Saturday, August 21, 2010

Easy Crockpot Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches


Ingredients:

3 to 5 pound Sirloin Roast

3 Green Peppers (cut into slices)

1 onion (cut into slices)

2 Cups beef broth

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

Provolone Cheese Slices

Hoagie Rolls

Directions:

1.  Place Sirloin Roast in Crockpot and add in green peppers, onions, beef broth, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.

2.  Cook on low for about 8 hours or high for about 4 to 5 hours.

3.  Remove the roast from crockpot, and use a food processor to chop it up.  You will have to cut the roast up to fit it into the food processor.

4.  Once the roast has been chopped in the food processor return it to the juices in the crockpot and stir.

5.  Scoop meat onto hoagie rolls, trying to remove as much of the juice as possible.  Put a slice of Provolone cheese on top of the meat.

6.  Toast sandwich in oven for 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: August 16th - 22nd


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Well, we survived the first week of school and my first week back to work pretty well.  We only missed a couple of items on last week's menu, which is good for us even on a normal week. 

Here's what I have planned for this week:

Monday - Country Fried Pork Chops with white gravy, Mashed Potatoes

Tuesday - Beef Stroganoff

Wednesday - doctor's appointment, so we will be ordering pizza


Friday - Eating Out


Monday, August 9, 2010

Salmon Croquettes or Salmon Patties - Whatever You Want to Call Them

My kids love salmon croquettes, although they are called salmon patties around our house.  I don't mind making them either because they are easy to make.  We don't eat them a lot but when we do they are always received with a warm welcome.


Ingredients:

2 cans of salmon

2 cups bread crumbs

3 eggs

Directions:



1.  Prepare your bread crumbs.  I use a food processor and about 4-5 slices of bread to make 2 cups.



2.  After opening the cans of salmon, drain the juice and remove the black skin (or as much of it as you can).  Mix it with the 3 eggs and bread crumbs.  If mixture is too soggy or too dry you can add in more eggs or bread crumbs.  

 

3.  Make patties out of the salmon mixture. 

4.  Heat about 3 inches of canola oil in a skillet.  Once oil is heated, fry salmon patties until they are golden brown on each side.

My husband loves these with white gravy over them but they are also good just the way they are.



Sunday, August 8, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - August 9th to 15th


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As I have mentioned before this summer has been a season of change for us, and the change is continuing full speed ahead.  Our oldest son is living with his grandparents so that he can attend the school we feel is best for him, I am starting a new job on Monday, and the kids start school on Tuesday.   Unfortunately, I don't see a slow down in sight.  Hence, the early Menu Plan Monday.  Here's what I have planned for this week:


Tuesday - Eating Out

Wednesday - Johnny Rib Sandwiches, French Fries


Friday - Family Game Night - Homemade Pizzas using this recipe for the sauce, and this herbed pizza crust 

Saturday -  Country Fried Steaks with white gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Corn

Sunday - Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Absolutely the BEST chicken recipe ever), Parmesan and Herb Roasted Red Potatoes, Corn on the Cob

Stuffed Green Peppers

We have had an overwhelming abundance of green peppers in our garden this summer, and one of my favorite ways to use them up is to make stuffed green peppers. 

There are plenty of stuffed green pepper recipes all across the Internet but my husband is so picky that typical recipes won't work for us.  For one thing he doesn't like rice, so we definetly leave that out.  Here's how we make ours:


Ingredients:

6 large peppers

2 pounds hamburger

2 tablespoons worshestershire sauce

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 small onion chopped

1 can Hunts meatloaf seasoning (see below)

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:



1.  Remove tops and seeds from washed green peppers.



2.  Use a paring knife to cut 3 small slits in the bottom of each pepper.  I do this to allow the grease from the hamburger to drain.



3.  In a large bowl mix together hamburger, worshestershire sauce, chili powder and onion.



4.  Stuff each pepper with hamburger mixture and place in a casserole dish.



5.  Pour Hunts Meatloaf seasoning over top of peppers. 

This is what the can looks like


6.  Cover and bake for one hour (or until hamburger mixture inside of pepper is cooked thoroughly) in an oven that has been preheated to 400 degrees.



7.  When hamburger mixture inside of tomatoes has been cooked thoroughly, sprinkle the tops of peppers with cheese and return to oven for about five minutes or until cheese is melted.  If there is any excess grease in pan I remove it before putting on cheese.



8.  Once cheese is melted they are ready to serve.  They may look like a hot mess in the casserole dish but they are absolutely delicious, and taste is what matters isn't it? 

Monday, August 2, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - August 2nd - 8th


I am extremely sad, the freedom and tranquility of summer is drawing to a close for us.  In just one week my little ones will be heading back off to school.  Instead of enjoying this last week of freedom we will be busy, busy, busy, with school orientation, doctors appointments, dentist appointments, back to school shopping, the list goes on and on.  Needless, to say, there won't be much cooking going on here.

Monday - Chili Dogs

Tuesday - Eating Out

Wednesday - Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas, using this recipe with steak instead of pork


Friday - Eating Out

Saturday - Potato Soup

Sunday - Crockpot Philly Cheese Steak, Hoagie Buns made using this Homemade Hamburger Bun Recipe