Category Archives: Food and Drink

W7- Food and Drink

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I made much more this week opposed to last week, but I wasn’t so good about taking pictures…

So here’s what I made…

Crock-Pot Meal: Italian Chicken over Pasta

This was inspired by a crock-pot seasoning packet…All I did was add frozen chicken, a spoonful of minced garlic, the seasoning packet, 1 cup of water, and a can of diced tomatoes…and viola!!!  I served it over spagetti and it was super yummy! 

The recipe meal was Valentine Inspired Rice Krispy Treats

It was a simple recipe…6 cups of rice crispies, 3 tbsps of butter and 10 oz of strawberry and plain marshmellows…I melted the butter first, then added the marshmellows until the mixture was all melted…then remove from heat and add rice crispies…stir quickly and spoon into a butter baking dish…use a buttered spatula as well to flatten it all down…If you have cookie cutters you like, you can instantly cut into desired shapes, or just cool and cut in squares after about 15 minutes…Best if enjoyed within the first day…

Juice- I ate my fruit, and made more salads, so I didn’t juice…but I did drink plenty of orange juice and so I feel okay about my choices…

 

W6-Drink and Drink

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On a positive note…I juiced twice this week!  The usual juice drink: oranges, apple, carrots, and spinach.  I also add ice after beause I like my juice to be really cold.

So about my new recipe and crock pot meal…Let me start by saying that usually I reserve Sunday thru Wednesday to try my new recipes out.  Thursday I usually have leftovers…and Friday and Saturday we play by ear, maybe we’ll have pizza or each have something in the kitchen that sounds good but not a gourmet style meal…sometimes on Saturday’s we graze all day so we just eat light at night…so anyways…Sunday was Super Bowl and I was at my Dad and his wife’s house watching the game…so dinner was over there (super yummy cheese dip, chicken wings, baked potatoes, cheesecake with fruit topping)….Monday, mominlaw and dadinlaw had bbq’d burgers the night before and made extras for us, so that took care of that night’s meal…Tuesday we had dinner at the inlaws (chicken and rice- shredded chicken, cooked ground beef, white rice, and pine nuts all mixed together served with plain yogurt and pita bread!).  They made plenty and sent us packing with enough for tonights dinner too!  So there you have it, we ate well…just didn’t really document it.  I do however want to point out that on Saturday, I soaked beans again and hubby and I grazed on beans and cornbread throughout the day…we love that we are very happy and satisfied eating a meal that cost about $1 to make…It is humbling really…we can get caught up with spending money on food and forget how other people in this world look at food…sometimes, food is just food…it’s meant to give us energy and nourishment, it doesn’t always have to taste amazing andbe exciting…it’s fuel…

W5-Food and Food…

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Hello!

Today it is just food and more food…I drank juice, but I myself didn’t freshly juice it…I will juice twice next week 🙂

Recipe Meal: Southwestern Haystacks

So Hubby and I were trying to think of a meal to make, and we realized we had a lot of canned food…so we thought we’d google recipes that involved canned food…and lo and behold….this recipe came up!  We had most the ingredients on hand, so it cost of very little and it tasted delicious!!!

1 lb ground beef- cooked/drained

1 can diced tomatoes

1 can kidney beans

1 can corn

1 tsp garlic salt

pepper

1 lb pasta

Cheese and Sour Cream to garnish with…

Directions:

Brown beef and drain…then put back in pan.  Add tomatoes, beans, and corn.  Then cook pasta according to package directions.  Then mix meat mixture with pasta…spoon into bowl and put a good sized spoonful of sour cream and sprinkle of shredded cheese!  Yummy!!!  We all really liked this meal, even my little guy…which says a lot!

 

Crock-pot-Meal

Chili

I have made chili a bunch of times, but never using a crock pot.  It was the same method really, but I thought I would give it a try in the slow cooker this time. 

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef – cooked/drained

1 can kidney beans

1 can pinto beans

1 can chili beans

1 can diced tomatoes

1 cup water

1 packet of taco seasoning

I had my little guy help with this meal, I opened the cans, he poured everything into the pot, he even helped at the start of browning the meat…I cooked it on high for about 2 hours, and it was perfect.  We served it two ways, one in a bread bowl with cheese sprinkled, the other with sour cream/cheese and tortilla chips for dipping! 

By the way…We do eat lots of salad and fruit…but that’s not new so I don’t really include those pictures 🙂 

 

W4- mmm…mmm…good!

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Hubby and I were on a roll this week with our cooking! From Thursday to today we made lots of yummy things ranging from crock pot meals, family favorites, sweet treats, and fresh juice…Instead of lots of details to each food thing, I will list the food item and share a picture or a mini story…

Crock-Pot- Spanish Chicken Tacos

This was super easy…We had bought chicken (seasoned with Spanish seasoning) that was on sale and then froze it for a later date.  When we were ready to make it, we put it in the crock pot frozen, added a little salsa and water, and let it do its thing…After about 8 hours on low it was ready to shred (super easily) with a fork and put on tortillas with shredded cheese!  So easy and so tasty…Didn’t take picture, sorry!

Family Favorite-Ham and Beans with Fried Potatoes…Recipe passed down from Hubby’s Grandma to Mom to us…Thanks Mominlaw for the secret tricks with soaking the beans and the potatoes, they were soooo good…

This was very successful, and Hubby had seconds and ate the remaining leftovers the next night.  He was super impressed and there is something to be said about making a meal your hubby really likes, it made me feel a little bit like a domestic goddess! Here our the pictures…

white beans

 

soak beans in carbonated soda for about 8hrsrinse and drain

 

ham, slice into bite size pieces or whatever size you please...wash and peel potatoespour in vegetable oil and toss so all potatoes are covered with the oil

 Forgot to take pictures of cooking process…ham and beans go in big pot and cook for about 2 hours…Potatoes went in pan, which was coated with oil, and cooked for roughly 35 minutes, turning regularly…

final picture...

 

Dessert- Semi-Homemade Chocolate cake…it’s from a box and already made frosting, but I still put it all together, so it’s better than buying an already made cake…I count this as following a recipe…

Fresh Juice and Oatmeal for breakfast…

Crock Pot-Pot Roast (I’ll be honest, Hubby made this and it was delicious)

Hope you enjoyed…now go make yourself something yummy!