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Spaghetti Salad and Super Good Burgers May 20, 2008

Filed under: Entrees,Grillin',Pasta,Salads,Side Dishes — lindsayrose @ 2:38 pm

This cold spaghetti salad is one of my favorite summer salads.  It’s like a pasta salad, but with a twist!

 

1 lb spaghetti

1 green pepper

2 cucumbers

1 onion

3 carrots (or dump in a bunch of the matchsticks, I used about 1/2 bag)

2 tomatoes

1 jar chili sauce

1 c. Italian dressing

pepper, salt and garlic powder to taste

 

Boil pasta.  Toss with chili sauce and dressing.  Dice vegetables and add to pasta mixture.  Add seasonings to your liking.  Chill and serve.

 

Ross made burgers last night on the gril and they were the BEST burgers EVER.  He cut up a piece of really good steak into tiny pieces and tucked them into the middle of the burger before grilling.  I am not sure, but I think he brushed a mixture of worcestershire sauce and balsamic vinegar on them while they were grilling.  They were so incredibly good.  It tasted like a burger made out of fine steak.  Delicious.  Even Sully knew they were something special, he was going so crazy that we had to put him in the other room while we ate!  We had them with fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob.

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My electronic cookbook June 15, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — lindsayrose @ 3:25 am

Well, I’m not so good at keeping up with this blog.  I enjoyed it when I had the time, but since becoming a Mom, I seem to have lots of other things to fill my time.  I do miss the writing part, but mostly I miss the record keeping aspect of this blog.  Every week when I go to plan my grocery list, I come here to check for meals that sound good.  I hate that over the past year, I haven’t kept good track of what I’ve made, what we liked and what changes I made to the recipe.  I don’t like to repeat recipes often, but I also don’t like to forget about ones that we’ve made and loved.  And I think that is what is happening. 

 

So, I’m not so sure that I’ll be a good frequent blogger again, but I’m going to make an attempt to at least post my meals for each week on here.  It will be good record keeping for myself, and maybe give some people out there some inspiration when attempting the dreaded task of meal planning each week.

 

Here’s what we’ve had/are having this week:

BLT Mac ‘n Cheese:  This one was suggested to me by my friend Jennifer.  She, too is pregnant, though even when she is not, she shares my love of food. I am thankful for friends that also search for new and fun recipes and that are willing to share them!  We loved it.  I brought the leftovers to work yesterday for lunch and ended up having lunch out.  I was actually disappointed to not eat my leftovers!

Shepherd’s Pie:  Because it is quick and easy and I was very randomly craving it, despite the fact that it has been 100 degrees.  We made real mashed potatoes instead of the boxed ones, but the rest is pretty basic and easy.

Ham and Tomato Pie:  This is a perfect summertime meal. The fresh tomatoes and fresh basil make it taste like all of the ingredients came from your backyard.

Honey and Spice Glazed Pork Chops:  Haven’t made these yet, but I’m looking forward to trying them!

Spaghetti Salad:  This link is to a former blog post.  This is one of my Mom’s recipes that I’ve always loved.  We are having it this week with some Italian sausage.

Long Live the Chicken a la King!:  This has been one of my go-to recipes for years now.  It is simple, but tasty.  This baby loves home cookin’ and I could eat chicken and dumplings every day.  This is just a slight variation!

For the 7th night of the week, we’ll go out or see what we feel like on Saturday night!

 

Our menu this week August 1, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — lindsayrose @ 2:52 am

Our menu came together from a variety of sources this week.  Usually I end up searching the internet and my cookbooks over the weekend to find 6 or 7 meals.  This week, I was lucky to have some suggestions and ideas from people and places.

Tonight, we had gnocchi with creamy pesto and ground beef.  We used to make this a lot, but haven’t had it in a long time.  Ross randomly thought of it, so we added it to the menu.  I just brown some ground beef with some garlic and minced onion, along with a little salt and pepper.  I make a packet of Knorr cream pesto sauce and boil some gnocchi.  I mix it all together and top it with Parmesan cheese.  It’s quick and simple and tastes pretty good.

We are having stuffed peppers one night.  I haven’t made them in a long time, and we’re trying a new recipe this time.  We were going to have these tonight, but I messed up and only bought one can of tomato soup.  Grrrr.

Ross was super sweet this week and remembered that I’ve been craving cold salads lately.  He searched for some and sent me this recipe for Broccoli and Tortellini Salad.  It sounds amazing and I can’t wait to eat it.

When I was in Walmart this week, I passed one of those displays in the middle of the aisle.  It had a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Chicken Dipping Sauce on it for $1.98.  I absolutely love Buffalo anything, so I figured I’d give it a try.  We’re going to have wraps with chicken tenders, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, red onion and this sauce.  Our plan is to have those tomorrow since they’ll be quick and Monday is gymnastics night.

My friend Jennifer knows that we love tomato pie – such a fresh, delicious meal for a hot summer night.  She found this recipe that is similar to one that I shared with her, but slightly different.  We can’t wait to try it! 

One night we are having meatloaf (again) because I crave it a lot lately and because meatloaf mix meat was on sale this week.  I’m going to make roasted potatoes with a packet of onion soup mix that I have in the pantry.  I’m almost more excited for those!  I usually season them with my own spices, but this sounds extra good to me right now.

Last, we’ll be making Baked Spaghetti one  night.  We haven’t tried this recipe before, but Ross was craving baked spaghetti, so I found the recipe that seemed the best overall.  I hope it’s a keeper!