Friday, March 5, 2010

Dad's 55th Birthday Cake

So, I tried to find the perfect cake.  I made a cake into a stop sign, white with black trim.  cut out the letters to spell speed limit and 55.  Very cute cake.  We all enjoyed it very much.  Found the idea on a birthday cake search for over the hill cakes.  Loving me some internet.  Anyway, I think it found out really great.

PB Jam Muffins

I made these for my middle son who lives off of peanut butter and  grape jelly sandwichs.  He wasnt overly impressed but I thought they were real good.  Not sure whose blog I found this recipe on, but I do appreciate them sharing. Thanks guys.

1-3/4 cups flour

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup milk

2/3 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 egg

1-1/2 tsp. vanilla

jam or jelly, any flavor

Mix the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. In a mixer bowl, beat together the milk, peanut butter, vegetable oil, egg and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a spoon. (I needed to add another splash of milk at this point, because the batter was too dry and stiff.)

Grease a muffin tin. Put a tablespoon or two of the batter into each cup. Add a teaspoon of jam to the top. Put more batter over the jam to cover it. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing.

Hamburger Hash

Not sure whose blog I got this recipe from but really enjoyed this one.

1 lb lean ground beef browned
a bag frozen obrien potatoes with peppers,onions
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 T garlic
salt and pepper
Colby cheese shredded

Brown hb, strain and leave small amount of grease in pot.  Place O'brien potatoes in pot, salt and pepper, put lid on cook for 10 minutes. Add garlic powder, add tomatoes, cook 10 minutes.  Stir occasionaly.  Add cheese.

March Monthly Menu

1.  choice of baked tilapia fillets or chicken sandwich, with steamed potato/green bean packets
2. hamburger hash & dinner rolls (will attatch this yummy new recipe in next post)
3. taco salad
4. choice of baked ziti/with sausage or spaghetti and texas toast
5. south of the border skillet w/ corn muffins
6. Brunswick Ga. Ball Tournament so....choice of crockpot dry beans over rice, corn muffins or LO
7.  cornflake chicken, maccaroni and cheese, buttter gb
8. sausage medley over rice texas toast
9. chili mac and corn muffins
10. fried pork chops, mac & cheese, gb
11. hb steaks with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, brocolli , LO gb
12. crockpot spaghetti
13. crockpot bbq ribs, lipton onion potatoes, rolls
14. chicken and dumplings, mac  n cheese, gb
15. meat loaf, rice tomatoes, corn muffins, crockpot applesauce
16. bacon, fried potatoes, eggs, sliced tomatoes
17. crockpot round steak with vegetable gravy, rice
18. grilled cheese
19. Poker Tournament ...appetizers...sausage balls, meatballs, finger foods
20. pot roast with carrots, mashed potatoes, biscuits
21. homemade vegetable soup , sandwichs
22. porkchop foil packets, stove top stuffing
23. ham, mac n cheese, gb
24.  french lasagna and spaghetti
25.LO  ham ,hashbrown casserole, baked beans
26. chicken and rice, mac n cheese, gb
27. grilled steaks and rolls and ff
28.  crockpot chickennoodle souop, sandwichs
29. IHOP french toast, bacon and eggs
30. homemade pizzas
31. FALL off the bone ribs, tomato cucumber salad, mac n cheese

Sweets : PBJ muffins, A way to a mans Heart Cookies, Dad's Birthday Cake