Sunday, April 25, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Roast Chicken with Roasted Garlic Potato Salad, green beans
Monday: Greek Chicken burgers in Pitas, Salad and fruit
Tuesday: Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese, Iceberg Wedge Salad
Wednesday: Scott Cooks. Layered Turkey Dinner. Green Beans, rolls
Thursday: Scott Cooks. Chicken Stir Fry and Egg Rolls
Friday: BBQ Pork Roast in Crockpot, Mashed potatoes, Carrots
Saturday: Sea Bass and Lemon Orzo, asparagus, salad

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bunch o' Banana Muffins to share!

Sometimes I feel like I live with a bunch of chimps.... At least they act like it quite a bit... but the chimps were not going for the bananas this week and I am stuck with a bunch of brown fruit to use! So what is a Mama Monkey to do on her day off but make a HUGE batch of muffins! I usually give some to my FIL for his breakfast (even with the butter in them they are definitely healthier than the ones he likes to pick up at the gas station). As the freezer is full, I will need to disperse the others to neighbors, family and friends.

Best Ever Banana Bread/Muffins
(from the Zion Lutheran Church cookbook- a 14 yr old wedding present that I still love to use)
3/4 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups sugar (I used a mix of white and brown)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Dash of cinnamon
4-6 large mashed bananas
2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup buttermilk

Preheat over to 325 degrees. Grease and flour large bread pan (if using) or put muffin liners in pan. Cream butter and sugar. Stir in eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and bananas. Combine flour, soda and salt. Stir in alternately with buttermilk. Pour into pan or divide into muffin tins. Makes 18 muffins or one large loaf. Bake for 1 1/2 hours for bread, 25-30 minutes for muffins. For bread, wrap in foil and let rest overnight.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Scott is gone. Breakfast for Dinner night/Kids choice. French toast? Omelets?
Tuesday: Beef fried rice with lots of vegies, egg rolls, pineapple
Wednesday: Scott cooks. Tacos (Drew's request), grapes
Thursday: Scott cooks. Red beans and rice (Scott's request), salad and bread
Friday: Ran into the store on Friday morning to pick up milk. Family pack of top sirloin marked down so nabbed it for a cheap steak night treat. Served grilled packets of potatoes, onions and butter- so yummy- and salad.
Saturday: Macadamia crusted fish and roasted potato "chips", salad and vegie
Sunday: TBD

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Planning ahead

Jury Duty Tomorrow...
Today I prepped for the possibility that my schedule may get really messed up.
Granola for Scott's breakfasts (I don't really put it as a recipe as it can really be modified to be anything you want!):
1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 TB melted butter, a dash of almond extract and cinnamon. Mix and pour over 4 cups rolled oats, 1 cup chopped almonds and handful of coconut (don't tell Scott!). Pour into greased jelly roll pan and bake at 325 for 30 minutes. Store in air tight container, ideally out of sight as I keep grabbing a handful every time I walk by!