Monthly Archives: September 2009

Cook for a week

friend, Jenn (ChinoBillies) was talking on her BLOG about organizing cooking and our Local MOPS group talked about this at the last week.

I LOVE cooking for a week at a time (and to be honest… I am not too bad of a cook).

We do schedule our meals out… My goal is to make up to 12 meals on the weekend for the next week.

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Here is one that I featured many moons ago (you can tell by Shelby’s Haircut!!)

Recipe: Tater Tot Casserole

You
can only make this recipe in camp if you’re lucky enough to have an RV
with an oven in it. Otherwise, you can make it at home and heat it up
in a skillet in camp.

Special thanks to 3rd grader Shelby
Fullmer for this recipe, which she makes all the time for her family.
Shelby uses raw hamburger, but I recommend browning it first to make
the baking quicker.

INGREDIENTS:
– 1 lb ground turkey or hamburger, raw or browned
– 1 2 lbs bag of Tater Tots®
– 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
– 2 cans of whole corn (or whatever veggie you have on hand)
– 1 pound of cheese, grated


Press the meat in the bottom of a large casserole dish. Cover meat with
soup. Cover soup with corn. Cover corn with cheese. Top the cheese with
Tater Tots®, one Tater Tot® thick.

Season the Tater Tots® with Hot Salt ®or your favorite seasoned salt.

Bake
at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until meat is cooked. Baking times will
vary depending on altitude and if the meat is browned beforehand.

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Baked Spaghetti

INGREDIENTS:
– 1 lb ground turkey or hamburger, cooked, seasoned with pepper, garlic and onions (optional)
– 1 box of noodles (like ziti, or macaroni) cooked and drained
– 1 Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
– 1 can or diced tomatoes – with or without chilies
– 3 C Frozen Veggies (mixed, peas or green beans)
– 1 C of cheese, grated You need:

Brown your meat and cook the pasta. Drain both. Add your meat, tomatoes, and sauce to a 13×9 baking dish, mix, add in pasta and frozen veggies and mix again. Sprinkle with cheese.

You can either bake now or freeze for later. I bake for about 30 minutes if defrosted.

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Here are a few “cook for a week” recipes that we use in our house.

Layered Enchiladas:

1-1/2 pound ground beef cook with 1/2 large yellow onion and 2 pressed garlic cloves

mix together 1 block of cream cheese, 1 can of diced tomatoes with chilies, garlic, cilantro pepper, etc and 2 Cups cheddar cheese.

Layer in a 13×9 baking pan corn tortillas, beef mixture, cheese mixture and more tortillas. Pour i can of either green or red enchilada sauce and one more cup of cheese. Cover with foil.

You can either refrigerate for a day or two or freeze for the week.

Defrost before cooking – cook for 30 minutes at 350 or until the center is heated. serve with tortilla chips and refried beans

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Shepherd’s Pie

1-1/2 pound ground beef cook with 1/2 large yellow onion and 2 pressed garlic cloves

Cook and add 1 can of beef broth, 1 can of peas drained, 1 can of corn drained to the pan, simmer.

I use pie pans for this recipe – Divide beef mixture between 3 pans equally –

Cook five pounds of potatoes, drain and mash. spread evenly on top of meat. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, season’s salt, garlic, to taste.

Sprinkle with cheese, cover with foil.

You can either refrigerate for a day or two or freeze for the week.

Defrost before cooking – cook for 30 minutes at 350 or until the center is heated. I always put under the broiler for a few minutes too at the end.

serve with yummy rolls.

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my name is Heather Mayfield. I have been married6.5 years and have two
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are often a subject of my pages. I have been a paper scrapper for ~10 years but
started digi-scrapping about2 years ago. In the lastyear I have starting
making almost all my pages digitally.I still love to play with stamps and ink
but tend to save this for cards or tags now.I work full time as a statistician. I scrap with PSP X2 and love scripts as they make things so much
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