Tuesday, January 20, 2015

soup and a muffin recipe....

Here are two recipes from my menu plan this week. The first one is The All- American Cheeseburger soup I made for Monday night. The second one is my Banana Bread recipe that I turned into muffins instead of a loaf. These two are very easy.

Little Ruthie Bug, as her daddy calls her with her bowl of All-American Cheeseburger Soup.
Not the best picture of the soup but you get the idea! I accidently deleted the other picture of it. Sorry! To lazy to go and find it!

All -American Cheeseburger Soup
1 pound of ground meat
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons flour
28 ounces of beef broth
2 potatoes, scrubbed and coarsely chopped
1 can petite diced tomatoes
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 small can tomato sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 cup whole milk
Toasted buns or rolls, we used croutons
Cheeseburger Toppings:
pickles, onions, mayo, mustard, ketchup
In a 6 quart Dutch oven, cook beef, onions, garlic and celery until tender. Sprinkle the flour on the meat mixture and cook for 2 minutes.
Stir in the broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat and cook about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Stir in tomatoes, cheese, tomato sauce, ketchup and Dijon mustard. Cook on low until cheese is melted. Stir in the milk. Heat through. Serve with toasted buns and cheeseburger toppings.

The next pictures are of the banana bread muffins I made this morning.
As you can see, the batter is very thick. That's ok.

Just scoop it into muffin tins.

This is the streusel topping I made for the muffins.

Just take little pieces of the topping and place on top of the batter.

Here is the finished muffin ready to eat!

Banana Bread Muffins
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1- 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1- 1/2 cups (about 2) mashed ripe bananas
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Streusel Topping:
2 Tablespoons softened butter
3 Tablespoons flour
1/4 cup brown sugar or sucanat
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your muffin pans. Beat oil and sugar together. Add your vanilla, eggs and mashed bananas. Gradually  beat in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in your chopped pecans.
Scoop your batter into the muffin tins and sprinkle your streusel topping on top of the batter. Bake about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on baking racks for 5 minutes.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about the meals I am cooking this week for my family. Stay tuned for the Chicken Skillet Lasagna I cooked tonight, it was a hit!!!
God Bless!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Menu Plan for the Week of 1/18/15 - 1/24/15

I am really trying to get motivated to stay on a schedule and get organized with our homeschooling. I have noticed that when I have a menu plan for the week, things just go so much more smoothly. So, I decided to try to keep a menu plan, planned and posted for each week. Here is the plan for this week.

God Bless!

Sunday, January 18th
Coffee before church
Chicken nachos
Sandwiches, chips and homemade salsa and fruit
Monday, January 19th
Sausage, Egg and Cheese Bagels and Smoothies
Mac-N-Cheese and Fruit
All American Cheeseburger Soup
Tuesday, January 20th
Banana Bread
Sloppy Joes on Hot Dog Buns
Chicken Skillet Lasagna,
Wednesday, January 21st
Sour Cream Pancakes and Breakfast Sausage
Uncured Salami, Crackers, Cheese and Fruit
Beef Stew
Thursday, January 22nd
Link Deer Sausage Biscuits
Patty Melts
Fried Tenderloin and Baked French Fries, recipe here.
Friday, January 23rd
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Tacos and Spanish Rice
Creamy Tortellini and Spinach Soup, From my friend at http://www.glimpseofourlife.com/
Saturday, January 24th
Sub Sandwiches
Breakfast for Supper

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Processing and working together.......

As you can see, our Macy bug killed her first deer last Friday, December 26th. Here are a few pictures of all the bugs and their dad processing it.

We ended up with 12 pounds of ground meat and 8 pounds of breakfast sausage.

Happy Happy Bugs!!!!!