Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I have really been slacking on the blogging since vacation started.


Catching up on dinners since Friday today. Lots of prices missing. I may come back to this post and add prices.

Friday Dinner
Fettuccine Alfredo
1 box of Fettuccine noodles (free when I bought sauce)
1 jar of Alfredo Sauce (2/$5 minus 2 $.50 coupons doubled)
1 loaf of garlic bread (2/$5 minus 2 $.50 coupons doubled)
Cook everything according to package/jar directions.
Everything was from the pantry and freezer. The sales were from a few months ago so I am completely going off memory on the prices.

Saturday Dinner
Green Chili & Tortillas
I have posted that recipe here before I think.

Sunday Dinner
Ham and Beans
1 lb sliced Honey Baked Ham (gift from FIL, $75-80 for huge ham)
2 cups dry beans (Hubbs family has something to do with a bean farm so free)
2 boxes of Jiffy Cornbread mix (2/$1)

Soak beans in water over-night to soften. In the morning, drain beans, rinse and throw in crock pot. Add ham and enough water to cover. Cook on low all day. Bake cornbread according to package directions.

Monday Dinner
Hubbs and Monk Man had reheated ham and beans. Bobblehead and I had reheated green chili.

Tuesday Dinner
Mashed Potato Tacos
1 pkg corn tortillas
1 large potato each person plus 1 extra
shredded Cheddar cheese
Salsa or El Pato sauce
Boil a pan of water. Peel potatoes and dice. Add potatoes to water and return to a boil. Reduce to medium heat and cover. Cook potatoes until they slide off a fork when poked. Warm corn tortillas in hot vegetable oil. Set aside to cool. Drain potatoes and mash. Add 1 cup milk and cheese. Cover half of the corn tortilla with potato mixture. Fold tortilla over and fry in hot oil until crunchy. Serve with salsa or El Pato sauce.
The kids were full on 2 tacos each. Hubbs and I had 4 each.

Tonight's Dinner (Wednesday)
Huevos Rancheros
Left over green chili
left over beans (ham removed)
3 potatoes
1 pkg corn tortillas
vegetable oil
shredded cheddar cheese

Peel potatoes and dice. Fry until crunchy. Warm corn tortillas in hot oil and set aside. Reheat green chili. Re fry beans by putting in a skillet, heating and mashing with fork. Fry egg.
Huevos Rancheros layers: Tortilla, fried potatoes, refried beans, green chili, egg. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.

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