Thursday, November 22, 2012

Our Family Thanksgiving

Cassie in SHOCK!
Thanksgiving Dinner is served!

Cassie set the table!

Cassie is hungry!





Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends whether they were present or not.  May all your Thanksgivings be blessed!  Be thankful for all that God has given you!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Tonight

Trying to eat more veggies and more healthy.  These turned out really good.  We served them on rice!


Ingredients: Makes 10 large or 20 small rolls
1 large green cabbage
1 pound ground chuck
1/2 pound ground veal
3/4 cup raw white long grain rice
1 stick butter
1 bunch Italian parsley
1 yellow onion
1 egg
4 cloves garlic
2 tsp salt
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 quart beef broth (or water)
1 cup water
1 can crushed tomatoes (28oz)
*Should cook for 2 hours at 350 degrees F., but check after an hour and add more water if they seem to dry)

Layer dutch oven with extra cabbage leaves.  Layer next with loops of onion.  Than ½ can of crushed tomatoes.  Layer rolled cabbage rolls.  Then insert extra cabbage leaves where needed to keep rolls from moving and fill holes in the layers.  Add another layer of onions and tomatoes.  Then layer 5 more cabbage rolls.  Fill holes with cabbage leaves.  Add a container of beef stock, or chicken stock, or water.  If you use stock then add another can of water to the pot.  Cook at 350 for 1 hour.  Check water level and add more water if needed.   Then cook for another hour at 350 degrees.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Chicken Tamale Casserole ~ for Dinner Tonight

Shredded Chicken Tamale Casserole

This is a new recipe for me today.  We really enjoyed it! We will definitely make it again!

serves 8

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine 1/4 cup cheese and next 7 ingredients (through chiles), stirring just until moist.  Pour mixture into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until set. Pierce entire surface liberally with a fork; pour enchilada sauce over top. Top with chicken; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Protein Monster Cookies (vegan)

just saw this from another fellow blogger that I am following. My husband loves cookies and I want to try to find a cookie or a few cookie recipes that are good for him. I was reading this recipe and she talks about making it with coconut flour and that it has 5 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein in just 2TB of flour. That is awesome. Especially when you consider what the staple flour that we usually use has in it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentines Day 2011

My daughter, who is 4 years old, she and I enjoyed making some crafts and cookies for Valentines Day! She is so creative and she loves to make things.




She and I decorated cookies to give to her daddy and big brother for Valentines because they love cookies. Here she is with my grandmother, Kitty. Her great-grandmother loves to watch her play and explore.