Thursday, January 6, 2011


I dropped my kidlet off at school, then came home to bake Egg Bread and Granola Bars with dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and cinnamon brown sugar almonds.  Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Leftovers" Soup

I tend to make some other concoction out of our leftovers.  (See German Vegetable Soup, Chicken and Rice Casserole, Country Dinner, and Harvest Chicken Soup)  One of the top ways to save money on your grocery budget is to use what you have, not throwing food away.  This week I did it again, and made a soup out of our leftover roasted chicken, the "other" half of an onion,  a section of  random cream cheese, and what was remaining from a can of corn.

1 large roasted chicken breast, shredded
Chicken broth
1/2 can of corn
1/2 small onion, diced
3 small potatoes
3 oz. cream cheese, cut into small chunks
Hot sauce to taste

Peel and dice potatoes.  Place in a pan with the onions, and cover with chicken broth.  Boil until tender.  With a hand masher, mash some of the potatoes in the broth.  Over medium head, add in chicken, corn, and salt and pepper to taste.  Heat through.  Stir in cream cheese, and simmer until dissolved.  Top with shredded cheddar cheese before serving.  Serve with hot sauce nearby.

Menu Plan Monday - A Day or Two Late

I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things after the break...  Here are our meals for this week:

Leftovers soup
Breakfast for dinner
Turkey Meatloaf
Fried Chicken Divine
Shrimp Pot Pie
Bean Soup

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Getting back on schedule

We've had two weeks of celebrating, sleeping in, playing in the snow, watching movies, reading, playing games, etc.  It's time to get back to "real life" tomorrow!  It's time to sit down to make a menu plan, set out school clothes for the next day, and try our hardest to get up on time.  :)