In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

Well, looks like I haven’t shared a menu in a few weeks. Disappointing, especially since I remember to take some pictures. lol So here are some of the pictures I took over the last couple of weeks. In no particular order.

 

I made a big pan of brownies. Again. The family loves brownies. Now that most of my kids have flown the coop now, this is a lot of brownies. lol I put them in a freezer container between layers of waxed paper. Then we can take out brownies whenever we want, or need, them. Yes, sometimes brownies are a need. lol This time, I put some of the caramel sauce on half the pan before baking. So good! If you look close, you can see the squiggly lines in the brownies. Next time, lol, I’ll do larger sections of caramel.

 

caramel brownies

 

These Cheesy Ranch Pork Chops are a family favorite. They are soooo good!

 

Cheesy Ranch Pork Chops

 

We’ve cooked out a few times since the weather is still nice here in Kentucky. Cheeseburgers are always a winner. I even made caramelized onions to go on them! Served with my stuffed (deviled) eggs, grilled zucchini, and homemade potato salad. Yum!

 

cheeseburger zucchini

 

And because they turned out so pretty, another picture of my stuffed (deviled) eggs. With bacon and chives from my herb garden on top. Eggs don’t last long around here!

 

deviled eggs

 

When I make baked potatoes, I always make extra. They are great for making easy side dishes later in the week. Like these fried potatoes.

 

fried potatoes

 

I bought several pounds of hamburger on sale, put most of it in the freezer. I used some for spaghetti one night, kept some for tacos the next night. I put 3 bags in the freezer, one with spaghetti sauce.

 

hamburger for freezer

 

With the rest of the hamburger I got on sale, I made meatloaf. Once pan for dinner that night, and 2 more for the freezer.

 

meatloaf

 

We even stopped for ice cream one night while we were already in town!

 

Ice Cream

 

This is not the most flattering picture, but it tasted much better than it looks. lol I had some extra oranges that weren’t getting eaten, so I sliced them and put them on top of the salmon before cooking.  They gave the salmon a lovely orange flavor.  I’ll be doing that again. As well as remembering to turn the oven temperature down so I don’t get all that white fat on the salmon!

 

Orange Salmon

 

Ok, this is a kitchen fail. Yes, I have them right along with everyone else. lol I didn’t hear the beep on the pressure cooker and left the eggs sitting there too long. They tasted fine, just looked horrible. My husband used these for snacks, and he doesn’t care if they look pretty. lol So they didn’t go to waste.

 

pressure cooker hard boiled eggs

 

And I am now setting another timer to be sure I hear the pressure cooker timer. lol

 

 

In the Kitchen with Linda

 

In The Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

Now…. to answer the question that I get asked about a hundred times a day……….What’s For Dinner?

Sunday – soup & sandwich day – Cheeseburgers on the grill, stuffed eggs, fries, peas

Monday – chicken or turkey –  Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken, rice, green beans

Tuesday – pizza/pasta – Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans

Wednesday – Taco Night- Taco salad with all the fixings, homemade taco sauce, baked potato for my mother

Thursday – pork or chicken – Smoked sausage, peppers, onions on the grill, Mac & Cheese,

Friday Quick & Easy  – leftovers

Saturday – Quick & Easy or Husbands Choice – I can’t decide! Guess I’ll let him pick that day lol

 

For more ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday

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