Friday, December 10, 2010

Livening up canned green beans

We eat a lot of canned green beans, because it's something that ALL of us like.  Take advantage where you can, right?  Dumping a can of green beans into a pan doesn't result in much flavor.  I grew up with my Mom and Grandma "livening up" the beans.  Of course it's not extremely healthy, but it's good nonetheless, and really it's not that bad when compared to, say, a piece of cake!

2 slices of bacon
2 cans green beans
2 tbsp butter

Place bacon in a saucepan over med-high heat until sizzling.  Add in green beans and butter.  Heat until boiling, then simmer for at least 10 minutes.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Grandma's Baked Chicken

My Grandma has made this for me for as long as I can remember.  It's one of my comfort foods.  Inexpensive, easy, and comforting.  Here are the ingredients, followed by the recipe, as written by my Grandma.

4 lbs. chicken wings
Greek seasoning
3 tbsp butter

Wash and pat dry chicken.  Sprinkle with plenty of salt and pepper.  I also use Greek seasoning or Fried Chicken seasoning.  Sprinkle a little flour over chicken.  Cut up pieces of oleo and  put on each piece of chicken.  Cover dish and bake at 325 ° for 1-1/2 hours.  Take top off to brown, and then serve.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Up this week:

Baked ham served with scalloped potatoes, green beans, and fruit
Clam chowder
Slow cooker barbecue pork butt sandwiches, served with cole slaw and baked fries
Grandma's baked chicken served with potatoes, peas, and fruit
Leftover ham dinner
Leftover pork sandwiches
Breakfast for dinner