Monday, June 10, 2013

Menu Monday

Monday - Grilled Cheese & stuff
Tuesday - Leftover Pizza
Wednesday - Noodle Stir-Fry with Egg
Thursday - Butter Herb Chicken
Friday - Dinner at my brother's house
Saturday - Tacos
Sunday - Smoked Beef Brats
Claire was sick Monday, so no one felt like cooking. Then on Friday, my brother ended up inviting us over for burgers. Otherwise, we mostly followed the plan.

Monday - Homemade Hot Pockets
Tuesday - Pancakes
Wednesday - Porkchops with Rice
Thursday - Homemade Pizza (Taco or Peppercini Beef)
Friday - Brat Burgers
Saturday - Cashew Chicken with Rice & Egg Roll
Sunday - Breakfast Casserole

Monday, June 3, 2013

Menu Monday

Monday - Take-out
Tuesday - Homemade Hot Pockets
Wednesday - Pancakes
Thursday - Taco John's
Friday - Spaghetti
Saturday - D'bronx Pizza
Sunday - Dijon Pork Chops

I wasn't feeling well this week so I wasn't really in the mood to cook most nights. We also ended up having not only Anaya but also one of her friends spending the weekend with us, so I had to switch the weekend food up a little bit to have enough food to two teenagers, two adults and a preschooler.

Monday - Noodle Stir-Fry with Egg
Tuesday - Leftover Pizza
Wednesday - Butter Herb Chicken
Thursday - Hot Dogs or Brats
Friday - Tacos
Saturday - Cashew Chicken with Rice & Egg Roll
Sunday - Breakfast for Dinner

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Recipe: Homemade Hot Pockets

For dinner tonight I made Homemade Hot Pockets. I made a couple different varieties using things I had on hand: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese and Pizza. Delicious.

I can't entirely claim these things, my mom used to make Taco Pockets using Grands Biscuits & Taco Meat. I've changed it up a little bit by making my own biscuit dough because it is easier to handle than Grands biscuits and I've experimented with different fillings.


This is the biscuit recipe that I used. I need to change it up a little bit and flavor the dough a bit to make it a little more savory - I think it would go better with everything. Next time I'll probably add a little onion salt or garlic or paprika or some combination of all those things. And only go through the step where you make the dough, don't actually cut into biscuits!

After you mix up the biscuit dough, divide it into 18 balls (assuming you used the full recipe for 24 biscuits). Lay them on a cookie sheet and place in the fridge or freezer to keep cold while you assemble the pockets.

On a floured surface, roll one ball out, place your filling down the middle of the dough.

Then fold both sides & the ends up and press all edges together. (it should look about like a hot pocket) Place on a baking sheet and poke a few holes in the top of it to release steam (otherwise your hot pockets might explode).

Bake at 450 degrees for 15-18 minutes - make sure all of the sides are browned. I pulled my first patch out a little early and some where a little doughy on the sides.

After baking them, you can either go ahead and eat them...or wrap in individual pockets of foil or ziploc bags, label with the type of filling and place in the freezer. To reheat, put in the microwave for about 2 minutes (or until filling is hot).


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Summer Fun List

School is out and now it's time for a Summer Fun List.

This year, the list will probably be a little shorter than last year's list. This year, we have a family vacation so I won't be taking many other days off. Plus Claire has swim lessons almost every single evening. And Anaya has softball two to three evenings a week during June. So most of our activities will take place on weekends or in the second half of July & the first half of August.

Fishing at Deanna Rose Farmstead
Picking berries
Going to the local Farmers Market
Go to the big City Market downtown
Go to the Pool
Picnic at the Park
Visit Lego Sculptures at Powell Gardens
Go to a Royals Game
Go to Worlds Of Fun
Buy Ice Cream from the Ice Cream Truck
Make Sno-Cones
Go Bowling

Hopefully we'll have a fun summer!