Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
1 1/2 lb ground beef (80%)
1 Package onion soup mix
3/4 C milk
1/2 C bread crumbs
1 lb potatoes skin on, cut into wedges
3 C carrot sticks
1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 6 (18x10-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil; spray with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix beef, dry soup mix, egg, milk and bread crumbs. Shape into 6 loaves, 4x2 1/2x1 inch. Place 1 loaf on each foil sheet. Microwave potatoes for 4 -6 min. Place about 1/2 cup potatoes and 1/2 cup carrots around each loaf.
2. Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.
3. Place packets on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 25 to 30 minutes, rotating packets 1/2 turn after 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender and meat thermometer inserted in center of loaves reads 160ºF. To serve, cut large X across top of each packet; carefully fold back foil to allow steam to escape. Garnish with parsley.
I may just try to bake these in the oven depending on the weather. i will probably start cooking them at 350 degrees for a half hour. I will try to remember to include the oven baking instructions if that is what i do.
Monday, August 16, 2010
It’s Back to School time again, and time for me to get back into my routines. The biggest one I have missed is my Menu Planning. I’m tired of pulling something frozen out of the freezer and thawing it 30 minutes before I want to eat. I have drawn up a monthly game plan and have decided to add themed days. ..Crock Pot Sunday, Meatless Friday (because I can’t do it on Monday like the rest of the world lest I make something that would trigger DH’s stomach issues), Pasta Wednesday, Pizza Night, and Fish Thursday. I also would like to send the kids off to school with a warm breakfast daily, so will be researching some recipes for that to keep some variety. And I’m sorely in need of lunch inspiration. We’ll see what I can come up with for that. Here’s what I‘ve Planned for this week.
Dinner: Spaghetti, Italian Sausage, and Salad
Lunch: English Muffin Pizzas, fruit
Dinner: Mediterranean Quinoa Skillet derived from this recipe from the $5 Dollar Dinner Mom ( for my meatless meal of the week)
Lunch: Peanut butter and Jelly, fruit or veggie sticks
Dinner: Steak with all the trimmings…baked potatoes, Salad,
Lunch :Quesidillas, veggies
Lunch:Salami Sandwiches, fruit or veggie stix
Dinner: Whatever my mom makes…we’ll be going down home for the weekend.
Lunch: Bug’s Birthday Party.
Pulled Pork Sandwiches, coleslaw, rolls
Hot Dogs, Buns
Chips and pretzels
Grandma Eva’s Baked Beans
Cake & Ice Cream
Dinner: Green beans & Potatoes & Lunch leftovers
Next week I’ll try to plan a Breakfast schedule to and practice that with dh being off to school again.