Thursday, April 30, 2009

Favorite Tortillas

After taking a closer look at the food I eat at each meal, I realized that I do not get near enough fiber in my diet. One of the ways I have tried to get more fiber besides eating vegetables is eating whole grain bread. After many, many attempts I have finally just given up on the bread thing. I can eat whole grain bread as toast but as a sandwich I just cannot get used to it. So, while at the deli at Wal-Mart last week, I came across these.

I warm one of these up in the microwave for 10 seconds and then put scrambled egg, turkey bacon, tomatoes and green onions inside and fold up. I actually like it! Each tortilla has 4g of fiber and 5g protein.

I went back last week to get another package and guess what? They did not have any more. Just my luck!

I hope you all have a great weekend and don't forget to go to church Sunday! Talk to everyone on Monday.

Recipe Flop!

I made Ham and Swiss Stromboli tonight for supper. It smelled so good cooking. My husband came in from work and said, "Boy that sure smells good and looks good also." Then it went down hill from there. I only added 3 green onions instead of the 6 that it called for and boy am I glad. WE thought the three onions was too many. I didn't have shredded swiss cheese so I weighed 6 oz. of sliced swiss cheese and just tore it up in small pieces. Here goes the recipe if you want it.

1 tube (11 oz.) refrigerated French Bread
6 green onions, sliced
6 oz. thinly sliced deli ham
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 1/2 c. (6 oz.) shredded swiss cheese

Unroll dough on a greased baking sheet. Place ham over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges; sprinkle evenly with onions, bacon and cheese. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Pinch seams to seal and tuck ends under. Place seam side down on a baking sheet.
With a sharp knife, cut several 1/4 inch deep slits on top of loaf. Bake at 350 for 26-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly before slicing. Serve warm.

Yield: 6-8 Servings

The picture below is where I unrolled the dough out onto a cookie sheet.

This is what the dough looked like with the bacon, onion and cheese on it.

The dough is rolled up and ready to put in the oven.

I cannot believe that I forgot to take a picture of the sandwich before I started slicing it up. The dough bakes up very pretty but none the less, below is the finished project.

I can never remember cooking something that my husband refused to eat but this is one recipe that he said he just couldn't eat and I didn't like it either. I had to fix something else for supper. Hope you enjoy it more!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Beef and Cheese Quesadillas

This was pretty good. I fixed it one day last week for supper. I can describe it in 3words,quick, easy and cheap.
The tomatoes and green onions can be chopped, lettuce shredded and hamburger mix prepared ahead of time so you only have to assemble the Quesadillas when it comes meal time.

Cooking Spray
2 lb. hamburger
2 large tomatoes, chopped
2 c. salsa
8 large flour tortillas
1/2 head lettuce, shredded
Green Onions, chopped
2 pkgs. Taco Seasoning Mix
Sour Cream
Refried Beans
Shredded Cheddar cheese

Brown hamburger, drain. Add taco mix and cook according to package directions.
Spray skillet with cooking spray. Add 1/4 c. of hamburger mix to each tortilla, sprinkle desired amount of cheese over filling. Fold the tortilla in half over the meat mixture, pressing it lightly. Cook on each side over medium heat until tortilla is browned.
Using a pizza cutter, cut each quesadilla into 3 wedges. Serve at once topping each with tomatoes, salsa, lettuce and sour cream.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Kim's Salmon Patties

A lady from our church gave me this recipe for Salmon Patties. We all love salmon patties except for my ddl. My husband likes these patties better than the ones I had been making. I was a little leary of putting buttermilk in these but you would never know it. They are very good.

1 can salmon or 2 foil pouches
1/3 c. cornmeal mix
2 T. self rising flour
Oil for frying
1 egg
1/2 c. buttermilk
1/8 tsp. garlic salt

Drain salmon and discard liquid. Remove skin and bones and flake salmon with a fork. Stir in egg, cornmeal, buttermilk, flour and garlic salt. Mix well. (Batter will be wet.)
Heat oil in skillet. Drop salmon mixture by spoonfuls into hot skillet and slightly flatten each patty. Brown on both sides. Remove to paper towels to drain.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Help Wanted!!

Have you ever just wanted to tape a sign like this to your front door or window like they do in businesses when you become so overwhelmed with housework? Well I am there today! I have dishes in my sink to wash and by the way, have I mentioned how I hate coming home from work with dirty dishes in my sink? No matter how few they may be, I like to start my supper with a clean slate so to speak.

I am also behind in my laundry which is something I rarely ever do. I have maybe 3 loads at the most but for me that is a lot because I always do laundry every day. I like to hang my clothes on the clothes line if I can and save electric so, the sunshine has arrived so clothesline here I come!

My floors need swept and my rugs need to be shook, need I bore you with more? I don't think so. I have got to get with it! I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon. Since I am the last appointment I am hoping to get out quickly, get home, cook supper, and start on all my house work.

All willing participants who want to help can email me. lol

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Today is our 26th wedding anniversary! We will have to wait until this weekend to celebrate since we are both busy until then. We always celebrate by going out to a restaurant that we do not normally go to. Exciting isn't it?
I will have to post some pictures later on this week when I can find a moment of time. Anymore that seems so hard to do!

Monday, April 20, 2009


I love frogs and my favorite color is lime green. I found this clip art from a Cosmi DVD I had and just couldn't resist adding it to my blog.

I am supposed to be cleaning house today. I started out cleaning when I first got up this morning and then got myself ready and went with Kelli to Wal Mart to get her another cell phone. Someone was so kind and stole hers while she was at work yesterday.
When I got back I decided to make us a baked potato and salad for dinner. Then I cooked fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, maccaroni and cheese, cole slaw and biscuits for supper. Never mind the banana bread and brownies I wanted to make today. My days off are just never long enough!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cherry Delight

This is what the Cherry Delight looks like when it is ready to eat!

I made this Monday night and it was very good! Of course, I always add more nuts then what the recipe calls for because I love nuts. My husband loved this but my daughter doesn't like cherries. Can you imagine that! I want to try this again but use apple pie filling the next time.

21 oz. can cherry pie filling
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1/3 c. nuts, optional

Place pie filling in a greased slow cooker. Combine dry cake mix and butter (mixture will be crumbly). Sprinkle over filling. Sprinkle nuts over the cake mix.
Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours. Allow to cool, then serve in bowls with dips of ice cream.

Yum! Yum! For more great crock pot recipes, visit Sandra's blog here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Quick Peanut Blossoms

I made these over the weekend. They are easy and quick, just like I like.

1 (18 oz.) roll Pillsbury Refrigerated Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
3 T. sugar
36 Kisses, unwrapped

Heat oven to 375. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately top each cookie with 1 milk chocolate candy, pressing down firmly so cookie cracks around edge. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely before storing.

Kelli's New Car

Below is a picture of Kelli's new to her car. It is a 2003 Mazada 6. She hasn't stopped smiling all day! She is such a hard working young lady and her family is just so proud of her. She is going to school and working two part time jobs. Yeah for Kelli!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday Chatter

Below is a picture of my dad and one of the many mushrooms he found. For some unknown reason these are called dry land fish and are found every spring in the woods. You cut them in half, roll them in corn meal and fry until brown. They are so-o-o good! Dad found 30 something on this trip but found 100 of these yesterday!

This one was the biggest he has every found. It was 6 inches long.

Below is a picture of the 4 biggest ones he found on his first trip. Sorry I didn't do very well when I took this picture.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

For more great menus visit I'm An Organizing Junkie.

Don't forget to vote in my poll that is located on the right side bar. I am curious as to what days you ladies do your grocery shopping.

I have two new recipes to try this week and a new dessert recipe in the crock pot. Check back if you would like these recipes.

Yesterday - Grilled hamburgers and baked potato wedges

Monday - Chili

Tuesday - Spaghetti, salad and garlic toast

Wednesday - Beef Quesadillas (new recipe will be posted later this week), refried beans

Thursday - Chili Cheese Dog Casserole (new recipe will be posted later this week), corn

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Grocery Shopping Update

I forgot to let you all know how switching my grocery day to Monday went. A complete flop!! For more reasons than not, shopping on Monday's just flopped so, I guess I am back to either Friday nights or Saturday afternoons.

Ok, on my soap box here. I went to Kroger's yesterday afternoon to get the sale items. All I had was 5 bags of sweet corn, a turkey, toilet paper and paper towel. I got in line behind a woman who not only spent $293.00 in groceries but who was talking to another lady while she was putting her groceries up to be checked out. Let's just say she was more interested in talking than checking out much to my frustration and those behind me. The cashier would actually have to stand and wait on her to put her groceries on the conveyer belt. I wanted to put the groceries up for her so bad I couldn't stand it. lol

The express line was lined up and the only reason I got behind her was I saw she was almost finished. She would have been if she hadn't kept stopping to talk!

The above is a great example of why I like going early in the morning. I am get in and get out quickly.

I will stop fussing now. Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Chocolate Fudge Mousse

This is a new recipe. It was very easy, quick and cheap to make. It has a very smooth and creamy taste and is not rich at all. I am not much on pudding but I liked it anyway.

6 Servings

2 c. cold milk
1/4 c. hot fudge ice cream topping
3 c. cool whip
1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) instant chocolate pudding mix

In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for two minutes. Stir in fudge topping. Fold in cool whip. Chill until serving.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Skillet Potatoes With Bacon & Cheddar
The link above is where you can go to view a video of this recipe.

One of the many things that my sister and I have in common is the love for potatoes. I remember going through a notebook of recipes that she wanted to try one day that she had written down, and most of them was for a potato dish. It was like looking at my own notebook except my laptop now. I am in the process of getting all my recipes on my computer and get rid of some of all these notebooks and papers I have! Anyways, I found this recipe on Kraft Foods the other day.

Now, I made mine a little different, of course, so the recipe below is how I fixed mine. First of all the potatoes I used were some leftover baked potatoes I had from supper so, not wanting to waste them I just sliced them up and used them. I sliced mine a little thicker than the recipe called for since they were already cooked.

Then, I cooked 2 slices of bacon in a skillet until crisp and then crumbled it up.

I then placed them in the same skillet that I cooked my bacon in using the bacon drippings and just warmed them up (remember the potatoes were already done) and browned them a little.

Once they were warmed up, I sprinkled shredded cheddar cheese on them, my crumbled bacon and some chopped green onions. Put the lid back on until the cheese melted.

I had asked Eugene before I started this if he wanted any and he said, "no". Well, knowing him, I prepared enough for him anyway. When I finished cooking the potatoes he made a comment on something smelling really good. I took my skillet to him and showed him what I had been cooking, he then wanted some! He loved them and I sure did. Out of 5, I give this a 5+!

The finished product.