Friday, February 23, 2007

Camping Trips are just around the corner

I see a lot of people starting to gear up for camping trips, I think that after the cold months we're all itching to get out there and enjoy warm weather and fresh air.

To get us all into the Camping Mood, I'm sharing a great recipe that I'm sure you'll all enjoy.

Camping Sausage-Potato Dinner


1 pkg. (32 ox) frozen Ore-Ida Potatoes O'Brien

1 pkg (16 ox.) small fully-cooked smoked sausage links

3/4 cup ranch salad dressing

1 1/4 cups Kraft Shredded Cheddar & Monterey

3 green onions, sliced


Preheat grill. Lightly coat four 18x12-inch pieces of heavy foil with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In large bowl combine potatoes, sausage links, and salad dressing. Spoon mixture into centers of foil pieces. Bring up opposite edges of foil and seal with double fold. Fold remaining edges together to completely enclose, leaving space for steam to build.

Place foil packets on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium heat for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are tender, turning several times. Carefully open packets. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions. Loosely close packets.

Let stand about 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Brittany and Jonah's Yummy Pizza Pasta

It's certainly been a while since I've updated my food blog, it just seems that I never have enough hours in the day for everything I want to get done.

Well get ready for it, because I found some time tonight and I'm throwing in a bunch of new recipes for you all, I hope you're ready for some yummy stuff.

So here is the first one, kids love pasta and they love pizza, so when I found this recipe I knew I had to add it to my menu. I'm going to try it next week, but wanted to share it with you all first.




12 oz. rotini pasta

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 jar (24 ox.) Bertolli Tomato & Basil Sauce

2 tsp. McCormick Minced Onions

1/2 tsp. McCormick Garlic with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Made from Real Garlic

2 cups Kraft Shredded Low Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese

1/2 cup Kraft 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pan.

Meanwhile, in large skillet cook ground beef until brown. Drain fat. Stir beef, sauce, onions, and garlic into pasta. Spoon into 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Lightly pat down with back of large spoon. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Tightly cover with foil.

Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. Remove foil. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Serves 6

Monday, February 12, 2007

Menu Plan Monday!

Hey Ladies, come on into my kitchen and see what I'm cooking this week....I have some old family favorites and some new ones too. The favorites usually have recipes up already so I'll link, and if not, then I will have the recipes up on the day that I make them, so if you're interested in a specific recipe just come back OR let me know and I'll go ahead and get the recipes up for you:)

If you're interested in playing along or just checking out what everyone is cooking, run on over to "I'm an Organizing Junkie".

I'm sharing my menu plus two extra days, since payday is halfway through the next week and that is when I go get my groceries and write up my new menus.



Monday 12th
French Toast
Tuna Sandwich
Slow Cooker Two Step Stroganoff

Tuesday 13th

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Chocolate Milk
Lunch: Soup & Sandwiches
Dinner: Pork Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes

Wednesday 14th
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Mac and Cheese
Dinner: Maple Sausage Lasagna
Chocolate Mousse

Thursday 15th
Breakfast: Cereal, milk
Lunch: Pigs in a blanket
Dinner: Salisbury Steak with Gravy

Friday 16th
Breakfast: Banana Pancakes, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Quesadillas
Dinner: Slow Cooker Three Beans and Sausage