Friday, March 26, 2010

Menu time

Well it's past menu time but here's what we've been eating this week: 

Lasagna with french bread
Tuna cakes
Chicken pockets
Salsa Chicken burritos
Ham and bean soup
Baked Ham and scalloped potatoes
Ham and noodle casserole

It's been yummy so far and I will be posting the recipes soon!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Twilight Cupcakes

Ok so I know this isn't exactly a saving money post...but it's still food related. My neighbor is having a Twilight party tonight for the release of New Moon on DVD. So I thought I'd make some fun treats to bring to the party. Werewolf and Vampire cupcakes. If you want how to pictures check out for the werewolf ones and  for the vampire ones. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

So I know I haven't updated in a few weeks. I actually haven't gone grocery shopping for anything more than bread, milk, eggs and small other day to day items since the last time that I posted. All of that extra meat that I bought on my last shopping trip really helped. We also have had a family party, date night and pizza night, so I haven't had to make dinner everynight. I haven't posted any new recipes because I haven't really made anything exciting to share. Just typical Tuna casserole, chicken casserole, chicken soup and grilled roast beef and swiss cheese sandwhich type things.

I have also been frustrated because the past two weeks I have not gotten my grocery store ads in the mail. So I was lost. If I don't have my ads I can't make my menu! But since my pantry is running low and my fridge and freezer and near empty I need to menu plan.....tomorrow since tonight we are eating Irish at my mother-in-law's house!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Going European

Mediterranean Herbed Tenderloin and French Rice

I bought a Hormel Tenderloin that was already marinating in Mediterranean Herbs and olive oil. So I just popped it in the oven and made some rice to go with it. I found this recipe for French Rice that was pretty good. 

1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups of long grain rice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/8 to 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

In a saucepan, bring 2 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Add 1/2 tsp salt and the rice. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork. In a large bowl, whisk lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, pepper, pepper flakes and remaining salt. Add rice and toss to combine.