That’s not particularly exciting news to the rest of the world, but hopefully the half-dead Gerber daisies on my front porch appreciate this. Sidebar: is it just me, or are we actually experiencing “April” in “June”?
More exciting than the weather: we find out what flavor baby we are having on Monday!
Any early guesses?
Yeah, me either. I vacillate back and forth based on which “gender test” I’ve taken during the week. The Chinese Gender Predictor tells me it’s a girl, and the ring/string test tells me it’s a boy…so there’s no telling what we’ve got. But, we’ll know for sure on Monday!
I know–you’re here for a menu. Sorry.
This week, only 4 new recipes because I still have an abundance of food in the freezer (mainly breakfast food), and because really…let’s not overexert ourselves, OK? It could potentially stop raining, and we may want to actually do something fun this weekend (or take a nap or 5)!
- Friendship Casserole (this makes 2 casseroles…I’m all about being a friend, but don’t give that extra one away…stock your freezer. Your friends (and family) will be happy that you’re so prepared. I know I’m a jerk…but just come over to my house for dinner instead.
- Country Pork Chops & Rice
- Breakfast Grilled Cheese (stock the freezer with a ton of these, man!)
- Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak (**See Notes Below)
- Sweet Peanut Butter Bread (muffin)
- Vanilla French Toast
- Banana Banana Bread
- Blueberry Orange Muffins
- Spinach Lasagna Rolls
**A note about the Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak: the recipe I posted calls for 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup. Since I don’t subscribe to the “cream of (insert type) soup” club, I make my own using this recipe: Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute. It takes only a few minutes to make, and it’s much better for us than that old goopy canned junk. Just double the recipe, add some chopped mushrooms and you’ll have the Cream of Mushroom soup that you need for the salisbury steak recipe. Amen.
p.s…I didn’t put the “Cream of Yuck” soup on your grocery list because I can’t support that type of behavior. If you MUST buy the yucky stuff, make sure to add it to your grocery list.
My second side note on this recipe is that it calls for dry onion soup mix. You can make your own soup mix too…as well as several other of those dry packet mix thingies. I came across a link on Pinterest a while ago, and since then, I’ve made all of the combinations mentioned (taco seasoning, dry onion soup, and ranch) with great success using spices that I already have on-hand. It’s very cool.
I’m also going to whip up some mashed potatoes to go with the Salisbury Steak…I’ll use my own recipe, but it basically resembles Paula Deen’s Garlic Mashed Potato recipe. Um. Yum. And, you can make these in advance and freeze them. They reheat lovely in the oven or on the stove top (just keep the burner on low, or you’ll burn them).
So there you have it, kids. I’ll be running out of breakfast food soon, so we’ll probably have to make some muffins next week. Get your muffin tins ready!