Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Summer Plans; Today's menu & recipes

This is my first post. I am striving to create a loving home for my 4 beautiful children. My oldest two are home for the summer now. We are working on keeping the things they learned this school year and building on them for the next. In August, I will be sending my third child to school, so it will just be me & the baby in the fall.

In addition to "homeschooling" the kids this summer, we are going to the movies and library once a week. I also want to have a "bake day" and a "craft day" that we will hopefully start next week. I will update you on the progress.

Today's areas to work on was: Bathroom & general straightening around house (C's laundry day).

Today's menu was: (I wasn't very creative, it was grocery day...with 4 youngsters. Enough said, LOL. It took 2 hours to buy $80 of groceries.)
Breakfast: cereal
Lunch: pizza
Dinner: Chili Cheese Dogs with Home Potatoes and Mustard Beans
Dessert: Sugar-Free Bryer's Neopolitan Ice Cream in Cones

Home Potatoes
Recipe By :Cherylann SmithServing Size : 8
5 large potatoes -- peeled and chopped (peeling is optional)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2-4 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
salt and pepper -- to taste
Preheat oven to 350°.
Put all ingredients in 13X9" baking dish. Bake for 1 hour, or until potatoes are fork-tender.
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 182 Calories; 14g Fat (65.9% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 5mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Fat.

Mustard Beans
Recipe By :Cherylann SmithServing Size : 6
2 cans pork and beans
4 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 Tablespoons Heinz 57 sauce
4 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 onion -- chopped 8 slices bacon
Preheat oven to 350°.
Put beans, mustard, 57 sauce, Worcestershire sauce and onions in baking dish (I used a stoneware deep dish pie plate). Mix gently.
Put bacon strips on top.
Bake for 40 minutes.
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 157 Calories; 6g Fat (32.3% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 13mg Cholesterol; 707mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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