Last week, I started going through cookbooks. I have all these books, and what do I usually use? The internet. :p At any rate, I'm working on just a few books at a time, and posting links to those recipes I can find online. Notice last week's books were "Taste of Home" and "Disney Magic Kitchen".
What worked the last two weeks:
Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread - cinnamon bread loaf, without the frosting
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Olive Garden Bread Sticks - they did not taste the same, but were still delicious
Baked Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Chicken Strips - these were good, but I still like my regular fried chicken recipe the best
Taco Chicken Rolls
Fried Cinnamon Strips - so good
Pull-Apart Bacon Bread
Cheesy Ranch Potato Bake - big, huge, giant hit
Breaded Ranch Chicken
"Don't Forget Breakfast Cookies" (recipe below) - a huge hit; what kid DOESN'T want to eat a cookie for breakfast?
"Disappearing Chocolate Chip Cookies" (recipe below) - another huge hit, and SO soft
Mon - Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread, yogurt, peanut butter, fruit
Tue - cereal, milk, boiled egg, fruit
Wed - waffles, yogurt, peanut butter, fruit
Thu - cereal, milk, nuts, fruit
Fri - poptart, yogurt, peanut butter, fruit
Sat - oatmeal, milk, nuts, fruit
Sun - pancakes, bacon, eggs
Sat - sloppy joe, fries, fruit
Sun - leftovers
Mon - cereal bar, milk, nuts, fruit
Tue - Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread, string cheese, nuts, fruit
Wed - crackers, milk, nuts, fruit
Thu - graham crackers, string cheese, peanut butter, fruit
Fri - Eye-Poppin' Popcorn, yogurt, peanut butter fruit
Sat - 1/2 sandwich
Sun - fruit
Mon - parmesan chicken, noodles, salad, baked cheese sticks
Tue - grilled chicken, baked potatoes, two veggies, a homemade bread
Wed - Sesame Chicken, fried rice, pot stickers, stir-fry veggies
Thu - baked chicken, potatoes, 2 veggies, a homemade bread
Fri - pizza, salad
Sat - nachos
Sun - fried chicken, rolls, 2 veggies, fried potatoes
For more meal plan ideas, check out OrgJunkie!
"Don't Forget Breakfast Cookies" - Disney: The Magic Kitchen Cookbook
1/2 c butter, softened
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 c white whole wheat flour (I used whole wheat graham flour)
3 c multi-grain cereal flakes w/ blueberries (I used one with no berries)
1) Preheat oven to 350. Coat cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
2) Put butter in mixing bowl & beat with mixer for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar & soda; beat until mixed. Add eggs; beat until mixed. Add flour and beat until mixture no longer looks dry. Use a wooden spoon to stir in cereal.
3) For each cookie, pack the mixture into a 1/4-c measuring cup. Use a spatula to scrape it out onto the cookie sheet. (I made smaller cookies, using a melon-baller sized ice cream scoop.) Press mound of dough with your fingers to flatten it slightly. Place cookies about 3" apart.
4) Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Makes 12 (1/4 cup) cookies.
"Disappearing Chocolate Chip Cookies" - Disney: The Magic Kitchen Cookbook
1 c rolled oats
1/2 c butter, softened
1 c packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c plain low-fat yogurt (I used vanilla)
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 c miniature semisweet chocolate pieces (about 6 oz)
1) Preheat oven to 375. Put oats in a shallow baking pan, bake for 10 minutes until toasted, stirring once with a wooden spoon. Using a food processor, process oats until ground.
2) Beat butter on medium-high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, soda, & salt. Beat until combined, stopping occasionally to scrape sides. Ad yogurt, eggs, & vanilla and beat until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. (I was able to mix in all of the flour and oats with the mixer.) Stir in the oats and any remaining flour. Stir in chocolate pieces.
3) Drop dough by rounded teaspoons (I really love my melon baller.) onto an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving about 2" between cookies. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Makes about 60 cookies. (Yup, I got about 5 dozen.)