Sunday, August 21, 2011

Easy Cinnamon Butter Buns

Inspired by Baked Bree, I pulled these together the other weekend. And the husband demanded a repeat the next day, so I guess they're good!

Here's what you need:
1 can Pillsbury Simply Buttermilk Biscuits
1/4 c butter, melted
brown sugar
powdered sugar
splash of milk

Roll the biscuits out a bit with your rolling pin.  Spread with butter, top with cinnamon and sugar.  Roll the biscuit, and then slice into thirds. Put in cupcake pans, edge up. 

Bake as directed. 

Let cool a bit, then mix powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle icing over biscuits. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - 8-15-11

Welcome back. To me, that is. I've been MIA for a while on Menu Plan Monday. We are trying to meet some grocery budget goals, and while that lends itself well to menu planning, it's not very exciting food.

But I am hoping to change that in the next few weeks. We'll up the budget a bit to allow for some experimentation. And we'll try some new foods in the meantime.

Speaking of being MIA, I've been posting about my husband's weight loss journey. He is down 84 pounds as of Monday.  Which is just incredible to me.

Here we go!

Monday - Grilled chicken breast, parmesan orzo, steam veggie packet
Tuesday - Taco salads w/beef
Wednesday - Pesto chicken florentine, crusty bread
Thursday - Pork sandwhiches, side salads
Friday - Fresh cherry and goat cheese crostini, caprese salad, wine

Also to try: Double cheese and bacon egg biscuits

For more menu plan ideas, visit!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Microwave Popcorn

Delicious. And cheap.

All it takes is a brown paper lunch bag, popcorn, and whatever you want to put on it. A much better value than those microwavable bags! 

Here's the link:

And here's what I did:

Take a brown paper lunchbag (on hand). Add 1/2 cup of popcorn ($2 for a big bag).  Drizzle with olive oil. Throw some kosher salt in there too.  Fold the top of the bag over twice and throw it in the microwave for 3 minutes, or until done.


EDIT: Cheap until your 2 year old son drops the ENTIRE BAG OF POPCORN KERNELS on the kitchen floor. Eh, actually it's still cheap. :-)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Freezer Cooking

No photos today, but I wanted to share my accomplishments!

I did a bunch of freezer cooking yesterday!  Here are the recipes I (sort of) followed:

Cheesy Stuffed Baked Ziti
Pepperoni Pizza Pasta
Original Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cooked rice (for rice bowls and Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole)

I feel so productive.  And now the next time I am running late, I can have the husband throw something in the oven on my way home. Although we'll still have to figure out a protein and veggie (no-carb) option for him...