Thursday, September 30, 2010

My little reason for the blog interruption :)

You may have noticed that my blog is lacking these days.

I haven't posted a craft, Kids activity or organizing tip in I don't know how long!

I promise I am not leaving you .....

I have been sick. Well, sick and tired. Make that feel like a slug, don't want to get off the couch tired. Well unless I have to be which I run. :)

We are thrilled that God has blessed us with another child!! (How can you love someone so much from one little flicker on a screen?...I guess that is another post!)

I am having a hard time right now keeping up with the blog while I fight with my tummy:)

Please be patient with me...I have some great ideas in the works.

But for right now I need to go lay down :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Recipe Tuesday: Black bean and salsa soup

I came across this recipe and it seemed too good to be true! It had rave reviews and everyone loved it !!! I cannot wait to try it......

Black Bean and Salsa Soup

2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup chunky salsa
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion

In an electric food processor or blender, combine beans, broth, salsa, and cumin. Blend until fairly smooth.

Heat the bean mixture in a saucepan over medium heat until thoroughly heated.

Ladle soup into 4 individual bowls, and top each bowl with 1 tablespoon of the sour cream and 1/2 tablespoon green onion.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: Back to Basics

I have not been feeling that hot so I am trying to stick to basics this week. Tacos, baked pasta and pork chops are about all I can handle right now. (But they are all family favorites so that is ok!!) The one exception is the black bean and salsa soup. It sounds too good not to try! Happy Eating Y'all!

Monday: Cornflake coated fish (Recipe below), Perogies, Green Beans

Tuesday: Taco's, Spanish rice, black bean and salsa soup (Recipe tomorrow)

Wednesday: Leftover buffet- if its the fridge you can eat it .......but I am not cookin!

Thursday: Baked penne pasta with meat sauce, spinach salad, garlic bread

Friday: Pizza night!

Saturday: Shredded beef sandwiches, baked fries, broccoli salad

Sunday: Baked pork chops, asparagus, baked carrots

Cornflake Fried Fish
1 egg
1 1/2 cups beer
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound cod fillets
2 cups crushed cornflake crumbs
1 quart oil for frying

In a medium bowl, beat together egg, beer, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place cod in the bowl, and thoroughly coat with the mixture.

In a separate medium bowl, mix the cornflake crumbs. Dip the cod in the crumb mixture, and thoroughly coat all sides.

In a large, heavy skillet or deep fryer, heat the oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Fry the fish until golden brown, and flesh is easily flaked with a fork.