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Monday, June 30, 2008

Menu Plan Monday 6/30

I haven't done a menu plan for a couple of weeks now for various reasons. I figured it was time to get back on track, but this week isn't exactly normal for us- we'll be eating out three nights in a row! :)

TUESDAY: *new recipe* Awesome Baked Pork Chops, potatoes, steamed veggie mix
WEDNESDAY: crockpot BBQ chicken, corn on the cob
THURSDAY: eating out with friends
FRIDAY: dinner at a family event
SATURDAY: dinner at my cousin's wedding reception

Check out more menu plans~ Menu Plan Monday is usually hosted by I'm An Organizing Junkie, but since she's on vacation this week, you'll find it HERE instead.

P.S. I'm still trying to adjust the new header image... the sidebars overlapping it are bugging me!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pioneer Woman's Flower Pot Dessert

Pioneer Woman has just made the world's cutest flower pot desserts. How cute, and how easy!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Under Construction Again

I've decided to redo this template again, so please bear with me today (Monday) as I change out the graphics and tweak the template. As I type, I have a lime green sidebar overlapping an orange header-- yikes!! :) It will be fixed shortly.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Ramen Tuna Casserole for One

I enjoy tuna, my DH does not, therefore you won't see tuna on my menu very often. However, since Jenn at Frugal Upstate is hosting this great frugal food series, I couldn't resist adding in one of the cheapest and easiest recipes I know using this week's ingredient of tuna: tuna casserole for one. I actually can share this for lunch with my two small children and it makes enough for the three of us, all for about one dollar. It doesn't get much more frugal than that!
Quick Ramen Tuna Casserole for One
one block chicken flavored ramen noodles & flavor packet
one small can tuna, drained
one and a half cups water
3 TBSP grated Parmasean cheese
1 tsp. margarine
to taste: garlic pepper, parsley
Break up noodles and cook per directions. Stir in remaining ingredients and enjoy!
And in the spirit of giving proper credit where it's due, I got the original recipe here. What I've typed above is my version of the original.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tortilla Eggs

OK, after a brief bloggy break, I think I'm ready to start talking about cooking again. ;)

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate is hosting a Frugal Food series, and part one (Posted June 9th, but I just found it today!) was all about eggs. There are tons of great egg recipes linked up already- go check it out!

I love eggs and have them a couple of times per week for breakfast. I like them scrambled, fried, made into omlettes, and pretty much any other way they can be made. One of my favorite ways to make them, though, is a recipe called Tortilla Eggs... below is my from-memory version.

Tortilla Eggs
1 large flour tortilla
olive or canola oil
2-3 large eggs
salsa to taste
Place your smallest skillet on medium-high heat and pour in 2-3 TBSP. of oil. While the oil heats, tear the tortilla into bite-sized pieces. Fry the tortilla pieces in oil until very lightly browned and crisp. Drain oil, and place tortillas on paper towels briefly to drain. Return tortillas to skillet, and crack eggs into skillet as well. Add in salt and pepper if desired. Stir quickly together, cooking over medium heat until eggs are set. Pour everything onto a plate and top with salsa. Enjoy! :)

I have heard these called Migas and Chiquilles, not sure which is right, but at any rate, they're a great treat!

Edited 4/14/09 to add: CHEESE! I can't believe I didn't mention to top these with some shredded cheese when I originally posted this... I think a good sharp cheddar is perfect with the salsa. :)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Break Time

As a part of my quest to simplify my life, I'm taking a break from this cooking blog. I'll leave the archives in place while I decide if I want to keep this up, or maybe just include cooking within my main blog, Tiny Blessings.
Thanks for visiting! :)