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Monday, September 26, 2011

Meal Pans 9/26-10/2

This weeks' meals have a couple of new ones in store. 

Mon: CP: Amazing French Dip
4lb roast
1 can each Condensed French Onion Soup & Beef Broth (10.5oz)
12oz Ginger Ale

Add everything  to the crock, cook on low for 7-9 hours, slice thin and serve on rolls.  Use broth as dip. 

Tue: Crunch Onion Chicken
2 cups (4oz) French's fried onions
2 Tbsp flour
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 egg beaten

Mix onions and flour in a bag, crushing onions with hands or a rolling pin.  Transfer to a pie plate or pan.  Dip chicken in egg, coating both sides, then dip in onion mix, making sure to press it down so that the onions stick.  Bake 400 for 20 min or longer, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. 

Wed: CP Cheeseburger Meatloaf
2 lb ground beef
6oz of Chicken Stove Top
1/2 cup water
2 eggs, beaten
1 small onion or onion flakes
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup mustard
dash Worcestershire
1 tsp ea: garlic powder, Italian season, season salt & pepper
4 slices of cheese

Mix everything together until just blended except the cheese.  Fold 2 pieces of foil (30 inches each) lengthwise in half twice, then lay in a cross on your work space. Top the foil with meat and shape into a loaf.  Fold foil up and use as a lift to lower into crock.  Cook on low for 4 hours or until the middle has reached 160 degrees.  Top with cheese and let stand until melted. 

Thurs: Quiche
Basic pie crust (mine are store bought)
2 whole eggs
2 egg white
favorite ingredients

Bake at 375 for about 30 min, or until knife inserted in the middle is clean.  Let stand for 10 min.

Fri: Something from a box

Sat: Family Dinner

Sun: Spaghetti

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sep 18 - 24 Meal Plans

We had a change in the pay dates for Keith's work, so this has forced me to buckle down and go back to meal planning.  (Mainly so I can shop for 2+ weeks in advance instead of weekly)  This put my planning skills back in working order, a word document was made, and I've been digging through my recipe boxes and the internet. 
So, here's what we're eating this week, recipes included as appropriate. 

Sunday: Cheeseburger Noodles, of the box variety, that allow me to collect another Box Top for the school! 

Monday: CP (Crock Pot): To Die for Roast with biscuits on the side
4-5lb roast
1/2 cup water
1 package each: Brown Gravy, Italian Dressing, Ranch Dressing mixes

Place roast in crock pot, combine seasonings in a bowl and spread over roast, then pour water around roast without washing the season off the roast.  Cook on low for 6-10 hours (all depends on crock)

Biscuits are our favorite Pillsbury variety. 

Tuesday: Taco night

Wednesday:  CP: Garlic Ranch Chicken with corn on the side
4 chicken breasts (can be frozen)
Bottle of favorite ranch dressing
1 clove of garlic- chopped

Place everything in crock pot, cook on high for 1 hour, then on low for 2-4. 

Thursday: Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta
8 oz uncooked tube or spiral pasta
1lb ground beef
6 bacon strips diced
1 can 10.75 oz Tomato soup
1 cup shredded cheddar chesse
BBQ sauce and mustard are optional

Cook pasta according to package.  Brown beef, drain and set aside.  Use the same skillet and cook bacon until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel.  Discard of pan drippings.  Using the skillet add in cooked pasta, meats, and soup; heat through.  Sprinkle with cheese, cover and cook until melted.  Serve with mustard and BBQ sauce if you like. 

Friday:  Pizza Biscuits
Take canned biscuits, smash flat and lay onto cookie sheet.  Add your favorite spaghetti sauce, toppings and cheese.  Bake biscuits as directed on package.  Yum! 

Saturday:  Family dinner at Rich and Judy's / Momtourage dinner!

We don't eat very fancy meals at our house as you can see, but they are quick, easy and favorites. 
Both of this week's crock pot meals are from the Crock Pot Girls group on Facebook.
I'm not sure where the other recipes came from at this point as they were ripped out of a magazine. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

First Soccer games of the season....

The start of the soccer season is here!  Both boys had their first regular season games on Saturday.

Tyler, all ready to go...
Warming up with Asst. Coach Jennifer...
Hair is flying!
Keith said he did quite a bit of this, walking by the ball instead of attacking it.  
But he did score one goal!
Gettin' his snack on, grumpy boy...
Everyone doing a cheer for the other team!
The officially finished banner! 
Sweaty kids after the game, one of his new buddies that is also in his class. 
We aren't really keeping score, but Ty's team did awesome and scored lots of goals!

Cody all ready to go...
Warming up his legs...
Cody played the whole game, starting off as goalie.  He did great and didn't let any in!

 He's becoming an awesome defender and is playing in our sweeper position most the time.  
He's working on finding his leader voice and directing his defenders on where to go. 
 When he lands right, he's starting to get a great foot for goal kicks.
 Loving the crazy camera shots...

Go Tigers! 
Cody's team did great, winning 2-1.  They also handled the heat of a 3pm game pretty well, buy the 4th quarter, both teams were whooped. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Goldrush Days...

Sunday we headed down to Old Sacramento for Goldrush days.  They shut down the streets to cars, covering part of the cobblestone roads with dirt for the horse and carriages.  There were also people in period costume, acting out scenes and pulling you back in time! 

A lot of the stores were selling rubber band and pop guns. 
Then we came across this bit of awesome, the rubber band machine gun. 
 We walked around a bit and were pulled in to watch a magic show.  It was a lot of fun with some nicely done tricks.  The magicians were very funny and the man even came into the audience and tried to swoon Virginia for some more magic mojo. 
 After the magic show we headed down the street to watch the firemen rescue the brothel girls. 
 There were protesters in the streets saying to "let it burn" and warning us to avert our children's eyes from the sinful things happening in front of us.
Check out those beautiful dresses and costumes.
 Then came the firemen....
 Up the ladder to save the ladies, but they were scared and kept running away...
 Shooting the "fire" with the hoses, the drunkards running the streets...
 a job well done. 
 After that show we headed over to pan of for gold.

 Then they had their take weighed and were given a certificate to receive special gifts from some of the stores.  We were only able to find one place that had the stars, but the boys thought it was cool. 
 There were a lot of horses and carriages around, even the Calvary road through.
 We stopped to watch some of the Native American dancing. 
 They had a shootout a few times throughout the day, but it was hot and too much talking to enjoy it, so we moved on. 
 After a stop for lemonade and listening to some music we headed over to watch the medicine show.  Their elixirs claimed to cure all kinds of things! 
 There was a Punch and Judy puppet show that was pretty funny to watch, even the adults had a laugh. 
 After a stop at the candy store, an Old Sac must, we toured the school house. 
 We walked back to the car after a fun day past the tower bridge. 
We will definitely go back next year, it was a lot of fun and nice way to see history in action.