Sunday, September 18, 2016

Week in Review: Week 37: Sept 11 - Sept 17 2016

Sunday Sept 11, 2016

Monday Sept 12, 2016

Tuesday Sept 13, 2016
Pot Roast

Wednesday Sept 14, 2016

Thursday Sept 15, 2016

Friday Sept 16, 2016
Fried Clams
French Onion Soup

Saturday Sept 17, 2016
Burgers, Dogs, Chicken and Salad
BBQ with friends

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Week in Review: Week 36: Sept 4 - Sept 10 2016

Sunday Sept 4, 2016
Labor Day Cookout...
Burgers, hot dogs, sausage, and a bunch of sides.
No dinner needed!

Monday Sept 5, 2016
Pizza at Aunties!

Tuesday Sept 6, 2016
(the girl child cooked: black beans, corn, rice, lettuce, chilis, queso, and salsa)

Wednesday Sept 7, 2016
Pork Chops
Macaroni and Cheese

Thursday Sept 8, 2016
Chicken Soup

Friday Sept 9, 2016
The girl child brought me home some mac and cheese from Panera

Saturday Sept 10, 2016
Chinese Food

Monday, September 5, 2016

Funeral Sandwiches

The name of these sandwiches drives me nuts.
I understand, as a southern girl, I have seen these sandwiches at many a funeral...but still!

We could call them something like "ham and cheese sweet yummies". What do you think?

The recipe I found on Sunday Baker calls for Hawaiian sweet rolls (which are a-ma-zing) but, sadly, my local Stop and Shop does not carry them. I was not going to run from store to store, so I bought some Portuguese sweet rolls.

The inclusion of mustard is non descriptive. I used dijon as it gives a nice taste with the sweet rolls and ham. You can use any kind that you like.

12 Sweet rolls
1 Lb thin sliced ham
Thin sliced swiss cheese
½ Cup butter (melted)
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp mustard
2 Tbsp brown sugar
Dash of onion powder

1. Cut rolls in half and place in 9 x 13 pan
2. Add ham and cheese to each roll
3. Mix butter, Worcestershire, mustard, brown sugar, and onion powder
4. Pour the liquid over the sandwiches, drenching each one
5. Cover tightly and marinate a minimum of 4 hours
6. Preheat oven to 350
7. Bake for 15 minutes (uncovered)


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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Happy Labor Day 2016

As we should all take a moment and reflect to the true reason for this weekend, we should also rejoice and enjoy the loved ones around us.

For decades, my hubby's aunt and uncle have hosted a small Labor Day party. It's one of the two times a year they have everyone over.
This year is a little bittersweet.

Uncle passed away a few months ago and Aunt decided she really wanted to have one last party at the house before she prepares for selling and moving.
(Thank you for your service Uncle B)

Most everyone is going to be able to attend, the girl child is working all day and another cousin has moved out of state. Pretty good turnout if I do say so myself.

No big surprise, I was asked to bring my eggs and a veggie tray.
Hubby has been craving some braised drumsticks, so I made a big batch and will be bringing some of those too.

Two of the little cousins will be coming from a neighboring state, and we haven't seen them in awhile. One had a birthday in April and the other is later this we picked up a couple of little gifts for them just because.

Looking forward to seeing people!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Week in Review: Week 35: Aug 28 - Sept 3 2016

Sunday Aug 28, 2016
Steak and Baked Potato

Monday Aug 29, 2016
Cheese and Crackers

Tuesday Aug 30, 2016
Steak, Salad, and Corn on the Cob

Wednesday Aug 31, 2016
KFC/Taco Bell

Thursday Sept 1, 2016
Leftover Quiche

Friday Sept 2, 2016
Made some braised chicken legs, hubby ate that
I had cheeze its and sliced swiss

Saturday Sept 3, 2016
Hot Dogs

Monday, August 29, 2016

English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas

Yesterday marked my parent's anniversary.

How did they celebrate? By taking a cruise.
I tried the whole...won't your trip be so much better with your first-born child?
No takers on that one.

Then I tried the...your oldest and first born granddaughter would make this an epic trip.
Still no takers.

I even tried the whole...doesn't your CHILD remind you of your long and happy marriage, which would increase your happiness?

I am starting to think they didn't feel like bringing us on vacation with them! Humph! Just who do they think they are?!

In all seriousness, they took a trip and planned it so that it was islands they have already been too (most, not all) so they can spend some quality time relaxing on the ship and not feeling like they have to get off at every port.
They thought this through...a cruise to nowhere means everyone stays on ship! Picking islands you don't care to visit again, you can stay on the ship while virtually everyone else gets off.
Nice thinking guys!

I just wanted to give them a well deserved shout out...marriages are hard, every anniversary should be special!

What is your favorite anniversary memory...and it doesn't even have to be yours!
(sort of like this year will forever be known as the year Jay begged for a month for a free trip LOL)

6 English muffins
4 Eggs (room temperature)
2 Tbsp milk
¼ Tsp salt
10 (or so) Dashes hot sauce
Ham slices or cooked bacon
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
Optional: Veggies, tomatoes, olives, etc

1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with cooking spray
3. In a shallow dish, whisk eggs, milk, salt, and hot sauce
4. Separate English muffins and soak each side in the egg mixture
5. Place, cut side up, on prepared baking sheet
6. Add choice of meat and any desired toppings
7. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese
8. Bake 15 minutes


Adapted from Our Best Bites

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Week in Review: Week 34: Aug 21 - Aug 27 2016

Sunday Aug 21, 2016
Wedge Salad

Monday Aug 22, 2016
Went out for a large lunch, we just snacked for dinner

Tuesday Aug 23, 2016
Large lunch again, but picky eater me left the restaurant hungry.
Had a chicken Cesar wrap when I came home

Wednesday Aug 24, 2016
Sesame Noodles

Thursday Aug 25, 2016
Sausage, Egg, and Toast

Friday Aug 26, 2016
Orange Chicken

Saturday Aug 27, 2016
Swiss, Bacon and Onion Quiche