Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Time to think about May! RSVP in or out and what you might make for thursday may 10th, 7pm church

Friday, April 6, 2012

Pork French Dip Sandwiches


  • 4 pounds pork roast
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed French onion soup
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
  • 6 French rolls
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Trim excess fat from the rump roast, and place in a slow cooker. Add the beef broth, onion soup and beer. Cook on Low setting for 7 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Split French rolls, and spread with butter. Bake 10 minutes, or until heated through.
  4. Slice the meat on the diagonal, and place on the rolls. Serve the sauce for dipping.

Buttermilk-Brined Pork Chops

Buttermilk-Brined Pork Chops
From Cooking Light

Though these pork chops require overnight brining, they make dinner the next night a breeze. Brine these chops up to two days beforehand. Just remove from brine after an overnight soak, cover in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to cook.

4 servings (serving size: 1 chop)

2 cups fat-free buttermilk
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray


Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; shake well to dissolve salt and sugar. Add pork; seal and refrigerate overnight, turning bag occasionally. Remove pork from bag; discard brine. Pat pork dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle pork with pepper.

Heat a large nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add pork; cook 3 1/2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

For Frozen Mamas:
Pork chops are brined and drained and ready to cook; just thaw, pepper to taste and put on the grill (or broiler pan or probably pan-frying would work too).

To prepare the Quinoa:Rinse thoroughly, combine Quinoa (1 cup) with 2 cups water (or broth) and salt to taste. Bring to boil for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Turn heat off and cover with lid for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve. My preference is to make it with chicken broth and to add a few random vegetables I have in my fridge, chopped, about half-way into the cooking time.

Kids's Favorite Easy Tuna Pasta

2 cans of cream of cheddar soup
1 cup of milk
4 cups of frozen vegetables
3 cups of rotini pasta
1 teaspoon dried dillweed
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cans of tuna

Boil noodles
warm sauce

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pizza rolls

1 pkg pizza dough ( I used trader joes)
1/4 c pizza sauce
Motzarella cheese
M c
Roll out pizza dough into rectangle. Spread sauce on dough but leave an inch border without sauce, top with pepperoni then cheese. Cut strips of dough on the edges then alternate overlapping strips to close up loaf, tuck in the ends as you go.

From frozen: thaw completely, place on baking sheet and brush with melted butter befor baking. Bake for 25 min at 350 or until golden brown. Serve with warm sauce for dipping.


Spaghetti Sauce
Italian Sausage
Spaghetti Noodles

Brown Italian sausage add to Prego Spaghetti Sauce warm on stove. Easy but oh so Yummy! This is the Barrie's Spaghetti :)

From Frozen: Thaw and warm on stove. Boil noodles and spoon sauce over noodles.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Breakfast Casserole


6 slices white bread
3oz. Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
8 eggs (or 6 extra large), beaten
2 1/2 c. Skim milk
1/2 c. Cooked and crumbled bacon


Spray a 9 by 13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Cover the bottom of the dish with the bread slices. Spread the cheeses evenly over the bread. Mix the eggs and the milk well. Pour slowly and evenly over the bread and cheese. Sprinkle the bacon pieces evenly over the top. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning, bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes, or until cooked through and “fluffy.” (The top will rise.)

Frozen Mamas:

Thaw casserole and bake as instructed above.

From: aformercouchpotato.blogspot.com