Friday, February 27, 2009
Kurt thinks tator tot casserole is the best. I think Mac could go without because of all the vegetables, but she deals with it. Go check out some other probably non-casserole recipes at the Recipe Swap : )
Tator Tot Casserole
1-2 pounds cooked, seasoned ground beef or turkey
2-3 cans veggies (beans, carrots, corn)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 soup can of milk
Shredded cheese, optional
Bag of frozen tator tots
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the tator tots. Pour casserole in a 9x13 baking dish. Top with tator tots and bake until tots have reached desired crispyness. About 35-45 mins.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Here is the before.
Here is the after. I "HEART" the color which is a cream and the curtains my mom made. My cookbooks, family pictures, a plaque from the Holstein Association, and the intercom occupy the counter area. Some of my cows are the shelf and then some serving pieces above. The door on the left is the pantry which is the length of the wall. Along the right side only my sewing machine is there sitting on the floor unlike the other pic where there is a lot of stuff.
In a large microwave-safe bowl combine. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Continue doing that until the mixture is smooth and combined.
1 stick of butter (margarine would be fine)
1-1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 to 3/4 cup peanut butter (I eyeball it)
Pour a 12 oz box of Crispix or Chex cereal into the bowl. Stir gently to make sure all of the cereal has been coated. In an ice cream pail, put one cup of powdered sugar in the bottom. Pour coated cereal over the top. Dump remaining powdered sugar on top. Put lid on pail and shake. You may have to move cereal around with spoon and shake again. You can spread this out on wax paper to cool, but I normally don't.
12 oz box of Crispix or Chex
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
You can freeze this if you like.
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Monday, February 16, 2009
I am not planning on heading to the store until Saturday so I will be making meals from our stash and leftovers. I have been kind of lazy and have a few items that need my attention in the fridge ASAP. Leftover spiral sliced ham, spaghetti, meat sauce, broccoli, and lettuce (before it turns nasty on me). I also need to make Kurt's chocolate chip cookies this week. I'm going to do a quadruple batch but I have to do it in two separate bowls. I made some puppy chow today to take care of the need for sweets. Kurt has told me he needs cookie or candy bars at all times in the house. You don't need to worry about Kurt's need for sweets. He works hard and is a lean 175 pounds. He'll be fine, it's me who needs to stay away from the sweets. Here is our plan for the week and to find more inspiring recipes check out OrgJunkie.
Monday-It's up in the air. We have a Classification party(going to check out a friends cows that were scored today, there is food and lots to drink out in the barn) to go to so might just eat a little before we go incase there isn't food. There is usually lots of food but you never know.
Tuesday-Chicken parmigiana with the leftover meat sauce and spaghetti
Wednesday- Ham and scalloped potatoes
Thursday-Pork chops with shake 'n bake, potatoes, and veggies
Friday-Out to eat in Green Bay, we are going to the Toby Keith concert.
Saturday-Chicken noodle dumpling soup
Friday, February 13, 2009
Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole
1-16oz pkg egg noodles, cooked
2 cans tuna, drained
1-2 cans cream of celery or chicken soup
1 soup can of milk
2-4 heaping Tbs Miracle Whip or mayo
peas, canned or frozen (optional)
1-1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar
Combine above in ingredients and bake in a 9x13 baking dish or dutch oven at 350 for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and top with crushed potato chips or cracker crumbs (we prefer the chips). *Note* I have seen recipes where the crushed potato chips are folded into casserole but I have never tried that-sounds good to me! Return to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I am guessing I could put it in Google docs maybe or something like that but I'm too lazy sorry.
My friend Sara is now going through a pretty similiar divorce (her husband cheated on her like mine did), but she has two children both under three-years-old. Two weeks ago I watched them on Friday night for her and this last Friday I watched them again. I really like watching them plus I am paying forward the helpfulness that I received (and I get out of the night milking). Unfortunately for me their dad is watching them this Friday and next Friday (the 20th) we are going to the Toby Keith concert in Green Bay. Sara milks the night shift (5pm to 9pm, 300 cows) at a farm a couple of miles north of us. She is going to come milk our night shift on the 20th which only takes an hour after she is done milking at her normal job.
We have a pretty busy week. Yesterday we went and had our taxes done. Today I had to take me car to get an oil change and Kurt went to two feed mills to get bags of feed and supplies. Tomorrow Mac's class is celebrating the 100th day of school which was Monday I believe. Parents were in invited in from 10 to 11am and then you could stay an eat lunch with them. It's Lasagna or mac n cheese day. Yippee. I was hoping for something better (my favorites in school were grilled cheese and tomato soup, spaghetti, tacos, and burgers). Kurt is taking a cow up to Equity (sale barn) she got to stay here eight months longer than we thought she would. He was over at the neighbors yesterday and was looking at a cow to buy to replace the one we are selling. He wants me to take a look at her (I make the final decisions around here you know : ) ). We need to get over there and look which doesn't sound like it would take long but both Kurt and I like to talk. (Remember the pop aisle???!!!!) Thursday is somewhat open yet. We really need to get to Fleet Farm to get more supplies (like cat food and milkhouse stuff and I need some new barn footwear, badly). Friday Kurt is getting his haircut in the morning and then we are meeting a friend (who is actually related to Kurt and used to work for him and was an usher in our wedding) for lunch because he has his own farm he is running so he is really busy. His parents are also our neighbors that we are looking at buying the cow from well actually his brother in case you were wondering. Aaron is on a farm about 10 miles from here and the last time we met with him was around the end of October before we went to 3x milking. He was invited the day after Christmas but the boy was too busy (understandable he's always busy), but we are meeting at a place down the road from him. Anyway...Saturday is Disney on Ice in Green Bay. That is my mom, sister-in-law (Jessica), niece Ellie, Mac, and I will be going there. Busy? I think so.
Enjoy the weather. We are going to have unseasonally warm temps close to 50 today. It is really windy though otherwise I was thinking of hanging out some blankets on the clotheline.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Monday-Scalloped potatoes and ham, and a veggie
Tuesday-Kurt has his Holstein board meeting (they feed him there and will probably be pretty close to what we ate on Monday) so I think we are going to have a frozen pizza and breadsticks or maybe just leftovers.
Wednesday-Tacos or Spaghetti
Thursday-Grilled ham and cheeses and chips
Friday-Homeade pizza with hamburger on it.
Saturday-It's Valentine's day. I'm not sure. Mac and I are going to Disney on Ice with my mom, sister-in-law, and niece during the day.
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Friday, February 6, 2009
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I am going to go rest up now. We are going to milk at 12:30am. Yuck.