Saturday, November 29, 2008

Enjoying Sister's New Toys

Belated Birthday Shopping - Thank you!

Playing ping pong with Daddy at Thanksgiving

Playing cars with sister on my new (to me) rug

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cheesy Broccoli Rice

I can't believe I haven't posted this before. (At least I couldn't find where I had.) It is so easy and our family really enjoys it.

Here is the original recipe but I have made a few modifications for our family.

3 cups water
3 cubes chicken bouillon

1 cup dry brown rice or converted white rice
1 cup frozen broccoli (pureed)
1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 to 4 Tbsp onion, chopped
1 tsp mustard
1 can chicken breast

Bring water and bouillon to boil. Add rest of ingredients and return to boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes for white rice / 45-50 minutes for brown rice.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Grocery Shopping Tip of the Day

If you use anywhere close to 3 cans of tomato sauce in a single recipe, buy the 108oz cans of tomato sauce and just double your recipe. Here I can buy one can for $2.72 and use it instead of 7-15 oz cans.

So this morning I put 1-108 oz can of tomato sauce, two pounds of cooked hamburger, some chopped onion, garlic, and 1-1/2 Tbsp of basil in the crockpot. I then made some French bread and dinner is about to be served.

PS. It works great to buy peaches and pears in the large cans too. They last in the fridge long enough for a family to eat them up.

Monday, November 3, 2008

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