Archive | March 2013

First posted menu

I have seen menu planning on several different sites and thought I would try my hand at it to stay organized with our food budget..I hope I stick to it,seems pretty easy!Everything I am planning is based on what we already have..I am trying not to go to the store at all this week,unless we absolutely have to..So here goes:

Monday-(breakfast for dinner)-scrambled eggs,sausage links,hashbrowns

Tuesday-baked raviolis,green beans,garlic bread

Wednesday-Trying a new recipe,if it comes out well,I will post pictures..http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-chicken-stroganoff/,egg noodles,broccoli

Thursday-Another new recipe,(http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1727,150169-224197,00.html)stuffing,buttered carrots

Friday-Frozen Pizza or take out

Saturday-Breakfast-home made waffles,bacon,

Dinner-baked chicken legs,macaroni and cheese, California vegie blend(my favorite vegetable blend!)

Desert-brownies or cookies

 

I hope you find some ideas from my menu!Let’s hope I stick to it!

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This entry was posted on March 25, 2013. 1 Comment

Vanilla Cinnamon French Toast

Sometimes I like to make new recipes in the kitchen when its just me..Today I was by myself for breakfast so I decided to try a new twist on french toast.I love the combination of vanilla and cinnamon so I thought it would be great for french toast…So here goes:

First I started by scrambling two eggs,about a fourth of a cup of milk a splash of vanilla and some cinnamon..(sorry no measurements didn’t think I needed to be too precise for something like this)…

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Then you let the bread soak up all the ooey goodness,and flip over to coat both sides:

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After both sides are cooked,you generously butter a large frying pan and fry toast on both sides until golden brown.

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Once cooked through serve on a plate with butter and large amounts of syrup..(I love mrs.butterworths brand)!!!

french toast

Enjoy!

 

Fried Chicken Wings

Every once in a while Sean and I like to make chicken wings.I never really liked wings because I thought they were only the barbecue sauce type.But Sean makes it with a breading that I like a lot more.We use a combination of flour,seasoning salt and paprika.The wings come out nice and crispy..I love the salty taste of the seasoning salt.

Here is how we make them using our deep fryer..

First you start by mixing flour,seasoning salt and paprika in one bowl:

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Then you soak the wings in a bowl with milk..This just helps the breading to stick to the wings:

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Then you coat the wings with the breading and set them aside on a plate while you wait for your oil to heat up:

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We use a deep fryer to cook our wings..I know its bad for you but we rarely have them so when we do we like to fry them:

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You fry them at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes,depending on the size of your wings and they will come out nice and crispy:

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I usually serve them in a container like this so we have something to put the bones in..In the past we have also made garlic parmesan wings which are also good but I think my favorite kind is the seasoning salt breading..Hope you enjoy and make these some day!

Were Getting Married!!!

So I should have made a wedding post a while ago but I’ve been to excited and deep in wedding plans I just forgot to.But Sean proposed to me on Christmas Day.After church we were heading to his mom’s house.And right after we left my parents house he said he didn’t feel like going to his mom’s quite yet..So he pulled into the parking lot of the park we went to on our first date and we walked up to where they shoot off the fireworks and he asked for my phone..He made an app asking a few questions about me and the last answer was will you marry me,I looked at it and then noticed he was getting down on one knee and he asked if I would marry him..And I said yes right away of course!I was sooo excited!!!So we went back to my moms afterwards and I came in the living room and my brother was all like why are you back,then my mom looked at me and she knew and we both instantly started crying..(apparently she and my dad knew cause Sean asked my dad a couple days prior..)

So We are planning on getting married April of next year.We won’t know the exact date until this April 1st.The place where we are having the ceremony you have to reserve a year ahead of time on the first of that month..We want April 26th..So hopefully we’ll get that date..We originally wanted to have it in march because our anniversary is in march but the weather in Pittsburgh is to unpredictable in March so we went with April.

I’m sure I will be posting more in the future about wedding planning…

Ceremony will be at Heinz Chapel(if were able to reserve it)and reception in the hall of my parents church.I’ve been there before for my cousin’s wedding a couple years ago..Its a beautiful church..Here are some pictures I found off google images.

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Well that’s all for now..Will try to update more often.