Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ranch Bits

Last night we had steak, veggies and homemade potato ranch bits. They were tasty and fresh!

Ranch Bits
4 medium size baking potatoes
1 Tbs oil
1 Tbs dry ranch packet

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Dice potatoes into bite size bits. Rinse and place in a mixing bowl. Drizzle oil over potatoes and mix making sure each potato is coated. Pour onto baking sheet and sprinkle ranch over potato bits. Bake 15 minutes, or till tender. Homemade and delicious!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Friday night pizza in

It's Friday night. The mood is right, but your wallet says no way! Here's your answer! Easy as pizza pie!

In a mixing bowl add:

1 packet yeast

1 C. warm water

Then add:

1 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

2 TBL oil

2 1/2 C. flour

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place dough in the middle of a greased jelly roll pan and roll out to each side. Bake for 3 minutes. Then pour pizza sauce in the middle allowing a small edge of crust to show around the edges. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and top with your favorite toppings. Bake 6- 8 minutes or till the edges are a golden brown. Slice and serve! Don't forget the root beer!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


May 4 to 10

Monday- Out to Mi Amigos

Tuesday- Rigatoni

Wednesday- Chicken burros

Thursday- Sweet and Sour chicken

Friday- Homemade pizza- recipe to come

Saturday- Out

Sunday- Mother's Day- hopefully I'll have something yummy to post

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Here's a new spin on my fav potato casserole. I'm always looking for ways to create something delish, but not spend a lot time in the kitchen preparing. I don't mind if it takes a bit to bake, I just don't like too much prep time. Usually you slice the potatoes and layer it. I was in a hurry to just get it in the oven that I decided to dice, mix and bake and it was perfect!
Potato Casserole
4 med baking spuds diced and rinsed
1 1/2 pound browned hamburger meat-season with dry onions, salt and pepper
1 can tomato soup
1 1/2 c. shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together diced spuds, hamburger, tom soup and 3/4 c. shredded cheese. Pour in a greased 9x9 baking dish. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. It's really good with ketchup on top.