Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My 2 yr old eats ASPARAGUS!

Here's an easy way to add some zip to asparagus when you can find it on sale for 99cents a bunch. Wash and place in Ziploc with 1 cup Zesty Italian Dressing. Let marinade for 1 hour. Place Asparagus in a single layer on a foil lined oven-proof pan. Generously shake on grated Parmesan cheese for a crusted look, I used about 1/2 cup. Bake at 400 for 20+ minutes until tender. I let Audrey eat this with her fingers, so maybe that's what made it extra special.

Italian Dressing
Grated Parmesan Cheese

The Gals are also a big fan of the Honey Glazed Carrots.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Barbecue chicken

My husband told me that I make the BEST barbecue chicken and he would enter into a taste contest. I told him, "I love you too!" My love language has to be words of affirmation cause that filled up the old love tank. Let me tell all my avid reader(s) ha ha the not-so-secret to my barbecue chicken.


Frozen bag of Chicken Breasts, usually Pilgrims Pride and as low as 4.99 when the price is right
12 oz Bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue sauce (When the bottle of BBQ sauce has already been used...thanks to hubby who uses it on EVERYTHING, I have used 1/2 cup apricot preserves. Worked great.)
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Italian Dressing


Cook frozen chicken on a cookie sheet per directions on bag...as many as will fit on the cookie sheet. After no longer pink, shred chicken to your liking. Then, mix all remaining ingredients. Place chicken and sauce mixture into crock pot. Set to low for 3-4 hours. YUMMY! and so EASY too.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Hi Uncle Tim! I haven't posted pictures of my babies lately, so here are some of my favorites.

Monday, March 2, 2009

And The Truth Comes Out

Let's face it. Menu planning during the school year is vital, but I don't always have the time. I've been ad-libing so far this week. Also, the family's belt strap just got tightened a extra 2 or twelve notches and I have to cook dinner with what I've got thru Wednesday. Don't feel sorry for us, I've got a bag of frozen yellow squash in the freezer and some Tilapia, Yum. It's just like pushing a not-so favorite outfit to the back of the closet just in case you may be desparate for something clean to wear one day. Well, all that healthy food I've been pushing to the back of the freezer must now come forward to be reckoned with. And the girls? They'll be getting that can of Spaghetti O's. I might even end up opening that can of saurkraut that's been staring at me since summer.

Sunday Lunch: Frito Pie
Sunday Dinner: Eggs 'n Tortillas

Monday: Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Tuesday: Tilapia and Squash
Spaghetti O's

Wednesday: It'll be a surprise.