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What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Nov. 14, 2012

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I made sausage and gravy casserole for dinner tonight. I found a recipe for it at It’s super simple, but I have five people to feed so I doubled the ingredients. My family was happy with it, but I would have liked it with a regular sausage gravy poured over the top of it.

3 pks. crescent rolls; 2 lbs. sausage; 2 pks. cream cheese; onions; black pepper

  1. Brown desired amount of red onions.
  2. Add 2 lbs. breakfast sausage. (I used Bob Evans’ original) Cook till done.
  3. Scrape sausage and onion mixture into food processor and pulse a couple of times until it is crumbled.
  4. Place 2 bricks of cream cheese in the hot pan and melt.
  5. Stir in the sausage onion mixture.
  6. Add desired amount of black pepper and stir well.
  7. Open a can of crescent rolls and line the bottom of a baking dish.
  8. Spread half of the mixture on the raw crescent dough..
  9. Open can of crescent rolls and lay across the sausage mixture.
  10. Pour the remaining sausage mixture across the raw dough.
  11. Open final can of crescent rolls and lay across the sausage mixture.
  12. Place in 375° oven and bake for about 45 to 55 mins.


What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Feb. 22, 2012?

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This week I’m keeping it simple. I’m ordering Papa John’s pizza for dinner. One, I’ll get decent pizza at a low price. Two, I’ll earn points good for free pizza in the future. I ordered garlic Parmesan bread sticks for the kids, a five sausage pizza and a double pepperoni pizza.

What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Feb. 1, 2012

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Well this week I have two heads of cabbage to cook and five mouths to feed. Normally I’d just fry it all with bacon and seasonings or butter and seasonings. Today I think I’ll fry one head of cabbage and use the other to make stuffed cabbage rolls. I have hamburger and a package of seasoned rice. I’m all out of plain old rice, but I hope I’ll figure out something that works. In the meanwhile, I searched online for different ways to make the rolls and found the following. I’m pretty simple. Normally I’d soften the cabbage and fill its leaves with a seasoned hamburger/rice mixture. To finish it, I’d dump a can of diced tomatoes over the top of the rolls before baking it in the oven. These recipes are not the same at all. How do you make cabbage rolls?

Good Food: Braised Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

Taste of Home's Stuffed Cabbage

Smitten Kitchens': Alex's Mom's Stuffed Cabbage

Closet Cooking's Lahanodolmathes "Stuffed Cabbage"

What’s for Dinner: Nov. 2, 2011

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My plan is to start early today. I plan to serve a recipe I found on the Kraft website: Slow-Cooker Orange-BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches. I’ll set store made coleslaw on the side and serve it with a fresh salad that has oranges in it. What are you making for dinner? UPDATE: I seasoned my pork with lemon pepper and after I squeezed the juice from the orange, I tossed the orange into the slow cooker. It took about 5 hours for the pork to roast, but everyone loved it.

What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Oct. 19, 2011

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What’s for Dinner Wednesday? Sept. 14, 2011

I felt extremely lazy today. I have a bag of fresh pears (picture Kroger’s grocer sack full of pears) that need to be used ASAP. Instead of baking bread all day, I went to lunch with a friend/former co-worker and enjoyed a few hours of downtime. It was great! Luckily, last night I cooked western pork ribs in the slow cooker so the meat portion of What’s for Dinner Wednesday was ready to go. For what? Well, I made a slight twist on Pulled Pork Chili, a recipe I found on the Kraft website.

I deboned the ribs, strained the broth to remove any bone fragments and tossed both back into the slow cooker. I added one can of jalapeno seasoned black beans, two cans of chili beans, one can of diced tomatoes with basil and garlic (yeah, it’s all I had. I hope it isn’t nasty!), chili powder and cumin. I’ve got sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese to top the chili with and a box of oyster crackers in the pantry. I’ll update y’all tomorrow on whether the chili turned out edible or not. lol

UPDATE: It was quite tasty. The sour cream and cheese enhanced the flavor. The only change I’d make is to use diced tomatoes with jalapenos instead of the marinara flavored ones I used. 🙂

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What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Sept. 7, 2011

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I’m feeling slightly conflicted tonight. I want lo mein, but I also want chicken and dumplings. What’s a girl to do? Well this girl is going to make the cheapest option, chicken and dumplin’s. I browsed the Internet and found these promising recipes. Do they sound familiar to you or do you make yours differently?

Visual Recipes

Taste of Home

Smitten Kitchen Style