Monday, October 31, 2011

Our Table this Week

Sunday: Murphy's Hot Hamburgers

Monday: French Dip Sandwiches

Tuesday: Sausage Casserole

Wednesday: Bangers and Mash

Thursday: Pesto Tortellini with French Bread

Friday: Ham and Potatoes with some Apples too

Incredible Pumpkin Cookies

I needed to make some cookies for some friends and I wanted to try something new. I found this pumpkin cookie recipe and fell in love. It is amazing! The frosting is so creamy and tastes like caramel. It is such a yummy combination with the pumpkin. The original recipe made a ton of cookies, so I cut it in half. It still made 3 dozen.

  • 1 cups shortening
  • 1 cups white sugar
  • 1 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Frosting Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

  1. Cream shortening, white sugar and pumpkin. Add eggs and mix well. Sift together the baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt and flour. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop from spoon to cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. To Make Frosting: Cook butter, milk, and brown sugar until dissolved. Cool and add confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Drizzle over warm cookies.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bow-tie 'Lasagna'

I made this last night and it was delicious. I love lasagna but don't always have the time to put it together. This tastes a lot like it but is so much easier. I found the recipe over on Tasty Kitchen. Here it is:

  • 1 pound Ground Chuck
  • 12 oz. box of Bow-tie Noodles
  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning (or More, Make It To Your Taste)
  • ½ cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
Cook the ground chuck in a frying pan until fully browned. At the same time, cook the bow-tie noodles according to the directions on the package. Once the noodles are cooked and drained, add the olive oil in with the noodles and add in the spaghetti sauce.
When the beef is totally browned, drain the excess fat and add the ground beef into the sauce. Next add the spices, cheese, sour cream and stir it all together. Let it all warm up and melt together, over low heat, for about five minutes or until the cheese is all melted and yummy. Serve it up and enjoy!

Monday, October 24, 2011

This Week

Sunday: Soup and Sandwiches

Monday: Bow-tie Lasagna

Tuesday: Poor Sunday Soup

Wednesday: Meatball Subs

Thursday: Mummy Dogs

Friday: Eat Out

Saturday: Out of Town

Monday, October 10, 2011

Time for Comfort Food

Sunday: Fried Pork Chops and Baked Potatoes

Monday: Italian Pot Pies

Tuesday: Plov- I learned how to make this in Russia and it is amazing. The flavors melt together in such a yummy way. I am going to try and wing this recipe. We'll see how it goes.

Wednesday: Penne Bake with Spinach and Tomatoes

Thursday: Stuffed Peppers

Friday: Date Night!!