August 11, 2011

August 2011 - Monthly Meal Planning

Do you know what happens when I don't make a monthly menu for our household? Things go to hell in a hand basket, that's what happens. 

Momma, why am I in this basket and where are we going?

When August rolled around, I vowed to do planning again. And so I did (a week late).

Drum roll, please......

Stuffed Zucchini and Wild Rice
Grilled Steaks {I just use Lemon Pepper and Seasoned Salt} and Sweet Potato Fries
Crescent Chicken Squares {Am I the only one out there that could literally inhale crescent rolls?}
The Hub's Famous {and secret} Pasta Sauce
Grilled Chicken {again, I use Lemon Pepper/Seasoned Salt} and Roasted Vegetables
Pasta Pie {You gotta check out the picture!}
Frozen Pizza {Go ahead, judge me...see if I care}
Artichoke Ravioli with Roasted Red Pepper {um, HECK no... I did not make my own ravioli. Store bought, thank you very much!}

August 08, 2011

Cherry Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Do people actually like crunchy cookies?  I mean, I'll eat one in a pinch.  Maybe even two or three....just not to offend whoever was offering them to me. But, personally, for me, soft cookies are the ONLY cookies.  

Last week I came across Cherry Chip cake mix and decided to bake SOFT Cherry Chip Cookie Sandwiches. They turned out pretty darn good -- and I don't even like cherry flavoring. 

Cherry Chip Cookie Sandwiches 

1 box of Cherry Chip Cake Mix
2 eggs
1 Tbl water
1/3 cup of vegetable oil

Mix together and bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes approximately 3 dozen.

For the cookie sandwich filling, I used Betty Crocker's Cookie Creme (I don't care what Martha says, there is NOTHING wrong with semi-homemade). The cookie creme tasted a lot like Oatmeal pie filling.... 

Easy. Yummy. Pretty.