Friday, March 30, 2012

Recipe Friday - Brownies

I have been making these brownies for as long as I can remember, in fact I can make them without pulling out the recipe! This recipe is easily doubled, or tripled! They also take about the same amount of time as a box mix, just keep all the ingredients on hand for brownies anytime the chocolate craving hits.

Chewy Fudge Brownies

1 stick butter (1/2 cup)

2 oz (2 squares) unsweetened/dark bakers chocolate

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup nuts, chopped

In a small heatproof bowl melt chocolate and butter over simmering water.

In a large bowl combine eggs and sugar. Whisk in flour, salt and baking powder. Once chocolate/butter mixture is melted pour into flour/egg mixture and stir until combined. Stir in vanilla,and nuts if using. Pour into greased 8x8 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

These will not last long!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Menu Monday

Here's this week's menu:

Monday - Grilled Tenderloin
Tuesday - Fish sticks, sweet potato fries, peas
Wednesday - Dinner at Maamaa and Poppi's
Thursday - Leftovers/Chicken Chili
Friday - Grilled Chicken Tortellini with Alfredo sauce and broccoli
Saturday - Cookout!
Sunday - Shepherd's pie

Monday, March 12, 2012

Menu Monday

I'm happy to report that we successfully followed our menu all week (until Saturday and Sunday)! Chris and I had an unexpected date night on Saturday and we ended up ordering Chinese on Sunday after having pictures made.

Hopefully we'll stick with the menu again this week (it takes 3 weeks to make a habit)!

Monday - Leftovers
Tuesday - Tortellini with squash and pesto sauce
Wednesday - At Maamaa and Poppi's
Thursday - Chicken Enchiladas
Friday - Hamburgers, baked beans
Saturday - Smoked Hindquarter, cabbage and potatoes
Sunday - Chicken Pot Pie

Monday, March 5, 2012

Menu Monday

Another week of failed menu planning ... I'm changing my work schedule to see if that might help things in the evenings.

Here's the plan this week (I'll let you know how it goes)

Monday - Beans and Sausage with Rice (beans are in the crock pot so we'll be sticking with this one!)
Tuesday - Meatloaf, mashed potato casserole, and green beans (taking to family so this will happen too!)
Wednesday - Dinner at Maamaa and Poppi's (I'm suggesting Pizza, requested by the family)
Thursday - Chris and I have a fundraiser with dinner and the girls will be with a sitter so probably Ladybug's request of Chick-Fil-A.
Friday - Tenderloin Stir Fry
Saturday - Shrimp Steam Pot
Sunday - Chicken Pot Pie

We'll see how it goes!