September Meals

We had some successful meals during August.  I heard alot of yums coming from hubby’s mouth.  Some of his favorites were the White Castle Sliders, spaghetti carbonara, and breakfast burritos.  My favorites were the bowtie lasagna, White Castle Sliders, spaghetti carbonara, and lemon basil pasta.  During early August, I made the spaghetti carbonara.  Hubby absolutely loved it and ate the last of the left-overs.  There was no way he was going to share.  Two weeks later, I offered to make Sunday night dinner.  I decided to make spaghetti carbonara.  That time I got to eat the rest of the left-overs at work the next day.  I had to stake claim on them right away or he would eaten them again.

Week of September 1

  • Skyline chili over spaghetti, rolls
  • Baked potatoes with skyline chili and cheese, veggie
  • spaghetti, Italian breadsticks, salad, applesauce
  • leftovers

    Week of September 6 (Labor day – don’t know if we are eating at my in-laws or not for labor day.  one of my meals will be a tba.  it will probably be hamburgers and hot dogs.)

    Week of September 13

    • ravoli lasagna (freezer), salad, garlic bread or Italian breadsticks
    • Chicken and cornbread dumplings (The $5 dollar mom’s cookbook pg 97) – I’ve been wanting to make this for a long time.  I’m finally going to get around to making it.
    • pork chops, peas, applesauce
    • shimmy and roast Italian chicken, crash hot potato, veggie
    • White Castle Sliders, chip or fries, raw veggies
    • left-overs

    Week of september 20

    • lemon chicken (freezer), lemon basil pasta, salad or veggies, rolls
    • Skyline chili over spaghetti, cornbread, salad or veggie
    • homemade pizza
    • pancakes, bacon
    • quesadillas,taco soup
    • left-overs

    week of september 27

    • chicken cordon bleu (freezer), veggies, biscuits
    • ham in crockpot, scalloped potatoes, veggie
    • breakfast burritos, hash browns, fruit
    • grilled cheese sandwiches, soup (TBA which kind of soup)
    • homemade hamburger helper, veggie, rolls
    • left-overs

    This post has been linked up to This Mommy Cooks and Mommy’s Kitchen.

    Wordless Wednesday #8 – Imaginative One’s Pictures (Part 1)


    The Imaginative One has been working on taking pictures.  These were taken at the Columbus Zoo.  I am in absolute love with the polar bear, penguin, and flamingo shots.

    Come back next week for more pictures taken by the Imaginative One.

    This post is linked up to Wordless Wednesday at “And Miles to Go Before We Sleep.”

    Menu Plan Monday – Week of August 30

    Monday – porcupine meatballs (freezer), rolls, veggie

    Tuesday – molasses chicken (freezer), make over macaroni and cheese, veggie

    Wednesday – Skyline chili over spaghetti, rolls

    Thursday – Baked potatoes with skyline chili and cheese, veggie

    Friday – spaghetti, Italian breadsticks, salad, applesauce

    Saturday – leftovers

    This post is linked up to Menu Planning Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

    Seasoning without salt

    MJ, one of my family members, got this interesting sheet that lists different ways to season food without using salt.  As we are becoming more diligent with making sure things are low sodium for my father-in-law, I thought it was appropriate to post this list.

    For beef:  bay leaf, dry mustard, green pepper, marjoram, fresh mushrooms, nutmeg, onion, pepper, sage, thyme

    Chicken:  green pepper, lemon juice and lemon zest, marjoram, fresh mushrooms, paprika, parsley, poultry seasoning, sage, thyme

    Fish:  bay leaf, curry powder, dry mustard, green pepper, lemon juice, paprika

    Lamb:  curry powder, garlic, mint, mint jelly, pineapple, rosemary

    Pork:  apple, applesauce, garlic, onion, sage

    Veal:  apricot, cinnamon, cloves, ginger

    Breads:  cinnamon, cloves, dills, poppy seed

    Pasta:  basil (my fav), caraway seed, garlic, oregano, poppy seed, lemon juice and zest

    Rice:  chives, green pepper, saffron, onion

    Asparagus:  garlic, lemon juice, onion, vinegar

    Broccoli:  lemon juice, garlic

    Cucumbers:  chives, dill, garlic, onion, vinegar

    Green beans:  dill, lemon juice, nutmeg, marjoram

    Greens:  onion, pepper, vinegar

    Peas:  green pepper, mint, parsley, onion, fresh mushrooms

    Potatoes:  green pepper, mace, onion, paprika, parsley

    Squash:  cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, ginger

    Tomatoes:  basil, marjoram, onion, oregano