoons yogurt and tandoori marinade. Marinate overnight. Broil or barbeque evenly on each side until cooked. Garnish with cilantro and lemon slices. Serve with naan bread or over rice with chutney....or do what we did and enjoy it in a flatbread with garlic cucumber sauce or a cucumber dill sauce.