Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back in the Saddle again.

So much has been going on! Our Buff Orphington chicken also turned out to be a rooster, so we ate him. Since roosters have a history of being tough I put him in the crock pot. It tasted just like turkey! YUM.
The fair is in town, so we have been busy with that. I won a third place ribbon with my Balsamic vegetables over Baked eggplant. But than not placing I guess. I was beat by an Eggplant typical, ughhh! Anyways, things are returning to normal around here. I had my final visit from the Dept of child welfare, and they closed the case, I guess I am not injuring or harming children by having chickens...Jesus Christ people are so stupid. So it is with great joy I post this week's menu. Chow Evie

Sunday: Grill out night:
Grilled Greek marinated pork chops
fresh corn on the cob
canned baked beans
tomato with cuke and onion salad also in Greek dressing, sprinkled with feta cheese.
Marinate 4-6 pork chops in Greek style dressing(I like Ken's)for a few hours. Grill for 4-6 minutes on each side.

Crock pot beef Stroganoff
1 1/2 pounds round steak, cut into thin strips
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 large onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon ketchup
2 tablespoon dry white wine
4 to 8 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms, lightly sauteed in butter
1/3 cup flour
1 cup sour cream

Sprinkle steak strips with salt and pepper; place in the bottom of crock pot with the sliced onion. Mix garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon and ketchup. Pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until tender. Turn to high and add sauteed mushrooms. Dissolve flour in a small amount of cold water. Add to meat mixture, stirring until blended. Cook on high for 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in sour cream; turn slow cooker off.

Oven fried drumsticks
Boxed white mac and cheese shells with broccoli(dump the brocc in while boiling shells)
8 Drumsticks
1 egg
1 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp paprika

Preheat oven to 400. Spray a cookie sheet. Mix dry ingredients. In separate bowl beat egg. Dip drumsticks into egg mixture then into dry mixture one at a time. Lightly spray each drumstick after placing on pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until done.

Black beans with red peppers and coconut rice
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 large red bell pepper sliced
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt and pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1 cup coconut milk
1 box frozen spinach
1 can black beans
cook rice replacing 1 cup of water with 1 cup of coconut milk. Meanwhile saute onions and garlic in oil, 2-3 minutes, then adding red peppers and eventually spinach. Add black beans with liquid and all spices cook for 5 more minutes. Serve over rice.

Blue Cheese burgers
Oven baked sweet potato fries
raw veggies and dip

3 pounds lean ground beef
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup minced fresh chives
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard

In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, blue cheese, chives, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, salt, and mustard. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours. Broil or grill for 5 minutes on each side.

Happy Birthday Evie!
No cooking
Also Zach's first day of school


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