In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

Last Friday night, we were finally able to have a cook out again. This has been one busy, and crazy summer, that left us no time to sit around the fire. So relaxing!

hamburgers firepit

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

Last week was another week that I didn’t follow the menu. Not because I didn’t try. Because there was so much family stuff going on. We had to get ready for my father in law’s memorial service.

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

I cooked 15 pounds of hamburger on Tuesday. I used 4 cups, about 2 pounds, for spaghetti sauce that night. I also put 3 -4 cup bags of the cooked hamburger in the freezer. On Wednesday, I turned the remaining hamburger into taco meat. We used 2 cups for dinner that night. Three of the kids weren’t home, that’s why we used so little. lol I put 4 – 3 cup bags, and 1 -2 cup bag of the prepared taco meat in the freezer. That will make for some easy meals!

freezer taco meat

 

 

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu for 7

My new meal plan is going well. So far, the family isn’t complaining about it. lol

I made a birthday cake for my son’s 14th birthday party. He wanted half yellow, and half chocolate. I used two cake mixes. Yes, store bought mixes.

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

Trying out my new and easier meal plan went well last week. To see why I’m simplifying my meal plan, read my post The Sandwich Generation. See my new meal plan, and this weeks menu, below.

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

Last week, I had a big bag of cucumbers, and some corn given to me. And we harvested a pile of zucchini from our garden. So I’ve been working on preserving those. We have some corn, then I froze 11 ears. (That sounds funny! lol) I made a batch of relish, with a lot of cucumbers left over to become pickles this week. And I’ve been working dehydrating the zucchini, with lots more to go!

home canned relish

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

I was very busy in the kitchen this week!  :)  All four teenagers were sick this week, so I kept them supplied with whatever they felt like eating. I made French Toast for them one day. I used my homemade wheat bread. I ran out of the egg mixture, but still had a couple of pieces of bread left. I didn’t want to make more eggs and then have eggs left. lol So I made croutons!

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