Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Menu On Tuesday... with Recipes!


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.


Broccoli Salad

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

1/2 oil

1/3 C vinegar

1/2 sugar

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.

Oriental Salad

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.


Hamburger Buns

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

2 eggs

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.



  1. printed these!!! Been wanting to make hamburger buns....need to give it a try now!

  2. wow, where do you come up with all your recipes? you always have such a good variety on your menus!

  3. Everything looks so yummy.  Enjoy Mother's Day in the city, how exciting!! 

  4. @floridayankees - Wish you lived closer so you could see my recipe collection!  I try to do beef, chicken,beef, chicken etc...I try not to do a lot of repeats in the month .  We have some things we like to eat and I'll put those on the menu a lot.  This house gets hot in the warmer weather.  I'll probably try to get more things to cook outside.  I love looking at cookbooks to get ideas for things to make.I used to know a gal who made the same thing every week...Monday hot dogs and kraft macaroni and cheese, Tuesday Hamburger goulash, Wednesday creamed chipped beef over toast or rice etc...how BORING!!  And she did cook like that for REAL the whole time I knew her (two years)

  5. @jessnboyz - I can't wait to hear the music. This Pastor and his wife just had baby #12!!  Her family came to our church to sing/preach after I was first married. (Twenty years ago!) She comes from a family of 10 children.  All the children sang and played music...bluegrass style.  She writes music now.  There is a section on thier church websight about music where you can purchase sheet music or listen to a clip of the song!

  6. YUM! Your hawaiian chicken sounds wonderful! Your recipes look so tasty! Thanks.

  7. Thanks for sharing the recipies.  Mothers Day in the city........very cool. 

  8. Enjoy that church. I love the pastor's wife's voice. I own almost all her family's cds. They are wonderful...I just can't say enough about the music. My two little ones have almost all the songs memorized....and that's a lot of songs! We also have purchased sheet music through their site. You can still buy the cd's through her parents website also. I just got a few last year that I had listened to (on tape) over 15 years ago. I was thrilled!

  9. @jewelofthelord - Have I shared the recipe before?  It's 1/2 bottle of Russian Salad dressing (Catalina works if you can't find Russian) 1 envelope dry onion soup mix and 1/2 jar orange marmalade mixed together and poured over chicken breasts and baked.  It's very good.  My husband loves it!