PINK PAINTED LADY~"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass~it's about learning to dance in the rain"
PINK PAINTED LADY~
"I can do all things through Christ,who strengthens me"
Monday, August 11, 2008
Dinner last night
Well here is the new recipe for Salisbury steak I tried last night. I usually use a different recipe but I lost it (and was feeling lazy)so I kinda went out on a limb and made it up as I went along. It turned out really well!! Yes,I was surprised! We've been eating so much Mexican and Italian lately that this was a nice change. You know it's funny but growing up my mom and g-ma rarely used recipes. I remember them just flying around the kitchen adding this and that and NEVER hardly measuring anything.It always tasted good tho.
2 lbs ground beef 1/2 C bread crumbs 1 egg 1 envelope onion mushroom soup mix 1 smallish onion (sliced) 1 tsp minced garlic olive oil parsley salt and pepper cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil (use a large skillet)for a few min till tender. add all ingredients together (except flour)and form into patties. Coat both sides in flour then add to pan. Cook till done all the way thru. Add the following then simmer for about 20 minutes. 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 C milk 1 tbsp ketchup 1tsp mustard 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce serve over mased potatoes or egg noodles. I also made a SUPER easy cherry cobbler with vanilla ice cream for desert! Now I very rarely make sweet stuff so the kids thought it surely must be a holiday or something. I found the recipe in this book that I got from the library.It's a real hoot for all the southern (and us wanna-be southern gals!) http://www.amazon.com/Puttin-Grits-Guide-Southern-Entertaining/dp/0525948686 It sounded too simple to not try. 1 stick butter(melted) 1 Cup flour 3/4 Cup sugar 1 Cup milk 1 can pie filling mix 1st 4 ingredients together then pour into a 9x13 pan.Top with pie filling and cook till golden brown around edges
I've been looking for a work at home (online) job for a long time now and I think I might have found a couple possibilities.My biggest challenge is finding the quiet time and place that I would need to even make it work. I'm hoping when the kids start school I can try it. I've also been working on some weekly menus and collecting some coupons from various sites.I feel like some days the house is out of control (including me) so I'm really trying to get my organization in check and I'm making (hopefully positive) changes in our lives. I guess I have a lot on my mind right now and I want to blog about it when I get my thoughts together.It's been another busy as a bee day around here so that may take awhile.
I'm a stay at home Christian mom of 7 kids ranging in age from 19 down to 6. I am truly a country girl at heart and hope to someday move to a small farm out in nowhere :) I love my family and my husband,I love to cook and try new recipes~mostly down home style food I ate growing up.
If you want a glimpse of Southern life,Come close and walk with me;I'll tell you all the simple things,That you are sure to see.You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees;
Caterpillars on the step,Wooden porches cleanly swept;Watermelons on the vine, Strong majestic Georgia pines Rocking chairs and front yard swingsJunebugs flying on a stringTurnip greens and hotcornbread,Coleslaw and barbecueFried okra, fried corn,fried green tomatoes,Fried pies and pickles too.
There's ice cold tea that 's syrupy sweet,And cool, green grass beneath your feet;Catfish nipping in the lake,And fresh young boys on the make.You'll see all these thingsAnd much, much more,In a way of life, that I adore.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
When you've lost everything else, that's when you find yourself.
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