Lauries Kitchen

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Guess blogspot has made some changes since I last posted......ahhh the joys of technology. Sometimes I just wish they would leave things alone and not 'advance' in technology. But that would not be life would it???

Grace competed at the Regional track meet in Stephenville this past weekend. Even though she didn't advance she competed well, throwing he discus a personal best. She is passionate about throwing the discus and I predict we will be back next year and the year after and the year after. She's like that. Once she gets a passion for something she goes all out. Kind of like her Daddy! JoGail and I had fun yesterday. She helped me clean out closets, dressers, etc and not once did she complain. She was rewarded with a bottle of 'chi' for her hair. I say rewarded because that stuff was expensive! But I believe she deserved it. Not many 12 year olds would help like she did and never complain. Plus we had a good time doing it.  So proud of the girls. My favorite moment of the weekend was Grace coming in and giving JoGail a hug. They do miss each other when they are apart!

So proud of my baby sister! She ran (Yes, RAN) in her first 5K race! It was for March Of Dimes and in honor of her and Alex's daughter Marcy. Missy trained hard and it paid off! So so proud of her!!! She got to cross it off her bucket list. And now that she KNOWS she can do it, she'll have to find some more races to run! I couldn't be in Amarillo for it, but I got up at the start time of the race and walked here-thinking about her and Alex and Marcy the whole time.

Happy Birthday to my MONKEY MAN!!!!!! You know who you are! I can't believe how big you and your brother are getting. I know you are going to love going to the Rangers game! :) Looks like you had a good time eating and swimming yesterday, too!

Well. it's 'banquet season' here for Coy and I. We love seeing everyone get rewarded for their hard work. We have several next week, so that will keep us busy!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Salmon cakes--yummo!

I was experimenting again tonight with a recipe from pinterest.I have been wanting some  since I saw my mom making some. I researched some recipes...wouldn't be any fun if I didn't! :) After I found a suitable recipe that I could make my own, I read the reviews. That's when I discovered that I could bake them instead of frying them! I'm not a good fryer. (never have mastered that)...about the only thing I fry is anyway, I bought the ingredients up for this recipe and saved them for when I knew we were trying to stretch it to here's my adapted recipe. I adapted it from a kraft foods recipe. Oh and Coy ate them with ketchup; I ate it with mustard; JoGail ate it with tarter sauce and Grace ate them plain.
So, eat it with whatever you like!

Salmon cakes
adapted from

2 packages salmon in water ( I think mine were 5 ounces)
1 package stove top stuffing mix
3/4 c water
1 egg
1/3 cup lite mayo

Mix all ingredients together. Form into patties and bake at 350 for 15 mins. Flip patties then bake another 15 minutes.

I calculated it at 126 calories per pattie and I made 9 patties.

I would think you could  freeze them if you needed fewer. But there were none left here, so I don't even get to take one in my lunch!

Tuna could be used in place of the tuna.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tuna Casserole with Fresh Spinach

Saw this on pinterest and thought my family might like it, since they love tuna and they love spinach! I modified it some to lower the calorie content. I've never really tried to make a tuna casserole before. Partly because Coy has always said his mom's was the best and I didn't have her recipe. And partly because I really don't remember my mom making this. It was easy to make and I suspect it will be made many times in our house! It's pretty low calorie and almost fat free, too!

Tuna casserole with fresh spinach

1 bag extra wide noodles ( I used  Ronzoni. )
2- 6.4 oz packages tuna in water
2 cans cream mushroom soup
2 handfuls washed and dried spinach
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 425. Cook noodles and drain. While noodles are cooking, mix tuna, soup and spinach. Add in noddles when drained well. Stir and pour into casserole pan. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top. Bake covered for about 30-40 minutes. Take foil/lid off and cook another 5-7 minutes.


Sunday, April 08, 2012

Resurrection Rolls

Came across this on pinterest and made them this Easter morning! What a neat way to teach the story to kids!!! !

8 large marshmallows
1 package crescent rolls
cinnamon sugar
melted butter

Okay. Preheat the oven to 350 and read the Easter story from the oven while the oven is heating.
Take a large marshmallow-which represents Jesus, all white and pure and roll it in the melted butter. This represents the oils they put on his body. Then roll it in the cinnamon sugar (This is the spices.)
Place the marshmallow in the center of a crescent roll and cover. Pinch all the seams closed really good. This represents the tomb he was put in. Bake for 12 minutes and let cook. Jesus will not be in the center of the roll anymore! And the rolls are good!