Lauries Kitchen

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Zuchinni Patties

This is a recipe I have been making for me, and me alone to eat. I know once the others try it I will have to share my shredded zuchinni in the freezer. I am able to tweak it a little to make it diet approved, so that's anoth reason I don't want to share!

We are busy as always this time of year. With Grace marching in the high school band, Grace playing volleyball and JoGail playing soccer, we stay busy pretty much every night of the week. I must admit it is fun, though. JoGail has gotten to play goalie some. That makes me a litte nervous. That's my baby they are shooting that ball at! Grace has gone through the training to be a referee for soccer. She hasn't had a chane to call her first game yet, since she had a volleyball tournament this weekend. The next two weekends are marching contests, so it'll be  a while before she can get in the rotation. Coy is busy keeping up with school activities and helping with AWANAS. I am helping with AWANAS, doing snacks and the bookkeeping-plus keeping everyone else where they are supposed to be and keeping everyone fed. Sometimes that's a job all unto itself!

Zuchinni Patties

makes 1-2 servings

1 cup shredded zuchinni
1/4 bread crumbs or cracker crumbs
1 egg
Shredded parmesan cheese

Drain zuchinni really well. Mash on it while it's in the strainer and get as much water out as possbile. Mix with other ingredients and shape in patties. Fry patties, about 1-2 minutes per each side.  Tha'ts it!


Thursday, September 09, 2010

Mexican Mac and Cheese

Made this tonight as a last hurrah before going back on my diet Saturday. Yep, it's time. Need to go down 20 more pounds for my man's 50th birthday! Yeah, I know I'm not supposed to do it for him but for me~~~ but that's my goal and I'm sticking to it!!  So that means probably no new recipes for awhile. Back to cereal and soup nights around here! They'll survive......we're busy busy anyway! :)

Mexican Mac and Cheese

1 box prepared kradft mac and cheese
1 pound browned ground hamburger meat
1 can drained rotel

Mix and serve!!! I think you could add some extra cheese, too. I would try velveeta if I had any in the house !

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Baked Pasta and JoGail's brownies

I ran across this recipe on a blog the other day and decided to reamp it to make it easier. Well actually it started the other day when grace wanted me to get a pan of pasta from Pizza Hut. I looke dit up and the internet and it was cheap enough....then I went to the mutrition guide and nearly died! She did, too!!! So we stuck with hamburger helper that night and I decided to try a close recipe. Yeas this has fat in it from the cheese, but not near as much as the one I was going to buy! She and decided this might be something I make when Coy has board meeting. I like, too that I can get fiber rich pasta and the girls never know! JoGail like it for the cheese.....but we will actually eat the pasta mixed with the sauce. (She usually likes naked spahetti). Plus I had a coupon for a free jar of Ragu (thank you, Brookshire's)!!! I think you couls add eat some browned hamburger meat to give it more protein, too. So here what I did.

Makes a 13x9 pan!
Baked pasta

1 box rotini pasta (I used 14.5 oz box)
1 jar pasta sauce (26 oz)
mushrooms (I had fresh already sauted up so I used that, but canned would also work. Just drain them)
1 package shredded Italian cheese blend

Prepare pasta as directed on box. Drain pasta then mix with sauce and mushrooms. Add in about 1 cup cheese blend. Pour into sprayed 13x9 pan. Spread remaining pasta on top and bake till cheese melts! (about 10 mins)

Then I decide dto give the girls a new recipe for brownies.....not sure what to call them, but I took some recipes for rocky road brownies and smores brownies and kind mixed them up. I wasn't sure if Grace would like them but I KNEW JoGail would, so they are JoGail's brownies!

JoGail's brownies
1 package brownie mix, prepared as directed and baked. As soon as you take the brownies out of the oven spread 2 cups chocolate chips on them. They should start to melt. Spread 2 cups marshmallows on top. Broil until marshmallows begin to brown.

I hae a couple mroe recipes to try this weekend while Coy is out of pocket.....if they are good I'll post them!  One is  recipe my sister found for me to try!   :)