Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What's Cooking?

 Jessica made strawberry shakes for everyone on the 4th of July. You can read more about it on that post.
I tore the ligaments in my knee on the 4th. I used a bag of mixed veggies as an ice pack because it was flexible and bent around my knee. Then Jessica made them into a casserole!

Mixed Vegetable Casserole
1 lg. pkg. mixed vegetables cooked
1 lb hamburger browned
Lg. can cream of chicken soup
hash browns, warmed

Mix and bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes.

Jasmine cooked twice in July. The first thing she made was a noodle dish.

Jasmine's Noodle Bake 
1 lg can tomato soup
1/3-1/2 c water
1 can drained corn
1 tbs sweet relish
1 tsp mustard
1 pkg hotdogs sliced
4c cooked spiral macaroni

Stir ingredients together. Pour into baking dish. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

Jessica often cooks more than just the once a month all the kids cook. She made omelets to order for everyone one night. 

Kaleb made pot roast. He peeled the carrots, tenderized the meat and helped get everything into the crock pot.

Crock Pot Roast
3-6 lbs beef roast
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 packs Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix
2 c water
1-3 c each carrots, celery, potatoes cut into 3” pieces

Mix soups, beefy onion mix and water in crock pot. Add meat. Cook on low 6- 8 hours. Add the vegetables. Turn to high and cook 2-3 hours more. You can speed it up by turning it to high earlier.

Jasmine cooked taco soup. There are a lot of variations and not much that can go wrong.

Taco Soup
Can of black beans drained
2 cans of kidney beans drained
Can of corn drained
Lg can Tomato juice
Tomato sauce (large can)
Taco seasoning
1 lb browned ground beef

Combine in crock pot and cook at least one hour

Kayla was supposed to make the taco soup but sometimes we deal with attitudes here (I know you are all surprised) and she cannot shake it off so misses out. That happened a lot this month so she did not cook. But check back next month because she really likes to cook so I'm sure she will make that happen. 


Christine said...

How fun! Lots of great ideas! The kids look proud of their accomplishments.

Julia got the book. Thanks!

Hevel said...

I love that your kids all cook each month. I wish we could do that, but with so many kids we just don't have the time for each one to cook a particular dish each month. They, however, all help with peparations and take turns cooking on Fridays.

Kathy C. said...

Thanks Christine. I know yours help with cooking too.

Hevel--how old? Can any of them cook independently? That of course is our goal. We want them to have some idea of how to feed themselves as adults without just getting microwave meals.