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Sep. 17th, 2008



i had to share this one

 1 Coffee Mug
 4 tablespoons flour (that's plain flour, not self-rising)
 4 tablespoons sugar
 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
 1 egg
 3 tablespoons milk
 3 tablespoons oil
 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
 Small splash of vanilla
 Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well . Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
 Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla, and mix again.
 Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
 Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
 EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to share!)
 And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night

Sep. 16th, 2008



no thinking required

with the start of a new school year underway and a very busy schedule filled with cub/girl scouts and football practices/games. we are non-stop mondays thru saturdays.

i swore to myself that i WOULD NOT take the easy route and feed my kids fast food during this busy time.
so what i've done is written up SIX WEEKS worth of dinner menus. mon, wed and sunday we have something fancier.. and by that i mean the meals takes more than 30+ minutes to prepare. on the other days, we've scheduled quicker meals that can be on a plate in 20-30 minutes tops.
i shop according to the weeks menu which i must say has cut our food budget down considerably.

if your life looks anything like mine, i highly consider this strategy. :)

we're on week 4 and this is what the week looks like

steak, homemade mac and cheese, corn

spaghetti, garlic bread, ceasar salad

garlic shrimp, crusty bread, steamed carrots

toasted ham and cheese sammies, sweet potato fries, salad

swiss/mushroom chicken, rice pilaf, steamed cauliflower

sole fillet, broccoli, baked potato

teriaki chicken, sticky rice, stirfry veggies

Aug. 16th, 2008

Bad Hair


Boyfriend's Gonna Start Cooking for Himself

This isn't exactly what I ate for dinner this week, but I had a question and was curious as to what you all would suggest.

I live with my boyfriend and I'm 100% the cook. I prepare our dinners & then pack leftovers (and other goodies) into a lunch for him. He really depends on the meals I prepare for 90% of the food he eats in a day. But I'm starting law school on Monday and won't be home in the evenings to prepare dinner or pack his lunch. He doesn't know how to cook AT ALL.

What would you suggest as easy dinners I can teach him to cook quickly? Or maybe meals I can prepare over the weekend that can freeze well for the week? I'm thinking I should get a crock pot and try that?

Thus far, I've taught him to make a very basic pasta sauce and some seasoned ground beef for tacos or burritos. Any other VERY BASIC quick fix meals for a man who can't cook?

Aug. 9th, 2008


Easy Beef Stroganoff

It's a pretty rich recipe, with the mushroom soup and sour cream, but it's so yummy! And quick, especially if you have the rice cooked already. That's the part I don't look forward to, making the rice!


Aug. 5th, 2008



Que pasa crab cakes?

So, if you were making crab cakes for dinner, what would you serve them with?!

I'm going out on a limb here, I've never made crab cakes before, not have I ordered them in a restaurant, so I've no idea what they're typically served with.

There's always salad on my table, so there'll be a salad (maybe with a nice lemony vinaigrette), but we can't just live on crab and lettuce, yaknow?

x-posted rather promiscuously

Jun. 16th, 2008


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Friday: Grilled Steak, Baked Potatoes, Baked Beans
Saturday: Hot wings, Johnny's yummy rice
Sunday: Chicken baked pork chops, green salad
Monday: Johnny's special leftover meat wraps

It's been a long time since I've posted here...almost a year I think. I used to frequent here as HalenRay, but due to some major life suckish changes....

Well, yeah.

Anyway, I'm here again posting as ScooterBug. I'm in a new relationship with a wonderful man who does most of the cooking in our house. Neither of us eat much, so the only time we really have a menu planned is the 4 nights that we have his kids. I'd like to cook more, but my meals are not kid friendly as I've never cooked for kids before. They tend to like the same thing all the time too....

- Hot wings
- Steak
- Spaghetti
- Arbys

Any ideas as to what a person could fix that kids would be willing to eat?


Weekly Dinner Menu

Monday - butter chicken, rice, naan bread
Tuesday - taco salad
Wednesday - grilled ham steaks, macaroni salad, green beans
Thursday - crock pot roast beef, carrots, squash
Friday - NY striploin, baked potatoes, broccoli
Saturday - roast chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans
Sunday - pizza

x-posted to menu_sharing

Jun. 5th, 2008

fall path


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Sunday: Pizza
Monday: Spaghetti with garlic bread
Tuesday: Chicken marsala, fresh snap peas with ranch dipping sauce
Wednesday- Bratwurst with corn on the cob
Tonight- Chicken fried rice with veggies and fresh grapes


Friday: Steaks with baked potato and tossed salad
Saturday: Grilled Burgers with homemade potato salad
Sunday: Grilled chicken legs. tossed salad or fresh veggies with dip
Monday: chili dogs/chili cheese fries

May. 17th, 2008

fall path


(no subject)

Monday: Homemade Hamburgers
Tuesday: Taco pizzas (left over hamburger meat
Wednesday: Chicken Marinara
Thursday: Little Ceaser's because the chicken never got thawed out *sigh*
Friday: Popeye's 
Saturday: Grilled Chicken with wild rice and green beans
Sunday: Brats cooked in dark ale with onions and cabbage
Monday: Crockpot pork chops and baked potatoes


Honey Chicken Kabob Recipe

Recipe from Prevention Magazine: http://buzz.prevention.com/honey-chicken-kabobs/

basting sauce for chicken grilled on skewers with your favorite vegetables - try onion, asparagus, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, or mushrooms.




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