Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Crockpot Ravioli Casserole

Here is yet another wonderful crockpot meal. Enjoy

Crockpot Ravioli Casserole
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed (I used fresh spinach)
16 oz. bowtie pasta, cooked
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded

*Brown ground beef with onion and garlic.  Put in crock-pot and add sauce, tomatoes and seasonings. Cook for 6-7 hours on low.  Add the last 4 ingredients during the last 30 minutes of cooking and turn crock-pot to high.  I added the fresh spinach, pasta, parmesan and 1 cup of the mozzarella and I mixed it all up really well.  Then I added the last 1/2 cup of mozzarella to melt on the top


Friday, December 2, 2011

December Meal

Can you believe it's already December?? I sure can’t….. Wow how this year has flown by, but I must say I’m ready for it to be over so we can start with a new beginning. This year had been rough for me and my family. I feel that 2012 is going to be a good year for us, I see new and exciting things happening… Let’s just hope it happens. Here is this month's meals hope you and your family enjoy!

1-Free Night
2-Free Night
3-Free Night
4-Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
5-Crockpot Meal Ravioli Casserole
6-Sub Sandwiches
7- Hot Bacon spinach Salad
8-Pioneer Woman's Beef Fajita Nachos
9-Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole
10-Stuffed Hamburgers and FF
11-Free Night
12-Crockpot Meal Saucy Chipotle BBQ Pork stuffed baked Potatoes
13-Chicken Enchilada Puffs
14-Biscuits and Gravy
15- Chicken Salad Sandwiches
16-Pioneer Woman's Spicy Cajun Chicken Pasta
17- Spicy Chicken Tortilla Rolls
18-Crockpot Meal Classic Chicken Soup
20-Stuffed Bell Peppers
21-Crockpot Meal Bow Tie Pasta
22-Oven Baked Chicken w/Sweet Potatoes and 7up bread
23-Free Night
24-Grilled Steak Roll up's
25-Christmas Breakfast
26-Baked Chili Dogs
27-Sweet Chicken Wraps
28- Taco soup
29-Ham and Cheese sliders
30-Little BBQ sausages with Baked Beans
31- Chicken Chimichangas


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

I found this OMG so dang good cake recipe over at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/. This is now my husbands favorite cake, he is always asking me to make it. You have to try this recipe, you are going to love it.
Peanut Butter Sheet Cake
found at www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Mix in pan and bring to a boil:
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter

Sift the following and add to the above mixture:
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda

Mix and add to the above mixture:
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla

Stir well and pour into greased or parchment lined cookie sheet pan (jellyroll pan). Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Mix in pan and bring to a boil:
3/4 cup butter
6 Tbsp buttermilk
1/2 cup peanut butter
Take off stove and add:
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp vanilla. Pour over warm cake.

- Happy Thanksgiving

I'm sharing this recipe over at

Friday, November 18, 2011

Taco Soup- Crockpot style

Yummy! This is one of my family's favorite meals. Per my Memaw the secret to this recipe is the ranch dressing mix, without it it's just not the same.  My grandmother also likes to use hominy instead of corn, however my family doesn't care to much for the hominy so I make mine with corn instead.

Taco Soup- Crockpot Style


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, with liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans with liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, with liquid
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (1-ounce) package buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix

  1. In a medium skillet, cook the ground beef until browned over medium heat. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Place the ground beef, onion, chili beans, kidney beans, corn, tomato sauce, water, diced tomatoes, green chile peppers, taco seasoning mix and ranch salad dressing mix in a slow cooker. Mix to blend, and cook on Low setting for 8 hours.
  3. Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream.

Hope you enjoy


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Monday, November 14, 2011

Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

I love me some Paula Deen. She has the pretties’ eyes I’ve ever seen and she can cook. I really like her recipes because for the most part they are simple and they do not call for off the wall ingredients that you will most likely never use again. This recipe was a big hit at my home. Hope your family enjoys it too.

                                                        Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps
                                                             (found at Paula Deen)

Makes 12-15 wraps

4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 (1-pound) package sliced bacon
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes. Cut each bacon slice into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a wooden pick. Stir together brown sugar and chili powder. Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture. Coat a rack and broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken wrap on rack in broiler pan. Bake 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until bacon is crisp.


Friday, November 11, 2011

What are you Thankful for ????

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and giving thanks for those things we hold dear. How often do you pause to appreciate what you have in life? Sometimes it’s easy to feel bad because you’re going through a tough time in life. However, remember no matter how bad your situation may seem, there are things to be grateful for in life. Unfortunately, we often look at what we don’t have instead of what we have, and we end up complaining instead of being grateful. Sometimes when we're stressed, it helps to count your blessings. Focusing on the positives in our lives, thinking of what you love can bring a smile to your face and make stress less...stressful. Life’s journey can be difficult and trying at times, but it’s important to stop and remember the things that have gone “right” in your life.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I would like to take a moment to put into words what I’m truly grateful for. I would love to hear what you are grateful for as well.

As for me, I am most grateful for my grandparents especially my Memaw.  My Memaw is an amazing woman; she is my best friend and has made me the woman that I am today. At the age of 50 years old, she had to start all over with being a mother again. After raising 6 kids of her own, and now enjoying retirement she was faced with having to raise 3 of her grandkids ages 8, 3 and 12 months old after losing her daughter (my mother) in a horrible car accident. Without giving it a second thought she took us in under her wing and loved us just as much as she loved her own kids.  There is no way I could ever put into words just what she means to me only the good lord knows. I love you Memaw and thank you for loving me and caring for me, I will be forever grateful for you.

I also thank God for my 3 healthy beautiful kids.  Mackenzie, you truly are a beautiful girl that has a lot of love to give, you have a heart of gold and a beautiful voice just as my mother did I know she’s looking down from heaven smiling every time you sing.  Chase, you crack me up you are always making everyone laugh around you. You are a silly little boy that loves everyone and when dads not home you are the little man of the house always taking care of mom, sister and brother.  Austin, my little love bug you have a beautiful smile that everyone loves. You have never met a stranger; you would talk to a fence post if it would talk back to you. People fall in love with you because you have a BIG loving heart.

Thank you God for my husband of almost 11 years, he is a wonderful husband, father and friend, even though we have had many challenges and obstacles in our marriage this year. You have never given up on our marriage and have done your best to hang in there and work things out. It’s easy to give up, it takes a true man to hang in there and keep his family together.  May 2012 bring us a new beginning.

Dear lord Thank you a million for my Aunt Pam and Uncle Fred, for loving my kids as if they were their own grandkids. My kids look up to you two and will for the rest of their lives, you have 3 kids that love you both more than words can ever explain. I know Tina is looks down from Heaven and is so proud to see what kind of “grandparents” you two are to my kids.

I thank God for my family and sending me wonderful people who believe in me. I also thank God for food, clothing, warm shelter, a car and a good job.

I realized the world is so beautiful, and we’re lucky to live in such an amazing world.

May God bless you and your family this Holiday Season!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Were having WAFFLESSSS..

At our house we LOVE the movie Shrek. Our favorite Character is the donkey he cracks us up. We love the scene where he says to Shrek " And in the morning I'm making Waffles". The way he says it, is so funny.
So tonight were making Wafflesss :) ... I love having breakfast for dinner every once in a while it's a nice change. I just recently bought a waffle maker and I've been making waffles like crazy.. Did you know you can make a bunch, put them in freezer bags and freeze them?? I just discovered that and it’s so much cheaper than buying the frozen ones at the store. So on mornings where we are running a little late my kids grab them out of the freezer pop them in the microwave for 45 seconds and there done and everyone’s Happy J

This is by far my favorite recipe for Homemade Buttermilk Waffles.

Homemade Buttermilk Waffles
(found at bakinglikebetty.blogspot.com)

2 C flour
1 T sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
Whisk these dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

3 1/2 C buttermilk
1/4 C oil
2 egg yolks
Mix these wet ingredients in a separate large mixing bowl.

2 egg whites
Using an electric hand mixer, beat these till foamy like whip cream. Don't over do it or you will stiffen them and it won't work. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together, then fold in the egg whites. Use as pancake or waffle mix.

I am Blessed to have such a wondeful and loving family. I love you guys!!

Along For the Ride

Lime Chicken Tacos- CROCKPOT MEAL

This meal has turned out to be one of my families favs. They love the flavor of the chicken and they never get tired of it.  I made a few modifications to the original recipe that I found over at chef-n-training, she had you add the frozen corn and salsa later but since I need supper to be ready when I got off work I added everything at once and it seemed to turn out fine :)  This is a must try.

(found at chef-n-training.blogspot.com)

·         1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
·         3 Tbsp lime juice
·         1 Tbsp chili powder
·         1 cup frozen corn
·         1 cup chunky salsa
·         12  flour tortillas (6 inches), I like to add a little butter to a pan and slightly toast them on each side.. Yummy
·         sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and shredded lettuce, optional
Place the chicken in a slow cooker.  Combine all ingredients above except flour tortillas ( of course :) ); pour over chicken.  Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is done and tender.

No need to remove chicken, take two forks and shred the chicken right in the crockpot.  Serve in tortillas with sour cream, cheese and lettuce if desired.

- Enjoy

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Beef Stroganoff- CROCKPOT MEAL

If you can't tell I am all about my Crockpot, I love it. I just recently purchased one that has 4 different settings (4 hrs/6hrs/8hrs/10hrs). I found mine at Target and it was only like 35.00. My husband and I are away from our house for about 13 hours a day and in my old crockpot I would burn everything. I'm glad to say I havn't runied a dinner yet in the new one!! I love coming home and supper is already cooked, it's GREAT o and the house smells wonderful toooo !!

So Here's what's cooking for Dinner tonight.

Beef Stroganoff-
(found at thecrockstar.blogspot.com)

2 pounds cubed stew meat
2 cans Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup
1 small onion diced
4 tabls of Worcestershire
1/2 cup of water
8 oz of cream cheese
couple of dashes of Garlic Salt 

In the slow cooker stir in all the ingredients, except the Meat AND the Cream Cheese. Once combined add the meat and mix together.

Cook on Low for 8 hours. Cut up the cream cheese into cubes just before serving and turn crockpot on high. Stir the cream cheese in until all combined. You might have to put the lid back on and leave for 10 minutes.

Serve over egg noodles.

Hope you enjoy


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Meal Planner

Here's what's cooking in November.  I'm hoping to have all of the recipes linked to each recipe title....that way all you have to do is click on the recipe title and it will take you directly to the recipe……but no promises as I'm about ready to pull my hair out trying to figure this out. I know one day (hopefully soon) I will get this down J
November Meal Planner-

Tuesday 1st - Beef Stroganoff (CROCKPOT MEAL)
Wednesday 2nd-Subway Sandwiches
Thursday 3rd- Lime Chicken Tacos (CROCKPOT MEAL)
Friday 4th- Homemade Buttermilk Waffles
Saturday 5th- Calzone Rings
Sunday 6th- Free Night
Monday 7th- Ham and Cheese Sliders
Tuesday 8th- Sausage Jambalaya
Wednesday 9th- Soutwestern Chicken and White Bean Soup (CROCKPOT MEAL)
Thursday 10th- Leftovers
Friday 11th- PF Chang's Mongolian Beef
Saturday 12th- Cheesy Basil Stuffed Chicken Breast
Sunday 13th- Barbecue Chicken (CROCKPOT MEAL)
Monday 14th- Sweet Chicken Wraps
Tuesday 15th- Taco Soup
Wednesday 16th- Leftovers
Thursday 17th- Chicken Bacon Pasta
Friday 18th- Roast Au Jus Sandwiches (CROCKPOT MEAL)
Saturday 19th- Restaurant style carna asada soft tacos with Guacamole and Corn
Sunday 20th- Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole
Monday 21st- Easy Quiche
Tuesday 22nd- BBQ Baked Potatoes
Wednesday 23rd- Chili in the Crockpot (CROCKPOT MEAL)
Thursday 24th- Thanksgiving Dinner
Friday 25th- Thanksgiving Dinner
Saturday 26th- Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday 27th- Spaghetti with/ salad and bread sticks
Monday 28th- Taco Night
Tuesday 29th- Memaw's Broccoli and Cheese soup
Wednesday 30th- So Simple Red Beans and Rice

From my home to your's. God bless you and your Famiily, God bless America, and Happy Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Shredded Tex-Mex Chicken Crock-Pot with Avocado Corn Dip

This is a family favorite around my house. I've been making this dish for a while now and my family always loves it O and did I mention is SO SIMPLE. The good thing about this recipe is you can use it several different ways. I have used the shredded chicken to make burritos, tacos and nachos just to name a few plus you can always freeze what you don't use for another day!!

Ingredients for the Shredded Tex-Mex Chicken
  • 4 Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Dash of Salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 cup of salsa (I like to use about 1/2 a cup of mild red salsa and 1/2 a cup of mild green salsa)
  • 1 small can of Green chilies
1. Place frozen or thawed (I've used both and they both work just fine)chicken in the bottom of crockpot
2. Sprinkle Cumin, Salt and Pepper over the chicken breast.
3. In a separate bowl mix together the red salsa, the green salsa and chilies then pour over chicken.
4. Let chicken cook on low for 8-10 hrs
Once chicken is fully cooked take two forks and slowly shred the chicken.
Serve chicken on Tacos, Nachos or whatever you please.

Ingredients for Avocado Corn Dip

  • 2 Avocados
  • 1/2 of a lime
  • Lemon pepper
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 cup of corn
 1. Peel avocados (KEEP THE SEEDS) cut into 1 inch cubes
2. Squeeze 1/2 of a lime over the avocados
3. Sprinkle avocados with Lemon pepper
4. Cut up about 1/4 of a cup of cilantro and 1/4 of a cup of onions
5. Add the Corn the Cilantro and Onions to the avocados and lightly stir do not over stir it.
I recently learned this trick from a little ole Hispanic lady that cooks for some of the guys at my husband's work. If you leave the seeds in the bowl with the avocado, your avocados will not turn brown. Pretty cool huh!!
Hope you and your family enjoys this recipe!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Ham and Cheese Sliders

I found this awesome recipe at thegirlwhoeateverything.com. I love her blog she always has wonderful recipes and awesome pictures. Check her blog out, I'm sure you will find somthing you like as well.
My family LOVED these little sandwiches. They are SO good and SO easy. This is a must try recipe.. Hope you enjoy

Ham and Cheese Sliders

For the sandwiches:
24 slider rolls
24 slices honey ham
24 small slices Swiss cheese

For the sauce:
1½ tbsp. yellow mustard
8 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tbsp. finely minced onion (or 2 tsp. dried minced onion)
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Poppy seeds, for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Split the slider rolls and spread the insides lightly with mayonnaise. Fold a slice of ham to fit on each slider bun, and top with a slice of Swiss cheese. Replace the top bun to assemble the sandwiches. Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet.

To make the sauce, combine all ingredients except the poppy seeds in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Drizzle the sauce over the tops of the slider buns. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Cover with foil and bake 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove the foil and bake 2 minutes longer. Serve warm.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Grilled Cubed Steak Rollups

This recipe is OMG SO DANG good. My family LOVED this and it was so stinkin easy. I heart Easy......

The only modification that I made to this recipe was I left out the fresh parsley.

Grilled Cubed Steak Rollups
(adapted from Recipezaar)

4-5 pieces cube steaks
marinade (recipe below)
2 oz cream cheese, softened
4-5 pieces bacon (raw)
1 sprig fresh parsley, minced, (stem too)


1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
6 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup minced garlic
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon crushed dried rosemary
3 tablespoons steak dust or your favorite steak seasoning
3 tablespoons A1 steak sauce

For the Marinade

Put all ingredients into a blender and puree. Pour over meat in a glass dish or gallon zipper bag and place in the refrigerator 2-24 hours. Can be marinated up to three days for tough cuts of meat. This made enough marinade for 8 cube steaks, so I put four in the freezer in marinade.

For the Roll Ups

Marinate steaks in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours, up to 24. Mine marinated for 24.

Preheat your grill on high with the lid closed. Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and take them out of the marinade. Place them on paper towels to drain.

Warm the softened cream cheese in the microwave for a few seconds. You want the cream cheese to be very soft, similar to a runny cake frosting. Spread thin layer of cream cheese over one side of steak.

Beginning with short end roll up the steak.

Spirally wrap a piece of bacon around steak and secure with one or two toothpicks. I didn't have enough toothpicks so I used two long skewers. I definitely recommend the toothpicks so you can turn the steaks individually.

Turn the burners on your grill down to medium and grill roll ups on one side for several minutes to sear the meat. Turn and sear the other side. Turn the heat down to low and continue to grill with the lid closed and turn every five minutes until done. Mine took about 25 minutes total.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Crockpot Smokey Honey Barbecued Chicken

This recipe is so simple to make and my family LOVED it. We had Sandwiches one night and then on baked potatoes the next.

Crockpot Smokey Honey Barbecued Chicken for Sandwiches
(found at sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com)

2 cups of bottled barbecue sauce
3 tablespoons of honey
3 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 teaspoon of cumin

In a 2 - 3 quart crock pot place 1/2 cup of the bottled barbecue sauce. Pour in 1 tablespoon of honey on top of that. Now add the chicken breasts. Pour the remaining barbecue sauce and then the honey on top of the chicken breast. Cover and cook on low for 3 - 3 1/2 hours. Remove lid and using two forks shred the chicken breasts. Add the cumin (that's where the smokey flavor comes from). Stir to incorporate. Turn to high (leaving the lid off) and cook for additional 30 - 45 minutes. This will help it thicken. Serve on buns or baked potatoes.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First Fall project for 2011

Fall is in the air and I have a list a mile long of fall projects I want to make, so I have been crafting my booty off..... and that makes me SMILE !!!!
My husaband and I love going to a flea market not far from our home, you can find all kinds of good stuff for really CHEAP prices. I bought everything to make this wreath at the flea market. The wreath cost me 3.00 the flowers cost me 4.00 and the sign in the middle of the wreath cost me 2.00 for a whopping total of 9.00 WHAT A DEAL .....

Before I got a hold of it !!!!!!

and the after..... so what do you think?? I love the way it turned out. My porch will be fully decorated soon and I will share those pictures with you all soon. Hope you enjoyed

-Happy Fall Ya'll- Kristina -

I'm sharing this project over at these awesome blogs, check them out..

Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
(Found at picky-plate.com)

12 oz Applewood smoked bacon
4 stalks celery finely diced
2 large carrots, peeled, finely diced
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup thinly sliced ham or Canadian bacon
32 oz chicken broth
6 oz half and half
10 med/lg. potatoes, baked, peeled and mashed
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ Cup milk
4 oz sour cream
1 ½ Cups shredded cheddar cheese
½ Cup sour cream
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 Cup thinly sliced green onion (green part)

1. Heat large dutch oven over medium heat. Cut bacon into pieces and cook until browned and crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Discard bacon grease, reserving 2 Tablespoons to sauté veggis. Saute celery, carrots, and onion in bacon grease for 10 minutes, stirring often until softened. Stir in garlic and ham; cook for 3 more minutes. Stir in chicken broth and half and half.

2. Place mashed potatoes in a stand or electric mixer. Mix on medium speed adding salt, pepper and milk. Stir mashed potatoes into soup until combined. Heat for 10 minutes.

3. Stir in sour cream and cheese until smooth. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Simmer on low until ready to serve. Top with sour cream, bacon, cheese and green onion.

Friday, September 30, 2011

P.F. Chan's Mongolian Beef

My family LOVES P.F. Chang's so I can't wait to see if they like this recipe or not.

P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef
serves 4, prep 45 min, cook 10 min, adapted from KSN TV

2 lbs flank or skirt steak
1/4 cup corn starch
2 tsp vegetable or peanut oil
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2-3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup vegetable or peanut oil
8 oz button mushrooms, quartered if large
1 bunch green onions, green part only, cut in half

Trim all fat and silver skin from meat. Lay steaks out horizontally on the cutting board. The grain in running vertically. Make several vertical cuts to slice the slab into manageable sized pieces. Then cut the meat opposite the grain (horizontal) into two bite-sized pieces. Cut with your blade at a 45° angles to get wide diagonal slices.

Dust steak pieces lightly in cornstarch and set aside while preparing the sauce.
In a small sauce pan heat oil over medium high heat. Add ginger and garlic.Add soy sauce and water to the ginger and garlic before it browns. Add brown sugar and whisk until dissolved. Bring sauce to a boil and simmer about 10 minutes or until slightly reduced and thickened. Remove from the heat and reserve.

In a large skillet or wok heat 1 cup oil over medium high heat.Working in batches, add the steak a few at a time to the hot oil. Cook about 1 minute without touching the
meat then flip each piece and cook 1 minute more. Remove meat while still rare inside, and continue with next batch. Once all meat is browned, pour off oil and wipe out skillet.

Heat skillet over high heat and add mushrooms.Cook without stirring a couple of minutes or until mushrooms are slightly softened and browned. Reserve.

Add steak to the hot pan and cook about 1 minute. Add sauce to the pan and simmer and toss meat and sauce about 1 minute. Add mushrooms and green onions. Toss with steak and sauce and heat 1 minute.
Use tongs to remove meat and veggies to a serving dish, leaving excess sauce in the pan. Serve over rice.

Be sure to use a very light dusting of cornstarch when you bread the steak pieces. If there is too much cornstarch you will get a Swiss steak texture instead of a good sear.

This looks like a lot of steps, and it is, but it is really not hard and not even that lengthy of a process. You basically cut and bread the meat, make the sauce, fry the meat, cook the mushrooms, then toss it all in the sauce and serve.

I'm sharing this yummy recipe over at a few of my favorite blogs!!

October 2011 Meal Planner

Sooooo I've worked all morning putting together this cute calendar for this months meal plan and wouldn't you know I can't get it to post right. O well maybe next month. Hope you enjoy this months meals!!
October 2011
1st-P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef          
2nd-Loaded Baked Potato Soup  
3rd-Taco Salad                                 
4th-Crockpot Smokey Honey Barbecued Chicken sandwiches
5th -Creamy Chicken Enchiladas 
7th-Calzone Rings
8th-Chicken Salad sandwiches
9th-Rolled Up Chicken Dinner
10th-Cowboy Stew
11th-Stuffed Bell Peppers
12th-Double Dave’s (Eating out)
13th-Ham and Cheese Sliders
15th-Grilled Hamburgers with Baked beans
16th-Homemade Chicken and Dumplings
17th-Crockpot Shredded beef tacos
18th-Navajo Tacos

19th-Crockpot Meal Green Chili Burros

20th-Breakfast for Dinner
21st-Crockpot Black bean soup

23rd- Restaurant Style Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn
24th-Grilled chicken and bacon spinach salad
25th-Crockpot Orange Chicken
27th-Sub sandwiches
28th-Grilled Cubed steak rollups

29th-Chili Beans with Corn bread and  Mac-n-cheese
30th-Grilled Pizza
31st-Crock-pot Ravioli Casserole

I will be adding all of the recipes soon