Friday - Did you see this Caramelized Red Onion-Feta Burger? Are you tired of seeing it on my blog yet? Well, Hick Chick must practice! And feed her Chickies. And today - prepare it for a TV crew! So, here it is again! :)
Saturday - My shoe quest to wear to Florida has gone awry. A mall must enter my life. And if have to drive 70 miles to find shoes, I think I deserve a nice dinner out too!
Sunday - Happy Easter!! My Chickies love ham. I'm pretty "eh" about plain cooked ham. But to make them happy..... I bought one. However, potatoes & cheese make ME happy, so this Cheesy Potato Casserole will also be in attendance as well as this Pineapple Casserole which is a wonderful complement to ham. Mrs. S. declared it a necessary compliment to the Easter ham dinner last year.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
With only a month to go until the Pillsbury Bake-off contest - I'm thinking about the clothes I need/want to wear for the festivities. I have gained a few pounds since my diligence of counting points through the spring/summer/fall of last year. I wanted this week to be a little lighter/healthier to try to get a couple of those pounds back off!
Monday - I really liked the Chicken Tikka Masala. It was super tasty and a little spicy. I think we will have it will some roasted asparagus and white rice.
Tuesday - I am going to be giving an Excel class at the high school for the next couple of weeks on Tuesday nights. I have a short window of time to get home, make dinner, go pick-up KK from softball, bring her home, and get back to the school by 6:00 pm. But, if I don't eat before 7:30 - I know I'm going to be way too hungry. Here's my answer tonight: Taco Salad. I'm going to make up a batch of homemade taco seasoning from my cooking friend Lady, brown some ground beef, slice and avocado. Serve up with some green salsa and light sour cream, plus some homemade chips (just sliced tortillas baked with some kosher salt), drained black beans, and black olives. I think the Chickies will even dig it!
Wednesday - I'm very lucky that my Chickies aren't that picky really. They love seafood, including fish. One of their favorites is Oven-Fried Catfish, and I've been meaning to try Lady's Homemade Tartar Sauce too. I originally intended to have Quinoa with Mushrooms and Spinach, but couldn't find the Quinoa. :( Maybe we'll have some baked sweet potato fries instead.
Thursday - One of my old favorites that I haven't made in a long time is Chicken Bruschetta Bake from Kraft foods. I was resistant to try the recipe for a long time - because I was leery of what tomatoes would do to the stuffing mix - but is is really good and tasty. I struggle at sides for dishes like this though.... probably the ever popular Lemon Garlic Broccoli and I've been on a big cottage cheese kick too lately.
Friday - Last Friday I didn't make the casserole made, but the Chickies weren't home - but in all honesty, by the time Friday gets here..... it has to be Chicken Thighs all Puttanesca. It is so easy and so good.
Saturday - I didn't get the Caramelized Red-Onion Feta Burgers made last week either. I need to make them!!! I need to practice!
Sunday - I'm going to be all culinary today...... after a busy week, this sounds like it will be so good on a Sunday afternoon. Southern Pulled Pork mixed up with a homemade BBQ sauce (I have yet to find a homemade sauce I like as much as a store bought cheap brand - but I keep questing!) served over baked potatoes. If I'm feeling extra ambitious some coleslaw too.... probably not the Best Coleslaw Ever 'cuz it makes a lot. We'll see what the day brings us.
Have great week and if you haven't already make sure to skip over to Facebook and become a fan of HICK CHICK WA - we have a "Dinner Ideas" post every day, drop by and tell us what's cooking in your kitchen!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The past few days have been beautiful around here! Over on my Facebook Fan page people are pulling out the grill for making dinner all over the country. Everyday on HICK CHICK WA on Facebook we will be having a dinner post. Skip on over there, become a fan, and post what you are making. Also, if you are looking for a recipe for something in particular - I'd be happy to help out if I can! Just post what you are looking for and I'll see if I can't find a few recipes.
Now... on to our week. KK is starting softball this week. It just seems like we finished basketball! SS is going to be in the talent show on Thursday - it will be a busy week around here, but what else is new right? :)
Monday - I found this Roasted Salmon with Balsamic Glaze. Doesn't it sound good - I have some nice salmon fillets and I love balsamic. I'm hoping to find some asparagus on sale. mmmmmmmmm......
Tuesday - This Inside Out Ravioli has been in my AR recipe box for eons! It looks easy & yummy - time it gets to be made!
Wednesday - KK's request of the week. Any guesses? Nope, not stroganoff this time.... you guessed it - shake 'n bake pork chops. We had this Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes for our Christmas Eve dinner. It was so good.... I hope I can find some reasonable green beans and not outrageously priced cherry tomatoes!
Thursday - I am going to try PW's version of chicken fried steak and gravy. It isn't up on her website - but is in her cookbook (which my chickies gave me for Christmas!). I'll post the recipe when I do a review.
Friday - You know my Friday story, right. It has to be easy and I have to love it or chances are I'm going to be a loser and not get it made. I really enjoyed the Greek Chicken Casserole from Paula Deen. Since I have all the ingredients on hand (and my feta needs to goooooooooooo) it seems a good time to redo.
Saturday - SS's request this week: Caramelized Red Onion-Feta Burgers (you gotta love that kid!). And it is less than a month away - I need to practice, practice, practice!
Sunday - If you haven't been to Grumpy's Honeybunch's blog. You are missing out! Shelby is a great cook AND baker (unlike yours truly who isn't such a great baker!). Did you see her photo for Ground Beef with Beijing Sauce? It was enough to send me scurrying over to the Steamy Kitchen for the recipe. I'm hopeful to find the ground bean sauce so I can make it. It looks so yummy!
I hope each of you find a piece of spring this week!