Showing posts from June, 2013

Baked Shrimp Egg Rolls

Baked Egg Rolls are one of our favorite summer meals, they are easy to make, light, and are a perfect summer meal.  We usually pair them with steamed white rice from our rice cooker.  Sometimes we make them with shrimp, sometimes with pork, and other times we use chicken.  Whichever meat we use we make them the same way.    Here I am going to show you how I make them with shrimp.  We use Salad Shrimp in our egg rolls, they are small and inexpensive.  This bag is $1.59 at Kroger, but Wal-Mart and Meijers also sell them inexpensively.
We also use Nasoya Egg Roll Wraps, we don't generally use the whole pack and they refrigerate well.  I usually keep the unused ones in a Ziploc bag.
The first thing you will want to do is make the filling for your egg rolls.  In a large stir-fry pan mix together 3 cups of finely shredded cabbage (I like using Napa cabbage but we also use regular cabbage if that is all we have on hand, 1 cup finely diced carrots, 1/2 cup bean sprouts, 1 package of sal…

Turkey or Chicken Pot Pie

Pot Pie is one of the easiest ways to use up extra turkey or chicken.  When I have leftover chicken or turkey I will usually freeze it until I am ready to make the pot pie and then on the day I plan to make it I will thaw it out.  I have also been known to make up the filling for the pot pie and freeze it, then on the day I want to make my pot pie I will pull it out, then top it with either a homemade or frozen pie crust.  This recipe calls for a mayo based pie crust, which is simple to make but any pie crust will do.  I make my turkey and chicken pot pie using the same recipe, the only difference is the type of meat I use.  Filling Ingredients: 3 cups chopped potatoes 2 cups fresh or frozen peas 1 cup chopped carrots 2 to 3 cups chopped turkey or chicken 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup milk 1 cup white wine 1/3 cup flower 1 Tablespoon cornstarch 1.  Prepare all vegetables for filling. 2.  Add the diced vegetables and chicken or turkey into a bowl.
3. In a saucepan whisk together the ingr…

Menu Plan Monday, June 24th to 30th

Join us for Menu Plan Monday at I'm An Organizing Junkie It was soo nice to be back to my menu plan last week.  The week went by much smoother with it and we actually stuck to it for once!  The only exception was on Sunday night when we missed the Chicken Pot Pie, which was moved to tonight's supper.  I have several items on this week's menu plan that I am working on recipes for, so be on the lookout for new recipes on the blog.  I am also going to be updating my post from my Bread Machine French Bread, which was written before the days of Pinterest.  It is one of my most popular posts and I am constantly getting asked for pictures to make it easier to pin.  Speaking of Pinterest, if you don't already follow me on Pinterest please do, I have a ton of recipe boards there, as well as craft ideas, and party/holiday planning boards.  You can find my Pinterest boards here. Here's what I have planned for this week: links to recipes are in red Monday Breakfast:  Oatmeal, To…

Beat Summer Boredom With Free Kid's Movies

Summer is here and boredom has set in for many kids.One way to beat the summer boredom is to take advantage of the free or cheap children’s movies that many movie theaters offer during the summer. Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express
The Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express is one of the cheap summer children’s movie programs.On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings Regal Cinemas will have kid’s movies for just $1 admission.The movies on schedule for this year include The Three Stooges, Ice Age Continental Drift, Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Dog Days, Parental Guidance, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked, Monte Carlo, Rio, Coraline, ParaNorman, The Lorax, Yogi Bear, Big Miracle, Journey 2:The Mysterious Island, Racing Stripes, Happy Feet Too, African Cats, and Chimpanzee.
To learn more about the Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express program or to find a Regal Cinemas near you can visit the Regal Cinemas website.
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
The Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse is anoth…

Freezing Strawberries

It is strawberry season and I couldn’t be more excited.I love fresh strawberries and try to stock up on fresh strawberries when they are in season locally so that I can enjoy them all winter long while avoiding the ones from the supermarket.During strawberry season strawberries can be found at roadside stands, u-pick farms, and farmers markets for rock bottom prices.They are easy to preserve, so there is no reason not to stock up on them.Freezing strawberries is simple, and in fact will probably be the easiest fruit or vegetable you will preserve all summer.Here is how you freeze strawberries for use all year long. The first step in freezing strawberries is to choose the strawberries that you want to preserve.Strawberries are very delicate and can go bad quickly so it is important to freeze them right away while they are at their freshest point.You will want to use strawberries that are perfect with no blemishes or mushiness, save the ones that are a little bruised or just not perfect …

Menu Plan Monday (On Tuesday), June 17th to 23rd

Join us for Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie. It's been a busy end of the school year for us.  On May 19th we had my son's birthday, on May 21st we had our last day of homeschool co-op, on the 22nd we had our end of the year program for our homeschool co-op and on May 23rd my husband went into the hospital for a multi-level spinal fusion.  I knew his surgery would keep me away from the blog for a while but he ended up with a post-surgery infection after he was released from the hospital and had to be readmitted.  So needless to say a menu plan has not been on my mind lately.  Now that we are at home things seem to be falling back into a routine, and I am missing my menu plan, so I am thrilled to be taking the time to plan one out for this week.  If you don't menu plan you really should take the time to do it, it makes my life so much easier and makes grocery shopping a cinch. Here's what I have planned for this week: links to recipes are in red Monday Bre…