Saturday, October 17, 2009

October 16 - Dinner - Pulled Pork Sandwiches - Kaiser Rolls

Here's the recipe I used to make the kaiser rolls for the pulled pork sandwiches. It comes from Taste of

Kaiser Rolls
2 packages (1/4 oz each) active dry yeast
2 cups warm water (110 to 115 degrees), divided
4 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons salt
6 to 6-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 egg white
2 teaspoons cold water
poppy and/or sesame seeds

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add 1 tablespoon sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the oil, salt, remaining warm water and sugar and 4 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 16 pieces. Shape each into a ball. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Beat egg white and cold water; brush over rolls. Sprinkle with poppy and/or sesame seeds. With scissors, cut a 1/4-in.-deep cross on tops of rolls.

Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 16 rolls.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 225 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 300 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Mine didn't look quite as pretty, but they tasted great! I'm still learning technique on shaping buns. LOL



October 16 - Dinner - Pulled Pork Sandwiches

So, I know I'm really bad about updating this blog! Guess I shouldn't "commit" to doing it every day. LOL

Actually, it's been a good thing that I've been too busy, I've been creating products for the sales I've been making lately on my stuff. Anyways, yesterday, I decided to make pulled pork sandwiches.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches
2 boneless pork chops
1/2 bottle bbq sauce
1 small onion
4 buns
cheese slices

Place your pork, onions, and bbq sauce (you may need a little more depending on the size of your chops) in the slow cooker on low heat. Cook for 8 hours (or however long from the morning until you are ready to eat). Use 2 forks to shred the pork. Scoop 1/4 of the shredded pork onto a bun, top with a slice of cheese, and serve!

These were delicious! Especially because Felicity and I baked the kaiser rolls from scratch!

Estimated Cost: about $5.00




Thursday, October 15, 2009

Monday Mailbox Madness

Sorry that I'm not posting this until Thursday. I'm really going to
try to be better at keeping up with this blog.

Anyways, here's what I got last week in the mail! It was a GREAT week!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Menu - Mon, October 5 - Sunday, October 11

Monday, October 5
D - Pork w/Apples & Stuffing

Tuesday, October 6
D - Spaghetti & Meatballs w/Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

Wednesday, October 7
D - Family Dinner @ Potter's

Thursday, October 8
D - Family Dinner @ Dymond's

Friday, October 9
D - Stuffed Shells

Saturday, October 10
B - Spinach & Cheese Quiche
D - Chicken ceasar Tetrazzini

Sunday, October 11
B - French Toast
D - Golden nugget casserole

***Remember, the menu could change at any time!***



October 5 - Dinner - Pork Chops w/Apples & Stuffing!

This was a hit once again!

For the original recipe post, click HERE!




October 3 - Dinner - Stove Top one-dish Chicken Skillet

We had some friends over for dinner for this meal, and it was a hit! Even the kids all ate their meals!

Stove Top one-dish Chicken Skillet
1-1/2 cups hots water
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margerine
1 package (6 oz) stuffing mix for chicken
6 small boneless chicken breasts (or halves)
1 can cream of muchroom soup
1/2 cup sour cream

Mix hot water, butter and stuffing mix.

Cook chicken in nonstick skillet on medium-high heat for 5 minutes on each side or until browned on both sides.

Mix soup and sour cream. Pour over chicken. Top with stuffing; cover. Cook on low heat 10 minutes or until chicken is done.

***You can also make this in your oven (which is how I did it because my skillet is heading towards it's grave. I'm waiting for my new one from Proctor & Gamble!!). Here's how:

Heat oven to 375. Prepare stuffing as directed. Mix soup and sour cream; pour over chicken. Top with stuffing. Bake 35-45 minutes or until chicken is done.

This will definitely go on the menu again! We LOVED it!

Estimated Cost: $7




Monday, October 5, 2009

Kmart Double Days Trip # 4

Total OOP: $30.93

5 packages Huggies diapers
1 package Luv's Diapers
1 package Huggies wipes
1 travel Huggies wipes (these are great because I use these for my boutique wipes cases!)
1 Payday bar (this was because my 2nd transaction was negative!!)
2 Venom Energy drinks FREE

Ok, so I first paid $29.42 for the diapers. Then bought the Luv's with the $12 coupon I got back from the diapers, and used a $1 off coupon (making me negative, so I had to get the Payday bar). So, $0.03. Then I bought the Wipes and the Energy drinks and used a $5 off coupon ad two $1 off Venom coupons, making it $1.51!

I will get $3.75 back for the diapers!

If you want to read about the EXTREMELY amazing deal I got on diapers, check it out HERE on my other blog!

Ok. Now to catch up on the cooking stuff! Next time I'll post these things on my Family Blog!