Friday, May 8, 2009


I have officially finished all my school work... and then I graduate tomorrow!! Woo Hoo!!!

Chopped Schader Style

Have you ever seen the Food Network show "Chopped"? Josh and I are addicted to it. The basic idea of the show is these top chefs are given a basket of ingredients that they have to use to make an appetizer, and entree, and a dessert. After each round one of the chefs is chopped. Well Saturday, Annaliese and I took a little nap on the couch when I woke up Josh had me come in the kitchen and he had set up a Schader Chopped. He had secret ingredients for me to use and I had to come up with these recipes off the top of my head.

Appetizer Ingredients: Sausage, Crackers, and Shredded Cheese
Entree Ingredients: Chicken Breasts, Corn Flakes, Butter Beans, Bacon
Dessert Ingredients: Oats, Brown Sugar, Mandarin Oranges

What I did?
Appetizer: Sausage Cakes (Sausage, crackers, cheese, egg mixed up and fried into a a little cake, I also made some gravy to dip them in)
Entree: Corn Flake crusted lemon herb Chicken Breast with my own lemon herb honey mustard dipping sauce and herb butter beans with a bacon topping.
Dessert: Mandarin Orange Oatmeal Cake with Mandarin Orange Frosting

Well Josh LOVED it!!!!

You should try it.... it's a lot of fun to come up with something real quick like that and not know ing what your ingredients are going to be.

Monthly Grocery Shopping

We shop once a month as Josh only gets paid once a month. Our budget is $200 a month. Well here is the result of the May shopping trip. BTW, the only coupon we used was for the diapers.

Lentil Nacho Casserole

This recipe is in my sister's book if any of you would like to try it. It was SO amazing!!

I have never had lentils and my sister uses them alot instead of using meat, very frugal since it's about a dollar for a bag of lentils and you only use about a cup of them. Well this was a big hit and we made homemade tortilla chips to eat with them.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Sorry that I haven't blogged lately. It is finals week so I have been busily studying an writing papers. However, this will be my last finals week. I graduate on Saturday!! I am very excited about it. I will hopefully post some pics next week!