Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole


I found a recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu at Allrecipes.com.  I don’t like using canned soups in my cooking so I altered the recipe to: Ingredients 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 1/2 cups of low-fat sour cream 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup chicken stock (low sodium) 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 4…

Barbeque Pork


Normally I make  this dish in my giant crock-pot by searing the pork roast quickly in a frying pan until it gets that nice brown coating and then putting it in the crock-pot to cook until with a bottle of good barbecue sauce like Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ Sauce.  But, about a month ago…

Cheese Potatoes with Ham


There is a story to go with the strange picture of our dinner above.  There always is…. I made dinner last night but went out to dinner with friends.  As it wasn’t completely cooked by the time I left I asked my daughter to take it out and take a picture of it before they…

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


Tonight’s dinner was a simple grilled cheese sandwich made with cheddar, Swiss and mozzarella cheese. I am teaching my daughter how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.  It should be cooked slowly over med. low heat so that it gets a crispy toasted texture on the outside but the cheese melts completely on the…

Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers


  Last night’s dinner was a a bit of this and that to create the Turkey Cordon Bleu Burgers. INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs. ground white meat turkey or ground chicken 4 TBSP McCormack Montreal Seasoning (use to taste – my family likes flavor so I used a bit more)  3 TBSP Dried Parsley 4 oz. Swiss…

Red Beans & Rice Tortilla Casserole


Since last night was Fat Tuesday I decided to spice up dinner with a bit of “New Orleans” flavor.  I started with the Red Beans & Rice Tortilla Casserole recipe from Zatarains.com. Red Beans & Rice Tortilla Casserole Ingredients 1 package ZATARAIN’S® Red Beans and Rice 1 can (8 3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained…

Chicken Fajitas


  This was the meal that was supposed to be steak fajitas but because we devoured the entire steak the night before it was changed into chicken fajitas. I made the Easy Chicken Fajita recipe from FoodandWine.com Recipe: Easy Chicken Fajitas Ingredients 1 teaspoon pure chile powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin…

Steak and Baked Potatoes


So in accessing our meals over the last few weeks I saw that we were lacking in red meat.  We eat lots of ground turkey, chicken and pork but love our steak every once in a while. I marinated a flank steak in Italian Good Seasonings dressing for a couple of hours and then cut…

Beginning Week 5 – What I Learned so Far


As I begin week 5 of my no repeat dinner game I am learning quite a bit about myself, my family and other families. I have found we love having meals together.  My children love to sit at the kitchen table and eat our meals together.  We ask Disney trivia questions and try to redesign…

Ham and Baked Potatoes


Tonight’s dinner was a change in my menu plan.  When we went grocery shopping there was a manager’s special on ham so suddenly I redid my menus for the next two weeks to add several dishes with ham in them. Though the ham was a bit fatty it was still tasty.  All I did was…

Ground Turkey Tacos


I have a stash of quick throw together dinners in my back pocket in case I need them.  Tonight was one of those nights.  Dinner tonight was to be General Tso’s Chicken (homemade of course).   But, due to the events of the day we had Ground Turkey tacos instead. I browned my ground turkey in…

Chicken, Broccoli and Pineapple Stir-Fry


I do not have a picture of tonight’s dinner.  It was one of those nights that we made dinner and dashed out of the door to go to meetings and events.   But, the dinner itself was amazing and my children loved it even though they were not too sure about the cooked pineapple in a…