Archive for October 2011

MPM: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

October 30, 2011
Once again we didn't make it to all the meals I had planned. We had a few nights of easy meals like freezer pizza, chicken tenders, and macaroni and cheese. This week I'm not planning anything new, I'm just going with what didn't get eaten from last week and some easy stuff.

Monday: CheeseBurger Pasta
Tuesday: Grilled Balsamic Brushetta Chicken
Wednesday: Crock Pot Mac N Cheese
Thursday: Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
Friday: Chicken Gyros
Saturday: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Sunday: Burgers on the Grill

Happy Howl-oween!

A little dunking

October 24, 2011
with pastor Stan, Oct. 23, 2011
It was a windy, windy day; but the sun was shining!

The dog days of summer

The dog days of summer never end here in Florida! Late October, and a beautiful day at the beach!
let us go!!!!
not sure I like this wet stuff......
Leo's First Beach Trip
sleepy puppy on the way home :)

MPM Oct. 24 - 30

I'm going to get really honest here. Of the 7 meals I planned for last week, we ate exactly two. Pulled pork, and Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup. This week we'll be eating the rest that I had planned plus a few new recipes.

Monday: Tuscan Pasta with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
Tuesday: Crispy Chicken with creamy italian sauce and bowtie pasta
Wednesday: Grilled Balsamic Brushetta Chicken
Thursday: Cheeseburger Pasta
Friday: Sweet Potato Chili and Tender Cornbread
Saturday: Chicken Gyros
Sunday: Crock Pot Mac N Cheese

MPM: Oct. 16 - 23

October 16, 2011
Pinterest to the rescue this week.....
Monday: Burgers on the Grill, Sweet Potato fries
Tuesday: Oven Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders
Wednesday: Sweet Potato Chili and Cornbread
Thursday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Friday: Tuscan Pasta with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
Saturday: Crispy Chicken with creamy italian sauce and bowtie pasta
Sunday: Creamy chicken and rice soup

Spice Rubbed Beer Can Chicken

October 10, 2011
Here's a recipe sure to amaze your friends and families, and taste buds too! You need: a pantry full of spices, olive oil, a whole chicken and a can of beer.

Here's what you do:

1. Turn on ONE side of your grill. Let it heat up to medium- high

2. Open your beer and drink half.

3. Rub down your chicken with the spice mix

4. Place chicken on top of the can of beer

5. Place beer and chicken in a drip pan on the grill on the OPPOSITE side away from the flames

6. Unless you like pyro-technics. Then by all means, put the chicken on top of the flame.

Chicken on the Left, Flame on the Right

7. Let it cook for an hour (we threw some foil wrapped potatoes in there too)

8. Remove from the grill, take the chicken off the beer and cover with foil to sit for ten minutes.

9. Carve and Enjoy!

It's delicious. Can you really go wrong with chicken and beer???

Here's the Recipe:
Beer Can Chicken

MPM: Oct. 10 - 16th

October 9, 2011
I'm going to go ahead and admit that we've been awful about following a menu plan. And we've been eating fast food a lot as a result. Some days just feel too busy and tiring to do ANYTHING. I'm going to try to be better this week by making things that are relatively easy. Many of these are repeats from previous weeks when I never got around to them.....

Monday: Beer Can Chicken on the Grill
Tuesday: Maple Mustard Pork Chops
Wednesday: Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Thursady: BBQ Ranch Chicken Tostadas
Friday: Pizza Night
Saturday: Beef Stroganoff in the Crock Pot
Sunday: Burgers on the Grill

Recipes that aren't up on the recipes page will be soon.