Sunday, January 11, 2015

Grandma Lila's Egg Bake

16-20 slices of bread
2 cups American cheese
2 cups ham, cut into bite-sized pieces
6 eggs, beaten
3 cups milk
1/2 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp salt
2 c cornflakes, crushed
1/2 c butter, melted

Cover bottom of pan with 8-10 slices of bread with crusts cut off.  Add 2 cups American cheese and 2 cups ham.  Cover with bread slices like the bottom.

Beat together 6 eggs, 3 cups milk, 1/2 tsp. mustard and 1/2 tsp salt and pour over the layers.  Cover with foil and let stand overnight. (in refrigerator)

Take out and allow to come to room temp.  Mix 2 cups of cornflakes and 1/2 cup melted butter.  Sprinkle over top.

Bake at 350, uncovered for 1 hour.



I just buy the sliced American cheese and do two layers of it. I sometimes also do a shortcut and buy the already diced ham. I don't do 2 entire cups of it either. I buy the 8 oz pack.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

yummy green beans

1 lb. fresh green beans, ends removed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp dry rosemary, crushed
1/4 c olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice

Preheat an oven on broil at 500 degrees F. Combine everything but the lemon juice in a large mixing bowl. Toss until beans are thoroughly coated. Spread in a single layer on a large baking pan. Broil on middle rack for about 15 minutes, stirring every 4-5 minutes. The beans are done when they are starting to char in places. Remove from oven and place back in the bowl, adding lemon juice and tossing to coat.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Meal Plan | January 1-7

Sunday | Trader Joe's Shells with White Cheddar, broccoli in cheddar sauce
Monday | Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk over basmati
Tuesday | Sarpino's (free!)
Wednesday | Barbacoa Beef Fajitas
Thursday | Pepper Steak and sugar snap peas over basmati
Friday | date night
Saturday | wedding reception

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Meal Plan | November 2011

1 | fettuccine alfredo with bacon, sweet corn
2 | chicken tortilla soup
3 | drip beef w/peppers and onions, Suddenly Salad
4 | baked potato soup, cheddar garlic biscuits
5 | classic corn dogs, fries (seasoned with rosemary, garlic and sea salt), green beans

6 | Asian BBQ chicken, chicken fried rice
7 | deli ham and cheese sandwiches and chips
8 | slow cooker roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans
9 | French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage links
10 | pesto cavatappi
11 | steakhouse pizza, salad
12 | Indian fry bread tacos

13 | steak, roasted red potatoes with garlic parmesan and bacon, green beans
14 | makeover rigatoni with bacon and asparagus
15 | ranch style chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet peas
16 | chili, cornbread, and rice
17 | pot roast and dinner rolls
18 | date night
19 | take out pizza for moving day

20 | creamy Cajun chicken pasta
21 | Asian chicken wraps
22 | spaghetti, garlic bread, green beans
23 | cheddar apple paninis, Suddenly Salad, baby carrots
24 | Thanksgiving
25 | baked potato soup, cheddar garlic biscuits
26 | pepperoni pizza, salad

27 | cheeseburgers, honey roasted red potatoes, sweet corn
28 | tacos
29 | loaded baked potatoes
30 | slow cooked pepper steak, rice

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Quick and Easy Salsa

  • 3 red chilies (the small, dried chilies in the Mexican food aisle)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • small handful of cilantro
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 T lime juice
* Taste test as you go along.  If you think it needs a little more of something, add it!  :) 

  1. Roast the chilies for a few minutes in a frying pan.
  2. Chop the tomatoes and onions up into smaller pieces.
  3. Add the chilies, tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, salt, cumin, and cilantro to a blender or food processor.  Mix it up!
  4. Add onion and lime juice and mix it up a bit more.
  5. Serve.

*modified from Salty Pineapple