Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Peaches and Cream Dried Peaches

Awhile ago, I saw an idea here on Blue Cricket Design to dip apple slice in Jell-o before dehydrating them for flavored apple chips. Intrigued, I decide to try it with peach slices when I bought a couple of boxes. But then I go to thinking that dipping them in dry pudding mix might be pretty yummy too.
So, after I peeled, pitted, and sliced I dipped them in some of this:


At first, I dipped each one,

But, then I decided it would be easier to do the whole batch at once.

I did this with Jell-o and chocolate pudding too. Then put it on my (ok, my moms) dehydrator.


After drying for about 12 hours, this is what the vanilla pudding ones looked like. They were still pretty sticky. But they tasted just peaches and cream. Yum!


So, here is the final cherry jell-o, chocolate, plain, vanilla pudding, and lime dried peaches.


The favorite with the kids: Lime
The favorite of mine: vanilla pudding
Least favorite of everybodys: chocolate


So, next time you come across some fresh peaches, give this a try!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Two-Week Menu

Monday: Taco Cups and Guacamole
Tuesday: Out to eat (Grandma is taking 1/2 the kids camping!)
Wednesday: Church BBQ-Grilled Chicken and Aloha Fruit Dip
Thursday: Trip
Friday: Trip
Saturday: I've learned that my husband likes to come up with something on the spur of the moment on Saturday
Sunday: Roast and Potatoes
Monday: Crock pot burritos-freezer
Tuesday: Date
Wednesday: Cheese Manicotti-freezer
Thursday: BBQ Chicken Salad
Friday: Orange chicken--freezer
Saturday: 4th of July Celebrations- Bringing Strawberry Cheesecake Squares and Berry Salad for the potluck BBQ

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Philly Subs (Po' mans version of a Philly Cheesesteak)

The inspiration for this comes from one of our favorites-lasagna buns and something my brother-in-law said he had on his mission. I know- not an exciting story, but I am always curious how people come with recipes.
But it doesn't really matter the story, what matters is how yummy and easy this is. Once you try it, it might just become regular. I love a Philly Cheese steak. This is a simple, cheap yummy version that hits all the bells and whistles of the real deal.

Sorry-I'm not much of a measurer-so these are my closest guesses. I don't think you can screw this up too much.

Philly Subs:
Hard dinner rolls
Approx 1 lb ground hamburger
About 1/2 of a medium onion, finely chopped
1 Small Red pepper (or green pepper, or any combination), finely chopped
Two wedges Laughing Cow Original Cheese
About 1/3 of a block of low-fat cream cheese
A little bit of garlic herb feta cheese-optional*

The method:
Preheat the oven to 350. Cut off the tops of your hard rolls (electric knifes work well), and pull the middle out of each roll. Put each roll in a muffin tin and set aside.
Brown your hamburger, and when it is almost done added your chopped onions and peppers and saute until tender.
Meanwhile, start heating your soft cheeses in another pot on low-to-med until melted together. Then add to the meat mixture and stir until combined well.
Fill each roll with your meat mixture and top with the roll lid. Put a peace of tin foil over the muffin pan and bake for about 15-20 minutes until the roll starts to get crunchy and the filling is warm. Enjoy!

Any combination of cream cheese, Laughing Cow cheese, add a little feta, even melted American singles or Velveeta would work well for the cheese portion.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Two-week menu

Monday: Quesadilla Fiesta
Tuesday: Baked Potato Bar
Wednesday: (Feeding missionaries), Chicken BBQ Sandwhiches, Corn on the Cob, French Fries, and Frosty Orange Dessert
Thursday: Chicken Pitas
Friday: Church dinner party
Saturday: Steak and potatoes
Sunday: Lemon Crock Pot Chicken (from freezer group)
Monday: Baked taquitos (freezer)
Tuesday: Philly Buns
Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie (freezer)
Thursday: (Babysitting nieces and nephews), Grilled Pita Pizzas
Friday: (still babysitting) Grilled Hamburgers
Satuday: Breakfast burritos