Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What's for Dinner

With Ryder going to school 9-1 a few days a week it has been slightly easier to plan dinners.  Getting creative with food is a must in this house because Ryan is a bit of a food snob.  He will tell you though.  He loves variety and if I cook anything with Campbell's Cream of XXX (which I sneak and hide the can), spaghetti, or baked boneless skinless chicken it is sure to get a complaint.
Reese still shops most days in her car seat which takes up practically the entire cart but sometimes she sits too.  Speaking of, this crazy girl (as we affectionately call her) has been pulling up on furniture and standing since our visit to Centre a few weeks ago and does it non-stop.  She can pull up on the coffee table, side of bath tub, fireplace, etc.  And not even 8 months yet!  She's been crawling for 2 months now and has shown interest in a sippy cup this week.  Feeds herself puffs and yogurt bites but hates a spoon.  My big girl.
I digress.
So I love Pinterest and all (and have for years), but let's face it, the majority of what I use it for is a digital collection of recipes.  And I'm not just one of those girls who pins.  We actually cook them!  Here have been a few of my favorites. 

Roasted Brussel Sprouts
toss freshly washed sprouts in a Ziploc bag with olive oil, Balsamic Vinegar, salt and pepper, then bake on a sheet pan until crispy, tossing occasionally. 
Stuffed Mushrooms
we buy the cream cheese and chive flavored cream cheese tub, stuff into freshly cleaned mushrooms, wrap in uncooked bacon and seal with toothpick and then bake until bacon is crispy.  Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods.  Delicious.

Baked Brie Bites
we have these for dinner some nights.  slice up tiny cubes of brie cheese and place into frozen phyllo dough shells.  sprinkle with brown sugar and chopped pecans then drizzle with honey and bake until cheese is melted.  watch closely because these cook fast!
 Corn Casserole
a favorite for large crowds since it feeds a ton and is cheap to make. 
an Easter lunch must.
1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix, 1 can cream corn, 1 can whole kernel corn (drained), 2 eggs, 1 stick butter (melted),  1 Cup Sour cream. Mix all together in casserole dish adding the sour cream last. Bake in 350 oven for 45 minutes
And let's not forget my devotion to anything on Plain Chicken.com, an Auburn Alum whose Chicken Lazone recipe is the best!

1 comment:

Laura Ealy said...

You should also check out Mix & Match Mama - http://mixandmatchmama.blogspot.com/

I use tons of her recipes!