Friday, April 19, 2013


Change of pace from normal egg on toast for breakfast. Made Easy Drop Danish with Bisquick and orange marmalade. Did not have enough marmalade so hubby loves peanut butter so tried that in a few. He said okay but won't use again.
2 Cups Original Bisquick, 1/4 cup butter or margarine soften, 3 T sugar, 2/3 cup milk, 1/4 cup of preserves of your choice.
Glaze is 2/3 cups powdered sugar, 1 T warm water , 1/4 t vanilla ( I did not have vanilla so substituted maple syrup.)
1. Heat oven 450 , lightly grease cookie sheet. Stir bisquick , margarine and sugar in medium bowl until crumbly. Stir in milk until dough forms; beat 15 strokes.
2. Drop dough rounded Tablespoonful about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Make shallow well in center of each with back of spoon; fill with 1 t of the preserves.
3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. While warm drizzle with glaze. Makes 12 Danish each 175 calories.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Grocery Shopping and Meal Plans 4/18/13

Snowing again and feeling the desire to just cook, read and stay warm.  Prepared grocery list, found coupons and headed to grocery store.  Made one small trip yesterday for eggs, milk, butter and ice cream . Today did the main shopping trip at Cub foods.
Got all of this for $91.24 saving 24 percent.


Largest dollar amount was meat. We have a pot roast that will give us several meals, buy one get one free chicken breasts, 3 pounds of ground beef and bacon to top of the meat purchases.

We will put a pot roast in the crock pot tomorrow morning. From this we will get dinner and have left overs for hot beef sandwiches, maybe some fiestas and if anything left will turn into barb q beef sandwiches.
Hamburger will make meat loaf with left over being used for hash for breakfast. Beef and Bean enchiladas and calico bean hot dish.  Chicken will give us at least 4 meals, planning on chicken and vegetables for one meal and planning on trying a new recipe with some of the chicken.
Breakfast will be eggs and toast with bacon, pancakes and maybe French toast. Lunch is sandwiches and soup or left overs.
Most of what I bought should last over a week with only needing some milk, eggs and fruit to round of our meals

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Do you ever get bogged down with trying to come up with ideas for dinner. Dinner does not need to be take out or frozen packaged food from the grocery store.
 Make a list of about 20 favorite recipes. Write this list on a piece of paper out of a note book
or on the computer and print out. Post this on your refrigerator.
Decide which of these would be good for double batches to freeze when a quick easy dinner is needed.
Make a list of ingredients you need for these meal ideas.
Check your pantry and refrigerator for what you all ready have.
Plan the weeks menu around this list, what is in the pantry and what is on sale at the grocery store.

One dinner idea in our home is meat loaf. I can have two meals out of one meat loaf since there are only two of us. Bake some potatoes with the meat loaf. Later in the week add potatoes to the meat loaf and you have home made hash. Double recipe if you have more than two in your household.