Tuesday, July 27, 2010

mmm...what's that taste like?

Holy moley, I have been busy! With our camping vacation behind us, and we're now to the half-way point of our remodel -more of that to come on a later post -I've got more time to spend here, surfing the internets, my farm, baking, and POSTING AS A CONTRIBUTING BLOGGER at HOMEGROWN.ORG!!!! Yes, that noise you hear is me jumping up and down and screeching like a 14 year old girl at a Justin Bieber concert -I know this because I experienced this first hand only a few weeks ago. See.

You can check out my posts the fourth Wednesday of every month over at HOMEGROWN.ORG! Oh, the giddyness is worse than the jimmy legs!

Okay, now seriously. I know you are all dying to read about my weekly menus so I'll post the plan for the next two weeks. All menus are subject to change, shirt and/or shoes are not required-hell, clothes are optional at most meals.

Monday, July 26th - Yakisoba noodles with veggies

Tuesday, July 27th - Bean soup with homemade wheat bread -too frickin' hot man!

Wednesday, July 28th - White rice with Chinese BBQ beef

Thursday, July 29th - Tacos beef/chicken/veggie -to be determined

Friday, July 30th - buttermilk pancakes or if I get my way strawberry crepes!

Saturday, July 31st - leftovers/new recipe or we'll eat out -lazy asses

Sunday, AUGUST 1 - Crockpot chicken with rice and veggies

Monday, August 2 - warm chicken salad pitas (use leftover chicken from sun.)

Tuesday, August 3 - Grilled tomato and cheese sammies with salad

Wednesday, August 4 - Rice stick noodles with stir fry noodles

Thursday, August 5 - Spaghetti with olive oil and veggies

Friday, August 6 - buttermilk waffles and strawberries

Saturday, August 7 - leftovers/new recipe or eat out 'cause I'm tired as hell

Sunday, August 8 - Keilbasa and Eggs!

Monday, August 9 - Pasta salad with veggies and bread

and there you have it. If you are interested in any of the above recipes, just ask. I'm more than certain I haven't posted many of them and I'm happy to share. More pictures to come as well.

If your interested, the following is what we'll have for breakfasts. In no particular order and of no particular nutritional value. Hey, we're working on this one.

Oatmeal, Eggs -anyway you want 'em and with whatever I'm handing out at the moment, toast, english muffins, yogurt, granola, fruit, boxed or bagged cereal -pretty much whatever was on sale except for the sugary shit, pancakes, waffles -usually not frozen, but every once in-awhile I get a wind up my skirt and pick up eggos, and/or hashbrowns -the real stuff, just like at the restaurant with clarified butter and all that fatty goodness.

I'm up for questions anytime. Just throw 'em at me. You'll either get a great answer or one with absolutely no value to you at all. Cheers!

Friday, July 2, 2010

a food related matter

I love food. There is no denying it, and I am proud to say it. I LOVE FOOD.
I have bred it into my children as well. I love to try new recipes and we have a rule you have to at least try it and then decide if it's something you like or dislike.

Like the time I made cheezy potatoes. I found the recipe online and looked at it sideways when it mentioned 1 1/2 cups of oil, but then didn't bat an eyelash as I drizzled (drowned) the tater wedges with it and topped it with a massive amount of cheese. When I pulled the casserole dish out of the oven... I almost spilled the oil, but I still put it on the table for my family to ooh and aah over. As I was scooping the potatoes onto their plates I made a declaration: "If you don't like how this tastes it's okay, you don't have to finish it." Thank goodness, because I still have that taste in my mind. It was awful, so much that we dumped it immediately in the trash and ate cereal and top ramen noodles. I so wish I would have taken pictures. It was such an greasy, soupy mess that it was comical. I'm pretty sure I could paint a picture of it for you, but I think I've done enough with the description alone.

A quick menu plan for you is posted below. It contains meals for the Fourth of July weekend and our camping trip. Enjoy!

Friday, July 2 - pancakes/homemade pizza

Saturday, July 3 - new dish -undecided, we have guests!

Sunday, July 4th! - BBQ pork ribs (slab), BBQ chicken thighs/drumsticks/breasts, tater salad, my special bbq sweet beans, green salad and corn on the cob. We'll throw some desserts in there foo!

Monday, July 5th - first day of camping: leftover chicken/ribs, baked beans, corn

Tuesday, July 6th - tacos -beef/soft tortillas

Wednesday, July 7th - spaghetti w/ salad

Thursday, July 8th - hamburgers w/ salad/veggies

Friday, July 9th - hotdogs w/ salad/veggies

Saturday, July 10th - keilbasa, beans, veggies

For breakfasts we'll have eggs/bacon/toast/oatmeal/fruit/cereal/yogurt

For lunches we'll have sandwiches and/or leftovers

snacks will be veggies/fruits/chips/cookies/brownies/homemade bread/cheese and crackers

I'm not totally creative in this area yet because I haven't been camping in ages. I can't wait!!!