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Friday, April 15, 2011

Foil Packs-A camping must!!!

Foil Packs are an absolute when we go camping.  This is a tradition for our family.

  • Large pkg of ground beef
  • bag of potatoes
  • yellow onions
  • green and red peppers
  • garlic, salt, and pepper
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • Shrimp is optional
Lay out foil squares, in the middle add loose hamburger (the amount needed to make a patty), sliced potatoes, onion, and peppers.  Top with butter and olive oil and spices.  Wrap up and bury in hot coals for about 10-20 minutes depending on the heat of the coals.  We make about 5 packs for our family and we have plenty of it left over.

Menu Plan for the week of April 18-24th

This week will be a little tricky.  We will be camping for part of it.

Monday: Marinated chicken breast with angel hair pasta
Tuesday: Ham, Turkey, and Cheese Paninis served with pasta salad
Wednesday: Grilled Fish-Cod, Mahi Mahi, or Halibut- served with pineapple coleslaw
Thursday: Sandwiches on the go
Friday: Teriyaki Chicken Kebobs served with grilled asparagus and cucumber-tomato salad
Saturday: Foil Packs
Sunday: Easter

This menu is subject to change due to the holiday and travel.

Cucumber-Tomato Salad

  • Cherry Tomatoes 
  • 2 Cucumbers
  • Feta Cheese
  • Red onion
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dill
  • Ranch Dressing
Slice cucumbers with the skin, slice tomatoes once, dice your onion.  Mix all ingredients in a large bowl according to preference.  Allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour to the flavors can mix.

Angel Chicken

  • Chicken Breast
  • 1tbsp. vegetable oil (optional)
  • 1 8oz. pkg shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced
  • 1 6oz. pkg. button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 C. butter
  • 1- 0.7 ounce envelope italian dry salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 of an 8oz. tub cream cheese
  • 1 can golden mushroom soup
  • 1/2 C. dry white wine
  • 2 C. hot rooked rice or angel hair pasta
  • Sliced green onions or snipped fresh chives
Brown chicken on both sides, combine mushrooms.  In a separate pan, melt butter, stir in dressing mix.  Stir in mushroom soup, cream cheese and white wine, until cheese is melted; pour over chicken.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Awesome New Crock Pot Beef Sandwich

Ok, so I had 2 different recipes for this Italian beef sandwich dinner.  I had some of the ingredients for each but not all for either.  So, I compromised.  Here is goes.

  • 4-5 lbs chuck roast or rump roast
  • one large box of beef broth
  • 3 packets of italian dressing mix
  • about 3/4-1C Au Jus
Cook on low all day, drain and shred.  Top with provolone cheese and serve on buns.  OH.  MY.  GOODNESS!!  It was delicious, no BBQ sauce necessary.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ultra Easy Crock Pot BBQ Beef Sandwiches

  • 1 roast 
  • 1 can of soda (you choose)
  • Brown Sugar
  • BBQ Sauce 
  • Honey

Place roast in the crock pot and cover with soda and water.  Cook until tender.  Shred or place in food processor.  Add brown sugar, honey, and bbq sauce according to your taste and serve on buns.
Yes, it's that easy!

Hint:  I like to make this with BBQ beans and add some of the beef to the beans

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This Week's Plan with a few recipes

Monday- You're going to laugh (it's the day after my half marathon in St. Louis and I need to start off easy): Frozen Pizza

Tuesday: Chicken Stir-fry over brown rice and sesame noodles for the kids

Wednesday: Chicken and Beef Enchiladas
I add some Cumin, Turmeric, and paprika.

Thursday: Grilled pork tenderloin- I will marinate this in balsamic vinegar and olive oil for the day before i slice it down the middle and throw it on the grill.  I will serve this with grilled asparagus.  (it's in season)

Friday: This recipe came from a family member-

Saturday: Left-Overs (I do this every week)

Sunday:  Mahi Mahi and shrimp on the grill with pineapple coleslaw