Sunday, February 5, 2012

Catching up!

So, we've been slackers. Friday night we had a meeting with someone in regards to consigning some of our merchandise so we took Lee out for his birthday dinner that night. He chose Chinese. Yesterday we had an amazing amount of running around to do so we stopped at Wendy's for a late lunch, we also had a free meal from them. Since we had a late lunch we didn't eat dinner, I know, bad bad bad.

Today we've been not so lazy and had 3 amazing meals. For breakfast I made us dippy eggs, toast and chipped beef. We didn't think we'd end up eating lunch because of the late, filling breakfast, but alas, we were hungry.

I made up a quick pizza dough and made pizza for the 3 of us. It must have been a hit because Mindi, who doesn't like pizza, ate it, and liked it!

 For dinner we had DD Meatball Soup. This was also really good. It had carrot puree and sweet potato puree in it. Once again, you'd never know that anything extra was in it.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

DD Chicken & Dumplings

This is the first recipe that was tried out from our new cookbook, Double Delicious.  And it will for sure be used many more times.  The littles cleaned their plates, there are no leftovers and we all have extremely happy bellies! 
I would have like to have the dumplings a little browner but none the less they were still yummy!
The recipe was extremely easy to follow.  Even to make the dumplings was super quick and easy.  Much easier than some other recipes I've followed.
We added a side of green beans just so the littles 'think' they are having to eat their veggies :)  But there weren't any complaints about having to eat them. 

DD mac & cheese with ham

We usually make a ham and ziti meal but decided to try mixing 2 meals together.  It actually turned out better doing it this way.  Instead of the cheese clumping together like it did with the ham and ziti it was very smooth with the DD recipe. 
This was another hit with the whole family.  Clean plates and no leftovers.  It was so much better mixing these 2 recipes.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Menu Day

Today was menu and store list day.  The second delicious book came yesterday so it was prefect timing.  Most of the meals will be from this book.  Not included in the meals will be DD2 Whoopie Pies per the request of Rian and banana bread for Lee.  I doubt it will be from the DD menu book though.  My other recipe was better, IMO.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Cookbook Has Arrived!

I was very excited to see that my new Double Delicious cookbook had arrived this afternoon!  It could not have come at a better time either.  Tomorrow I need to sit down and make the menu for the follow week or so and head to the grocery store on Thursday.  Nick and I are very anxious to dig through the recipes and see what we can try first!  I'm sure you will be seeing lots of yummy pics soon!

Slow Cooker Sunday Chicken

I was having a busy day and knew I wasn't going to be able to spend much time in the kitchen so a slow cooker meal was a perfect fit.  Nick pulled out the chicken while I was at work and it was thawed out til I got home.  Threw the chicken and other ingredients in the slow cooker and it was good to go.  Come dinner time I made a pack of Knorr rice and a can of veggies.  (I said it was gonna be a not busy in the kitchen kind of day  LOL)  The boys and I ate while Nick was still at work and it was another hit with them.  It was a huge surprise for me because the rice had 'pieces of green' (broccoli) in it and Rian usually complains.  He didn't tonight though!
No pic.  Nothing too much to look at.

DD Tuna Salad on Pita

It was just Nick and Lee and I for dinner so we just had DD tuna salad sandwiches on pita bread with tomatoes and lettuce.  Not much of a meal but it satisfied us. 
I had some corn chips with mine too :)
Hubby thought this batch looked more watery than last time but it still tasted just as good!