Sunday, December 28, 2014

Menu 35

I hope you all had a great Christmas break! This week I chose Menu 35. It has a crockpot philly cheese-steak sandwich and oven baked fries!
Hope it is a good one!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Rutter Kitchen- Menu #26

Since we were having this menu for our dinner that night, I prepared the Overnight Caramel French Toast dish that morning.  I followed the directions except omitted the pecans.  Very easy to do which I liked! I also prepped some of the veggies for the Souffle so things would go quicker that night. When Ashley got here we started cooking the French toast and then she started fixing the Egg Souffle. We used fresh mushrooms and just sautéed them.  I didn't have the size of pan it called for, so we had to make do.  It did take quite a bit longer for the dish to cook, so I wonder if the size of dish we used was some of the problem.  Next Ashley fixed the Strawberry Sunrise Drink.  Very easy since I bought the pineapple ready to go. To round out the meal we added some Thanksgiving ham.  We liked everything.  The drink was real good, but if I fix it again I would cut back on the banana.  We thought the Caramel French Toast had a similar taste to pecan pie, which for some of us was a good thing.  Very rich, so you can't eat too much.  The Egg Souffle had really good flavors, just wish that it hadn't taken so long to cook!  All in all it was a good menu.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Jacki's Menu 23

We had this meal with my parents and we enjoyed it!  Starting off with the Three Cheese Mushroom and Spinach Calzone.  I made my own pizza crust using The Pioneer Woman's recipe.  We all thought it was good but not outstanding. I think some sausage would be a good addition. I am looking forward to the Rutter review with the chicken added. We also decided maybe some marinara sauce on the side for dipping would be tasty. I sautéed the mushrooms and spinach but then there was a bunch of liquid in the bowl so I squeezed it out with paper towels. I was afraid it would make the calzone all soggy. The assembly was much easier than individual calzones. Easy recipe to change the ingredients around.
Next up is the Oven-Roasted Parmesan Broccoli. I used 6 cups of broccoli cut up but only 1/4 cup of the olive oil and 1/2 tsp garlic salt. It was way too strong. I can't imagine that much oil and garlic salt with only 2 cups of the broccoli!  Next time I will use less oil and garlic salt. I do like the flavor the roasting gives it. Everyone really liked the Berry Cheesecake Pudding. Easy and straight forward recipe. It would be a good one to take to a potluck. These were all fun recipes to make.

Monday, December 15, 2014

This week: Menu 23

This looks yummy. I think we maybe adding chicken to the calzone. The guys will like it better. They want thier protien. Lol.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Jacki's Menu 15

I just made this meal today and as usual we had my parents over for the taste testing. I loved the soup. A couple of tasters thought it was just a tad spicey for their preference. I followed the recipe as directed except I only added part of the taco seasoning packet and I used frozen corn instead of canned. Such an easy recipe! Just open cans and dump. I served it with chopped avocado, grated cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips.  Plenty for leftovers too. The Homemade Breadsticks were tasty also and easy. I cooked mine just a smidgen too long but they were still good.  The Fudgy Brownies were good too and again, easy to make.  I halved the recipe and put it in an 8 x 8 inch pan so I guessed on the cooking time. I cooked them for 25 minutes but 22 would have been better. I recommend taking them out before the toothpick comes out clean for a moister brownie.  We had the brownies with vanilla ice cream. This was a fun and easy menu to make. I would use these three recipes again. I apologize for my pictures being so big but I am using Blogger to post from my iPad and I don't know how to make them smaller!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tarin's Menu 15

I did the whole menu for dinner tonight.

We LOVED the Taco Soup, it definitely makes a big batch which was great because then I'm set with lunch for tomorrow. I wouldn't change anything about this recipe.

The bread sticks were just as delicious and really easy to make, I cooked them for about 17 minutes.

Now the brownies were easy to make and I think they turned out the way they were supposed to, but honestly for me they weren't worth the calories. But it might be just because I don't really like fudge brownies or frosting on my brownies. 

Leslee's Menu 26

I made the breakfast meal last night and it was very good! I didn't let the french bread soak for the amount of time they said..probably only 2 hrs. It still worked out fine though. The carmel sauce was divine! I could have just drunken that up:)
The eggs were pretty straigtht forward. I only added onions and red peppers to mine. These were good and an easy way to make eggs for everyone (although they did have to cook along time). My kids were very excited about the smoothie! I used frozen bananas and strawberries so I just omitted the ice cubes.
All in all it was a fun meal. A bit of a sugar overload but delicious none the less!

Monday, December 8, 2014

New Recipes--Menu #15

Hi everyone!

I'm so sorry for getting this up late (thanks for the reminder Aunt Jacki!) We were out in the middle of no-where Northwestern Colorado where I was on my very first elk hunt. Don't worry, I got one :)

But for this week since things are getting busy, crazy, speeding out of control I chose Menu 15, mainly for the slow cooker recipe (who am I kidding it's really for the Fudgy Brownies!) I hope you all enjoy!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Jacki's Menu 26

Today I made the breakfast menu and it was so good. My parents have breakfast every Sunday after church so this worked out well to make today. We had to cook it in my Mom's oven because I had an oven fire disaster in my oven yesterday attempting to cook Yorkshire Pudding for our ward Christmas party! I still need to clean it. And yes, I am still mad about it. Whatever happened to ham, potatoes and rolls for dinner?  Anyway, this meal was delicious and we agreed it would make a nice breakfast for Christmas morning.  I made the Overnight Caramel French Toast last night and put it in the fridge until this afternoon. It was really easy to make and tasted really good. I served some fresh whipped cream to go along with it. It did seem to take longer to cook than the recipe said though. The Egg Soufflé was easy to pull together. I used canned mushrooms to make it faster and medium cheddar instead of Colby Jack. It was more of a crustless quiche instead of a soufflé though.  I wasn't a huge fan of the Strawberry Sunrise Drink but it was ok. We had some bacon to round out the meal. Fun meal to try!