Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Grilled steak, mashed potatoes and salad

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

You will need:
1/2 of a 1-pound package linguine
2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli flowerets
2 tablespoons butter
1 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

* Prepare the linguine according to the package directions in a 3-quart saucepan. Add the broccoli during the last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain the linguine mixture well in a colander.
*Heat the butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until it's well browned, stirring often.
*Stir the soup, milk, cheese, black pepper and linguine mixture in the skillet. Cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling, stirring occasionally. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese

Cost about $5.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

banana bread with blueberries

This is my favorite banana bread recipe- very moist and easy to make.
You will need:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 cups flour
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 large,ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup blueberries
*Mix everything exept the fruit.
*add bananas and blueberries
*Bake at 350 for 60 min.

Grilled salmon, rice and ceasar salad

Cake balls

These are so good! Thats what they look like with red velvet cake.

Here is what you need:
1 box chocolate cake (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package white chocolate bark

* After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
* Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting.
* Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50- I made them alot bigger this time so I got about 25)
*Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
*Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
*Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)

Thursday, June 11, 2009


This is by far my favorite dessert. It is easy to make, but pretty time consuming.
You will need:

2 8oz cream cheese
2 Tbsp Amaretto
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
4 oz semi- sweet chocolate
about 28 Ladyfingers
1 cup of strong coffee

*Beat cream cheese, sugar and Amaretto on high speed until sugar is dissolved

*Grate chocolate and carefully mix it in with the cream cheese mixture

*Beat whipping cream, mix in with cream cheese mixture

*1st. layer: pour coffee in bowl and place each ladyfinger in it for about 2 seconds, lay in it 8x8in pan
*spread half the cream onto ladyfingers

*repeat layers
*refrigerate over night
*right before serving, dust with cocoa powder

Monday, June 8, 2009

slow cooker beef

I used:
1 beef roast- cooked in slow cooker all day
bbq sauce
corn on the cob
1 apple
lemon juice, pepper, salt

I made the salad in the morning- shred carrots and apple, add some lemon juice, pepper and salt and keep it in the fridge (yes, very German).
*shred beef, mix it with sauce and put it on the bun
*serve with salad and corn

Monday, June 1, 2009

Last night I made a simple salad and grilled chicken.
I used:
baby spring mix and spinach
1 tomato
shredded parmesan
grilled chicken breast
dressing of your choice

Cost was about $5.