Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cooking Thursday - Slow Cooker Mushroom Pork Chops


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As you can tell by my posts we eat a lot of pork and chicken around here, and I do mean A LOT.  After a while we get tired of the same old, same old when it comes to pork or chicken so I try to use a wide variety of recipes for both.  Recipes that I can make in my slow cooker are a bonus as time is something I just don't have a lot of.  That said my Slow Cooker Mushroom Pork Chops make our table quite often.  Not only is it easy to make but there are only three ingredients!  How great is that?


Ingredients:

Family Pack Pork Chops
2 Cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Can French Onion Soup

Directions:

1.  Place pork chops in the bottom of slow cooker.

2.  In a bowl mix together the two cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup and one can of French Onion Soup.

3.  Pour soup mixture over pork chops.

4.  Put lid on slow cooker and cook on low for six to eight hours.

That's it!  I promised it would be easy!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Works For Me Wednesday - Organizing Recipes That You Find Online

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Every week I find recipe after recipe online of recipes that I like, that I want to try, and that I use.  The problem with finding recipes online is trying to figure out how to organize them.  I have tried several different methods over the years, and currently do a combination of them all.  Here are some ideas for you to try.

Print Them Out
Printing recipes out is one of the easiest ways to organize recipes that you find online.  Once I have printed out a recipe, I use a three-hole punch to punch holes in it, and then place it in it's proper place in a three ring binder that is kept in the kitchen.  The three ring binder is organized with tabs labeled Soup Recipes, Bread Recipes, Cake Recipes, Pork Recipes, Beef Recipes, well you get the idea....

There are a couple of advantages to printing out recipes, and placing them in the binder.  For one they are easy to access, you don't have to bring your laptop to the kitchen or go online to find them.  Two, you can write notes on the recipes for changes you have made to the recipe.

Save Recipes as a Word Document
When I find a recipe that I like online I will often cut and paste the recipe and save it to a word document, including the link to the original online recipe.  This way I can make changes or corrections to the recipe easily.  I store these recipes in a special folder on my computer.  Another way that this can be done is to save the webpage as a PDF document to your computer, and file it in the same folder. 

Save to Your Favorites Menu
When I am planning my menu out each week I am almost always online.  While I can search through my Recipe Binder for recipes I really do prefer to have my recipes on my computer.  For this reason I save the links to my online recipes in my Favorites Menu.  On my Favorites Menu I have several folders labeled much the same way as my Recipe Binder, these folders are names Soup Recipes, Beef Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Pork Recipes, Cake Recipes, they are exact same labels as in my Recipe Binder.  Once I find a recipe online that I like I simply save it to the correct folder on my favorites menu.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday - Bread Machine Hamburger Buns and Sandwich Rolls


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I think I have mentioned it before but I totally love my bread machine.  I make everything in it.  Before my bread machine I never would have attempted making my own hamburger buns but look at me now, I make them at least a couple of times a month.  Not only will this recipe make the perfect hamburger bun it also makes wonderful sandwich rolls.


Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white sugar
3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 package Active Dry yeast

Directions:

1.  Place all ingredients in the pan of your bread machine in the order listed above.  Set bread machine to dough cycle.


2.  Once the dough cycle is complete roll dough out on a floured surface to about a 1" thickness. 


3.  It's time to cut out your buns.  You can use a biscuit cutter or I use a plastic tumbler with a wide mouth.


4.  Once you have cut out your buns place them on a greased baking sheet.

5.  Let buns rise about one hour or until they have doubled in size.

6.  Bake at 350 degrees for ten minutes.

7.  Brush the tops of baked buns with melted butter.

It's only Monday and....

my menu plan is already out the window. 

Sunshine has been complaining about her head hurting for a few days now but I really didn't think a lot about it.  It didn't seem to slow her down, and honestly she likes attention.  One of her goals in life is to break her leg so that she can get matching casts and wheelchairs for her American Girl doll.  Nope I am not making that one up. 

So she's had this headache, and yesterday she starts having nose bleeds.  After waking up with the latest one at 3:30 AM this morning my mommy brain starts running wild with how the nose bleeds could be related to the headaches.  The Irrational Mommy side of me is thinking brain tumor, cancer, aneurysm while the Rational Mommy side of me is thinking it's probably just allergies or a sinus infection.  Well, the doctor agreed with the Rational Mommy side of me (sort of) after running blood and platelet counts, checking for neurological functioning, a vision and hearing test, along with all the let's rule out anything major tests she decides Sunshine's probably having migraine headaches and the nosebleeds having nothing to do with the headaches.  The migraines make sense since I have them, my mom has them, my brother has them, my grandfather has them, well, you get the point, they run in the family.  

So we leave the doctor at 3, have an hour drive home, have to eat supper, and leave at 5:30 to take Little Man to tee-ball practice.  Which means no Roasted Pepper Chicken Penne tonight.  Not happening.  A bucket of spaghetti and two loaves of garlic bread from the Spaghetti Shop hit the table tonight.....  Some days I wonder why I even bother to plan out a menu!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Menu Plan Monday, April 29th to March 4th (The Frugal Edition)


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This week was an interesting week for menu planning. I like to purchase all of my groceries the week before I cook it. I have no idea why I do it that way, it's just one of those things that I do. Don't ask me why. This past week I only had $50 left in my grocery budget for the month to feed my family of six. This does not include my Easter menu as I have already been picking up items for that, and have everything I need already at home.
I am doing my menu plan a little different this week and breaking down my cost. I might even make this a normal part of my menu plan so people can see how much I spend. This is the first month that I willingly reduced my grocery budget from $450 per month to $350 per month. I knew it might be difficult to actually feed six people on $350 but I wanted to see if I could get it done.

Here's what I have planned:

Monday - Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Penne (New Recipe)
This was the only recipe that I had to buy pretty much everything for but I saw it last week and it looked so good I just had to try it.

Cost Breakdown:
64 oz. bag of Chicken Breast Tenderloins $6.99 (the whole bag won't be used on this meal)
Roasted Red Peppers $2.39
Can of Mushrooms $0.59
Ronzoni Smart Taste Penne Pasta $1.69 with $1 off coupon making them $0.69
2 Bags Sargento Shredded Mozerella $2 each with $0.55 off 2 coupon making it $1.72 per bag
All other spices I have in my pantry

Tuesday - Italian Sausages with Green Peppers and Onions (recipe to follow soon), Homemade Hoagie Rolls (recipe to follow soon), Seasoned Potatoes

Cost Breakdown:
2 packages Sweet Italian Sausages $2.69 each
Ingredients for everything else coming from pantry

Wednesday - Jennie O Turkey Breast with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Corn

Everything is coming from the freezer and pantry

Thursday - Picante Chicken and Rice Bake (New Recipe)

Using Chicken from the bag of chicken used above with all other ingredients coming from the pantry.

Friday - Going to Church so we will be eating out

Saturday - Our Family Easter Dinner, see the menu HERE

Sunday - Roast Beef and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes

Cost Breakdown:
$1.39 for Onion Soup Mix
All other ingredients coming from my freezer and pantry

Website Review: Coupon Chief

Hello, my name is Stephanie, and I am addicted to online shopping....

Uhhh, is there even a twelve step program for that? 

If not there probably should be.

Until I find one however, I am going to continue to shop, shop, shop online. 

Why do I like shopping online?

Well, there's a variety of reasons. 

One, I hate crowds.  I think I might have mentioned it before, but they really make me crazy.  I am not one of those crazy people who are afraid to go places or have some crazy phobia of people, I just don't like having to stand in line, or fight people to get a super deal.

Two, it's convenient.  I can click a button and it's delivered to my door.  How simple is that?

Three, I have time constraints.  Most of my daily free time is between 10 PM and 2 AM.  Not really the best time of day to be out shopping.

But the biggest reason I like shopping online is the deals you can find.  Now you all know my favorite words are cheap and coupon, right?

Recently I have discovered a website called Coupon Chief.  Have any of you ever visited it?  If not, you really should.  Coupon Chief is a website that offers coupon codes for online retailers.  While I have frequently visited several other of the coupon code websites I have not seen any that offer the sheer number of coupons that Coupon Chief does.  I read somewhere that they offer close to 40,000 coupon codes for over 8,000 stores.  Honestly, I don't know the exact number of coupon codes but I know it's a lot.

Another thing I like about Coupon Chief is that it's very easy to navigate.  You just simply enter the name of the store you are looking for a coupon code for, and the coupons that are available for that store come up.  Easy Peasy!

Another great feature of Coupon Chief is their Pays-2-Share program.  In my opinion it is a very unique feature, and one that gives Coupon Chief an edge over other coupon sites for me.  With the Pays-2-Share program you can submit coupon codes to Coupon Chief.  Once you have submitted the coupon codes, and someone uses your code you will get two percent of what Coupon Chief receives for that sale.  Which makes Coupon Chief not only a money saver but also a money maker.  What more could you want?   

So what are you waiting for?  Head on over to Coupon Chief and check it out for yourself!

Easter Menu

Due to scheduling conflicts we will be having Easter dinner at my house on Saturday this year.  I have to admit I am a little disappointed that I can't have dinner on Easter Sunday but I am super excited to have everyone here to celebrate this wonderful holiday. 

Here's what I have planned for our meal:

Links to recipes are in brown.


Mashed Potatoes


Cinnamon Apples


Salad (to be brought by my mother-in-law)







I will be using Our Favorite White Cake Recipe for the cupcakes

Razzleberry Pie (recipe coming soon)

One Week to Easter - Easter Project Roundup


I can't believe that Easter is only one week from today!  Where did all the time go?  I have found all kinds of cute Easter projects that I have had very good intentions of doing but.....well, you know how that goes.  So I am going to be working like a busy bee over the next week to at least try and get a few of these super cute projects done in time for Easter!

I mean just look at this cute Peep Bunny Bunting


Isn't it adorable?  Dana from MADE shares the tutorial on how to make it here.

And if that isn't cute enough check out her matching Bunny Door Hangers


The tutorial for these can be found here.

And these are sooo going on my table for Easter dinner


The instructions for these can be found here at Made in the Kitchen.  I am aware that you totally can not read the blog, but if you scroll down you can view pictures of how to make them.

And this Stuffed Animal Easter Basket from Amy Huntley from Gettin Crazy is absolutely adorable!!!


You can get the pattern for this here.

And older kids will love making these String Egg Dioramas from Roots and Wings Co.


You can view the tutorial on how to make them here.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Frugal Friday - Saving Money on Vacation


For more frugal ideas visit Life as Mom.

This week Jessica at Life as Mom shares her frugal vacation ideas, and asks her readers what they do to save money while on vacation.  This was a great topic for me, as we just got back from Myrtle Beach, and are starting the camping season.

Visit During the Offseason
Prices are always cheaper in the offseason, and since businesses are in need of customers during that time you can get some great deals.  Now you don't have to visit the beach in the middle of winter, that's not what I am talking about I'm talking about visiting the beach in March, April, or even September.  It's the offseason but it's still warm enough to enjoy the beach. 

Another big benefit to visiting during the offseason - NO CROWDS!  I can't stand crowds, they drive me nuts.  When I am on vacation I just want to sit back in relax, I want to get in a pool where I can let my kids play without having them constantly under foot (of course you can do this if they are little).  I want them to be able to run ahead of me on the beach - not out of sight but ahead of me.  When there are crowds I have to be so on top of them, and have them in arms reach at all times.  To me that is not a vacation.

Avoid Weekends
As with the offseason, weekday stays are usually much cheaper than weekend stays.  Of course if you are staying a week or two you can't avoid the weekends but you can try to plan your arrival and departure to include as few weekend days as possible.  Again not only is staying during the week cheaper you also have the added advantage of less crowds.

Consider Camping
I have a confession to make.  I hate camping.  There I said it.  I can't stand it.  I don't like it.  I don't like the outdoors.  I hate feeling sticky.  Yet you will see my camping all the time.  My kids love it, my husband loves it.  I hate it.

However, there are some benefits to camping.  There are some REALLY nice campgrounds.  I mean REALLY, REALLY nice.  From hot tubs, to pools, to game rooms, to planned activities for the kids, themed weekends, there is always something to do, I never have to worry about keeping the kids entertained.

Why is this a money saver? 

All of our recreational costs are included in the price of the campground.  Let me rephrase that - almost all of our recreational costs are included in the price of the campground, you may find that you have to pay a nominal fee for crafts at some campgrounds but for the most part there are no additional fees. 

Another big money saver when camping is that it cuts back on food costs.  I can bring all of my food with me from home.  No need to eat out, no need to run out and buy groceries, it's all right there. 

If you are purchasing a camper be sure to find one that has a refrigerator that can run on electric or propane - this is important because you can fill the refrigerator up when you leave home, and it can run on gas until you get to the campground, where you can switch it over to electric.  This way there's no worry about keeping your food items cold until you get to the campground.

Consider Ammenities
Yes a hotel, campground, or cabin with more ammenities will cost more but in the long run they can save you money.  If you are staying at a place with plenty of things to do you can spend your time on site without having to run everywhere to stay busy.  If you stay at a hotel that has no pool, has no game room, but is a great price you are going to have to shell out money to go swimming, go to an arcade, and stay entertained. 

Look for Specials
Most vacation properties offer special rates, deals or packages on their website.  Some even offer specials on their facebook, or twitter pages.  Looking for these specials can save you quite a bit of money.  Also be sure to sign up for newsletters to various vacation prices because some properties will send out specials that are only available to newsletter readers. 

Look for Reciprocal Zoos and Museums
If you have a zoo or museum membership be sure to check for reciprocal zoos and museums in the area you are visiting.  This can give you something fun to do without it costing a penny.  Most reciprocal zoo and museum memberships are listed on the zoo and museum websites, if you don't find any on the website, call the zoo or museum in question to ask about reciprocal programs.

Look for Local Fairs and Festivals   
These can be an absolute blast, and usually don't cost anything.  One of our favorite trips to Panama City Beach in Florida was during their Mardi Gras celebration, which was very family friendly.  There were street vendors, kids activities, and a parade.  All of it was free!

Check out Free Attractions
The Air Force Museums in Dayton, Ohio and Pensacola, Florida are both free and are great for both adults and kids.  St. Louis, Missouri is full of free things, the St. Louis Zoo, Grant's Farm, City Museum....Chicago, Washington D.C. and New York all also offer LOTS of free attractions.

In addition to looking for attractions that are free all the time look for attractions that are free or discounted on certain days.  For example a museum may offer free admission on certain days, or a zoo may offer half price admission after a certain time of day.  Look for these specials and take advantage of them.

Ask About Discounts
Don't hesitate to ask.  You'd be surprised at the amount of places that offer AAA or military discounts but you can also find discounts for using a Mastercard or Visa Card, having a certain type of insurance, for living in state (I really miss those Florida resident discounts), or working for a certain company.

Call to Book Reservations
Instead of booking directly through a website, pick up the phone and call the property directly.  Once you have them on the phone don't hesitate to ask about additional discounts.  Reservation agents often have the authority to offer deeper discounts than advertised.  It's worth asking.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cooking Thursday - Slow Cooker Pork Fajitas


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I love fixing easy meals during the week.  Meals that require little work to prepare and get on the table.  One of my favorite week night meals is Pork Fajitas prepared in the crockpot. 



Ingredients:

Family Size Package of Pork Chops - Breakfast or Pork Sirloin Chops tend to work best

1 green onion, sliced into thin strips

1 green pepper, sliced into thin strips

2 packages of taco seasoning

1 1/2 cups water

Directions:

1.  Cut pork chops into thin strips, and place in the slow cooker.

2.  Add in sliced green peppers, onions, taco seasoning, and water.  Mix all ingredients together, being sure to coat pork with taco seasoning.

3.  Cover and cook on low heat for six to eight hours.  The longer it cooks, the more tender the meat will become.  When fajita meat is done there will be excess liquid in the pot, drain it off.

4.  Serve fajita meat on fajita shells, and top with your favorite fajita toppings.

Recipe makes enough for 2 to 3 fajitas per person for a 6 person family, with leftovers. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday - Easter Lapbook


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Post disclaimer:  This post is NOT sponsored by In the Hands of a Child and does NOT contain any affiliate links, it is simply a review based upon my own opinions of a product that I purchased for my children.

I love to lapbook with my kids, it makes learning so much fun for them, and it always amazes me just how much they learn from them.  One of my favorite places to get lapbook projects is In the Hands of a Child, they have a ton of projects that include everything you need to complete your lapbook.

This week In The Hands of A Child has their Easter Project Pack on sale for just $5!  (I know the website says it's $14 but when you add it to your cart is shows up for the $5)


I downloaded my copy of it today, and I must say I am absolutely blown away by the amount of information it contains.  It explains the events leading up to the Crucifixtion and Resurrection in a way I never could.  It's absolutely wonderful.  Whether you are a homeschooler or not this lapbook is an excellent way to share the story of Easter with your child in a fun and exciting way.  I can't wait to get started on our Easter lapbook (which of course I will be sure to share pictures of)!

Here is the link to the Easter Project Pack at In the Hands of a Child in case you want to purchase your own.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays - Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage


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As I have promised and promised for the last few weeks I am finally posting my Corned Beer and Cabbage Recipe.  I had hoped to post it before Saint Patrick's Day but it just didn't happen, I won't even try to make excuses for it.  I use this same recipe in both the crockpot and my broaster.  I will include the directions for both in the recipe.


Ingredients:

Corned Beef Brisket with Spice Packet
1 medium onion, sliced very thin
1 garlic clove or 2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1 bay leaf
1 head of cabbage
water


1.  Place Corned Beef Brisket in bottom of broaster oven or slow cooker.



2.  On top of brisket add spice packet, ground mustard, celery seed, and garlic.


3.  Cut head of cabbage into wedges and place around the corned beef brisket, top off with sliced onions, and bay leaf.  Cover with water.

4.  Cook in broaster oven at 350 degrees for four to six hours or on low in the slow cooker for seven to eight hours.  Corned beef is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

Menu Plan Monday - March 22nd to 28th


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Monday - Sloppy Joes with Homemade Sandwich Rolls (will post recipe)

Tuesday - Mushroom Porkchops (another recipe coming soon)

Wednesday - My husband has a doctors appointment, so I have no idea what time we will get home so we will be eating out

Thursday - Meatloaf with mashed potatoes


Saturday breakfast - Dad's Homemade Pancakes

Saturday Dinner - Eat out after Church

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I hope everyone is having a Happy St. Patricks Day! 


It was the perfect day to use my green Christmas placemats and napkins!


I added some green food coloring to Our Favorite White Cake Recipe, and some store bought icing for our cupcakes.

Yes, I did say store bought icing but it my defense I got it for 29 cents a can.  I couldn't pass it up! 



And of course what St. Patrick's Day celebration would be complete without Corned Beef and Cabbage.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday - Pepperoni Pizzaz



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According to my menu plan I was to cook Baked Spaghetti tonight, and Pepperoni Pizzaz on Saturday night but Pepperoni Pizzaz was a new recipe that I really, really wanted to try so I switched them.  When I saw the recipe on Full Bellies, Happy Kids I knew I had to try it however I changed it up a little bit.  Here's my version of the recipe.



Ingredients: 
1 box Rotini Pasta
2 jars spaghetti sauce
1 package sliced pepperoni
1 pound hamburger
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups shredded mozerella cheese

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Brown hamburger. 

Easy time saving idea:  When I come home from the grocery I brown my hamburger and drain it.  Then I allow it to cool before putting it in a ziploc bag.  Once it's in the bag I remove all of the air from the bag and freeze it.  This way when I have a recipe that calls for browned hamburger I just pull a bag out.  It saves both defrosting and cooking time.



3.  Cut pepperoni slices in half.

4.  Mix spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and one cup of the mozerella cheese together in a large bowl.


4.  Add in pepperoni slices, hamburger, and rotini noodles. 

Don't you love my pink bowl?  I got it at Target for $1!  I also bought a yellow, blue, and purple one.  I thought they were bright and springy!


5.  Pour entire mixture into a large cake pan.



6.  Cover with remaining one cup of mozerella cheese.

7.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Menu Plan Monday - March 15th to 21st


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So with the all day drive on Sunday and spending the day at the hospital yesterday I didn't get my menu plan done on time.  So here it is better late than never, I guess.


Wednesday - Corn Beef and Cabbage (I promise I will get the recipe for this posted ASAP!)

Thursday - Breakfast for Dinner - Omelets (I want to blow the eggs out so that I can have some to decorate for my table), hash browns

Friday - Pork Ole (adjusted to feed six)

Saturday Breakfast - Cinnamon Bun Pancakes (New Recipe)

Saturday dinner - Pepperoni Pizzaz (New Recipe), Italian Herb Rolls

Sunday - Eat out after Church, Potato Sausage Casserole (New Recipe) for dinner

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Don't Crack Those Eggs!

Easter is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start saving egg shells for blown eggs.  Don't wait until the last minute to try to come up with enough eggs to decorate, instead of cracking the eggs you need for your recipe blow them out and keep those egg shells in one piece!

Check out Wisdom of the Moon's post on Easter Prep for an easy and hassle free way to blow out your eggs!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - March 8th through March 14th


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Well, this week's menu plan brings it's own set of challenges.  The heating element on my oven has gone out and I have no idea when I will get it fixed.  My stove is less than two years old and this is the second time this has happened.  The first time it went out it was still under warranty but this time it's up to us to fix it.  My husband is going to order the part for it in the morning, and as soon as it comes in he can fix it but until the part gets here his hands are tied.  So this week's menu is based solely upon what I can fix without an oven. 

Monday - Crab Cakes, Four Cheese Mashed Potatoes 

Tuesday - Breakfast for Dinner
Salt and Pepper Pork Chops, Fried Eggs, Hashbrowns

Wednesday - Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage (look for recipe this week)

Thursday - Pork Ole (adjusted to feed six)

Friday - Italian Skillet Supper (New Recipe)

Saturday - Roast Beef and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes

Sunday - Eat Out After Church and Leftovers for Supper

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays - Our Favorite White Cake Recipe


This is our absolute favorite white cake recipe, and it is our go to recipe for cakes.  I have adapted it over the past couple of years and absolutely everyone of our birthday cakes are made using this recipe. 

This recipe makes two 9-inch cakes, one 10-inch bundt cake,  one 9x13 inch cake pan, or twenty-four cupcakes  

Ingredients

2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter
4 large eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk

Directions

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease your pan (or pans).

2.  In a mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar. 

3.  Add in eggs one at a time, stir in vanilla.

4.  In another bowl mix together flour and baking powder.

5.  Slowly add flour and baking powder mixture to the creamed mixture.

6.  Add in milk and stir until batter is smooth.

7.  Bake cupcakes 20 to 25 minutes.  Bake all other cakes 40 to 45 minutes. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - March 1st to 7th


Monday - Eat Out


Wednesday - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Corn


Friday - Roast Beef and Gravy (Crockpot), Mashed Potatoes

Saturday - Salt and Pepper Pork Chops, Scalloped Potatoes, My Grandmother's Green Beans
Sunday - Eat Out After Church, Leftovers for Supper