Monday, November 29, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Armenian beef kebabs, fatoosh salad and roasted cauliflower

Tuesday: Turkey pot pie

Wednesday: Mango chutney short ribs, mashed potatoes and broccoli

Thursday: Spag bol and garlic bread

Friday: Roast lamb with roasted potatoes, mashed swede, yorkshire pudding and mint sauce

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Steak Pizzaiola

Recipe from Mommy's Kitchen

2 boneless steaks
1 onion, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
8oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp olive oil

Heat olive oil in large skillet, add the onion, mushrooms and bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Season the steaks with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders. Move the veggies to one side of the pan, add steaks and brown on both sides. Add the canned tomatoes and italian seasoning and simmer for 10 minutes. Cover steaks with cheese and cook for 2 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Grocery Deals

It's been a long time since I have posted any grocery deals, and I did this shop last tuesday, but with moving and everything we didn't have internet last week so I wasn't able to post it then. This was a fun shop not only because my total was only $0.13 but because my mum is here from England, and so she got to see how much I can save with coupons.

Shelf: $118.99
Spent: $0.13
Saved: $118.86
Pct : 99%

15 x del monte canned tomatoes
6 x campbell's cream of chicken soup
2 x campbell's cream of mushroom soup
2 x campbell's chunky soup
4 x carnation evaporated milk
3 x hormel chili masters
2 x dole mandarin oranges
3 x honest tea
4 x propel water
2 x martha white muffin mix
temptations cat treats
air wick apple cinnamon candle
2 x dawn dish soap
cap'n crunch cereal
bestlife buttery spread
Lays salt and vinegar chips
van de kamps beer battered fish
edwards chocolate silk pie
edwards key lime pie
barilla pasta
4 x ronzoni smart taste spaghetti
2 x ronzoni smart taste rotini

See other grocery deals at The Grocery Cart Challenge

Monday, November 22, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Steak pizzaiola

Tuesday: Zuppa toscana soup

Wednesday: Apple and sage pork chops, roasted asparagus and red potatoes

Thursday: It's my mum's first Thanksgiving so we're going traditional. Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, corn bread stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

Friday: Thanksgiving leftovers

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Taste Of Home

My mum is here visiting from England, and every time she visits I always have a long list of things I want her to bring over, the top of the list is always maltesers! this time she also brought a lot of house stuff, which I was thrilled with. Seeing how much she crammed into her suitcase I'm shocked there was any room left for her clothes!

Here's the list of goodies:

2 x ribena bottles
3 x douwe egberts coffee
2 x yorkshire gold tea
Cadbury's drinking chocolate
2 x atora vegetable suet
2 x coleman's mint sauce
2 x coleman's tarter sauce
Coleman's mustard
Branston pickle
2 x maltesers
2 x white maltesers
Solpadeine, germolene and car sickness tablets
Nigella Lawson salt pig
2 x Nigella Lawson egg cups
Nigella Lawson measuring cups
Nigella Lawson mezzaluna and chopping board
3 British cookbooks - Nigella Lawson Kitchen, Clarissa Dickson Wright Potty and Gordon Ramsey's Great british pub food
Marks and Spencer's advent calender

Monday, November 8, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Breakfast for dinner - bacon, eggs, fried tomatoes and mushrooms with toast

Tuesday: Crockpot chicken stroganoff with egg noodles (didn't make it last week)

Wednesday: Spag bol with salad

Thursday: Picking up my mum at the airport, will probably order chinese food for dinner

Friday: Taking my mum and the girls to Joe's Crab shack

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Chicken Cacciatore

The hubby has been asking me to make this for a while, I'm not sure why I thought I wouldn't enjoy this because it turned out to be a very quick, yet delicious dinner. We will definitely be making this again.

1 lb chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 onion
8 oz mushrooms
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 can diced tomatoes
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp thyme
3 tbsp olive oil

Mix flour, salt and pepper and coat chicken with the flour mixture

Heat 2 tbsp oil in large skillet, add chicken and cook until lightly browned. Remove chicken, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and add mushrooms, onion and bell pepper, cook for 5 minutes.

Stir in the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and add chicken back to skillet. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

King Ranch Chicken

I have never made king ranch chicken beofore, and the hubby was definitely skeptical of a recipe that called for cream of mushroom soup, but I have to say that we both loved this and will be making it again soon.

1 onion
2 lbs chicken thighs, boiled and chopped
12 oz package corn tortillas
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can Rotel
1/2 can milk

Mix together soups, tomatoes and milk. In 9x13 greased baking dish tear 1/2 corn tortillas and put in the bottom, then a layer of chicken, chopped onion, cheddar cheese and 1/2 soup mixture. Repeat layers. Bake covered at 350 for 45 minutes, uncover and bake for another 30 minutes.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Spiced Rice with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

This recipe is from one of my favourite cookbooks, Vefa's Kitchen. I only slightly changed the recipe by adding green pepper as well as red, and that's because the hubby really wanted both peppers. We served this side dish with pork chops and we both really liked it.

6 tbsp butter
1 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups long grain rice
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground coriander
2 1/4 lbs fresh tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup vegetable stock
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped

Melt the butter in a large pan, add the onion, garlic until softened. Stir in the rice and cook for 2 minutes. Add the salt, sugar, spices tomatoes, tomato paste and stock. Mix well, cover, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the bell pepper and simmer for 5 minutes.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Pork chops and spiced rice with tomatoes and bell peppers

Tuesday: Crockpot chicken stroganoff with egg noodles

Wednesday: Pizza burgers

Thursday: King ranch chicken (didn't make it last week)

Friday: Chicken cacciatore

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie