The Cat Ate My Plant

Musings from a woman, wife, and mother

What’s For Dinner? 11/8/11 Edition November 8, 2011

Filed under: crockpot,recipes,What's for dinner — thecatatemyplant @ 9:30 pm
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Today was a “what is in my freezer?” kind of dinner day.  It rained here all day and although I love the rain, my oldest little one loves to go outside and run off energy even more.  When he can’t do that, it makes for an interesting day. Today, was an interesting day.  Couple that with me staying up too late last night, and dinner becomes quick and easy.

Tonight I mixed broccoli with my leftover cheesy potatoes from last night.  We also had barbecue chicken sandwiches  that I pulled from the freezer.  I used this recipe for Crockpot Barbecue Chicken as inspiration. The main difference is that I made my own barbecue sauce! It’s really very easy:

1/2C. Ketchup

2tsp Yellow Mustard

1/8 tsp Chili Powder

1T Worchester Sauce

1/4C Brown Sugar

1/2-3/4C water

Boil in a saucepan, then pour over meat. For a thicker sauce, add a cornstarch & water mixture. Note: my mother-in-law mentioned to me that when she makes this she adds some store-bought sauce to it as well for flavor. I did not, and we liked it just fine 🙂

What are you having for dinner?

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What’s For Dinner? The 11/7/11 Edition November 7, 2011

Filed under: Baking,What's for dinner — thecatatemyplant @ 5:47 pm
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I usually do meatless Mondays, but because of the mix-up from last night, we had meatless Sunday and today are having steak. Just about everything has already been done! The potatoes were finished last night, the steak started marinating earlier, and the green beans just go in the microwave so I decided to make some delicious butterhorns.  I skipped the chocolate so they are more like Pillsbury Crescent rolls than anything. YUM!

For desert we’re going to finish off some of the Amish Friendship Bread I made from my mad baking session. Most of it froze, but some stuck around for ‘quality testing.’

What are you having for dinner?