Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stroganoff Sandwiches

These were some very tasty sandwiches! Great for a game day--at a tailgate party or at home. Meat mixture can be made ahead of time if you wish, just add sour cream later, reheat and serve :)

Stroganoff Sandwiches


1-1/2 lb ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
6-8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
2 garlic cloves, inced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
8 hamburger buns, split


In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add bacon and garlic. Combine the flour, salt, paprika and nutmeg; gradually stir into beef mixture until blended.

Stir in soap and mushrooms (mixture will be thick). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until heated through. Stir in sour cream. Cook 3-4 minutes longer or until heated through, stirring occasionally (do not boil). Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Menu Plan Monday! Week of 5/30/11-6/5/11

It is "Menu Plan Monday". Here is what we plan on feasting this week :)

Monday: Appetizer Day! Chili Snacks, Onion Biscuits, Egg and Cheese Dip, Pea Salad. All new recipes. Didn't get to this one last week.

Tuesday: Italian Chicken and Asparagus Au Gratin (New Recipe)

Wednesday: Cabbage Casserole (New Recipe)

Thursday: Fend for yourself

Friday: Mustard Bourbon Kabobs (New Recipe)

Saturday: Friend's Birthday Party! Taking a snack with us to share: Crispix Mix Sweet Mingers (New Recipe)

Sunday: Mediterranean Pizza (New Recipe)

I hope to get in a bread and dessert this week as well!

Amish Friendship Bread (New Recipe)

Diamond Fudge (New Recipe)

Be sure to check back for recipes and final photos. Have a great week!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pineapple Crush

Wanted to try out a new beverage last night. Chose this nice, citrus one. The kids loved it!

Pineapple Crush


1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 frozen very rip medium banana


Blend together. Serves 2.

The riper the pineapple and banana, the sweeter your outcome. This is an awesome smoothie--fresh, tropical and an excellent source of vitamin C.

*Note: 2 ingredients need to be frozen ahead of time so this is a more planned recipe, not a spur of the moment one.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mexican Corn

This was a really tasty and easy way to add some jazz to plain corn kernels!

Mexican Corn


1 (16 oz) package frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives


Cook corn according to package directions and stir in salsa and olives. Cook until hot and drain.

*I served it alongside barbeque chicken drumsticks :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Menu Plan Monday! Week of 5/23/11-5/29/11

It has been a busy last few months in the King House with soccer, school parties, school fundraisers, etc... But now, I am back full force and ready to give you some awesome recipes that we try out right here in our home. Here is this week's menu!

Monday: Soccer Night! Fend for Yourself

Tuesday: Chicken and Mexican Corn (New Recipe)

Wednesday: Appetizers for Dinner! Chili Snacks, Onion Biscuits, Egg and Cheese Dip (All New Recipes)

Thursday: Easy Pork Loin Roast (New Recipe)

Friday: Stroganoff Sandwiches (New Recipe)

Saturday: Memorial Day Picnic with my Family :) Pea Salad (New Recipe)

Sunday: Fettuccine with Shrimp and Zucchini (New Recipe)

I would love to throw in a new drink and dessert too!

Pineapple Crush (New Recipe)

Berries in a Cloud (New Recipe)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Confetti Sandwiches

I made this for dinner one night and shortly after, I took it to a friend's house, used it for appetizer sandwiches. So yummy!!! If you are on Weight Watchers, simply replace the regular cream cheese with fat free cream cheese and the mayo with low fat/fat free mayo. The whole bowl of spread is worth 8 pts. I spread it thin on sandwich bread. It is 5 pts total for one sandwich :)

Confetti Sandwiches


1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup each grated cucumber, purple onion and bell pepper


Combine lemon juice with cream cheese and add enough mayonnaise to make cheese into spreading consistency. Fold in grated vegetables, spread on bread for sandwiches. Refrigerate.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pork Chops with Lemon Spinach

Yum, Yum and Yum!!!! Did I mention how good this one was?!!

Pork Chops with Lemon Spinach


3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 (4 oz) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thinck)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
1 (10 oz) package fresh spinach


Combine first 5 ingredietns in a shallow dish. Dredge pork in flour mixture.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pork, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan. Stir in wine and lemon juice, scrapping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 1 minute. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute. Add spinach, tossing 1 minute or until the spinach wilts. Serve with pork alongside mashed potatoes.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/2 cup lemon spinach)

*Didn't have enough fresh spinach to cover the whole family so used some frozen. Tasted just as yummy!