I'm enjoying the cooler weather I have crock pots going today =) Chili (browned ground beef & sandwich steaks diced, tomatoes, spices beans) corn chowder & veggie beef stew all going in crock pots. Also made a yellow cake to make parfaits. will layer cubed cake, cherry pie filling, vanilla yogurt & top with cinnamon whipped cream =) made lemon jello with mandarine oranges too
Tonight will be chili & salad with parfaits. the rest will go into small containers in freezer.
If you can buy boxes or cans of stock or broth when on sale you can add anything to them to make soup. 1/2 box of stock simmer some frozen of fresh veggies. Thicken with a sprinkle of instant potato flakes. add what ever spices you like. Or start with a can of diced tomatoes add more veggies & simmer a small amount of diced chiken till cooed through.
My favorite Pizza Chicken =) lightly pound chicken breast till thin & even in size, lightly brown in skillet with just a spray of olive oil while browning chicken simmer tomato sauce to thicken a bit. after browning chicken lightly brown mushrooms & bell pepper, drain on paper towels lay chicken out in a baking dish top with veggies & sauce take a string cheese & pull into shoe string size pieces lay over chicken cook at 350 for aprox 20 mins sometime I'll add pepperoni, ground beef or ham to sauce as well but i am trying to watch my fat intake.
I have a ton of peaches .... sliced & froze 4 gallons of them!!! had fresh peaches for dessert
Tonight is Tuna Noodle casserole, I have been craving it. Also salad of baby spinach & romaine with grape tomatoes, shredded carrot, apple slices, dried cranberries & walnuts. =) Vanilla pudding with bananas later for dessert.
I love vanilla soy or almond milk over cereal. My favorite is grape nuts mixed with special k & dried cherries!! If you don't use it up I would think you could freezer it in a zipper bag for future use. I've never used it fir baking but I'll bet you could use it in place of milk in sweet dishes.
Aug is always crazy, I end up working extra hrs at both jobs, to cover people vacation hours ... so I haven't been cooking much. Grilling lots of steak & chicken on grill to eat off of for a few days. makes for great sandwiches & salads. Right now I have several steaks swimming in balsamic dressing, the fella will grill that while I boil up corn on the cob & steam some rice & veggies 9again lots of everything for planned left overs) Tonight dinner will be grilled steak, white rice with romano cheese & peas, corn on the cob with butter & broccoli. We both have tonight off, first night off together in abt 1o days, we are staying in & having dinner, watching a DVD & watching auction wars. =) fruit salad & mixed nuts to munch on if we want while watching idiot box.
last night we had buffalo chicken salads (grilled chicken breast basted with buffalo wing sauce, Romain & baby spinach, banana pepper rings, tomatoes, shredded carrot & balsamic vinegar dressing with garlic bread. Watermelon & peaches for dessert.
Yesterday we had a cookout so it was burgers & hot dogs off grill, amazing beefsteak tomatoes with balsamic dressing, banana nut muffins, baked beans with lots of turkey bacon, potato salad, fruit salad, tortellini salad and desert was blackberry & peach pies. Oh and cookies too ... way too much food. so leftovers for lunches for next few days =)
Tonight is beef & gravy (what we called it growing up) throw a can of tomato soup in crockpot, a little water to rinse can, toss in a beef roast, several dashes of Worcester sauce and several pinches of Tastefully Simple garlic garlic. Roll roast around a bit to make sure it is all covered with tomatoey goodness. cook on low for a few hrs. last hour of cooking time add 1 can diced tomatoes & a few shakes of dried parsley. Serve over cooked noodles or rice with a green salad on the side. =D super simple & tasty. left over roast is tender & tasty, great shredded fir sandwiches.