Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Quick Dinner

Tonight I could not figure out what to make because I did not make a good menu plan this weekend. So I decided to make veggie burgers, with frozen french fries & fresh steamed broccoli. I melted one slice of cheese on each veggie burger and served it with ketchup. My toddler actually ate some.

I called my husband on his way home from work to give him fair warning. He hates veggie burgers, so he picked up McDonald's.

Eggplant-Artichoke Parmesean

I made this recipe yesterday in the slow cooker. I found it in my Southern Living Ultimate Quick and Easy Cookbook, this is a great book even for vegetarians.

I don't have time to re-type the recipe but it was basically layering one sliced eggplant with artichoke hearts and 1 cup of mozzarella and 1 jar of marinara, sprinkle fresh parsley and oregano on top. You then cook it all on slow for 5-6 hours.

I used frozen eggplant b/c it's not in season. I cut up the artichoke hearts even though the recipe does not specify.

It was really good! I served it with spaghetti and everyone liked it. There is not much leftover which left me scrambling for dinner tonight.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Night's Recipe

Tonight I made Tomato-Edamame Grilled Cheese from the BHG website. The recipe can be found here.

It was not bad but not good either. I will not make it again. My husband ate half, my toddler took one bite and ran from the table. That could have been because she was over-tired, but this recipe was definitely not a winner.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Some yummy baked goods

I found & tried this pumpkin bread recipe on Savory Seasonings. Overall I like it. I use 1/2 whole wheat flour and also add some wheat germ. I like that it uses the whole can of pumpkin puree and that you get two loaves at once.

Make sure to modify the cloves amount. Cloves are very strong and 1 tsp is way too overwhelming. I used 1/4 tsp, but 1/2 tsp would probably work too. I also made it using pumpkin pie spice as a substitute for the all spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger.

This is my favorite banana muffin recipe. I am a serious choco-a-holic.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baked Ziti

This is a great recipe for children (adults like it too). I modify it by not putting sausage in at all. Sometimes I put veggie sausage in. I also don't add the green bell pepper as I really don't like bell peppers.

I served this Wednesday night with some garlic bread and salad.

Slow Cooker Meal: Hearty Fish Chowder

I found this recipe on Yum Sugar. I cooked it for dinner Monday night. It was easy to assemble in my crockpot and did not take up too much time. My two year old was awake when I did it and grouchy as she is on a nap strike.

I liked it, my husband liked it and my toddler even ate one small bowl.

We had leftovers tonight and it was still good! I left out the powdered milk because my husband could not find it at the store. I will definitely make it again. I also used Tilapia instead of Cod, because it is more readily available where I live.