Monday, September 29, 2014

Cast-iron Skillet Cookie

An invisible internet friend shared this recipe on Facebook.  I am cutting and pasting here so I can try it tomorrow.  I may or may not share it with my family.

1cup (2 sticks) butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup flour
2 eggs
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350
Cream butter and sugars together
Add peanut butter and eggs mix well. 
Add flour, salt, baking soda.
Fold in oats and choc chips. 
Lightly grease a medium-sized cast iron skillet and fill with cookie dough smoothing it out without packing it too much. 
Bake until edges are golden brown and center is still moist.
For drizzle: 
Mix 2 tablespoons chocolate chips with 2 tsp coconut oil and microwave just until melted. Stir and drizzle on top of cookie. Let cool slightly and serve!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Monday, September 08, 2014

Menu Plan

Back to School is in full swing, and extra curricular activities start up this week.  Hellooooo Crock Pot!

Monday Slow(fast)  Chunky Chicken Soup

Tuesday  Family-Size Nachos

Wednesday  Slow cooker Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

Thursday (fast) Sesame-Ginger Pork with Vegetables

Friday Sloppy Joes and roasted potatoes

Saturday  Ham with Layered Potato Duo Bake

Sunday Leftover Buffer

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

It's Back to School and Birthday Week!

Monday (fast)  Winter Vegetable Pie

Tuesday  Take out Style Orange Chicken and rice (make extra rice for Friday)

Wednesday  (Birthday Boy's Choice) Tacos and Birthday Cake

Thursday (fast) Stuffed buffalo chicken breasts with steamed vegetables (or salad)

Friday Mexican unstuffed Pepper Casserole

Saturday  Chicken drumsticks and roasted potatoes

Sunday  Leftover Buffet

Monday, August 25, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Monday (fast) Spaghetti and meatball soup

Tuesday:  Broccoli and Tuna baked potatoes

Wednesday  Hamburgers with vegetables and dip

Thursday (fast)  Cauliflower fried "rice" with chicken

Friday  Lasagna

Saturday  Pizza

Sunday Leftovers

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Menu Plan Time again!

Here's what's on the table at our house this week:

Monday (fast):  Slow cooked Minestrone soup and flat bread

Tuesday: Weenie roast at camp pick up.

Wednesday: Spareribs* and Rosemary potato wedges

Thursday (fast): Mexican Bean Burgers on Flat Out wraps

Friday: Cranberry Pork Chops and steamed vegetables

Saturday: One pan Roasted Chicken Drumsticks and Potatoes

Sunday: Stuffed French Bread and Salad 

* Here's how I cook spareribs:  I season my racks of ribs with seasoned salt and pepper, place in a crockpot with no liquid and cook for 4 hours on high, or 6 hours on low--the meat will be succulent, juicy and falling off the bone.  Just before the cooking time is up, preheat your broiler and line a sheet pan with foil.  Once the ribs are cooked, carefully transfer those ribs to the sheet pan (they will be falling apart!) and baste generously with your favourite barbeque sauce.  Broil until bubbly and browned.  Serve with extra sauce for dipping and lots of napkins.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

It's Monday!  I am working at my new job now (at a yarn and scrapbooking store!  Fun!) so I am behind on the shopping.  Here is what we are eating this week.  We are still doing 5:2 and I am feeling great.  My body is really responding well to the low-cal days.  The kids are home so I am back to cooking every day.

Monday:  (fast)  Hamburgers and raw vegetables.  No cheese and low cal wraps instead of buns for the grown ups.

Tuesday:  Pizza

Wednesday:  Layered Slow Cook Steak, Potato, Corn on the Cob

Thursday:  (fast) Garlic Parm Salmon Packets

Friday: Szechuan Chicken with Peanuts on rice? noodles? TBA(Weight Watchers Take Out Tonight Cook Book)

Saturday:  Wet Bean Burritos