Monday, March 28, 2016

Pork Fritters

To all who celebrate, I hope you enjoyed your Easter!

We went to my aunt's house with most of the rest of the family It's weird as the kids get older and begin their own lives. We were missing 3 of the cousins to other obligations, and they were really missed!

We did all of our typical Lithuanian traditions and foods as well as other delicious stuffs!

Per usual, I was asked to bring baked beans and a dessert. I managed a polka dot cake this year which was really awesome!

1 Lb pork tenderloin (sliced ½ inch thick)
1 Egg (beaten)
3 Tbsp Milk
1 Sleeve saltine crackers (crushed fine)
¾ Cup All purpose flour
1 Tsp Salt
½ Tsp pepper
Oil for frying

1. Flatten pork with a meat mallet
2. Place egg and milk in a small bowl and blend well
3. Combine crackers, flour, and seasonings in another bowl
4. Dip pork in egg mixture, and then in crumb mixture until well coated
5. Heat oil in large skillet
6. Fry pork until deep golden brown on both sides

Adapted from Gooseberry Patch

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Week in Review Week 12: Mar 20 2016 - March 26 2016

Sunday March 20 2016
Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup

Monday March 21 2016
English Muffin Pizza

Tuesday March 22 2016
Kielbasa with BBQ Sauce
Au Gratin Potato

Wednesday March 23 2016
Sausage, Spinach, and Tortellini Soup

Thursday March 24 2016
Went out to a late lunch with my mother in law, we never did get hungry for dinner.

Friday March 25 2016
English Muffin Pizza (again!)

Saturday March 26 2016
Grilled Cheese.
Nobody was hungry until about 10pm...didn't want anything too heavy

Monday, March 21, 2016

Quiche Lorraine

Yet another recipe from my dear friend Ann.
We do miss those who are no longer with us!

A crazy week surrounded this recipe. A certain material hit the proverbial fan if you catch my drift. Insanity reigned supreme!

Finally, a quiet night at home (so to speak)! Then I looked around and realized I had taken nothing out of the freezer.

Thankfully I had this recipe on hand. My bacon was frozen too...and I was not thawing the whole pound. I substituted 1/4 cup bacon bits for the bacon in this recipe, and it worked just fine. I also used a can of mushrooms I had on hand instead of the real ones which were still residing at the grocery store.

½ Cup chopped onion
½ Small package sliced mushrooms
4 Slices of bacon, cooked to crisp and crumbled (reserve grease)
½ Tsp salt
¼ Tsp pepper
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 Cup milk
½ Cup Bisquick mix
2 Eggs

1. Heat oven to 400
2. Spray a 9 inch pie plate with cooking spray
3. Cook onions in the leftover bacon grease
4. Stir in salt and pepper
5. Spread onions, bacon, and mushrooms in bottom of pie plate
6. Combine remaining ingredients in blender
7. Pour into pie plate
8. Bake 25-30 minutes until golden brown
9. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving


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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Week in Review Week 11: Mar 13 2016 - March 19 2016

Sunday March 13, 2016
Pizza and movies at Aunties!

Monday March 14, 2016
Shrimp in Teriyaki Sauce
French Fries

Tuesday March 15, 2016
Pasta and Sauce

Wednesday March 16, 2016
Homemade Vegetarian Sushi
(the girl child cooks AGAIN!)

Thursday March 17, 2016
What else?
Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potato, and Carrots

Friday March 18, 2016
Amish Noodles

Saturday March 19 2016
Bread and Cheese
Wasn't really feeling the whole "dinner" thing

Monday, March 14, 2016

Chocolate Layer Crumb Bars

Every week I try to have a sweet made for the house. Something portable for hubby and the girl to take to work/school so we don't have to purchase store bought, mass produced goodies.

Last night we were at the grocery store and hubby stopped to grab a pack of Chips Ahoy cookies.

But, as he says, "yours may be better...but there is something nostalgic about Chips Ahoy. Dunk them, you know exactly how they will react."

Apparently the dunking factor is a big one.
I let him get his cookies.

Sometimes we try and try...and it's just not the "same". Whateves.
It's a little silly to be jealous over a pack of cookies, huh?
So....let's make dunkable bars!
If he's lucky, I might even share one with him. (insert evil laugh here)

I had happened to cut this recipe off the back of a bag of chocolate chunks, but found it online for your ease.

1 ½ Sticks butter (softened)
1 ¾ Cup all purpose flour
⅓ Cup granulated sugar
¼ Tsp salt
11.5 oz package semi sweet chocolate chunks
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
1 Tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Grease 9 x 13 inch baking pan
3. Beat butter in a large mixer bowl until creamy
4. Beat in flour, sugar, and salt until crumbly
5. Press 2 cups of crumb mixture into bottom of prepared baking pan (reserve remaining mix)
6. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown
7. Combine 1 cup chunks and sweetened condensed milk in small, heavy duty saucepan
8. Warm over low heat, stirring until smooth.
9. Stir in vanilla extract
10. Spread over hot crust
11. Stir remaining chunks into reserved crumb mixture
12. Sprinkle over chocolate filling
13. Bake 25-30 minutes or until center is set
14. Cool and cut into bars


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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Week in Review Week 10: Mar 6 2016 - March 12 2016

Sunday March 6 2016
Candied Bacon

Cheese plate with pepperoni

Monday March 7 2016
Fish Sticks and Boxed Mac-n-Cheese
(My Plan B)

Tuesday March 8 2016
Out running errands, it just made sense

Wednesday March 9 2016
We went out to dinner (fried clams! Yum!) with a friend who was in town for business

Thursday March 10 2016
Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Friday March 11 2016
Cheese plate with pepperoni

Saturday March 12 2016
Toast with melted cheese

Monday, March 7, 2016

Potato Latkes

Potato pancakes (as we always called them) make me think of childhood.
My great grandmother made these for us all the time.

She had the well seasoned old cast iron skillet, and it just made it that much more delicious.

I always had mine with sour cream...and if I was feeling rather naughty, a sprinkle of extra salt on top.
My older cousins...butter. What?! Seriously?! :::sigh:::
I guess we will keep them anyhow.

I came across this recipe on the Recipe Girl site. It's a slightly modified version of what Gram always made us. Had to give it a try...all in the name of research don't ya know.

They are delicious! Hubby and the girl ate their fair share for sure! We had them for dinner, but they make an exceptional breakfast food as well.


4 Medium to large russet potatoes, peeled

2 Large yellow onions, diced
4 Large eggs, lightly beaten
⅓ Cup matzo meal
2 Tsp salt
Pepper, to taste
¾ Cup peanut oil

1. Grate potato and onion
2. Drain potato onion mixture (squish through a dish towel)
3. Place potato onion mixture into a mixing bowl.
4. Add eggs, matzo, salt and pepper. Mix well.
5. Heat oil in skillet
6. Shape a pancake (about ½ cup of mixture)
7. Add pancake to hot oil and flatten gently
8. Fry until deep golden brown, about 5 minutes per side
9. Drain on cooling rack or paper towel lined plate
10. Serve with sour cream or applesauce


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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Week in Review Week 9: Feb 28 2016 - March 5 2016

Sunday Feb 28 2016
Krispy Kreme Donut Cake
Raspberry Cobbler
Greek Pasta Salad

Twice Baked Potato
(thanks hubby dearest for making dinner!)

Monday Feb 29 2016
Vegetable Curry
(The girl child cooked again, I could get used to this!)

Tuesday March 1 2016
Ham Sandwich (hubby made for himself with leftover frozen Christmas ham!)
I had canned spaghetti. Yup. LOL

Wednesday March 2 2016
Pot Roast with Veggies
Mashed Potato

Thursday March 3 2016

Friday March 4 2016

Saturday March 5 2016
It may make fr a boring week, but we didn't waste any leftovers!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Blogging for Books: Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

**Note** I was provided with a copy of this book for free in exchange for my personal review and opinions. 

I have to say, this is one of the most fun cookbooks I have ever perused!

Chrissy Tiegen ties in a lot of stories about growing up with a Thai mother and an American father and how this influenced her cooking style to date.
Surprisingly enough, this supermodel doesn't give us a book full of diet tips! There is even a french toast casserole with a frosted flake crust.

All the recipes are interesting and fun,,,pork stuffed cucumber soup, what?!
Her creativity even extends to her chapter titles. "$h!t on toast" pops immediately to mind.