Monday~ Ate out of a fridge full of leftovers!
Tuesday~ Apple Sausages, Fried Apples, onion roasted potatoes, garlic snow peas, cottage cheese and fruit
Wednesday~ Alfredo Lasagna Roll Ups, Green Salad, Rosemary Bread, Dessert (Making double batch to take to a needy family at church tomorrow night)
Thursday~ Meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, fruit ambrosia salad
Friday~ Hawaiian chicken, rice a roni wilted spinach salad
Saturday~ Spaghetti squash with chorizo, sliced tomatoes
Sunday~ Mother's Day! We are spending the day TOTALLY away from home. Going to the city to attend church here and taking a drive on Long Island, NY.
1 head cauliflower, washed, drained, dry,sperate into small florets
1 head broccoli, washed, drained, dry, separated into small florets
1/2 C chopped red onion
1 cup raisins
1/2-1 C roasted sunflower seeds
Mix these ingredients together in large bowl. Set aside. (may omit cauliflower if desired. Made according to this recipe it makes a huge amount. Good for potlucks)
1 C mayonnaise
1/3 C vinegar
In small bowl whisk to together ingredients for the dressing. Add to broccoli mix in large bowl. Toss to coat. Refridgerate until serving. Toss before serving.
6 T. butter
2 package Ramen style soup, crushed, seasonings set aside for dressing
1/8-1/4 C sesame seeds
5 1/2 oz. slivered almonds
1 head very green cabbage, shredded (such as Napa Cabbage)
4-5 green onions, sliced fine
3/4 C oil
3/8 C. vinegar
2 T soy sauce
2/3 C sugar
1-2 seasonings packets from the noodles you toasted
Melt butter in medium non stick skillet. Add broken noodles, almonds and sesame seeds. Toast on medium heat until golden. (Watch carefully, will turn fast!) Set aside pan to cool. Meanwhile, add shredded cabbage to large bowl with green onions. Toss. Set aside. Meanwhile in sperate small bowl mix together sauce ingredients. Combine all ingredients together. Let stand about 10 minutes before serving. This salad wilts down like cole slaw upon standing.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
2 1/2 C finely chopped graham cracker crumbs
1 C chunky peanut butter
1 C butter, melted
2 3/4 C powdered sugar
1 package semi sweet chocolate morsels
In medium bowl stir together, cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, peanut butter and melted butter. Combine well. Press into a 9X13 pan. Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Spread melted chocolate over the top of cracker mixture. Cover 9X13 pan with plastic wrap. Chill until firmly set. Cut before serving. Store chilled.
**TASTES LIKE A RECEES PEANUT BUTTER CUP!!
4- 4 1/2 cups flour (I use 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 unbleached white)
1 package active dry yeast
1 C milk
1/3 C sugar
1/3 C butter
1 t salt
In large bowl, combine 2 cups of the flour and the yeast. In medium saucepan heat milk and butter till just warm (115 degrees) and butter is almost melted; stir constantly. Add to flour mixture. Add eggs. Beat at low speed with electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Then beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in as much remaining flour as you can mix in with wooden spoon. Turn out to floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic. (6-8 minutes total) Shape into a ball. Place in large greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in warm area. Let rise until double in size. (about 1 hour)
Punch down. Divide dough into 12 equal portions. Cover. Let rest 10 minutes. Shape in portion into a circle, folding edges under. Press flat between hands. Place dough onto greased baking sheet. Cover. Let rise until nearly double. (30 minutes) Bake in a 375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Remove buns to cooling rack. Let cool.
***For onion topping...
I also added about 1/8 C. finely minced onion to the tops. I minced the onion then put it in a dry nonstick skillet to cook on low heat about 2 minutes. I removed the onions from the pan and let them set on the counter in a bowl until I was ready to use them, about 2 hours. I sprayed the top of the rolls with non stick spray and sprinkled on the onions and baked according to the recipe.